Our skin and hair really take a beating in the winter. We go from harsh, cold outside air to warm, dry inside air, and the result is brittle hair and dry skin. Here are a few essentials to add to your winter self-care regimen to give your skin and hair the extra love it needs until spring.
1. Aveda Beautifying Composition Oil / $30, aveda.com
"Beautifying" is an essential oil blend including lavender, safflower, and bergamot. I use this before bed because of its relaxing scent, and so my skin can really soak up all the moisture. Use on elbows, heels, knees, cuticles, or any place needing some serious moisturizing.
2. Kiehl's Lavender Foaming-Relaxing Bath with Sea Salts and Aloe / $30, kiehls.com
For me, there is only one sure way to warm up in the chilly winter months - baths! Treat your skin to some much-needed love with the moisturizing and conditioning sea salts, lavender, and aloe in this bubble bath. Plus, taking time out for a bath is super relaxing for your heart and mind.
3. Johnson's Baby Oil Gel / $4, walgreens.com
I love this product in the winter! It does more for my skin than a normal lotion can. After your shower or bath, before toweling off, rub in the baby oil gel all over your skin. Then dry off with your towel. It provides deeper moisture for way longer than regular lotion.
4. Aquaphor Healing Skin Ointment / $6, walgreens.com
If you know me personally, you know I always have an aquaphor on hand! I use it consistently to keep dry, flaky skin at bay, especially on my lips. I use this in lieu of a chapstick. I also use it on my cuticles during the day, and my nostrils and eyelashes at night. Yes - nostrils (they get dry in the winter!) and eyelashes (it's super conditioning and fortifying for delicate lashes!)
5. OGX Penetrating Oil Healing + Vitamin E / $8, walgreens.com
My hair tends to get really dry in the winter months, especially the ends. I use this OGX oil on towel-dried hair after a shower, only on the bottom half of the strands (below the ears). From there, I will either air dry or blow-dry. It gives my hair a silkier, healthier quality and provides a barrier between my strands and heated tools.
What do you do to keep your skin and hair healthy and moisturized during the winter?
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