The holiday season is upon us!
I absolutely adore this time of year. The delicious food, large family gatherings, once-a-year traditions, chilly weather perfect for snuggling…
But, for me, there’s one major downside to this festive fun:
It all leads to skin trouble.
Excess sugar from that thick, hot chocolate, minty candy canes, creamy pumpkin pie, crunch-time party planning and shopping stress, and even the windy, frosty air ALL CAUSE major skin breakouts, irritation, inflammation, dryness, and redness.
If you’ve been closely following Cobble Way, you know that I’m very sensitive to skin issues having had major cystic acne and gone through two rounds of Acutane. I’ve tried hundreds of products hoping to land on one that works.
Now, you don’t have to.
Here are my top three products to save your skin this holiday season!
EAU THERMALE AVÈNE CRÈME PEAUX INTOLÉRANTES SKIN RECOVERY CREAM
Avène products are French classics. This brand has been around forever and has had proven success. It’s super gentle while working hard to alleviate skin troubles, and mineral water is a main, base ingredient in almost all of their products. I use this cream every night throughout the year, but I increase my usage during the winder months. The cream is luxurious, but isn’t oily and doesn’t clog pores. My skin is usually very temperamental when it comes to moisturizers, but this cream definitely keeps my skin happy, hydrated, and glowing.
2. EAU THERMALE AVÈNE EAU THERMALE THERMAL SPRING WATER
This bottle is full of that same pure spring water mentioned above. The nozzle, when pressed, releases a fine, even mist. I use this spray multiple times a day: before makeup, after makeup as a setting spray, in the afternoon for a skin pick-me-up, at night for before-bed soothing. The bottle lasts a really long time, even with this amount of use, and my skin is SO soft and clear because of the constant, light hydration.
3. SMITH’S MINTED ROSE LIP BALM
Every year around November, my lips need a little help. Staying plump, and pillowy soft in the winter season is tricky when the weather conspires against you. Enter Smith’s Minted Rose Lip Balm. This little white tin is full to the brim of miracle balm. Slightly pink in the tin, smelling and tasting of peppermint, and full of hydrating properties, this balm glides on clear for a wonderful, wet, pouty look.