Now that Halloween is over, department stores and Starbucks across the country will promptly skip Thanksgiving and the rest of fall in favor of Christmas trees and gingerbread lattes. Considering how cold it is in the morning (hello, frost), you almost can’t fault their seasonal amnesia. I’ll follow suit, but I won’t be wearing a Santa hat just yet.
It’s cold. It may not be frigid, never-leave-the-house-again cold, but it’s already snowed once in upstate NY. In the spirit of freezing your butt off, let’s talk about moisturizing. As far as my skin is concerned, there are two times of year: sweaty and dry. Me and my skin have passed the point of sweaty return and have entered the dry times of cold weather. ‘Tis the season to drench yourself in oil. Preferably the kind that smells amazing.
Apoterra Skincare: Tulsi Rejuvenating Oil
A sample size of Apoterra’s Tulsi oil came in my monthly, cruelty-free beauty box. I’m hesitant to use it quickly, because I want to cherish it, but that didn’t stop me from slathering my gams one night before bed. The “lightweight body oil glides on easily, delivering healthy essential fatty acids that replenish and rejuvenate your skin” with the added benefit of aromatherapy. Lavender, as many know, is a relaxing scent for anyone, anytime. Bedtime is preferred, personally.
Pai: Rosehip BioRegenerate Oil
This oil is hailed as “the ultimate multitasker”. I haven’t quite put it to task yet (on my dry, redness prone skin), though I have high hopes for the Omegas and antioxidants packed within Andean rosehip oil. Also, I’m not entirely sure what it is, but something about the word “rosehip” intrigues me. Like, those roses are hip, right?
Dr. Bronner’s: Organic Virgin Coconut Oil
Of course, the essential coconut oil. If you trust almost every website on the internet, coconut oil is as good as the fountain of youth. Or moisturization. I tried using it in my food, but I’ve come to prefer using it on my body. Partly because I smell like a pastry for the rest of the night (isn’t that ironic?).
Stay hydrated, my friends.