Mrs. Bishop's Review
HOW I SWITCH UP MY SKINCARE FOR THE COLD, DRY, WINTER MONTHS
* Disclaimer - I received some of these products in exchange for an honest review. All opinions are my own. *
Ah, Winter. I love your chilly mornings and blustery days. The gorgeous snow falling, icicles glistening. But, my skin does NOT love the itchy, red, dry patches that your cold, dry air brings. As a psoriasis and eczema sufferer, this time of year wreaks havoc on my skin. Over the past few years I’ve really been tweaking my skincare routine, so that the damage is minimal. My skin will never be perfect, but these products I’m going to share with you really help during these Winter months.
MOGI MOUSSE® Body Butter has become a Winter staple in the Bishop house. I’ve used it the last 3 years on my dry, itchy skin. It is SUPER thick. You have to warm it up between your fingers and spread it on. But, the hydration it brings my itchy skin is outta this world! I love it. It keeps my legs and hands moisturized even on the coldest days. I apply it every time I shower, especially when I shave my legs (but, c’mon…it IS winter). Bonus- it smells like fruity pebbles to me. My legs have never been happier. It is pricey- but it lasts me all.winter.long. So, that makes it totally worth it in my book!
MOGI MOUSSE® Face Cream is another product I LOVE for when it’s really cold and dry. I add it to my nighttime routine, so that while I’m sleeping my skin gets all the moisture it craves. I have worn it during the day when my skin is uber broken out and patchy, and it works okay under makeup. But I would only recommend that if you have super dry skin like me. It’s definitely another Winter staple I just can’t make it through the season without! If you like to stick to one brand, they also have an amazing body oil and scrub that I love (y’all know I love a good sugar scrub!).
FINDING SILVER LININGS
Living in CT , especially in the colder months has me forever wondering why my ancestors didn’t set up camp some place with palm trees.
My skin gets so dull in the winter so I have devised a new routine that keeps my skin even toned and bright when I need it most. I swear guys, I have tried an embarrassing amount of products to get my somewhat sensitive, uneven skin where I want it. Here’s my recipe for glowing, bright skin.
I interchange brands a lot between drugstore and high end so included splurge vs steal options depending on your budget. I’m a product freak but not a product snob, sometimes good old Dove soap does the trick. I actually only use that to remove my eye makeup! Here’s my roundup of favorites and how often I use them.
Once A Week
Usually on a Sunday night, I deep clean then really hydrate my skin. I do this by using a mask followed by a moisturizing night cream.
I alternate between a clay, mud, sheet and peel off mask. I wear face makeup so I feel like once a week, a mask gives me a deep clean. Clean pores are not very visible pores 🙂 Here are my current favorites:
Splurge: MOGI MOUSSE Clay Mask is vegan and organic (which I love). It comes in powder form and you add your own water to bring it to life so to speak. You can make the formula as thick or thin as you prefer. This mask makes my pores almost invisible and my skin feel tight but not dry after I wash it off. More deets here.