It seems like every time November roles around my skin just freaks out. Most of the year my skin is combination and, on the whole, pretty clear. However, once November roles around my skin gets very dry and I tend to get a breakout that sticks around for awhile no matter what I do. This year I made a concerted effort to streamline my winter skincare routine and include products that are very healing and hydrating for the skin.
La Roche-Posay Cicaplast Baume B5 ~ If there's one product that's helped the overall moisture levels of my skin its this cream from La Roche-Posay. This product is actually designed to work on any patches of major dryness whether it be on the face, lips, or body. I have only used it on the face but man does it help when my skin is feeling extra parched. I love that while this cream is very thick it sinks into the skin really well and it doesn't feel heavy or greasy on the skin. I have never found a cream that has sorted out those serious dry patches as quickly as this.
Pai Rosehip BioRegenerate Oil ~ During the winter my skin becomes more sensitive in general. Even if it isn't very dry I find that my skin is more prone to redness and spots in the winter. To me, this oil just helps to calm my skin down overall. It doesn't have too many ingredients or essential oils in so it is very soothing on my skin. The oil really helps get rid of any dry patches and general areas of sensitivity, but I also find that it helps to get rid of spots faster and rosehip oil is great at getting rid of hyper-pigmentation (which I often get after a breakout).
Glossier Balm DotCom ~ My lips are incredibly dry year round but when winter hits they are almost unbearably dry, like to the point of being painful. My favorite lip balm of recent times is the glossier balm dot com (so much so that I've bought some of the other flavors). I love how rich and emollient this lip balm is and it is very moisturizing on the lips. I also find that I don't have to constantly be reapplying this lip balm because it is so rich, it sticks around on the lips for awhile without feeling heavy or uncomfortable.