Looking Good This Winter

To keep your beautiful self looking tip-top we’ve got a few essential winter tips to get you through the colder months and arise like a glorious chicken in spring.

MOISTURISE – Winter is tough on skin. When you’re outide the air is drier and when you’re inside you’re often in front of heaters blowing warm air, adding to the loss of moisture in your skin. Skin can often feel tighter in winter and you may find your skin gets rough or itchy patches bought on by the colder weather.

LIP BALM – A good lip balm is essential in winter to avoid chapped lips. When lips dry out, it’s hard to avoid wanting to moisturise them by licking your lips and a good lip balm can help ease that dry feeling so you’re not tempted!
Skin is thinner on your face and lips don’t have oil producing glands that are found all over your body so they rely on external forces – you… with lip balm, to retain their moisture.

EXFOLIATE – So we know skin is much drier in winter conditions because the cooler air holds less moisture and our environment is often filled with heating devices which dry out the skin. A good way to keep your skin feeling fresh is by exfoliating twice a week. A good salt scrub will remove dead skin and leave you feeling rejuvenated. You can find excellent, natural scrubs with ingredients like coconut oil that will also help moisturise.

RED NAIL POLISH – Now we’ve got the basics sorted, it’s time to add some hot winter trends to that buffed, polished and moisturised body of yours. After the pastel trend we saw in summer, winter is full of bold, bright reds – and we’re loving it. To create your best nails, make sure all your nails are kept at the same length. If you’ve got one or two long nails that you’re proud of, we’re sorry but they need to go. Push cuticles softly back with hand moisturiser and a cotton bud or cuticle tool. File nails so they are smooth and round.

BLACK EYELINER – Did it ever really go away? This stalwart of every woman’s (and some men’s) beauty bag is a classic for a reason. But this season sees makeup artists ‘thinking outside the box’ or literally working outside the lash line. We’ve seen some of these looks before – think cat’s eyes or Egyptian-style wings – but the trend is moving upward and outward. Now you can play with your pencil (like you wanted to with Mum’s makeup since you were four) and draw dark outlines over the top of the eyelid and well below the comfort of the lower eyelash. Get bold and definitive as this season is all about creating your own unique look.