The chilly temperatures are definitely serving as a reminder that Winter is here, which means it's time to ditch those lightweight lotions in favour of some rich, nourishing creams. Take a look at 10 additions to your Winter skincare routine that will help to battle the chilly elements and keep your skin as hydrated and soft as possible. One thing to hang onto though — your sunscreen. Yep, just because the temperature drops and it gets overcast, doesn't mean the UV rays stop, so remember to still slip, slap, slop every day.
I thought I'd escaped the ol' Winter skin look (y'know, dry, scaly patches) but I woke up today and it seems to have hit me. My hands are dry, my skin looks dull and it's making me want to cry. Or at least curl up at home on my couch and not come out until Summer swings by again. But as I've been told that I have to come to work (jeez, Louise) I thought we should try and combat dry, Winter skin together so we don't feel all gnarly and stressy.
Add moisture to the AIR: Cranking the heat up at home takes moisture out of the air. It can contain as little as 10 percent. Not good when your skin needs at least 30 percent moisture in the air to stay moisturised. So invest in a humidifier and run it in your bedroom at night while you sleep.
Now I know we've all got our Awards Season hats on right now, but in just a few short weeks the international collections are starting and no one's gearing up for them more than Rachel Zoe. Obviously.
Being the fashion-forward filly that she is, she knows that dry, flaky lips are never going to be this season's perfect accessory—or next's for that matter—which is why she spent yesterday singing the praises of Fresh Sugar Treatment (approx $25). While she's hailing it as a cold weather must-have, it sounds like the perfect lip treat all year 'round with its blend of reparative oils and waxes that are combined with real sugar to lock in moisture and keep your pout hydrated throughout the day and night.
"Smooch-ready status" is achieved with the plumping fatty acids in blackcurrant oil, while grapeseed (remember, we spoke about that just yesterday?) provides antioxidant goodness and vitamins A, C and E give a little added protection, as does SPF 15.