10 beauty must-haves for winter
By Celina Mahoney
Winter is well and truly upon us here in the southern hemisphere, which means its time to rethink your beauty routine! From hair to nails and skin, we have compiled a list of products you need to banish the winter blues.
- Dry body oil
Dry body oils are taking the world by storm at the moment- and there’s a good reason why! Not only are these magical oils super hydrating and nourishing to the skin, they don’t leave any sticky residue on the skin. Gone are the days of lathering up in body butter and having to awkwardly wait for it to dry in the nude while freezing your butt off! Simply smooth on some dry body oil and enjoy the benefits.
Try Nuxe Huile Prodigieuse Dry Oil ($39.95 from Adore Beauty)
- Hair treatment
Your hair is likely to be one of the first areas to show the winter damage, so it’s important to take extra special care over the cooler months. While remembering to add a hydrating treatment to your hair can be difficult, it is well worth it. Take some time to enjoy a bath, or pop in a mask, wrap your hair in a warm towel and snuggle on the couch. Your locks will definitely thank you for it!
Try Kevin.Murphy Hydrate Me Mask ($49.95 from Adore Beauty)
- Gradual tan
Even though the sun is away and the pants are out, there is no reason why you can’t still enjoy bronzed skin. While a super dark tan may look a little out of place, a gradual alternative can give you a gorgeous glow! We recommend picking up a gradual moisturiser that will add a wash of colour as well as keep your skin soft and supple.
Try Bondi Sands Everyday Gradual Tanning Milk ($17.99 from Priceline)
- Facial mist
It’s likely you’ll find yourself turning up the dial on the heater as the cold sets in, which can be very drying to your skin. If you work indoors, this means your skin will be exposed to artificial heating for long periods of time. To avoid tight, dry skin, have a hydrating mist toner on hand to give yourself a hydration pick-me-up during the day. It can also revitalize your makeup to keep it looking fresh all day!
Try Clinique Moisture Surge Face Mist ($45 from Sephora)
- Lip scrub
When it comes to wind and cold, your lips quickly start to show damage.
Having a moisturising lip balm on hand at all times is very important!
However, if its too late and your pout is looking more cracked than
kissable, using a lip scrub will bring it back to life! Pick one with added
essential oil for bonus hydration.
Try Lush Bubblegum Lip Scrub ($9.95 from Lush)
- Cuticle oil
While your face, hair and legs might be the most obvious areas that need TLC over the cooler months, its important not to forget about other delicate areas, such as your cuticles. Popping some cuticle oil around your nail beds before bed each night will protect the skin to reduce cracking and keep your mani looking extra fresh!
Try Essence Nail Repairing Oil ($4.10 from Priceline)
- Face mask
While switching up your moisturiser can be a good first step when it comes to looking after your skin in winter, some extra loving can never go astray! A hydrating facemask will feel super luxe and leave your skin feeling plump and firm. Or, if you have more problem skin, winter is the perfect time to try out some more active ingredients, such as glycolic peels, as you don’t have to be as worried about sun exposure. So grab your dressing gown and enjoy a pamper day next rainy weekend!
Try Ole Henriksen Lemon Strip Flash Peel ($64 from Sephora)
- Lip and cheek tint
Who doesn’t love a natural, flushed makeup look? If there was ever a time to ditch the contour for a more rosy glow, it is now! Multipurpose products are very popular at the moment, so we recommend trying out a lip and cheek tint! Lightly dab a little onto the apples of your cheeks and lips with your fingers for a simple, yet pretty wash of colour.
Try Benefit Benetint ($55 from Myer)
- Hair serum
Beat the frizz this winter by adding a hair serum or oil into your routine. Not only will this help create a sleek ‘do, it will also help to nourish your strands and prevent heat damage. Work a couple of drops into damp hair or smooth a tiny amount between palms and lightly brush over flyways.
Try John Frieda Frizz Ease Serum ($16.99 from Priceline
- BB Cream
If your skin is suffering with the cold, a heavy foundation can quickly look cakey or cling to dry areas. Try switching up your regular base for a BB cream for a more natural, but still put together everyday look. Add a bit of lip and cheek tint, some brow gel and mascara for the ultimate “I woke up like this” vibe.
Try NYX BB Cream ($9.50 from Target)
We hope this article helps you find some new goodies for winter. Let us know in the comments below what your winter must-haves are!
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