Winter Beauty Must Haves!
With another chill set to hit us next week, winter can really take its toll on your health and beauty routines. Here, we look at some of the best winter beauty buys, that will definitely brighten up your day, without denting your wallet!
Winter can make skin really dry and itchy. The change in temperatures indoors and out and central heating can really dry your skin out. It is important to keep hydrated with plenty of fluid, but you can also help your skin by adding this wonderfully soothing Dead Sea Salt from Westlab to your bath. Unrefined, these salts are cleaned in a natural, chemical free way, ensuring that they are high quality natural products. These wonder salts soften and soothe dry, flaky skin, whilst supporting the skin’s natural ability to heal. Not only are these amazing for every day use, they have also proved effective in helping to treat some cases of eczema and psoriasis. Prices start from just £5.99 for 500g. Click here to buy online.
Follow up a bath with some wonderful lavender and coconut hand and body lotion from Dr Bronner. This sweet smelling product helps to nourish and hydrate skin with its highly emollient properties. Made from organic jojoba to heal and soothe, organic coconut oil to hydrate and organic hemp and avocado oils to keep skin smooth and supple, it is fragranced with organic essential oils and feels blissfully decadent on the skin. All ingredients are certified Fair Trade, which underpins the Dr Bronner ethos – to be fair to suppliers whilst offering peace of mind to customers to know that the products they’re purchasing will have a real and positive impact on the people and communities who make them. You can buy online by clicking here.
Another of our favourites from the Dr Bronner ‘stable’ are the lip balms. My lips really did suffer following a long haul flight and the return to the chilly winter weather, but Dr Bronner’s Orange Ginger Lip Balm came quickly to my aid! Made from organic beeswax and oils, they have no synthetic ingredients so offer a protective barrier against the elements. You can also use it to help soothe areas of dry skin and cuticles too! It’s like a little bit of magic in a stick! If the Orange Ginger doesn’t appeal, the range also includes ‘Naked’, ‘Lemon and Lime’ and ‘Peppermint’. Prices start at an affordable £2.99. Click here to buy online.
We all take care of the hair on our heads, but it is easy to overlook eyelashes. If yours don’t seem as thick and strong as they used to, Mavala comes to the rescue with their amazing ‘Double Lash’ serum. This clinically proven formula targets weaker and shorter lashes and nourishes, lengthens and thickens them whilst promoting grown and protecting them. It’s so easy to use too; just brush on to clean lashes (from root to tip) at night and let it work its magic overnight! You should see the results in 30 days. Not only does Double Lash Serum make your lashes look fuller and healthier, it can also help to slow down the falling out phase of lashes too. Grab yours for £15.50 here.
If your skin is prone to suffering break outs in the winter, Sudocrem’s Skin Recovery Cream is perfect at this time of year. Using a combination of soothing and moisturising ingredients from beeswax to lanolin, this wonder cream helps skin to look fabulous and smooth every day. Best applied in the evening before bed, it helps to sooth and restore the skin whilst helping to treat breakout and spots. Grab this from Boots for just £5.99.
If you love products that are versatile, you must grab yourself a tube of HPA Lanolin! Whilst best known and trusted by breastfeeding mums across the world for helping to soothe and protect nipples, it is fantastic for helping to soothe cracked lips, moisturise dry skin and helping to calm sun damaged skin. In fact, its also really useful as a lipstick primer and brow balm too, so is perfect for your make up bag! Their dinky 10ml tube is priced at from just £5.99 so make sure you grab one!