Winter can wreak havoc with your skincare regime – battle the effects of the cold and maintain a healthy, glossy appearance with our five thrifty winter beauty tips…
Property queen, TV presenter and our resident celebrity guest editor, Sarah Beeny, 41, recently revealed her love for Dr Hauschka’s Rose Day Cream – a scented cream with rose oil and wild rose hip extract designed to ‘envelop the skin with a protective nurturing film’.
And who can blame her? Temperatures have dropped dramatically over the past few days; the air is feeling that little bit frostier and those biting winds are becoming increasingly harsh, so it only makes sense that people want to give their bodies a little TLC.
In addition to investing in a few luxury products to soothe, moisturise and protect your skin, hair and nails, there are also some great techniques that will help you look and feel your best during the harsh winter months. They won’t cost you the earth, either…
1. Soak in the bath… and add a dash of baby oil to the water. Relaxing in a warm tub will help you forget the bitterly cold weather outside, and you’ll be surprised at how much softer your skin feels once you’ve dried off!
2. Get some beauty sleep… by adding a couple drops of your favourite face oil to your night cream. That way you’ll wake up looking even more well-rested than usual.
3. Protect your skin from the sun… by using a foundation with an SPF of 15 or higher. UV rays can be just as damaging this time of year as they are in the summer.
4. Hydrate your nails… If you don’t have a cuticle balm to hand, you can use Vaseline, lip balm, hand cream, your regular moisturiser or even a little olive oil.
5. Keep your mane glossy… with avocado. Hair can get particularly brittle at this time of year, but avocado is a great natural moisturiser as it’s packed with vitamins, nutrients, and natural oils. Mash up half an avocado and apply to damp hair. Leave in for 10-15 minutes, rinse out, then wash as normal to give your hair some much-needed moisture.
— Sarah Beeny (@sarahbeeny) November 20, 2013
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