Winter-Proof Your Skin And Hair

July 9, 2012

Notice that your skin isn’t looking so great these days? Between the cold, windy air outside and the dry hot air inside, your skin and hair need these 5 quick-fixes now!

1. In The Shower

You might want to stay in the warm shower all morning, but a five-minute or less shower is best for your skin. Too much water actually sucks the moisture out. Softly pat dry your skin and while still damp, lather on a thick body cream or oil. We’re loving coconut oil because it’s natural and the smell sends us to sunnier days…

2. Hydrate Your Hair

Treat your hair to a weekly hair mask to lock the moisture in and keep hair healthy in the wind, rain and cold. We love Dove’s range of hair masks, which are lovely and thick and leave hair lustrous after only one application. Make it your Sunday night ritual.

3. Happy Feet (and Hands!)

During winter, nails can become more brittle, so don’t go anywhere without your hand cream. Our favourite hand creams contain shea butter which are great for nails and cuticles too. Massage in before going to bed for extra-soft hands.

4. Skin Savers

Legs looking a little ashy, and well, scaly? Don’t forget to exfoliate your skin even if you’re hiding under layers of clothing all winter. Use a body lotion with AHAs which gently remove dead skin cells to leave skin radiant – you’ll thank us come spring!

5. Lovely Lips

Go lighter on the lippies in winter – they can leave your lips dry (and bring on fine lines around your lips). We can’t get enough of Burt’s Bees lip balms which have a lovely waxy feel to protect against the wind, and come in a range of sheer tints to complete your makeup.

What’s your favourite wintertime beauty product?

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