Winter Skin Got You Down?

Since I have been back upstate I have come across a problem: Winter dryness

Winter is all fun and games until someone’s skin gets hurt!

As you all know I am from a place where winter does not exist, and the only protection for my skin that I need is sunscreen. However, I have obviously decided to torture myself by choosing to go to college in New York City and completely ignore that fact that I have never been in any weather less than 50 degrees fahrenheit.

Recently I have been looking for a facial oil to add to my skin care routine that wouldn’t empty my bank account and make me look like the bottom of a Five Guys paper bag, and I came to the realization that no such facial oil exists. So before I spend an offensive amount of money on a beauty product, I will exhaust all other resources first.


  1. Grandmother: Cocoa butter and Vaseline are not an option Grandma.
  2. Mommy: Soap and water will not solve all of my issues lady.
  3. Friends: They are in the same boat.
  4. Google: When all else fails…

After spending a few minutes on google I might have just found the solution to my problem…and world peace:

100% Grape Seed Oil. Yes, plain ‘ol cooking oil!

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Cosmetic Benefit:

  • Inexpensive (found in any local grocery store)
  • Lightweight
  • Doesn’t irritate skin
  • non-comedogenic (doesn’t clog pores)
  • Helps regulate natural oil production
  • The vitamin C aids in evening out complexion

I just dab a few drops of this on my face over my moisturizer, and it relieves my skin of any tight dry skin. If the cooking oil part is throwing you for a loop, you can try Caudalie Vinosource Nourishing Concentrate (That’s if you want to spend a little more, but honestly ain’t nobody got time for that.)

Emma Stone swears by this oil for her skin, so apparently I’m not the only one loving this stuff!

What helps your skin through these tough winter months???




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