Florida isn’t always warm and sunny, it can get cold here too. So cold, iguanas literally fell from trees in parts of Palm Beach and Miami, and in northern Florida, Tallahassee saw snow for the first time in nearly 30 years. Cold-weather can feel extra brutal here since we aren’t really used to it. Which also means that dry, crackly skin becomes something we suddenly need to pay attention to. Hydrating oranges, grapefruits, and pomelos are in season for Floridians during the cold months of the year, so here are a few citrus-laced skin care products to help restore our humidity-starved skin until the warmth returns.
Grapefruit Essential Oil
This essential oil from Gya Labs prove useful in so many ways. Made with a hybrid of citrus fruits, and zero chemicals, synthetics or additives, it acts as a natural moisturizer for body, skin and hair. You can also freshen up a room when added to humidifiers or blended into a diffuser.
Burt’s Bees Moisturizing Pink Grapefruit Lip Balm
Say goodbye to irritated, inflamed lips. Burt’s Bees, a trusted product free of parabens and other chemicals, makes this terrific pink grapefruit lip balm. With a juicy scent and light, non-sticky feel, we’ll be using it all year long.
Dr. Bronner’s Citrus Orange Pure Castille Soap
This organic soap blends orange, lemon and lime oils to offer a super refreshing bathing experience. It’s also blended with organic hemp oil, known to help improve the elasticity of the skin.
Orange Blossom Whipped Body Butter
This Better Shea Body Butter is packed with good stuff. Aloe vera and a blend of essential oils help promote smooth skin and soften lines, while sweet grapefruit and orange blossom add moisture and a delicate scent.
Pacifica Tuscan Blood Orange Body Spray
Boost your mood on a dreary winter day with one mist of this chemical and cruelty-free blend of natural essential oils. The scent of warm, spiced orange and subtle notes of ripe berries can revitalize any shivering soul.
Poppy Austin Orange Blossom Facial Toner
Give your complexion that extra glow with this 100 percent natural and organic toner from Poppy Austin. Produced in small batches with responsibly-sourced orange blossom water, your skin will thank you for the desperately needed hydration.
Michellina Jones is a contributing writer to Florida Travel & Life, an online brand that inspires active, affluent travelers, providing them with insider information on discovering the best of Florida. Informative and engaging, the website showcases travel destinations, arts and cultural venues, vibrant dining scenes, recreational activities, the great outdoors and the revitalized real-estate market. Michellina enjoys traveling to great food destinations worldwide and loves exploring boutique hotels.