Top 5 Winter Beauty Products
Winter skin is a problem for many in the Mid-Ohio Valley. When the temperature drops and the humidity is gone, many are left with dry, cracked skin. Luckily, there are plenty of products on the market for both ladies and gentlemen that will soothe the winter skin blues. Here’s a list of great products that will keep skin summer soft all year long.
If you feel you’ve tried every facial moisturizer and are still stuck with dry, flaky skin, look no further. Night-A-Mins is one of the highest potency moisturizers on the market and is intended to work its magic overnight. Its replenishing and deeply-penetrating ingredients are so powerful that your skin will wake up feeling just as richly hydrated as it did when it was first applied. Bonus: it smells like an orange creamsicle and is paraben-free! ($43, sephora.com)
CC cream (AKA “color correcting” cream) is the perfect foundation replacement for winter. This product is packed with moisture-rich ingredients, an anti-aging peptide serum, and SPF 50+, making it the perfect multi-tasker for everyday wear. CC creams typically provide sheer coverage, but this product truly packs an impressive, full-coverage punch (so you can skip the concealer)! Since it’s a cream-based product, be sure to lightly set it with a powder to lock it in place all day. ($38, ulta.com)
Vaseline Lip Therapy
Packaged in a travel-friendly mini container, the Vaseline Lip Therapy is not your average lip balm. This product is the cure for severely dry, chapped, or cracked winter lips. It coats the lips with a healing layer of moisture with a smooth, non-greasy formula. The original scent is arguably the most healing, but they are available in a variety of scents, like shea butter and crème brulee. ($5 two pack, amazon.com)
Philosophy Microdelivery Resurfacing Peel
This miracle-working exfoliating peel will truly give you a skin makeover. Packed with Vitamin C and resurfacing peptide crystals, it removes the rough surface layer of dead skin to reveal ultra smooth, baby-like skin underneath. It combines a gritty, physical exfoliant with a chemical exfoliant activating gel in a two-step system that delivers the same dramatic results you would expect from a professional spa facial. One note worth mentioning: you won’t be able to stop touching your face afterwards! ($72, sephora.com)
LUSH Ro’s Argan Body Conditioner
The LUSH body conditioners are timesaving, deeply-nourishing body lotions that are meant to be applied directly in the shower. Once your regular shower routine is complete, massage the conditioner all over wet skin. Lightly rinse off in the shower, pat dry with a towel, and you’re done—no need for a body lotion! The Ro’s Argan scent contains soothing rose accents, but other scents are also available. ($35, lushusa.com)
Merideth is a professional makeup artist based in the Mid-Ohio Valley. While earning her bachelor’s degree in journalism and public relations at West Virginia University, Merideth kick-started her career by taking beauty certification courses and then working as the on-set makeup artist for an Emmy-award winning production company in Morgantown, W.Va. This experience solidified her passion for helping others feel more beautiful and confident, and led to the birth of her full-time business, Makeup by Merideth. Merideth appreciates a quality pair of yoga pants, iced cappuccinos, and her German Shepherd puppy, Cooper.