Tuesday, 3 December 2013

Five ways to beat the beauty winter blues

For me, this time of year seems to ruin the things I like about myself during the rest of the year. My skin, my lips and my hair all fail me. My hands get dry and sore and crack. My nails become even more brittle. My hair get's dry and loses volume. My lips get sore and red and chapped. The redness can work to my advantage but usually they just look nasty. As well as this, my skin really dries out in the cold weather and needs a good moisture for the approaching day. Here's how I beat the beauty winter blue.

Disclaimer: This is not a sponsored post. All products were purchased myself and the opinions expressed are my own!

Hand Food - Soap&Glory
I've heard so much about this product. I'm sure you have as well. The fact that it keeps my hands really soft and moisturised throughout this harsh weather, makes me very happy but a bonus is the fact it smells amazing. I'm used to having bleeding and cracked knuckles. It's gets that bad. I got mine for £2.50 from Boots last week. I could have got a better deal and paid £5 for more than double but I wanted a small bag size hand cream to trial out. After being very impressed, I'll definitely be reinvesting into this when I run out.

Moroccan argan oil - Organix
I started using this haircare range when I first back to uni for my second year. I have both the shampoo and the conditioner but the reason I'm only posting on the conditioner is cause it really helps to keep my hair healthy, moisturised and strong. It doesn't require too much of the product to sort my hair out and the bottle has lasted me quite a few weeks. Only now, have I had to get my next supply for my next hair wash.

Carex Hand Gel
Is this a beauty product? I'm sure not sure but I decided to include it because the two things scare me this time of year (other than uni assignments of course) are
dry hands and getting ill. This allows me to protect myself and attempt to avoid colds and winter bugs but it also moisturises my hands. What is nicer the soft clean hands?
Nothing, I hear you say?
Well, exactly!

 Cherry Chapstick
I had a tough choice when I buying this. Did I go for strawberry or cherry? I ended up picking cherry simply because it's iconic and smells yum. Running with the chapped theme of this post, this lipbalm is a lifesaver. My lips don't do well this time of year and I usually use Vaseline but all it does is cover my lips but not moisturise. I decided to break away from this product after how disappointed it always makes me and invest into a chapstick. I debated Carmex because I hear such good things about it but the chapstick was *ahem* cheaper...

Seaweed Day Cream - The Body Shop
You have seen so many posts about this. I featured it on my blog over the summer and although it has an SPF which is great for the hot and sunny months, it is also really important to protect your skin during the rest of the year. Sun damage doesn't just happen when it's hot. Anyway, I love this product. It smells great. Sinks into my skin nicely and keeps it refreshed and life-like. I hate how my skin can go sallow and dry during the winter months and this is the first year I have routinely used a moisturiser. If you don't have one, invest!

These are my ways to beat the beauty winter blues. Hopefully they'll help you get through the coming months! 

Let me know your thoughts by commenting below and also...

Happy December!


Courtney Erin said...

Dry winter skin is just the absolute worst! I'm going to have to try some of these solutions out.

Courtney ~ Sartorial Sidelines

Sophie Mewitt said...

Great post! I always get really gross in the winter, I definitely need that something extra to make me feel/look better ;) I have that shampoo, but the pink version, and I love it! Hand sanitizer is a must if you don't want to be ill :P


Aalia A said...

For me my lips suffer the most from the cold weather. Im currently using l'occitane lip balm but may go back to the good old chap stick once i run out

**Ƹ̴Ӂ̴Ʒ Ditsy Sprinkles Ƹ̴Ӂ̴Ʒ** said...

Thanks for sharing, I will have to try some of these! x


**Ƹ̴Ӂ̴Ʒ Ditsy Sprinkles Ƹ̴Ӂ̴Ʒ** said...

Thanks for sharing, i will have to try some of these! x


Jasrina P. said...

I love Hand Food! But it's just a lil pricey here in Malaysia. Thanks for sharing! :)