My 2-Ingredient Cocktail for Dry Skin

Hi friends! I’m popping in with a quick winter skincare saver tip for you today!  Our typical hot and humid Houston weather has turned cold and dry and my skin isn’t used to it.  I’ve noticed that my skin been much drier and flaky, especially at my cheeks and on forehead.  It tends to feel tight in those areas too.  Whenever I need a boost of hydration to my skin, I make a ‘cocktail’ with just two ingredients.


At night, after cleansing my face and patting almost dry, I apply my skincare cocktail.  But, that is part of the secret.  If you apply your moisturizer while your skin is still damp, it will absorb the moisturizer better!

SKINCARE COCKTAIL: I mix about a 1/8 teaspoon (or the size of an almond) of Extreme Recovery Cream with 2 pumps of Face Oil No. 9.

2-Ingredient Skincare Cocktail for Dry Skin

The Extreme Recovery Cream provides maximum levels of continuous moisture while strengthening the hydro-lipid barrier. It’s formulated with ingredients to plump, brighten, reduce the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles, even out skin tone and texture.

Face Oil No. 9 contains nine transformative oils that provide an intense moisture boost, deeply nourishing thirsty skin.  The active combination of precious oils and vitamins offers protection from oxidative stress that results in the appearance of spots and wrinkles. This formula also improves the skin’s moisture barrier for enhanced cellular function and hydration, leaving no greasy residue.

I gently massage the cocktail all over my face, starting at my forehead and working my way down, making sure not to miss any spots.  I also include my lips!  Finally, I rub my hands together, making sure not to waste any bit!

My skin is prone to breakouts with certain products, but I’ve never had any problem or breakout using the Face Oil or Extreme Recovery Cream.  On the contrary, when I put this cocktail on before bed, my face always wakes up looking fresher and more radiant.  It seems more smooth and vibrant too.

If you’re struggling with brutal temps and dry skin, try it!

Last weekend, Brian had been hunting and he came back with a bit of a windburn on his face.  I made my little cocktail for him and his skin drank it up!  He said his skin felt much better!


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Skincare Essentials

Below are six of my holy grail skincare products that I use and buy on repeat- especially when there’s a sale!

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Radiant Cleansing Balm

I’ve been using this gentle cleanser for years and still love it.  It’s probably the product I would recommend if I had to choose only one.  It’s a balm cleanser you apply with your clean fingers to your dry face.  Then, you wet the muslin cloth with warm water that it comes with and gently wipe off the balm.

The combination of the textured cloth and the Radiant Cleansing Balm act as an exfoliant to gently remove impurities.  I finish by splashing cold water onto my skin to help close my pores, then pat dry. My skin is left feeling soft and clean, but not tight.  Plus, it smells amazing and leaves you feeling like you just left a spa after every use.

Radiant Cleansing Balm

Micro-Mineral Resurfacing Scrub

Consider this scrub an at-home alternative to professional microdermabrasion treatments.  It has micro-mineral (ultra-fine) crystals that you apply to wet skin and gently scrub in a circular motion, avoiding the eye area.

You don’t have to press hard- the crystals do the work. You’re left with refined texture, unclogged pores and a brighter complexion because the dead skin cells are buffed away.

Micro-Mineral Resurfacing Scrub

Complete Eye Cream 

This eye cream helps smooth wrinkles and fine lines, and offers skin plumping properties under eye circles, puffiness and loss of elasticity.   It’s very gentle and a little goes a long way.

I use my ring finger to gently tap the product around my eyes. It doesn’t irritate my eyes at all.

PRO TIP : if you have product left over, apply it to your lips to help alleviate the fine lines in that area

Complete Eye Cream

Vitamin C Treatment Complex

I’ve heard for years that Vitamin C is one of the best products you can use on your skin for it’s anti-aging, damage-repairing and UV-protecting powers.  Use it consistently and over time to see the best results, including reducing hyperpigmentation and increasing cell turnover.  My skin is more radiant and even toned since I started using it.

PRO TIP : Apply a thin layer over your face, but don’t forget your neck and chest. Let it absorb for one minute before applying your next product.

Vitamin C Treatment Complex

Mandelic Acid Radiance Serum

This is one product that I highly recommend for the reducing dark spots I was talking about.  I’ve seen a big improvement in my spots fading when I added this serum to my regimen, especially in combination with the Vitamin C Treatment Complex.

I use the Vitamin C Treatment Complex every morning and the Mandelic Acid Radiance Serum every evening. If you do it religiously, after a few weeks, you should see visible improvement!

It’s a daily treatment that promotes cellular turnover, which addresses photo-aging, fine lines, acne, dark spots and overall skin texture. Derived from the bitter almond, Mandelic acid is a gentle yet highly effective alpha hydroxy acid (AHA).

Mandelic Acid Radiance Serum

Retinol Supreme Night Oil 

I still love and use the Face Oil No. 9 often, but the Retinol Supreme Night Oil has the added benefit of regenerating your skin with a highly potent vitamin C.  Like I mentioned above, Vitamin C is important for boosting collagen production and repairing skin damage due to the environment and the sun.

I use this at night and wake up with glowy skin!

I started using Colleen Rothschild products right about the time I turned 40, and I’ll be 46 next month!  I feel like my skin looks so much better since I started paying attention and taking better care of it!  I’m excited to celebrate Colleen’s 7th birthday and am really thankful for her skincare products.  There’s nothing better than feeling confident in your own skin!

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  1. Ruth
    January 19, 2021 / 8:25 pm

    My skin has always been dry and flaky in the winter. Last year you shared this and it was a game changer for me!! Love following you!

    • Megan
      January 25, 2021 / 12:51 pm

      Thank you so much Ruth! I never thought my face would be able to take a face oil because I tend to get oily, but this combo works so well for me!

  2. Connie Vogel
    January 24, 2021 / 6:17 pm

    Hi where did you get the tray you have displayed the skin product in?

    • Megan
      January 27, 2021 / 9:04 pm

      Hmm, I can’t remember, maybe Target or Pottery Barn. I’ve had it so long I’m not sure.

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