10 Ways To Winterproof Your Beauty Routine
10 Ways To Winterproof Your Beauty Routine

10 Ways To Winterproof Your Beauty Routine

Winter is coming, which means stocking up on remedies that soothe dry skin, save straw-like strands and add a little sparkle just in time for Christmas parties. Here are ten beauty heroes we wouldn’t be without right now…
By Georgia Day

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The Hair Saviour

Hair-Oil: Everyday Gloss, £13 | Bread Beauty Supply

Colder air outside means a lack of moisture in the hair, resulting in dry strands; drizzly rain, meanwhile, is a big culprit of frizz. To combat all manner of seasonal challenges, get yourself a multipurpose oil like this one from Bread, which is suitable for all types of hair but is especially great on 3a and 4c hair. Whether your hair is poker straight or coarse and curly, it leaves strands soft and glossy and infused with its nourishing (but not greasy) blend of kakadu plum and safflower oil. Its versatility means you can use it on damp hair, dry hair or as an intensive pre-wash treatment.

Available at SpaceNK.com

The Frizz Hero

Frizz Shield Spray, £25.85 | Moroccanoil

Although summer humidity is arguably the worst enemy of smooth, sleek strands, winter with its drying wind, cold temperatures and stuffy central heating isn’t much better. To avoid flyways, static and frizz ruining your look (party or otherwise) make this a mainstay in your styling routine. As well as antioxidant argan oil to provide ultimate smoothness and shine, the heat-activated formula contains the brand’s HydroResist technology, which envelops hair in a conditioning veil that repels humidity and any other damaging aggressors.

Available at LOOKFANSTASTIC.com

The Comforting Skin Blend

Super Hydrating Overnight Mask, £68 | Wildsmith

Anything that promises to quietly work its magic while you sleep is a winner during the busy festive season. Making light work of dull and dehydrated skin or complexions prone to redness, this buttery cream formula contains turmeric and ginger extracts to combat inflammation and cancel out redness and probiotics to gently restore a vulnerable skin barrier. Pentavitin ensures skin is properly hydrated, and looks refreshed and well rested come morning.

Available at WildsmithSkin.com

The Skin Brightener

Positive Light Liquid Luminizer, £24 | Rare Beauty

Whether you’re usually a fan of liquid highlighters or not, everyone can benefit from their glow-giving powers come wintertime when the grey light zaps skin of its vitality. What makes this one so good is its fluid, serum-like consistency that feels more like a skincare product than a make-up one. Full of botanicals that help it seep into skin with little blending required, all that’s needed to breathe life back into skin is a dab or two on top of the cheek and brow bones. Compatible with other liquids, creams and powders, it won’t disturb any existing make-up and won’t settle into fine lines either.

Available at SpaceNK.com

The Body Priming Pair

Hammam At Home Duo, £60 | Whind

We may be in the depths of a UK winter but that’s no reason not to pretend you’re under the Marrakech sun with these beautiful bodycare buys. Inspired by the glow-giving benefits of a hammam, the products are infused with vitamins, antioxidants, fruit extracts and oils to cosset wintry skin that’s feeling a little rough round the edges. For best results – and the softest skin – use the Exfoliating Jelly Body Balm in the shower first, allowing the steam to mingle with the scent of the oils, then apply the Illuminating Moisturizing Body Cream while skin is still damp to lock in moisture and leave a glistening finish.

Available at Whind.com

The Skin Soother

Cleansing Balm, £38 | Made Of More

Cold air can exacerbate any skin that leans towards dry and sensitive during the winter, making it feel even more uncomfortable. Although created to treat perimenopausal and menopausal skin, this neat edit of products works just as well on younger skin whose delicate barrier has become sensitised and vulnerable – the Rescue Balm is particularly soothing and stabilising thanks to its blend of ceramides, hemp seed oil and plant extracts. Use as and when needed, whether it’s sporadically or as a leave-on SOS treatment.

Available at MadeOfMore.co.uk

The Lip Salve

Sugar Lip Polish Exfoliator, £11.90 (was £17) | Fresh

Dry, chapped lips are an unfortunate side effect of dwindling temperatures, but arm yourself with the right kit and they are preventable. To avoid flaky skin ruining your lip looks this party season, make time for a lip scrub in your regular skincare routine. This iconic buy transforms dry lips with brown sugar, shea butter and jojoba oil to leave them soft, supple and nicely plump. Bonus points if you manage not to lick it off while it’s on.

Available at Fresh.com

The Nail Strengthener

Huile Verte, £14 | Manucurist

A blend of six plant oils (including sweet almond, walnut seed and coconut) makes this silky oil brilliant for keeping cracked cuticles and rough skin at bay when whipping winds threaten to ruin your fresh mani. Vegan and cruelty-free, the brand prides itself on its non-toxic formulas, and it’s designed to be used liberally to both soften skin and strengthen nails. To make application a habit, keep a bottle beside your bed and massage a drop into each nail before lights out.

Available at CultBeauty.co.uk

The Recovery Serum

Screen Star, £105 | VicoSkin

Constantly switching between icy air and central heating can be a nightmare for complexions that are prone to flushing and irritation. Formulated by an A-list facialist who regularly treats Margot Robbie, the blend is a combination of macro algae, vitamins, proteins and polyphenols to promote healing and skin rejuvenation. As well as boosting skin’s micro circulation, it is also clinically proven to stimulate type-one collagen function by +126%.

Available at VicoSkin.com

The Radiant Blush

Bionic Blush, £22 | Milk Makeup

If your skin tends to take on a greyish pallor during the winter, a complexion boosting blusher is an essential. This one from Milk ticks all the boxes. While its texture is meltingly creamy (meaning it sinks into skin rather than just sitting on top of it) because it contains a host of plant extracts like snow and reishi mushroom, it improves skin’s suppleness and elasticity while you wear it. Tap a little onto fingertips and pat onto the apples of your cheeks, tip of your nose and even over eyelids.

Available at SpaceNK.com

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