For months Winter has been coming (and I’m not just talking about all the Game of Thrones marathons that have occurred lately – guilty!) No, I mean the REAL winter, the one that occurs outside of the TV screen where the wind is harsh, the rain is ice cold and you can do that thing where you blow hot air out and it looks like you’re smoking (yes, I still do that…) Whether you’re a fan of Winter or not, your hair, skin and nails often aren’t and you’ll be battling more than the flu when the cold weather comes around. Luckily the world of beauty, makeup and skincare have solutions to combat your dry skin, chapped lips, frizzy hair and overall damage from this weather, and here are the best products to have on your side this season!
Perhaps it’s the extremely hot showers we all require to defrost after a day facing the cold and wind, or the indoor heaters we spend hours in front of, but for me the one thing winter maliciously does is dry out my skin, make it tight and red, and sometimes itchy! To avoid this, unfortunately we must spend less time under the hot water by shortening our showers, ensuring to exfoliate regularly and apply an all over moisturiser within 15 minutes of getting out of the shower, to lock moisture back into that damaged skin. A formulation that includes shea butter will have best results. Soap and Glory have you covered on this one with The Righteous Butter
At $21 you can find this beauty at Mecca Maxima located at your local Westfield shopping centre. Containing both softening shea butter and aloe vera, this formula is for anyone who’s seeking to hold hydration in longer – which is a must for your skin to survive the winter blues! After showering or bathing, smooth a generous handful of this butter onto your slightly damp skin and massage until absorbed. The smell of bergamot, strawberries and mandarin, with floral and fruity mid notes and musk, amber and warm vanilla will have you hooked and smelling fabulous.
Dry skin and chapped lips come as a package deal in the Winter time! All that wind, warm drinks and heating also takes a toll on your pretty pout. Have no fear – Napoleon Perdis to the rescue. If you’ve not yet heard of or used the auto pilot lip service let me introduce you to my secret – and you’ll never look back. This lip service is beautiful year round, but especially useful for winter, as it’s designed to condition and repair with vitamin E, providing protection and nourishing benefits whilst the menthol keeps lips cool and refreshed. At $28 for 12.5ml it’s a little pricy, but ry.com.au gives it a 5 star review and you can’t put a price on your pout!
TAKE CARE OF YOUR HAIR
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