I have pale, sensitive skin.
A lot of people romanticize it, but honestly, come winter there are usually more days that I end up looking like Wednesday Addams than some dewy red carpet celebrity. One of the biggest struggles with having sensitive skin is trying to get through the cold seasons without ending up a pink, chapped mess.
Over the years I have tried a number of different things to combat this inevitable November through March struggle, and along the way I’ve definitely found some specific products that have worked for me. I’m definitely not a skin care obsessed person – dirty little secret time, sometimes I may or may not fall asleep at night without even washing my makeup off – but I’ve found just keeping a few core products on hand makes a huge difference.
My favourite product for combatting cold, dry wind is Vaseline Total MoistureTM Dry Skin Lotion. Throw some of this on your face in the morning, and you’ll be ready to wait at the bus stop or march down the street to the corner grocery store. Pick up Nivea Extra Nourishing Body Milk to replenish your body in the same way.
I live on the west coast, where the sun is always out but it also has a tendency to be quite dry and cool. Even though it’s cold, I still try and remember to protect myself from the sun – UV rays don’t stop just because it’s zero degrees outside! Pick up a bottle of Shiseido Urban Environment Oil-Free UV protector SPF 42 to protect yourself from those potentially harmful rays.
Finally, make sure you’re taking care of your hands. I know I definitely don’t wear gloves as much as I probably should, and because of that sometimes I will end up with dry, cracked hands come the beginning of spring. Keep a bottle of Aveeno Skin Relief Fragrance Free Lotion in your car for hydration on the go.
And I don’t know about you, but I have a monthly ritual of stopping by Shoppers Drug Mart on the weekend to shop for all of my seasonal products. I find that Shoppers Drug Mart specifically has a wide selection of new skin products to keep my skin healthy, especially through the cold, dry winter seasons. I also like the way I can rack my Shoppers Optimum Points up by picking up participating skin care products.
If wandering the aisles overwhelms you, Shoppers Drug Mart Beauty Experts offer complimentary in-store skin care consultations using their beautyRx tool. Their Skin Analysis consists of a Moisture Checker, which measures your skin’s hydration level, and a Video Microscope, which magnifies your skin’s surface by 30 times to help diagnose your skin type. Of course based on the readings from your beautyRx Skin Analysis, your Beauty Expert will recommend skin care products accordingly.
Wanna get in on it? Head to your nearest Shoppers Drug Mart to check out their assortment of skin care products, receive a complimentary beautyRx Skin Analysis, and earn Shoppers Optimum Points on participating skin care products! Click here for more details.