A long cold season doesn't have to mean having scaly hooves come April. I'm keeping my regular maintenance (see here and here), but have recently added Topix Urix 40 Urea Cream (around $31 on Amazon) which I slather on at bedtime (and a quick coat of Eucerin Intensive Repair Foot Cream in the morning, as I've been doing for a very long time).
I rotate between several products: creams (Jo Malone and L'Occitane, what else?), oils (must have: Aftelier Ancient Resins), and body butters. But I've found that the key to a healthy looking skin is using a lotion that contains AHA, just as I do on my face. It's almost ridiculous what a difference the classic AmLactin Moisturizing Lotion 12% ($19.50 on drugstore.com) makes for me.
Hands and Nails
I keep hand cream tubes everywhere around the house (favorites: L'Occitane, Gehwol), but I plan to be extra vigilant about regular use of oil. The orange blossom-scented Beauty elixir Oil from Providence Perfume Company is as good as it gets.
I'm not making any changes here and sticking to shampoo, conditioner, and hair mask from L'Occitane. I use an oil on my damp hair after every washing, so if you're not yet familiar with Aroma M Camelia Oil, I urge you to order a sample. Really, it's that good.
I've recently posted about my current skincare routine. I'm not switching a thing, yet, only upping the frequency of applying my favorite Goku-jun Hyaluronic Facial Mask (it's a Japanese sheet mask, just like the ones you'd make yourself, only pre-loaded and extremely hydrating) from Hada Labo ($14.50 for a pack of four on Amazon). It plumps the skin and shows immediate results.
Are you planning to add or change to your grooming routine? Do you have any fabulous recommendations?
Image by the one and only Rene Gruau via Hprint.com.