The dry, cold winter weather turns my sensitive skin into an itchy, flaky mess. My itchiness keeps me from sleeping and drives me to distraction (not difficult) during the day. Here is my plan of attack:
These linen mitts by my Fog Linen (1) work wonders. I like them better than scrubs because they lasts longer and you have more control. You can really dig into the problem spots like elbows and knee caps. Bonus: linen has natural anti-bacterial properties. Just hang dry.
My forever favorite cream is Kiehl's Creme de Corps. It has a cult following so I don't think I'm breaking any news here.
Recently however, I have been trying their newer Creme de Corps Soy Milk & Honey Whipped Body Butter (2). Unlike the original Creme de Corps, this product is paraben free. The texture is light yet rich and dries very quickly so your clothes don't stick to your skin. Oh, and the scent is subtle and doesn't bother me at all (I'm very scents-ative).
I've tried just about every lip product, from Chap Stick to La Mer and all have either exacerbated my chapped lips because they were too waxy or didn't do much of anything. I recently discovered Baume de Rose (3) by Terry. A couple days with a few samples and I was hooked. Part of the sales pitch was about how they make your lips look (glossy, plump, soft: check, check, check) but I can attest to how therapeutic and healing the product is.
Between the cold weather and the constant hand washing I need something with me all the time. Hands down, my travel size Shea Butter Hand Cream by L'Occitane wins every time. Instant, lasting relief.
Ten minutes with my 10 year old Bliss Spa Diamancel #10 buffer (4) and I have baby's feet again. I don't know why it lasts so long (something to do with industrial grade callus-crippling diamond dust grit coupled with nickel-coated fiberglass facing) but mine is as good as new. It can be used in the shower or on dry feet. Worth every penny.