Laurey W. Glenn / Styling Rose Nguyen
Take a few minutes this month to give your skin extra-special care. Thanks to weeks of cold air outside and drying indoor heat, our outer layer feels tight, chapped, and a lot like those cracked, brittle leaves that welcomed winter. Sound familiar? Treat yourself using these tips from a Southern Living staff favorite, Texas-based skin care expert Renée Rouleau.
Renée’s Top Five Winter Skin Tips
Products We Have at Home Our editors tried many treatments to see what we loved most. And, for fun, we focused on products made by Southerners. Here are a few that we still have stashed away for ourselves!
Olivina Hand & Body Wash
It’s nourishing with olive-fruit extract, aloe vera, and sea kelp. Contains no sodium lauryl sulfate, which dries out the skin.
Hillhouse Naturals Cashmere Body Wash and Body Creme
The body creme is especially nice―enriched with sunflower oil and vitamin E for extra hydration. Great for the entire body.
HollyBeth’s Natural Luxury Hand-poured All-Natural Soy Candle
There’s nothing here that hydrates, but the essential oils within each flavorful candle (rosemary-peppermint, citrus, and lavender & rose geranium) are a must-have for pampering.
HollyBeth’s Natural Luxury Citrus Body Cream
A great option for hand cream―the almond oil works wonders for cuticles! Its sweet smell comes from essential oils instead of synthetic fragrance.
HollyBeth’s Natural Luxury Grits & Honey Scrub
Truly a natural product―just cornmeal, honey, almond, and vitamin E. Intended for the face, neck, and hands.
Renée Rouleau Vitamin C Mask
A great mask for reducing the signs of aging without drying the skin.
Renée Rouleau Detoxifying Mask
This mask prevents break outs while keeping skin hydrated. Basil, camphor, and tea tree oil fight bacteria and clean pores.
Renée Rouleau Micro Crystal Cream
The perfect facial exfoliator for removing dry, dead skin in a gentle way.
HollyBeth’s Natural Luxury Butterfly Lip Nectar
A great little companion to prevent cracked lips in winter. The honey-orange-mint scent rates as our favorite.