It’s easy to think that moisturizers lock in water and restore moisture to skin, but in reality moisturizers whisk away water from skin and don’t lock it in at all. What does the trick is oil — yes even those with oily skin will want to reconsider their stance on oil-free products during the cold, winter months. There are several brilliant oil skin products on the market that will leave skin soft and supple and not greasy, and my favorite is the L’Occitane Almond Firming and Softening Supple Skin Oil.
The trick to skin oils is to apply them liberally when you’ve just gotten out of the shower and skin is still slightly wet — pat excess water off, but don’t rub as that will only deprive skin of the moisture it needs. Remember, during winter skin needs all the moisture it can get so treat yourself to a shower and a rub with this oil and you’ll shine beautifully.
You can buy L’Occitane Almond Firming and Softening Supple Skin Oil for $40 at nordstrom.com.