BEAT THE BEAUTY BLUES
What are our favourite winter skin busters?
We all love the winter season for its festive fun but it doesn't bring us joy when it comes down to our beauty routines. The cold winds, drizzly rain and dry central heating all can take their toll on our skin. So, to concur all these issues we bring our best tips and tricks to banish those winter beauty problems and give you the best lotions and potions to fill your beauty cabinet with...
It's no secret - our hair takes a beating during the winter months. With the harsh winds and cold temperatures, hair can often frizz and become dry, damaged and lack-lustre - not a good combo. To help keep hair hydrated, the Kerastase Masque Nutri-Thermique is our top pick. This hydrating hair mask is activated by heat providing your hair with the deepest form of nourishment to lock in moisture for those blustery days. What's more, make sure you treat yourself to a salon session every so often as freshly cut locks can help with keeping your hair luscious and ready for the party season.
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Everyone needs a moisturising lip balm, especially when it's chilly outside. There is nothing worse than cracked and painful lips, plus it makes it all the more harder to apply lipstick evenly. So, how do we beat dry lips? We suggest the Kiehl's Facial Fuel No-Shine Moisturising Lip Balm - it's guaranteed to help you with those pesky puckers. Another tip is to gently exfoliate dry lips regularly so that you are keeping them as fresh as possible. Another great tip is when it comes to make-up time, at the beginning of application always use a lip balm so lips can soak up the moisturising goodness before you put lipstick anywhere near them. By the time you come around to the lips, they will be perfectly positioned for lipstick application!
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All year round it's vital to keep your skin hydrated for healthy, happy skin but the need for moisture certainly intensifies as the weather gets colder. Our firm favourite for skincare at the moment is Elemis Pro-Collagen Marine Cream... it's a little on the expensive side but this moisture-locking wonder cream is arguably one of the best. What's more, to really boost your skin at its time of need, make sure you're packing in lots of fruit and veg and drinking lots of water. It can really make a huge difference to your glow!
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There is no fighting it; dry hands are just another winter side effect. Make sure you moisturise your hands day and night, just as you do with your face (that's a great anti-ageing tip too!). Our favourite is the one and only L'Occitane Shea Butter Cream for Dry Skin. Currently sold around the world every three seconds, it is clearly a big hit. Treat yourself to a manicure too and you'll have hands you won't want to cover up with gloves!
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The big trend in beauty at the moment is oil, used as a super hydrator for lack-lustre skin. With a luxurious feel, using an oil can make you feel like you're in your own beauty salon and is a relaxing addition to any beauty routine. We like Caudalie Divine Oil as it has a rich combination of moisturising oils, leaving your skin silky smooth. The tip is to use oils sparingly before you moisturise and this helps lock in the moisturiser when you apply. Oils are also multi-functional and are great for nails, hair and the body as well as the face. We love an all-round hit!