So what saves our lips and skin from this dry, winter weather? We have the best picks from our winter, desert expert Mandy.
Lipstick, lip gloss, chapstick... I love them all and have tubes everywhere.
Upon arriving in the desert and drying out like a lizard, healing chapped lips was the easiest issue to take care of in all honesty.
Good ole fashioned Aquaphor (available in boxes of 2 little tubes now) comforts chapped lips and cracked skin like no other. It's cheap ($5 or less), scentless, colorless and everybody in the house uses it.
Onto my skin....
Living in H-Town most of my life, I never ever ever thought I'd put OIL on my face. Then I experienced a dry climate and real winter (seriously, 5° is not even funny) and figured out oil can be great if you find the right product for your skin.
After getting a freebie sample from Sephora, I was sold on Josie Maran's argan oil. The photo shows the original formulation but I also use the Josie Maran Argan Oil Light. I like the original formula during the winter and the light formula during the summer or if I travel back home where there's some humidity. Neither product has ever broken me out or caused any irritation. Although it's a bit spendy, I love the quality and appreciate an ethical company that supports women. MEL is also a fan of all things Josie Maran and swears by the Intense Hydryating Treatment (even when living in humid Houston).
Just in case you need a cute hat, the lovely cashmere hat is from COS and here in three colors.
Stay warm and hydrated out there!
M.E.L. is an attorney and small business entrepreneur whose mission is to help professionals conquer the workaday world with style and poise.
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