by Christina


One thing that I really do miss when the winter comes around....is the summer ;) We have very hot summers here in Texas that seem to last forever- we're still in the 90's and it's October :0 However I still find myself missing it when the winter arrives.

For us, it's quite quick and seems to happen within days- we tend to get left out of the Fall season completely! I've started to notice too around this time of year, that my skin can get a lot dryer and start to look unhealthy in no time!

My legs appear to be the biggest challenge- they get paler and dryer as the winter rolls on. There are some super easy tips and steps you can take though to combat this issue and still keep your legs looking "summer-ready"- even during the winter :) 


Josie Maran Argan Skincare Ritual

Josie Maran Argan Skincare Ritual

  1. Shaving can cause more irritation and dryness! Try switching to a creamier formula or shaving lotion to aid in moisture loss and prevent skin damage from the razor. One of my FAV's that doesn't cost a ton of cash: EOS Shave Cream in Pomegranate at only $3.99! This non-foaming lotion is packed full of natural moisturizers like shea butter and Vitamin E & C, yet it still does an awesome job at preventing nicks and locking in hydration :)
  2. Skip the hot and long baths and showers as it will only cause skin to lose moisture and become dryer :/ Try a lukewarm shower under 10 minutes and applying your moisturizer as soon as you get out!
  3. Keep lets ultra moisturized throughout the day after you get out of the shower! Stick with products containing natural oils like coconut or argan oil. One of my top picks: JOSIE MARAN Argan Nourish and Protect Skincare Ritual [on sale at sephora.com for $16!] is a powerful duo of 100% argan oil and argan daily moisturizer SPF 47 that will leave your skin rejuvenated and soft. 
  4. If you do end up spending your days in the elements or just want to provide additional daily protection to your legs in order to keep them looking great, give some cute & fun tights or leggings a try. Hanes has some great options like their 2 in 1 Reversible Tight in Black & Cranberry Splash for only $15! [check out my review of my 4 TOP PICKS below:





2 in 1 Reversible Tight

in Black & Cranberry Splash


I'm beyond picky about tights in general and tend to stick to certain brands- when I saw these from Hanes I knew they would be perfect and I was right :) They're very soft and stitched well and go on easily. I didn't seem to have an issues with snagging either and I really love the softness.

I chose the Cranberry Splash and Black version as I felt this would go with most of my wardrobe- plus the Cranberry Splash color just seemed colorful and fun for the fall and winter. You can also score these in 2 other versions that have black on one side too, but offer Echo Grey or Sapphire as options if the Cranberry Splash is not to your liking :)

There are currently on sale at hanes.com for $11.99 in all 3 options and sizes S-L. At that price, you are getting a fairly good deal as the reversible ability means you are really getting 2 for the price of 1! With a 92% Nylon & 8% Spandex composition, you can still move in these tights without feeling uncomfortable. 




Blackout High Waist Control Top Tights


in Black


When it comes to control top designs on tights and hosiery, I'm normally not a big fan but these definitely changed my mind! They are very comfortable and allow your skin to breath, yet still provides adequate protection for your legs. You can wear tighter-fitting items with these too because of the control top- which is surprisingly pleasant to wear.

I didn't find myself pulling and tugging at these as I have done with similar products in the past. They are well-made too and I have yet to snag a place yet, which isn't an easy feat to accomplish for me as I'm rather prone to tears and snags! 

Hanes Blackout Convertible Tight w/Smoothing Panty & X-Temp

in Black


This was one of my FAV options out of the top recommendations today and it's mainly because the feel of these is just fabulous. I was impressed even before I put them on at how soft and luxurious they felt right in the package- especially for $18!

What also really made these a winner for me was the versatility of being able to wear both designs of either a tight OR a legging. The X-Temp option allows for your skin to breath while also providing good protection against the cold and wind  :) You will DEF loves these!

Hanes Matte Opaque Control Top Tights

in Plum Swirl

2 for $20

[or $12 ea.]

I chose "Plum Swirl" to have a bit of fun and give a little pop of color to the fall season. If you're looking for an inexpensive option that you can wear daily, these Hanes Matte Opaque Control Top Tights are the way to go! You can score 2 pair right now for $20, which means you can stock up on these in other colors too :)

They aren't heavy and are sans the frills, so you get exactly what you want with these- a nicely tailored pair of tights for the price of one! If you're seeking an everyday tight that provides excellent coverage, won't drive you nuts, and doesn't cost and arm-and-a-leg= this is the item for you. 

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