Dropping temperatures and cold winds don’t have to go hand-in-hand with frizzy hair and dry, sullen skin. Don’t miss our top winter beauty tips to stay glowing and gorgeous – even when the weather isn’t!
You won’t want to pucker up if you’re feeling self-conscious about a dry, flaky pout. Try an exfoliant on lips to get rid of flaky patches and fight the temptation to constantly lick your lips (it only dries them out more). Choose a moisturising, natural lip balm – we love Lucas’ Papaw Ointment – and avoid ingredients like camphor and menthol, which tend to worsen dry and cracked skin.
Fight Hat Hair
Avoid matted or frizzy-looking locks by swapping your wool hats for less clingy cotton alternatives. Experimenting with new, tighter hairstyles, like a bun or plait, will help to eliminate that dented, flattened hat-head look. While a finishing product like L’Oreal Tec ni Art anti frizz spray will eliminate static cling and hold your style in place.
Add Some Zest
Adding an exfoliator to your facial skincare regime in the winter months will help to remove dead skin cells and prevent clogged pores. Exfoliating oily skin two to four times a week, and less often for dry/sensitive types, will keep your skin glowing. Because lemon juice contains citric acid, an alpha-hydroxy acid that dissolves the glue that keeps dead cells stuck to your skin, adding a little to your facial scrub will boost its brightening and exfoliating properties.
It can be tough to resist reaching for the heat styling tools, but heat styling and dried-out hair aren’t exactly the best of friends. We recommend using low-heat settings and a heat protectant like Kerastase Thermique styling products to achieve silky styles without damaging your hair. Removing all those damaged ends by getting them trimmed regularly will also reinvigorate your tresses. As for colour, adding highlights in the fringe or opting for a rich, darker colour will energise your hair and improve its condition.
We tend to feel less thirsty in the winter months, but it’s absolutely crucial that we keep ourselves hydrated, inside and out. In addition to drinking plenty of water, herbal teas and clear soups are more creative ways to get your daily H2O and flush out toxins.
Seasonal elements are damaging to your hair as it makes it become prone to chipping, tangling and breakage. To combat dehydration and leave hair feeling soft and sleek, it is essential to nourish hair and smooth cuticles. Investing in strengthening products like Kerastase Vita Cement and applying serum like Kerastase Elixir Ultime to the hair ends will help protect your hair from the elements and prevent split and faded ends.
Feed Your Skin
Oily fish like salmon and tuna, vegies like spinach and avocadoes and vitamin C-rich foods like tomatoes and citrus fruits, will help you glow from the inside out. Sugar doesn’t do any favours for sallow winter skin, so get snacking on seeds and nuts for a zinc boost, essential for preventing rashes and unwanted skin irritations.