As an author and workshop facilitator of natural methods of self-care, I have researched and experimented with all sorts of skin care products over the years. I have found the most effective deep moisturizer and cold weather protectors are coconut oil, grape seed oil, and almond oil. I use them on my skin and hair, year round actually. The oils are easily absorbed into the skin and mix well as a carrier for essential oils.The coconut oil turns solid at room temperature, so mix well if using with essential oils. Remember to rub into the skin vigorously so there's no stained clothing. Sometimes I wear old clothing and slather on my skin, hair, and nails for a head-to-toe spa experience. I light candles, wrap up my oily hair in a towel and catch up on saved tv shows!
A few drops of geranium essential oil and lavender oil works great for chapped and dry skin caused by cold weather and the indoor heating systems. The thickness of the coconut oil when it is cool is soothing to the skin as well. I put some in the refrigerator to soothe redness. Coconut oil is great for removing makeup in a gentle manner. The almond oil is great for calluses on heels and palms. When buying the oils, look at ethnic grocery stores. They may be less expensive there than health food stores or upscale grocery stores.
I hope this helps you!