A Product To Solve Every Winter Hair And Beauty Struggle
Frizzy hat hair and your red nose ain't no thang.
Winter might look cute and cosy when it’s wrapped in a fair isle sweater and pasted on the front of a Christmas card, but the reality can be a little more challenging.
From static hat hair to skin so dry you start to feel a little more like a reptile than a human being, winter beauty routines are a struggle.
Or at least they were until we came along to solve them all for you below. You can thank us later - for now get reading:
There’s nothing less sexy than going in for a snog with someone with chapped lips but in winter it’s hard to keep those bad boys moisturised.
The only option is to be religious with your lip care. Keep a good quality lip balm that contains SPF in your coat pocket and use a lip scrub like this one from Lush once or twice a week to remove dead skin. Do be super careful about doing this when you have chapped lips though as if the skin is broken it will hurt like hell and may make things worse, so be gentle and obviously stop if it hurts.
(Sugar Plum Fairy Lip Scrup - Lush)
Static hat hair
Constantly layering up and pulling on and off a beanie can be a nightmare for us fine-haired folk. If a cloud of static hair is ruining your life an easy fix is to shampoo less as this will give your locks a bit of natural oil to help contain the frizz.
If that’s not an option go for a super moisturising shampoo and switch your hairbrush to a wooden one with natural bristles as plastic ones have a tendency to make hair more static.
(Kent Large Radial Hair Brush - FeelUnique)
Don’t get us wrong, Rudolph is a babe, but not all of us can pull of the red nose that shines like a beacon from November-March vibe.
If that sounds familiar then colour correcting concealers are your new BFF. To tone down redness in the nose and complexion, choose a green tinged concealer or foundation and gently blend over the area.
(Colour correcting palette - NYX)
Oh this is a romantic way of putting dandruff, isn’t it? Sounds grim but actually it’s just as natural as dry skin on your face in the winter.
To solve you need to give your scalp some much-needed moisturisation. Try a specialist shampoo like this from Sachajuan and a weekly hydration mask like this one from Davines.
Getting caught in the rain + cold wind = frizz. Sorry but that’s just the way it is.
The best way to save yourself is to ALWAYS carry an umbrella to protect yourself from the drizzle. Alternatively a dry oil spray like this one from Bumble + Bumble can be a lifesaver. Just spritz over frizz and lightly brush using a wooden brush. Go for a weightless spray formula as it won't kill your style the way a liquid or heavier product will.
(Invisible Dry Oil Finishing Spray - Bumble and Bumble at Escentual)
Wearing mascara when it rains
You know the drill: you get caught in the rain and by the time you’ve dashed inside it’s halfway down your face.
To solve this one, invest in a waterproof long-wear mascara like Too Faced Better Than Sex Waterproof. It won’t budge an inch, even if you get caught in an avalanche on your way to work.
(Better Than Sex Waterproof Mascara - Too Faced)
Drippy winter eyes
Similarly the wind and constant cold has a habit of making your eyes run and no one wants their meticulously applied eye makeup to make them look like they are constantly bawling.
Like your mascara, switch up your products to long wear formulas (we love Urban Decay and MAC for eyeshadow that won’t budge) and invest in a waterproof eyeliner. Lay off lining the waterline of your lower lashes to minimise potential for makeup running too.
(Tattoo Liner - Kat Von D Beauty)
Having a blunt fringe when it’s windy out
This is honest to god the work of the devil. If you don’t want to have to spend the entire walk to wherever you’re going desperately finger-combing it back to normal then some hair powder is your new BFF.
Take a little in your palm as sparingly work through your fringe from the underneath at the roots. Muss up to give texture that’s weightier and therefore will hold its place better when it’s breezy. Alternatively a sea spray will help thicken and hold.
Patchy dry skin and flaky foundation
Going from it being cold and windy outside into warm heated building is a nightmare for causing dry and patchy skin. If yours is feeling itchy and tight then you’re not moisturising enough.
Make sure you do it twice a day and switching to a moisturising BB cream instead of a thick and claggy foundation will help moisturised and protect those pores during the winter months.
(All-In-One BB Cream Skintone Perfector - YSL Beauty)