Posts Tagged Winter Beauty

6 Skincare Products I Crushed on This February

When it comes to my beauty routine, I’m constantly switching things up. I mean this literally. In my lifetime, I’ve probably hit pan on 15 products total. That being said, this Winter, my skin has fallen in love with a few products that have resulted in me squeezing, pumping, and scraping the last bit of product from bottles and jars for a well-rounded collection of empties. Here are the products I’ve had to say goodbye to and the ones I desperately need to restock.

35 Beauty Picks That Will Save You This Winter, According to Experts

It’s no secret that cold weather and beauty aren’t exactly best friends. Harsh winds from the outside combined with the heat we’re typically pumping on the inside can leave the hair and body high and dry . . . but it doesn’t have to.

Because no one should have to succumb to an entire season of alligator patches and split ends, we asked experts to share some of the products they use on themselves and their clients – including celebs who need to look amazing year-round – to get through the season.

From hydrating face oils to innovative hair care , read on for 35 (yes, 35!) picks that can help you beat the Winter beauty blues (and find more ingredients to look for here ).

The Advice You Need to Hear on Having Gorgeous Winter Skin

Chapped lips, raw and wind-ravaged hands, skin that’s begging for an extra hit of moisture – you know the drill. Winter always takes its toll on our skin . Some women, however, seem to stay in tip-top beauty shape all year long . Their secret is simple: they know who makes the good stuff, what skin care and body products stand up to cold-weather conditions , and when to make the switch to a more heavy-duty beauty arsenal that leaves them feeling protected, nourished, and pampered. Fortunately, these beauty bloggers are willing to share this wisdom by revealing what’s on their bathroom shelves when Winter hits. Ready to make a store run?

Blizzard Beauty: 9 Products to Transform a Snow Day Into a Spa Day

Despite the ludicrous wind chill and icy streets, we’re sitting pretty. How, you ask? Well, we’re staying home! We’re bypassing the serious stress of Winter (challenging travel conditions, hours of shoveling, and interminably cold feet) via an at-home spa day. Even if you’re not snowed in, stay in with us! Treat yourself – you and your dry, tired skin have earned it.

These Are the Products Beauty Editors Are Buying For February

February is all about feeling like your best self. As you work on last month’s beauty resolutions and get ready for Valentine’s Day , rely on the latest beauty launches to be at your service. This month, we are obsessed with nourishing hair oils, color-correcting concealers, and cheeky fragrances. Keep reading to see the purchases you need to make now!

8 Skin Care Tips to Know Before You Hit the Slopes

While many may opt for a tropical getaway during Winter months, snow bunnies are busy booking ski trips with their buddies. There’s lots to look forward to – brisk mountain air, shredding through the slaloms, and sipping on cocoa with a cutie in the chalet. But before you get excited about packing your favorite cold-weather accessories , focus on adjusting your beauty routine.

Winter – and specifically, skiing conditions – submit your skin to a crop of concerns you’ve likely never thought of, like awkward sunburns, frostbite, and extreme dehydration. We consulted Dr. Darrell S. Rigel from Schweiger Dermatology Group , who offered complexion solutions so you can hit the slopes with glowing (not ruddy!) skin.

  • Bring a stronger sunscreen. Did you know that the closer you get to the mountain’s summit, the more UV you’re exposed to? “You get six to eight percent extra UV intensity per every thousand feet, so it’s important to use an SPF of at least 50,” said Dr. Rigel.
  • Pack your products carefully. This is the reason we never stash our favorite beauty items in our checked luggage : high altitude can cause packaging to pop open. Make sure all lids and caps are screwed on extra tight to avoid making a mess in your kit.
  • Ask your hotel for a humidifier. The central heating in your room has a drying effect on your skin. Using a humidifier will add moisture back into the air (and your complexion).
  • Apply Vaseline to exposed skin to protect against frostbite. Before taking advantage of the fresh powder, slick on some petroleum jelly . According to Dr. Rigel, Vaseline acts as an insulator, meaning it will keep your body heat trapped behind the balm instead of seeping out through your skin, leaving it at risk.
  • Protect your neck (and chin). After smoothing on your sunscreen, add an extra layer to this area of your body. The sunlight bouncing off the snowy slopes increases your UV exposure by 40 percent! Wrap yourself up in a scarf for extra sun protection.
  • Avoid hot showers. While you may be chilly after a long day outdoors, go for a quick, warm shower instead of a luxuriously steamy one. Scalding water strips your skin of its natural oils, leaving you parched.
  • Cut back on alcohol. A hot toddy at the chalet sounds great, but limit yourself to just one. Alcohol is extremely dehydrating, especially at high altitudes.
  • Don’t forget to drink water! No matter how many times you’ve heard this, it’s worth repeating: consuming plenty of H2O will hydrate your complexion from the inside out.

How to Know What Face Mask Is Right For You

Once you’ve mastered your skin care routine , the best way to keep your complexion glowing is to add in a mask treatment. Skin expert Kate Somerville recommends using a mask once or twice a week depending on your skin’s needs. To find out what you should be using for your skin type, read on.

Sensitive: For sensitive skin types that experience redness, Somerville advises looking “for something with minerals to calm any inflammation.” Try Avène’s Soothing Moisture Mask ($26), a creamy option that features natural minerals from the thermal waters in the Cévennes mountains.

Acne-Prone: “If you’ve done a lot of extractions, a clay mask is a great choice, because it will pull any remaining infection out of the pores and close them down,” Somerville explains. A clay mask is also a wonderful option for oily complexions, because it will also help to absorb any excess sebum. Try the Kate Somerville Clearing Mask ($45), which is formulated with kaolin clay to combat oily skin.

Dry: Add moisture back to a parched complexion with a hydrating treatment, like Caudalie’s Moisturizing Cream Mask ($39). You can also use an exfoliating mask that will dissolve away dry, dead skin cells, such as Ren’s Glycol Lactic Radiance Renewal Mask ($55), which contains glycolic acid to smooth roughness.

Combination: If your skin is truly combination – think: an oily T-zone matched with a dry complexion – then try one oil-absorbing mask where you need it and a moisture-rich option on the dry areas of your face.

10 Ways to Update Your Winter Beauty Look on a Tight Budget

The drastic drop in temperature come January requires a beauty arsenal reboot (can you say polar vortex?). We’re trading our silky lotions for creamy body butters, astringent toners for hydrating facial essences , lip glosses for matte lipsticks, and so on. But that doesn’t mean we’re blowing a whole paycheck on updating our makeup bag, though. We’ve found 10 Winter essentials that don’t cost more than $10 – and trust us, they look chic, not cheap. Click through to discover your new beauty obsessions.

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2015 Needs to End So We Can Finally Snag These New Beauty Products

We’re looking forward to 2016 for a few reasons, such as popping Champagne and the opportunity to take on resolutions . But we’re especially excited for a whole new year of fresh beauty products! As editors, we get a sneak peek at what’s coming before anybody else, and we’re sharing the love with you. From a conditioner that won’t flatten fine hair to a life-changing lip balm, these are all the innovative items you need to start saving for – stat!

This Red Velvet Fragrance Collection Will Make You Smell Like a Cupcake

I am a sucker for any gourmand perfume, which are scents with predominantly food-inspired notes . Though I’m still holding out for my dream fragrance (can someone make me “eau de glazed doughnut” already?!), I’ll stop to smell anything that claims to have the aroma of baked goods . Few products, however, live up to my expectations. Many patisserie-inspired scents end up smelling artificial or sickeningly sweet or last for mere minutes on the skin. But this holiday season, Bath & Body Works gave me and my fellow gourmand-lovers a gift.

I don’t know how the brand did it, but its Red Velvet Cheer collection smells exactly like a freshly baked cupcake. There are strong whiffs of vanilla-infused buttercream frosting, zesty citrus notes, and a cakey, chocolatey base that smells authentic, not plastic-y (like many cocoa scents unfortunately are). My favorite iterations of the fragrance are the shower gel and candle (which has since sold out), but you can get your cupcake deliciousness in the form of lotion, a body splash, and an antibacterial hand gel, too.

The only bad part about the collection is that it’s limited edition. The Christmas-themed packaging makes the products great for gifting , but I want them all year! While I love Bath & Body Works’ iconic Vanilla Bean Noel scent, Red Velvet Cheer is even more delectable – and truly hoard-worthy. Read on to shop the lineup.

7 Beautiful Ways to Celebrate Yourself This Season

The temperatures have dropped, which means saturating your skin with luxurious lotions is a must. Cozy Sunday afternoons are spent wrapped in soft blankets, surrounded by scents you love , and there’s the glimmer of giddiness at the thought of getting together with friends and loved ones during the holiday season. Along with showing others how much you care, make sure to take time to give yourself a little beauty love, too.