My Cold Weather Savers


So this ‘winter’ (if you can even call it that) has been brutal. I live in Canada, just outside of Toronto, so I’m pretty used to the chilly weather. I also lived in Ottawa (which is beyond cold) for a few years, so don’t even start with me. But that’s not the problem. this year, the weather has been weird, I don’t know how else to say it really. One day it’s warm, one day it’s freezing, the next it’s raining, the next it’s snowing, I can go on..

Usually my skin & my hair can handle whatever winter throws our way. But for some reason (& i’m blaming the all over changing weather), nothing has been working! I have officially stopped painting my nails again because they keep breaking & peeling. My hair has gotten so brittle & dry, that not even deep conditioning & hydrating masks were even working. Oh & my skin, I just can’t even go there.

Here are some of the products & things that have helped save me this season

  • Bio oil: MY SAVING GRACE. I mix this in with my body lotion & my face cream, I even use it on my chapped lips. I have even started to put it on the ends of my hair. I put a few drops of bio oil into my morning face cream: Philosophy Hope in a Jar & my evening cream: Clinique Smart Night.
  • Water: I have literally been guzzling water. Its cold outside, but dry & blah inside, I find that drinking a ton of water everyday has been helping not only keep me hydrated but also keeps my skin hydrated.
  • Eye drops: I don’t know if it is just me or what, but between having the heat on in the car, everywhere being dry thanks to the heat being on & all that good stuff. My eyes have been hurting & super dry. I learned how to put eye drops in this month & now make sure I use them a few times a day!
  • AVEENO Skin Relief Body Wash Fragrance Free: I usually love using all-natural products but this winter I changed up my body wash & started using Aveeno again. My dry skin feels soft and smooth, and stays that way all day long.
  • Boscia Rosewater Mist with Witch Hazel: This product I keep in my bag all the time. It is alcohol-free mist toner, hydrating toner mist that absorbs excess oil, visibly tightens pores, and soothes for a dewy, healthy-looking complexion. Plus it is super easy to use when you’re on-the-go. I find myself spritzing this on my face at the office a bunch, it’s a great way to refresh & hydrate during the day.

These are some of the products I started to use this winter & have been helping save me!

Have you had to change up your skincare products/routines this winter? What are some of the products you add to your winter regime? 

Wish me & my skin some luck, I’m about to spend all day outside in -20 weather!

Thanks for reading!
xx cd

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9 thoughts on “My Cold Weather Savers

  1. I’m with you Cass. I’m guzzling water too. I try for 2 liters per day which is about 66 ounces. I also use eye drops everyday with my contacts. Why are you gonna be outside all day? You’re nuts. Good luck!


  2. My skin is SOOO dry this winter! I’ve been using witch hazel lately (post coming about that soon) and it’s been helping a little. Thankfully I won’t have to worry about my hair being all dry and gross – a pro for alopecia and wigs! Lol

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  3. Never thought I’d find myself commenting on a skincare post, but here we are! My hands are so dry, they’re cracking and they burn, and then when I put cream on I feel like I can’t touch anything or I’ll make it greasy. Just make it stop Cass!

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    • Here we are! Can you believe it! That sounds really painful Paul. Hmm just keep putting hand cream on, let it sit for a few minutes before you touch anything, or get the non-greasy one

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  4. Winter has been really odd here too. We may not be near as cold as Toronto, but it will be freezing one day and warm the next. I really needed some ideas of things to help my skin–it’s been all out of wack this year. Thanks for giving us some ideas 🙂


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