Despite the funky high and low temps we’re having in Chicago, February still screams winter most days with howling winds cracking my hands and chapping my lips. I’ve written about my winter skincare routine on This Life Styled before and it mostly rings true today, I have products I’ve found work for my dry/combination skin in the winter, as well as other comfort items like scented candles and cozy throws.
Here’s my winter nighttime routine:
When my skin is really dry, I reach for Burt’s Bee’s orange face cleanser, which removes makeup and dirt gently but leaves my skin feeling super soft. Next, I add Fresh’s Seaberry face oil, eye cream, and if needed, another layer of light moisturizer. If I’m especially chapped, I find Aquaphor is a trusted remedy. To slough off dead skin, I grab the classic St. Ives Apricot face scrub, and I love the minty-freshness of Bliss’ body scrub.
I love lavender scented anything, so naturally, I like to use essential oils and room mists to relax. I love Aura Cacia’s panic button aromatherapy oil, which I add to water and use as a spray. And to keep my linens smelling nice, I like using lavender sachets from Crane and Canopy. I also usually swipe some relaxing lotion onto my hands, arms, and neck before bed, too, and I like Trader Joe’s lotion because it’s affordable and smells wonderful.
I’m a big fan of sleep–I know who isn’t–and one of my absolute favorite things in life is clean comfortable sheets. I love to nestle into fun patterned sheets in soft yellows, grays, and whites and I’m especially digging some of the options also from Crane and Canopy. After I’m settled in, I tend to cozy up to a book or magazine and it’s sweet dreaming from there!