My beauty routine is all about head-to-toe hydration this time of year. The drop in temperature is harsh enough, then there’s the drying effects of indoor heat. Heavy-duty hydration is essential. Hair masks to nourish brittle strands, face creams to quench wind-whipped skin, a variety of oils to soothe basically anything. These are the products I rely on to hydrate everything.
Davines Nounou Hair Mask – This hair mask is satisfyingly thick with a slightly slippery texture. I use my fingers to rake it through my hair and leave on for as long as possible, at least 10 minutes. Afterwards, my hair feels noticeably softer and smoother.
Farmacy Honey Potion Face Mask – I reach for this face mask any time my skin feels irritated which includes any day I’ve walked outside in bitter cold and wind. It contains honey (one of my favorite skincare ingredients) and warms upon application (heavenly).
Volition Beauty Jetset Face Mask – Once in a while I use my face mask in place of normal moisturizer. It’s insanely hydrating. I like to apply it after exfoliating so it sinks in even better.
Drunk Elephant Virgin Marula Facial Oil – This face oil is the best to mix with other products. I do two drops in my foundation in the morning and as many as 10 in my moisturizer in the evening.
Peter Thomas Roth Water Drench Eye Patches – I love to apply these hydra-gel eye patches straight from the refrigerator in the morning if my under-eyes are parched. An extra thick layer of my eye cream before bed also helps.
Laneige Lip Sleeping Mask – This works so well that I no longer have to carry around lip balm wherever I go. I put on an absurdly thick layer before bed, let it work its magic, and follow it up with a normal-person layer in the morning.
Lanolin Rose Hand Cream – You’ll find a tube of this hand cream in my bag, at my desk and on my nightstand at all times throughout winter. The formula is perfection in my book. Heavy and so, so hydrating yet only takes a minute or two to sink in.
Farmacy Honey Savior – For everything and anything else that is dry, this balm does the trick. I mainly use it on cuticles, elbows and any dry patches that pop up – face or body.
Photo, Soo Joo Park, Harper’s Bazaar