It may be fall, but with December a few days away and the weather as cold as it is, it feels more like winter. We've already had a snowfall and with all this cold weather and dry winds blowing in our face, we will most likely be left with dry skin for the next few months.
So how does my beauty routine change as the weather gets colder? Let me share with you the products I use to battle dry skin at this time of year and how they fit into my daily routine. Oh, and let's not forget about the hair! Hair get's dry just like our skin, so I'll also touch upon some hair products as well. This also marks a new category on my blog: Beauty!
All the products I will be presenting today are from brands that I adore! This post is not sponsored in any way, they are simply my favourite products! :)
For my hair routine, I've recently discovered the Coconut & Hydration shampoo from Dove. This shampoo is perfect for this cold weather. I use this shampoo because hydrates my hair and leaves it smelling amazing. I love the smell of coconut and have always chosen hair products that had that scent, so naturally I drifted towards this one! I've always been a fan of the Dove brand given their messages of loving one's body and empowering women to be themselves, so I am really happy to share this product with you guys today!
For added hydration, you can always use conditioner on your hair. One conditioner I like to use is the Coconut Milk conditioner from OGX. The texture is amazing and leaves your hair feeling soft, hydrated and smelling great.
Once I'm out of the shower, I use a towel to gently absorb the extra water from my wet hair and then I apply Moroccan Argan oil to my damp hair. I got my Argan oil directly from Morocco while I was travelling there. I use only a few drops and massage it into my ends. It leaves my hair fluffy and light, it's great! There are SO many products available that you can get with moroccan Argan oil. Here are a few brands that sell Argan oil: MorrocanOil, Josie Maran, OGX.
One of my new favourite ways to hydrate my skin is to use Nivea's in-shower body lotion. It is super easy to use, quick to work and leaves your skin so soft, even once you've dried off with a towel. All you have to do is apply it to your wet skin while in the shower and rinse. It's that easy. In fact, last year, their in-shower body lotion was voted product of the year in the Moisturizers category of Canada’s Consumer Survey of Product Innovation. I was amazed at the results of this product.
P.S. I've been using this bottle for a while.. it's almost empty and it's broken cause I drop it all the time in the shower. Oops!
After my shower, I like to use the Aveeno clear complexion daily moisturizer to finish off my beauty routine so my face doesn't dry out. At the end of the day, if I don't want to take a shower until morning, I use the Aveeno ultra-calming foaming cleaner to clean my face and then apply the same daily moisturizer. The foaming cleaner is one of the smoothest foams I've ever applied to my face and does a good job of washing the long day off my face! ;)
So there you have it, my winter beauty care routine! If you have any additional questions about the products I use like where to purchase them, leave a comment below! :)