It's not just makeup that changes with the season, skincare very much needs to adapt to the elements, too. And if you haven't made the switch to richer, more nourishing creams that will help replace some of that moisture that Winter winds (and cosy heaters) suck out of our skin, it's not too late. And it needn't be a big expense, either. We've shopped around to bring you five Winter essentials that will overhaul your kit for the chilly season all totalling to just $47.07.
As Winter winds begin to wreak havoc on our skin, it's time to find out which new body lotion/oil/butter will earn your vote in the Best Moisturiser category. Pick from: Palmer's Cocoa Butter Formula Daily Calming Lotion, which offers relief to those with severely dry and irritated skin, Lanolips Triple Buttermilk Body Balm, a nourishing balm that features ultra pure medical grade lanolin, milk extracts and vitamin E, Garnier Body Intensive 7 Days Rich Nourishing Cream with Mango Oil, a rich number that uses mango oil to soothe dry, rough skin, Dove Essential Nourishment Body Milk, which features Dove's signature Deep Care Complex to offer long-lasting smooth skin results, Aveda Stress-Fix Body Lotion, a certified organic lotion that features French-sourced lavender to instantly de-stress, St. Ives Naturally Indulgent Body Lotion - Coconut Milk & Orchid Extract, a luxurious lotion infused with coconut milk and orchid extract to soften skin naturally and Kora Organics by Miranda Kerr Luxurious Rosehip Body Oil, a beautiful blend of antioxidant-rich noni extract, organic rosehip and jojoba oils. Vote for your favourite now!
With Summer in full swing, the heat is rising and no matter what you do, you are gonna get sweaty. We just have to suck it up. But the good news is, there are a few things that you can do to help lower your body temperature and keep your cool in 40-degree heat:
Keep a few chilled wet wipes, like Swisspers Thick Wet Wipes ($4.99), around. I know they're for babies, but they're cheap and if you throw them in the fridge or stick them in the esky, you can give your arms and legs a quick swipe. They will cool you down stat, keeping you pleasantly scented and less in need of a shower.
Use a stronger antiperspirant, like Dove Clinical Protection Anti-Perspirant Deodorant ($12.35). We love that it works for 48 hours as well as featuring one quarter moisturising cream to keep your underarms smooth. The cucumber and green tea scent is very refreshing, too.
Put your hair in a big bun. Most of us sweat from our scalps so the best way to keep your head from sweating is to keep your hair off of it. I'd go for a big messy top knot, but do whatever you need to give your scalp some airflow and keep your hair off the back of your neck.
We've shopped the shelves and the salons to find you five of the best hair oils to help make your hair more manageable and shiny, but what's a great product suggestion without a little celeb hairspiration. So we've rounded up five red carpet hairstyles where celebrity hairstylist Mark Townsend has used the new Dove Nutritive Nourishing Oil Care Treatment ($9.99). As he's Lea Michele's long-time stylist, the Glee girl features heavily but it's interesting to see how many varied styles can be created using the oil.
When Moroccanoil launched it revolutionised the haircare world, in particular how we thought about hair oils. And now there's another product set to do the same: Dove Nutritive Nourishing Oil Care Treatment. What sets it apart from its predecessors is its price ($9.99) and its availability — instead of being stocked solely in salons, it's available from Coles, Priceline and Woolworths. Both those, and the three other hair oils in this story, help to nourish, repair and smooth the hair. Some also cut down on blow-dry time so they're a worthy investment. Shop our top five hair oils now.
Back in 2006, Dove — the brand that pioneered the use of real women in campaigns — commissioned a nationwide survey that revealed that only one percent of Australian women described themselves as beautiful. Keen to see how perspectives have changed since, the beauty giant commissioned a similar survey and the results today, thankfully, reveal a boost in confidence with 81 percent of girls describing themselves as beautiful, but only 51 percent of women, showing that we still have a problem with ageing gracefully. The survey also reveals some fun facts that are state specific. Read on and see if you agree with them . . .
- Women from NSW are most likely to describe themselves as beautiful and pretty
- Women from VIC are most likely to hate their breasts. And wrinkles
- Yet they spend the longest looking at themselves in the mirror each day. 13.9 minutes to be exact!
- QLD women are most likely to describe themselves as ugly
- They're also most likely to want to have Pippa Middleton butt-lifting surgery
- Women from SA hate their stomachs less than any other state
- But they're the most likely to want to get a boob job
- Women from WA spend longer on their daily beauty routine than any other state: 15.6 minutes.
Every Wednesday we take a snoop inside a celebrity's makeup bag — from Alexa Chung to Lara Bingle, they reveal what five beauty buys they can't live without. But as we're mad about the man this week — have you checked out our office makeovers and Father's Day gift guides yet? — we spoke to Wallabies star Berrick Barnes about his five grooming essentials.
Besides the fact that it smells absolutely divine, pomegranate packs much more punch than you might think. Full of antioxidants, it also contains punicic acid to assist in cell regeneration, delaying the ageing process and keeping your skin in tip-top shape — winner! Check out our top ten pomegranate picks, including a nourishing body cream, a sweet-smelling body wash and a luxe Jo Malone fragrance.
We're stepping things up in our budget bonanza to a cool $25. Still pretty reasonable, we think, especially for some of these skincare saviours. From tools you'll need for your very own at-home facial to do-it-all face creams, there's something for every budget, every level of effort you're willing to make, and every skin type. Check it out and tell us your fave buys now!
We've decided that seasons should no longer be measured by months because we refuse to see how temperatures can drop below zero in the mornings in when we're not even in the coldest season yet. Still, we're not going to let an early/pre-season chill in the air dampen our spirits — or throw our beauty rituals off the mark, not when there's some new beauty loot out this month that's perfect for sub-zero temperatures. Whether it's an infusion of colour to remind you of the warmer months or something to stop scaly skin in its tracks, it's all here, so what are you waiting for . . .