With spring just around the corner, some of us are in denial that we’re still in the winter season. The erratic weather has us going from blustery snowfalls to out-of-the-ordinary heat waves in all parts of the nation, which is causing monumental problems for our skin. But don’t fear! We tested out some products that saved our skin from head to toe, and they’re so effective that you might just want to use them year-round.
Going in and out of the cold and heat can wreak havoc on your skin, especially your scalp. Use DOVE’s DermaCare Scalp Series to give your flaky scalp relief and hydration during this cold season. Here are our recommendations and tips:
· DOVE Pure Daily Care Anti-Dandruff 2 in 1 Shampoo & Conditioner - use daily to regularly control dandruff.
· DOVE Dryness & Itch Relief Anti-Dandruff Shampoo – use with a tablespoon of sugar to create a home sugar scrub; gently scrub into scalp using fingertips.
· DOVE Invigorating Mint Anti-Dandruff Shampoo – wet hair, but don’t saturate it. Apply shampoo and let it sit for five minutes. Saturate hair to get a good lather, then rinse out.
Carmex Daily Care Moisturizing Lip Balm ($1.59 – A different flavor for each season: Orange Dream, Tropical Colada, Winter Mint and Honeydew Melon)
For every season, your lips will be safely guarded from the weather and other drying elements. We opted for Winter Mint this month, but next month calls for some Tropical Colada – a girl can dream of a sunny tropical beach, #amirite?
Super Aqua Cell Renew Snail Sleeping Mask ($23) contains 15% snail slime extract to relieve skin stress (yes, snail slime!). This mask also contains Baobab Tree Extract (to improve skin elasticity), deep-sea water (for hydration) and botanical callus extract (for vitality). Apply as the last product before you go to bed, and wake up with hydrated skin!
Zoella Beauty’s Pretty Polish ($12) and Zoella Beauty’s Wondrous Whip ($12), is now available in the States. This dynamic hydrating duo was created by UK Social Influencer Zoella, who is quickly becoming a household name. Slough away dead skin cells dried out by the winter air with this deliciously smelling body scrub, then hydrate and moisturize your skin with extracts of Vitamin E, aloe and shea butter that make up the Wondrous Whip.
We love overnight masks, and now you can get relief for your hands while you get your much-needed beauty sleep. With Aveda Hand Relief Night Renewal Serum ($35), wake up to find your hands hydrated and moisturized. And for an added bonus, the hydrating plant blend will reduce fine lines, and molasses and licorice extracts will minimize dark spots!