I know I’m not alone when I say that the winter gives me the blues. Ugh – everything is so dark and dreary! It’s really easy to let negativity get the best of you and not want to leave your couch next to the fireplace (yes, that’s where I am right now). I’ve gathered up a few of the most essential beauty tips you’ll need to conquer this cold winter!
1. Bain Satin and Lait Vital
If you haven’t already seen our Facebook post about this amazingly moisturizing duo – here’s the low down! We weren’t surprised when we found out that InStyle Magazine had ranked Bain Satin and Lait Vital 2016’s BEST shampoo/conditioner for dry hair! If your hair is dry but seems to get oily fast, this pair is made for you! They’re packed with amino acids to keep each strand super clean without robbing you of any moisture. Want even better news? To celebrate, we’ve got them both on sale for $25 each!
2. Shea Butter
This is a biggie when wintertime finally rears its ugly head. This season is especially tough on our knuckles and palms, so it’s important to keep them moisturized. As for us hairstylists, our hands are constantly wet in the sink which causes them to dry out and crack. For this tricky one, I recommend Kiehl’s Ultimate Strength Hand Salve. This cream has tons of shea butter, avocado, and sesame oil. It works by completely covering your hands and locking in the moisture!
3. Facial Moisturizer
We all know the importance of consistent facial moisturizing! This is an easy step to overlook but you wouldn’t leave the house without brushing your teeth – would you? I hope not! Try and make some time in the morning before your makeup to apply moisturizer, better yet, put it on before bed and let it soak in overnight! My recommendation for this is Cetaphil Moisturizing Lotion. Cetaphil is safe for sensitive skin, super moisturizing, and the best part is that it’s budget friendly! (Available in your local drug store)
There is no worse feeling than going to pucker up to your cutie and feeling nothing but dry crackly lips — yuck! Our lips are so sensitive and we don’t even always realize it! They need sunscreen, moisture, and love just like the rest of our skin. Lips tend to age quicker and wrinkle quickly so keeping a good chapstick on you at all times will only benefit you in the long run! My favorite is Aquaphor Healing Ointment. It’s been said by two celebrities (Drew Barrymore and Zendaya) that this is a 5 buck everyday essential. It clears up chapped lips, reduces redness, and helps any matte lipstick go on smoother!
5. Baby Oil
Such a classic, you almost forgot about it! Baby oil is the absolute best! So I’ve got 2 favorite ways to use baby oil, let me explain. Number 1, is using baby oil as soon as I step out of the shower. It makes my skin super soft and supple to let anything else I put on my skin really absorb in. Number 2, is to remove makeup! Sounds weird and almost like it’d be too greasy, but it’s really not! It’s a soft, sensitive way to remove any and all buildups of bronzers, mascara, eye shadows, etc.