How to Prep Your Skin For Winter

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For quite some time I have struggled with eczema and dry skin, especially in Winter. For some reason, I get  worse on my legs. Not that I’m showing off my legs so much when it’s negative a million degrees in the Chicago Winter… But, eczema and dry skin don’t feel so great and even when I’m not showing my legs it makes me feel self conscious. I’ve tried tons of different lotions targeting eczema but nothing has really made a difference. This last year I’ve been using L’Occitane products and their Shea collection has worked wonders on my skin and has made my eczema so much less severe.

The first thing I have to make sure to do to help fight my eczema and dry skin is apply their Shea lotion or cream every day, especially after a shower. The great thing about this line is it was specifically targeted to fight dry skin. The Shea Butter that L’Occitane uses for this line is sourced Sustainable Fair Trade from female led collectives in Burkina Faso and I’m not sure it can be beat.

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I use the whole product line… starting with the Shea Shower Oil. It cleanses and helps nourish even the driest skin. It leaves a protective layer on your body even after you rinse to help lock in moisture. After my shower I usually use the Shea Ultra Rich Body Cream because it’s the heaviest of the moisturizes having 25% Shea Butter. It leaves your skin feeling so soft and smooth and has such a nice light fresh scent. My other favorite (it’s really hard to choose a favorite but I think…) is the Shea Rich Body Lotion. It has a mix of Shea Butter and Calendula, so not only is it moisturizing but it’s extremely calming. It goes on really lightly and absorbs quickly so it doesn’t leave you with that lotion-ey feeling (you know what I’m talking about).

Since I’ve started using the L’Occitane Shea collection I’m not as worried about heading into Winter because I know my skin won’t look or feel the way it used to. Now join me in not suffering from dry skin this winter and shop the whole Shea collection from L’Occitane and my look below!

xx Ali

A big thank you to L'Occitane for sponsoring this post. As always, all thoughts and opinoins are my own.