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Q: I keep hearing about balms to help keep my skin moisturized during the winter. I'm interested in trying a balm, but I'm not sure how to choose the right one for me. - Nicolette, New York
Hannah: "The one product I find indispensable in winter is a balm. Balms are so versatile and can be used for dryness all over - lips, hands, face, and body. They contain rich ingredients, like plant butters, that add a protective emollient layer to the skin. They can be used over or in place of a moisturizer, reapplied throughout the day, and used to remove makeup or cleanse the skin."
Best for: All skin types
Kari Gran's Essential Balm is a beautiful balm that melts right into the skin and heals with rosehip and calendula. Lavender and jasmine lend it the dreamiest scent.
Best for: Oil / Blemish Prone Skin
Ursa Major's Fortifying Face Balm is formulated to be nourishing and non pore-clogging. It has purifying and calming ingredients like willow bark and birch sap.
Best for: All skin types, sensitive / dry skin
You can never go wrong with shea butter for treating winter skin. I love Eu'Genia's Unscented Shea Butter. It is rich in vitamins, tremendously reparative, and non pore-clogging. Shea is my top pick for anyone with chronic dry/chapped skin and shea works well as a long-lasting lip balm.
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