I wasn't always a bath person. I'd fill up the tub, sprinkle in some epsom salts, and wait (and eventually fail) to feel some sense of enlightenment. It wasn't until I truly perfected the art of the bath — heavenly scented candles, decadent bubble bath, and a dreamy curation of skincare products — that it became a part of my nightly routine. Yes, my recipe for the perfect bath is so good, I carve time out for it nightly. But if baths have never been in your self-care repertoire, it may be time to widen your scope this cold-weather season, especially considering there are plenty of luxurious bath products for dry skin.
That's right: Not only is my bath lineup designed to relax my mind, but it's loaded with products that soothe my perpetually dry skin. And it involves the best of both worlds: a budget-friendly oatmeal soak, as well as a rich, scented body oil.
I should also point out that an Instagram-able clawfoot tub isn't necessarily required, though one would be nice. I'm more concerned with what goes *in* my tub rather than what it looks like. See the products ahead.
As The Water's Running:
I was introduced to this miracle-working treatment after a brutal sunburn a couple summers ago. (Quick PSA that sunscreen is a nonnegotiable, folks.) That said, I haven't been able to part ways with it since — the soothing formula is loaded with oatmeal to calm and ease even the driest of skin. It's fairly inconspicuous, too, and meshes well with the rest of my lineup.
As I'm waiting for the tub to fill up, I rub a thick layer of this hydrating mask on my freshly cleansed face and neck. My skin type is combination (equal parts dry, oily, and easily irritated), but this hyaluronic acid-rich formula really agrees with my complexion. I let the mask do its thing for 15-20 minutes as I relax in the bath, gently removing it with a damp cloth if I’m not ready to get out just yet.