With the end of winter just around the corner, my fingers have finally thawed enough to review my absolute essential this season.
While I love to complain about cold temperatures, icy roads and endless snow, dry and flaky skin has to be the most problematic wintry feature of all. I use a mini-radiator as a space heater for my extremely cold room. When my 5:30 AM alarm goes off, you best believe I’m huddled over it like it’s a treasure. What I didn’t realize, was that the closeness to the heater made the skin on my arms scaly and extremely dry.
I didn’t pay much attention, until my face started peeling from the dryness. So. Not. Sexy. That’s when I decided to interfere.
I was at Sephora picking up my foundation when I grabbed First Aid Beauty’s Ultra Repair Cream from the impulse buy section. It was just a travel size and it was only $12, so I thought it was worth the risk.
The cream comes out quite thick from the tube and basically has no smell. Since it’s intended for sensitive skin, I figure the lack of scenting chemicals was definitely a good thing. I’m very particular about what I use on my face, so I was a little nervous the first night I used it. Because it was so thick, I worried I’d wake up with a massive breakout.
Instead I woke up with baby-soft skin with no dry patches. It helped my makeup go on smoother and totally saved my arms from looking they belong in the reptile section of a zoo. I started feeling braver and used it during the day, and was shocked at how un-greasy it felt on my face. For a thick moisturizer, it certainly didn’t have the heavy feeling I was expecting.
I’ll probably switch to something a little lighter when (if???) summer rolls around. Until then, First Aid Beauty is definitely my go-to for a rescue.