Having lived in a hot, reasonably humid climate most of my life, I never really needed to change my skincare routine seasonally, nor did I understand the purpose of sheet masks. Living in China changed that for me. October came around, and when the temperature and humidity dropped suddenly my skin was so dry and sensitive it literally started flaking. No amount of warm water was helping this ordeal. A Chinese colleague approached me with some Japanese facial sheet masks, and explained that it would restore my skin’s “barrier”. I wasn’t sure what that meant, but I was desperate, so I didn’t question her and just went ahead and tried it out. Well, I was certainly amazed, the next day my skin was so moist and silky. I decided to buy more of the masks and tried out a couple of other brands and products. I started doing a bunch of research and asked around to learn about the best winter skincare products. Here’s what I found. Season appropriate humor included. Hopefully winter doesn’t already have you too cracked up.
Other Facial Products
The use of snail mucin in skin care dates back to Ancient Greece. It is said to contain allantoin, glycolic acid and hyaluronic acid, along with other beneficial substances.
Lips so chapped people can hear you smile? Why not try one of these balms.
What is a dermatologist’s favorite aspect of Harry Potter? Quit-itch. These body lotions are sure to help you with any itchy, dry skin.
For Your Hands
Why are your hands so reliable? Because you can always count of them. Here are some of our favorite brands for your hands.
Treat Your Feet
Stop looking like you moonwalked through flour with these great foot products.
For Little Ones
These products are specially formulated for the most delicate skin.
What’s the leading cause of dry skin? Towels… and low humidity levels of course. Try out some of these humidifiers for your home, office or handbag.
Guest writer Sarah J. Pretorius is an English teacher in Dalian, China. She is a mother to an inquisitive and energetic 3 year old boy. Aspiring writer and photographer. Eccentric, yoga enthusiast, avid reader, lover of art, poetry and music.