What I Packed for Glowy Skin in Cold Weather

My face hates cold weather even more than I do. My skin gets very sensitive, breaks out and gets extra dry. Because I know the drill by now, I packed a mix of products focused on hydrating and calming my skin during a week in very cold and windy December Chicago.

My goal was to manage my breakouts, and keep my skin hydrated and with a healthy glow.

A Super Gentle Cleanser

When my skin is sensitive and dry I’m extra careful about how I cleanse it. The Cocokind Facial Cleansing Oil is my go-to for when my skin is very very dry and sensitive. I also love that it has super simple ingredients and protects the skin’s delicate acid mantle.

I massage it onto my dry skin with a bit of water and then wipe it off with a wet towel.

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Cocokind Facial Cleansing Oil

A Hydrating Toner

The Josh Rosebrook Hydrating Accelerator is a great product to layer under your daily routine when your skin needs a little hydration. I often use it during the day under my moisturizer.

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Josh Rosebrook Hydrating Accelerator

A Powerful but Simple Daytime Moisturizer

For my super sensitive winter skin, I like to keep ingredients simple, but I need to make sure that they’re very powerful. Cocokind’s Matcha Moisturizer is rich in catechins, an extremely powerful component of antioxidant. This moisturizer helps repair free radical damage, even skin tone, and restore highly moisture levels.

To make the most of it, I apply it on wet skin or over the Josh Rosebrook Hydrating Accelerator.

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Cocokind Matcha Face Moisturizer

A Potent Face Mask

The Josh Rosebrook Advanced Hydration Mask is as potent as they get. This thick mask is designed to help replenish and retain maximum skin cell hydration.

For extra dry skin, I apply a bit on wet skin or over the Josh Rosebrook Hydrating Accelerator and use it overnight.

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Josh Rosebrook Advanced Hydration Mask

A Gentle and Effective Makeup Remover

Though I don’t use a lot of makeup, it’s inevitable that I’d be using eye makeup for one or two dinners so I packed Province Apothecary’s Moisturizing Cleanser & Makeup Remover. This makeup remover has been my favorite for months because it is very effective at removing makeup without stripping my skin. I have a very practical travel size that the Province Apothecary team gifted me that makes it easy for me to take it everywhere.

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Province Apothecary Make-up Remover

My Breakout Emergency Kit

There are two things that I can’t live without when it comes to surviving breakouts: Herbivore’s Lapis Oil and Tea Tree Oil.

Herbivore’s Lapis Oil helps my skin calm down when it’s red, breaking out or any other way it decides to act out. This is probably the product I recommend the most.

In winter, I usually layer it under another stronger oil. If you’re layering products, make sure you give your skin a couple of minutes to absorb before each layer.

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Herbivore Lapis Oil

My go-to spot treatment for blemishes is Tea Tree Oil. This is a very powerful essential oil so make sure you apply it with a swab directly on the blemish or that you dilute it with another oil before applying it to a larger area.

When buying essential oils, make sure you always buy them from a reputable source. I usually grab them at Whole Foods or check reviews on Amazon.

Tea Tree Oil

A Versatile Face Roller

My favorite face roller is Province Apothecary’s Dual Action Roller. When they sent it over as a gift I was very confused by the spikey side. I soon learned that the studded side works to reduce puffiness and the appearance of fine lines, and can help improve the absorption of skincare products without breaking the skin. This makes it the perfect addition to my winter travel bag.

These products saved my skin and helped me keep my glow and manage stubborn breakouts. Let me know if they work for you.



These are the products that I use frequently and work for me. If you have any questions regarding if they might be a good fit for you, feel free to reach out at di@diccia.com .

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