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Winter’s Coming: Best Skin Care Products for Dry Skin

November 16, 2016

The only flaky thing you want this season is the crust of some freshly baked apple pie.

I recently got to try two amazing products and instantly wanted to share them with everyone before winter comes and steals the moisture from the warmer months. Unless you’re a bahama mama, you’re probably familiar with the chapped skin phenomena.

best skin care products for dry skin

This coming season will be different now that I’ve added two favorites toΒ my essential skin care routine: Liz Earle’sΒ Cleanse & Polish Hot Cloth Cleanser andΒ Avene’sΒ HydranceΒ Optimale Hydrating Cream.



What intrigued me the most about Liz Earle’s cleanser is the unique and detailed way the product moisturizes. They claim to be meant “for all skin types,” but I swear it was created specifically for me!


Here are the basics on how to use it:
1. Massage (yeah…it’s like you’re doing a DIY facial!) product ontoΒ dryΒ face and neck, outwards first and eyes last.
2. Soak provided muslin cloth inΒ hot water (don’t worry, it almost cools instantly) and wipe off.

The muslin cloth acts as a natural exfoliator and removes the heaviest of makeup. I, personally, only use the cloth at night when I’m removing my mask, and it leaves my skinΒ feeling exceptionally smooth and pure (like a baby’s…bottom?). In the morning I also use the cleanser, but without the cloth, since my skin is ultraaa sensitive. In return, it keeps a layer of moisture ready to face a whole day out. What I love about the product as well are the natural ingredients: rosemary (cleanser, skin protectant), chamomile (calming), cocoa butter (mega moisturizer), and eucalyptus (healing).


Avene’s moisturizing cream has pretty much become my holy grail. If I could, I would slap this on head to toe (I won’t though…because that’s $$$Β haha). They make two kinds: RICHE–for ultra thirsty moisture-deprived people like me, and LIGHT–for people who can get away with notΒ using lotion right after they shower. This company delivers high quality from products to packaging. They use their DEFI system to ensure each product maintains sterility throughout the entire use and carefully select the safest, hypoallergenic ingredients for the most sensitive of skins.



I love these two staples so much; I mean, makeup helps to correct and create, but it’s another type of feeling to let my skin breathe Β every once in awhile!

best-products-for-dry-skin-11Avene’s Hydrance Optimale RICH Hydrating Cream
Liz Earle’s Cleanse & Polish Hot Cloth Cleanser

Other tips for surviving that windchill:

Change the way you wash. Splashing warm water before/during cleansing helps to open up your pores, but sealing it off with a splash of cold water helps to close them.

Cool it on the hot water. It’s so tempting to spend long hours in a hot bath or shower during the cold weather, but it actually dehydrates your skin even more.

Don’t forget the sunscreen! People think summer = sun, but gloomy days can still do damage.

Hydrate hydrate hydrate. Remember to drink at least ~10 glasses of water a day to provide moisture for youΒ entire body. And in the end, your skin will thank you.

Β Have a secret to dry skin care or a similar post you want to share? I wanna know, comment or share your link down below! <3



  • gurl, you are a stunner! πŸ˜€ i’m glad both products worked for you. finding the soulmate for our dry skin is indeed tricky. ain’t no better beauty tip than keep yourself hydrated, methinks!

    • kit michele

      It really is tricky! I have to go through SO MANY products sometimes to find one that doesn’t irritate my sensitive skin!

  • Your skin is flawless! great post!

    • kit michele

      Thank you love! <3

  • Tamara

    Avene is such a great brand! I use to use their acne products back in the day!


    Tamara –

    • kit michele

      It really is! I can’t believe I accidentally stumbled upon it, too. I didn’t think they were that well-known, but I’m happy to know they served you well, too. πŸ™‚

  • You seriously can never have enough hydrating products! Especially when people are always using really harsh scrubs & drying skincare! Thanks for sharing.


    • kit michele

      I know! Especially during these harsh winter months πŸ˜‰ Hehe, you’re so welcome! <3

  • Great post, and your skin looks beautiful! I’ll have to check out these products, thanks! πŸ™‚

    xo, Taylor

    • kit michele

      You’re so sweet, thanks boo! <3

  • Winter always reeks havoc on my skin. No matter how much I moisturize, I always seem to be dry. I love the Polish Hot Cloth Cleanser; I want to try it. I need both of these products. You skin looks great πŸ™‚

    • kit michele

      Let me know if you do try either one πŸ™‚ I think the Avene moisturizer works so well in terms of hydrating! And thank you <3

  • This is super helpful! I have dry skin and I definitely have to step up my skincare game this season. Thanks for sharing. πŸ™‚

    • kit michele

      You’re welcome, love! πŸ™‚

  • This is so important especially for the winter season! Great post! =)

    – Cielo
    Mermaid in Heels

    • kit michele

      Thank you! I hope it helped πŸ™‚ xx

  • ann

    I love the review of the products, i hope they do have the same products for Oily skin :C nice review by the way ^^

  • such a great post!

  • These products sound great! Really need that extra moisture for wintertime πŸ™‚


  • Winter definitely arrived in Chicago! I have been drinking tons of water and lathering up in lotion daily to keep my skin from becoming too flaky. You shared some really great products! =o)

  • Great post! I love it very much!

  • Some great tips! My skin definitely dries out in Winter, these products sound amazing.. will have to try!
    x Emily




  • Suze

    What a great photo of you! I’m a fan of both these brands, they’re so gentle on the skin

  • I also have really dry skin- especially in the winter! I’m really wanting to try the Avene lotion out & I’m loving that it’s also made for people with sensitive skin. I’m loving the sunscreen tip as well- most people don’t think they need a product with SPF especially during these colder months but I think it makes all the difference when you are conscious of sun damage! xo

  • I need some new products! Thanks for sharing!

  • vanessa

    I love Avene products, these are the best!


  • T.

    I just use the same products year round lol

  • omg your skin is flawless girl! i definitely need to try your products. thanks for sharing xo, sharon

  • Great products! You look so beautiful dear!

  • Beautiful post dear! My favorite one is the one for sensitive skin from I+M πŸ™‚ Thank you a lot for your last comment on my blog πŸ™‚
    Sending much love!

    Rosa Larissa Klara

    conscious lifestyle of mine

  • Liz Earle’s hot cloth cleanser is my favourite skincare product! Such a lifesaver x

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