Winter is certainly starting to set in, and Christmas seems to be coming around quicker than we can say ‘mascara’. Most things about this time of year are festive and exciting, but the cold weather can take its toll on our glorious summer glow from a few months back, and that tends to be pretty miserable. No one loves chapped lips and a rudolph red nose, right? Thankfully, there’s a few simple beauty hacks that will help you survive winter, and they won’t cost an arm and a leg either - win win.
Soothe chapped lips with tea bags
The bitter winter winds cause chaos on sensitive lips, but we have a simple hack that will soothe your sore lips and it won’t cost you a penny. After you brew your favorite cuppa, gently dab the cooled-down bags on any chapped areas for instant relief. It is known that tannins in the tea help to heal and hydrate your lips. Thank us later!
Add oatmeal to your bath
Oatmeal isn't just for breakfast, you know. It’s also great for solving even the harshest of skin issues. To soothe dry, irritated skin simply add 1 cup of oatmeal into your bath and enjoy a long relaxing soak. Oats contain certain fats that lubricate and moisturize dead skin, as well as boasting complex sugars that help to heal dryness and itchiness.
Make coconut oil your best friend
Not already a coconut oil advocate? Well you will be now. If there’s one natural oil we cannot survive winter without, it’s coconut oil. Use a large spoonful as a hair mask to help split ends (simply massage into your hair, wrap in a towel and leave on for 30 minutes to 2 hours before washing out). We also love using it as a skin moisturiser on dry skin thanks to its healing properties (apply it literally everywhere), and find it a great way to soothe sore cuticles.
Save money with a home-made lip scrub for a perfect pout
There really is no need to spend fortunes on lip scrubs during the winter months (or ever). Instead, create a mixture of brown sugar and olive oil/honey to scrub away any dead skin cells before you apply that perfect shade of red. Your pretty pout will last all winter long!
Go for cream blush instead of powder
Winter can cause dry flaky cheeks, and this isn’t helpful when it comes to creating a flawless makeup look. We recommend switching up your powder blushes and bronzers with cream alternatives. Products enriched with natural ingredients such as kale and aronia berry can also help repair your skin, and do not accentuate any dry patches like a powder formula.