We’ve all been there. The moment the thermometer goes below 30, all the beauty problems seem to re-immerse all at one. Static hair, chapped lips, dry hands… When winter comes to New York, I’m experiencing it all! Based on your feedback, I’m not the only one whose beauty routine seems to fall apart when the temperature goes low. In today’s post, I’m sharing some of my beauty tips and tricks that make it easier to survive the cold season.
Problem 1: Static Hair
That’s my number one problem, regardless of how short or long my hair is. The moment I put on my winter coat, my hair starts to look like a blooming dandelion. I use a few techniques that help me to tame the winter hair.
First, I switch from using a hair conditioner to using hair masks instead of a conditioner. That way, your hair is more hydrated and nourished and then less prone to acting weird.
Then, I use anti-static hair products that help me to deal with the static electricity in my hair. Please keep in mind that you need regular anti-frizz products just don’t do it. You need anti-static products created to be used in wintertime.
Anti static hair products to try
These are new on the market, but I already love them. The individual packaging is convenient to have them in your purse at all times.
This cult-favorite anti-frizz spray is great for any season, even though the packaging specifies only humid climate conditions.
Since you are already finishing your hairstyle with a hairspray, why not use one that also offers anti-frizz properties?
Hair masks to try
The mask I’ve been using for the longest time ever. It literally transforms my hair!
It’s vegan and smells heavenly! My new favorite!
Problem 2: Chapped Lips
Regardless of how many lip balms I have in each of my jackets, when winter comes you need to introduce some heavy-duty lip products in your routine. I’m talking about lip masks, lip scrubs, and overnight treatments that will ensure that your lipstick goes on smoothly.
And if you trust my opinion, please (PLEASE!) don’t exfoliate your lips with a toothbrush. From all the times I tried this DIY hack, my lips ended up in the worth condition than I started with.
So, my advice would be to avoid this technique at all and instead invest in a gentle lip scrub.
Lip scrubs and treatments to consider
It’s so gentle and so yummy — like a real dessert!
This product works better than even petrolatum!
The only lip mask that actually works!
Problem 3: Dry Hands
As a general rule, when winter comes I’m trying to remember to use a hand lotion every time I wash my hands. Similar to having a lip balm in every jacket, I have a miniature hand lotion in every bag so I have no excuses to forget about hydrating my hands.
I also love a good hand mask that I wear for half an hour while watching TV – if you chose this route, make sure to stay consistent and treat your hands to a mask at least once a week.
Hand lotions to admire
One of the most nourishing hand masks out there!
It’s one of the most reach and fabulous smelling hand lotions I ever tried.
This is the only product that could save severely dry hands.
Problem 4: Dry Skin
As I mentioned multiple times on my blog, I do not enjoy applying body lotions as much as I love other skincare rituals, but in the wintertime, there is no way around it. I’m trying to trick myself into moisturizing my picking the best smelling body lotions, but simply hydrating is not enough.
Similar to my skincare approach, I make sure to exfoliate my skin regularly, which means a mandatory Sunday exfoliation with a tentative Wednesday scrub.
Body lotions that smell heavenly
Not cheap, but so worth it! It smells like heaven!
If you love fruity products, this one is a must-tru.
This thick cream features the most luxurious texture.
Problem 5: Runny Mascara
As a contact lens wearer, I can’t survive the winter if I’m not wearing sunglasses while outdoors. But oftentimes physical protection from the wind is not enough. You need to make sure that you are wearing the right makeup that will not run even if your eyes got irritated. For me, it means switching to the waterproof version of my favorite mascaras and using an eyeshadow primer to ensure that my eye makeup stays put.
Look no more, if you need a great waterproof mascara
Oldie but goodie: my favorite waterproof mascara.
This fragranced mascara is so luxurious and chic.
Same best-selling formula, but in a waterproof version.
There you have it: my favorite winter skin solutions that I personally use right now. I wonder if you learned something new from the post? If so, please feel free to discuss it in the comments area below.