- Dead sea salt scrub. You can pick your brand. I usually find a tub at TJMaxx. It exfoliates all your dead skins cells away, allowing fresh new ones to the surface. It's not expensive but it has great results. A tub can last you several months, even if you use it 1-2 times per week.
- Dove exfoliating body wash. This is new to my list after my piticure experience at the Dove night. It's fabulous. It's good for every day use, a gentle exfoliator is has a similar effect to the sea salt scrub but on a gentler level. On elbows, this can be a miracle worker. You can get it for 5 bucks at Target. Beauty on a budget, the way I like it.
Matrix Hydratherapy Conditioning Balm - great for year round 'hairapy'. I use it in the summer when I'm out in the sun. But it's great for year round moisturizing. As instructed by my hairdresser, I use it once per month. I wash my hair, massage the balm into my hair, put on a shower cap to hold it in and keep it from rinsing out while I take a 15 minute shower, then I rinse with cold water. Works like a charm.
Body butter - my absolute favorite winter-beater-beauty-product is body butter. I'm partial to Arbonne myself, but many companies have a version. A thicker, deeper moisturizer than lotion. I recommend it post shower, at night.
I hope this helps all my little snow bunny readers. I'll have to take my own advice very seriously as I brave 5 days in the bitter cold of Indiana over Christmas. DIY spa days every day while I'm there? Don't mind if I do.