New York has experienced record low temps the past few days, so I have fully implemented my winter beauty routine. Dry winter air tends to wreak havoc on my skin and hair, so in addition to drinking a ton of water and constantly applying lip balm, I use these products listed below to help revitalize my face, body, nails & hair during the cold winter months!
BODY: FRESH Seaberry Exfoliating Soap $16.50 @ Sephora– This bar exfoliates and hydrates while it cleanses!
Bliss high intensity 24-‘heaven’ healing body balm $35 @ Bliss– My moisturizing efforts go into overdrive in the cold months, this body butter has already done wonders for my skin! I also love that it smells nice but in a subtle way.
FACE: Aveeno Positively Radiant Cleanser with Pump Top $6 @ drugstore.com — This is a drugstore steal, I recently switched from my Neutrogena face wash to this and am never going back! It is hypoallergenic & oil-free, cleanses skin without leaving skin feeling tight & dry.
Moisture Surge Extended Thirst Relief $37 @ Clinique — This is a moisturizer that does double duty. I use it as my daily face moisturizer, but it can also be used as a 5 minute mask! This fights dry winter skin like nothing I’ve ever tried!
Estée Lauder Night Serum Advanced Night Repair Synchronized Recovery Complex $62 @ Nordstrom — I got hooked on this after receiving multiple sample sized bottles (those lasted me forever- a little goes a long way), even if you don’t have a need for an “aging” cream, this will revitalize and moisturize your skin while you sleep.
NAILS: L’OCCITANE SHEA BUTTER Nail & Cuticle Cream $18 @ Beauty.com — I smooth this rich cream over my nails and cuticles and have noticed an improvement in their appearance. Noticeably absent are the cracked peeling nails of winter’s past.
butter LONDON Horse Power – Nail Fertilizer $19 @ Macy’s– This can be used as both a basecoat and a topcoat and uses an herbal ingredient called ‘Horsetail’ to strengthen and repair nails. Apply one coat every day for 7 days, then remove and begin again. Use for one month.
HAIR: A few things that can really help your hair during the winter are: A) Getting a trim B) Getting an oil treatment–I swear by the Moroccan Hot Oil Treatment my salon offers & C) NOT washing your hair every day. I had to force myself to NOT wash my hair, because I was one of those people who claimed “I HAVE to wash my hair every day” and would cite my fine, light colored hair, but once I started skipping shampoos and simply freshening up with a dry shampoo, I found that my hair started looking better and feeling softer.
PHYTO Phytojoba Intense Hydrating Brilliance Shampoo $19 @ Sephora; PHYTO Phytobaume Repair Express Conditioner $19 @ Sephora; — When I do wash my hair (every other or 2 days) I use hydrating shampoos & conditioners, the conditioner I especially love because it smooths and hydrates my hair with out weighing it down.
John Masters Organics Dry Hair Nourishment and Defrizzer $16 @ John Masters Organics– I use a tiny bit of this to calm frizz and combat split ends. It can also be used for scalp problems (eczema & dermatitis)
Feed Your Ends Leave-In Conditioner @ Yarok $12-23 — I have long hair, so wind, snow, rain tends to tangle my hair, this helps keep the combing process pain-free and helps protect my hair from heat styling.
Blowpro Faux Dry-Dry Shampoo $20 @ Ulta — There are 8 zillion dry shampoos on the market, and I may have tried them all. This one I love! If you are looking for one that is super affordable but still great I recommend Psssssst.