I’m a very cold-natured person. Even in the summer, the freezing A/C means my space heater is on at my desk throughout much of the day. This video is basically epitomizes my summer office experience.
When the weather actually starts cooling down in Houston, though we only get snow here once in a blue moon, it does get pretty chilly and I start to see difference in my skin, hair and nails.
Part of this is due to the cool/dryer temperatures and part is due to the use of heaters at home, in the car and at the office. They can really dry your skin out and cause it to become chapped. Because of this, I switch up my beauty routine in the winter to help ensure my skin, hair and nails stay in better shape. Below I’m sharing some products in my rotation that I love using when it’s cooler out.M A S K I N G
When temperatures are cooler, I like to use face masks to help infuse more moisture into my skin (try this one!) and to also help get rid of dead skin cells. Lately I’ve been using Colleen Rothschild’s dual enzyme polish and love it! It’s a treatment that sloughs away dead skin cells and makes skin look softer, smoother and brighter. I follow it up with a mask if I haven’t masked yet that week or moisturizer if I masked recently.
L I P C O N D I T I O N I N G
My lips are really dry and peel. They’re even worse in the winter. I have found a few products that work really well for me to keep my lips conditioned. I always keep rosebud salve on my nightstand so I remember to apply before bed. During the day, I keep this lip balm and this one at my desk/in my purse. Another product I use once a week is a lip mask by nugg beauty which you can purchase at Target.
H A I R
I’ve mentioned this before, but my second pregnancy totally changed my hair. Even though I’m a year postpartum, I have a ton of breakage, some grays, hair loss and experienced texture changes. I have a lot of rough and wiry hairs on my head and baby hairs all over the place.
I’ve been coloring my roots more often to help cover the grays, and in order to keep my color looking fresh and to help with the dullness factor of my postpartum hair, I’ve been trying out Garnier® Whole Blends™ Color Care with Argan Oil & Cranberry Extracts. As a bonus, it has a very holiday-esque cranberry scent and contains Argan oil and cranberry extracts to protect your color and promote shine.
Since I color my hair, it’s even more important to use products that help protect my color and the overall condition of my hair (especially when it’s cold and dry out and you’re using indoor heat constantly). I have used this blend and also the Honey Treasures blend for damaged hair and have been pleased with both products. You can see a full list of Whole Blends™ products here. All products in the Garnier® Whole Blends™ line are paraben-free.N A I L S & H A N D S
I paint my nails about once a week or so at home, but something I never used to do is moisturize my cuticles or hands. To be honest, I don’t love the feeling of lotion on my hands. It makes me want to wash them as soon as I put it on. However, in the winter, I find the skin on my hands and knuckles starts to crack and my cuticles are a mess. I tend to blast the heat in my car when it’s cold as hot as it will go, so all of that hot air blowing on me makes the skin on my hands quite awful. So even though I hate the feeling of it, I have to do it because the cracks eventually become uncomfortable which I learned the hard way. I like to use this cuticle cream and I’ve also been using this Aveda hand cream.
How do you change your beauty routine when it’s cold out? Let me know in the comments for a chance to win a $100 Visa gift card!
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