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Five Essentials to Pack For Your Holiday Vacay

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Yes, this product deserves every single ounce of hype it gets. I truly don’t think I can live without it.

It’s a bit pricey, but to me, it’s worth every penny. Plus, the full size container has a pretty hefty amount of product. Mine has lasted me well over 6 months with daily use.

I slather this on my lips at night, after my skincare and wake up with the softest lips every single time, no fail.

It’s a lifesaver for days where I have no idea why my lips are chapped, which happens more often than you’d think. Sometimes, I can apply chapstick all day and still end up with crusty lips, which are far from cute. This product is a lifesaver in those situations.

eos Shea Better Moisture Body Lotion

I’ve tried just about any body lotion under the sun. Seriously. It’s a problem.

When I tell you I have never, ever experienced a lotion like this, I mean it.

This lotion gives the effect of a body butter without the heaviness that normally tags along. It’s deeply moisturizing and smells absolutely incredible.

The scent lasts much longer than normal body lotions, too. It’s just a win-win.

I would chose this drugstore lotion every time over any high-end brand moisturizer. Not to mention you can find it at most stores for $10 or less.

Cetaphil gentle skin cleanser

This product has been around for some time for me. I remember my dermatologist recommending this to me when I started acne treatments when I was around 13 years old.

And I have used it every single day since.

It gets the job done perfectly without over-drying my skin.

This is great for any time of the year, but especially during the winter months. The extremely gentle formula protects the natural skin barrier, which needs some extra defense during harsher weather months.

Origins Drink Up Intensive Overnight Hydrating Mask With Avocado & Glacier Water

One thing about my skin is that it’s oily, but still depends on added moisture in the colder months.

This overnight hydrating mask from Origins is the perfect addition to my nighttime skincare routine.

I apply this right before bed, when I feel like my skin needs some TLC from harsh weather. It sinks in perfectly without feeling like I have a heavy film of moisturizer on. Not only that, but I wake up with replenished feeling skin the next morning.

Aveda foot RELIEF moisturizing creme

Okay, this one is a little extra. But I swear it makes a huge difference.

I got this for Christmas a few years back, and before that, I wasn’t huge on skincare for my feet. I don’t think anyone really thinks about it.

Then I tried this, and my world was changed. Can I say it rocks my socks?

I usually will start with a scrub on my feet, I love this one by Tree Hut.

Then, I will apply the foot creme and put on a pair of socks before climbing into bed.

When I wake up, my feet feel absolutely amazing. Oddly refreshing in a way?

Feet are one of the most ignored places on the body when it comes to personal care. Take care of your feet guys. They deserve it.

And this concludes my favorite winter items that are a must have on your winter getaway — or just anytime you need some extra TLC.

Allison is a senior at Penn State University, studying Public Relations with a minor in Digital Media Trends and Analytics. When she isn't writing for Her Campus, you can catch her cooking, making coffee, reading or staying updated while watching her favorite YouTube vloggers.