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If you live in cooler climates, then taking care of your hair, skin and nails as the temps dip is essential. They key is to avoid dry hair, skin & nails before the damage happens. Moisturizing and conditioning all your favorite parts needs to start now. Hair will stay glossy, nails won’t crack and skin won’t get flakey (yikes!) with the right product arsenal. Here are some of my tried and true favorites….and yes, it’s already snowing where I live in Telluride, CO. Living here in the mountains this essential winter routine starts early! These products will be your absolute BEST defense against the elements. Simply click the links to shop.
HAIR: Tresses can get super stressed this time of the year. You have to fight frizz, breakage and allover dryness. These products will help get you through with lovely locks.
This Kérastase hair balm is a tried and true staple. This leave-in hair treatment works to nourish and soften severely dried-out, thick hair. $37.00
Leonor Greyl shampoo for dehydrated and brittle hair is an award winning formula. Great paired with the conditioner below. $67.00
Here’s the Leonor Greyl conditioner for dry, damaged and colorer hair you won’t want to live without. $43.00
Olaplex. When I was first introduced to this miracle hair cream I swore to never look back. The Hair Perfector No. 3 is a repairing treatment like non other. You don’t need to keep it on for long, but I always sleep in it. Use this to repair damaged hair and broken bonds once a week or as needed. $28.00
There are plenty of reasons why Moroccan Oil is always a fave. This treatment is infused with antioxidant-rich argan oil and vitamins, it detangles, speeds up drying time and boosts shine to leave hair nourished, manageable and smooth. The foundation for all hairstyling, it can be used as a conditioning, styling and finishing tool. $15.00
FACE: Your face needs lots of love this time of the year. These products will help you keep a beautiful, rosy glow.
There is no need to use foams and harsh cleansers in the cool temps. Go easy beauties with this gentle and effective Estée Lauder Perfectly Clean Creme Cleanser and moisture mask.
Not only does Rose sooth with it’s aromatherapy properties but it works magic in this limited-edition Fresh set centered around a skin-softening rose hydration ritual. Set comes with Lip Therapy, Face Mask, Toner and Face Cream. $54.00
This Kiehl’s Ultra Facial Cream works on all skin types. It’s a classic in it’s field for a hydrating and smoothing facial cream designed for daily moisture replenishment. $16.00
BODY: There is nothing worse than itchy, scratchy skin. These oils and lotions will help you achieve baby soft skin.
Stress-Fix by Aveda is an aromatic oil for body, bath & scalp. Its aroma is proven to reduce feelings of stress with certified organic lavender, lavandin and clary sage from the French Alps. The oil relieves dryness and restores moisture for instant radiance while sealing in moisture to leave skin feeling soft and supple. $30.00
I came across this drugstore Lubriderm Intense Skin Repair on my ski trip to Chile. It saved me from having rough alligator skin. This lotion absorbs quickly and works like a dream, I use it daily now no matter what the season. $21.33 for two 16 ounce bottles
The French do beauty right and this classic L’Occitane Dry Skin Hand Cream miraculously absorbs to help heal and protect dry or dehydrated skin. $12.00
LIPS: I am obsessed with lip products. Living at high altitude means lips lose moisture quickly. That happens in any cold temps. These balms will keep lips soft, supple and youthful.
My lips get so dry this time of the year and it’s been tough to combat that until now. This Lip Sleeping Mask by Laneige is a leave-on lip mask soothes and moisturizes for smoother, more supple lips overnight. $20.00
101 Ointment by Lanolips is a balm that provides extreme hydration to extremely dry lips, skin patches, cuticles, nasal passages and more. $17.00
Fresh Nourishing Lip Balm will soften your smoochers with a moisturizing formula that is infused with a refreshing sugar mint flavor and wild mango butter to help protect and soften dry lips.
EYES: Your eyes need lots of TLC too. Skin is thin, eyes get dry as do lashes. They are very susceptible to the elements, so extra care is always needed.
Eyelashes need love too. This Diorshow Maximizer 3D is a moisturizing, volume plumping lash primer. $29.50
One of the best things in your winter beauty kit is a super hydrating eye cream. This one by Bobbi Brown is lightweight, soothing and you can wear on its own or layered under concealer for a flawless finish. $54.00
Your eyes need not be dry, it’s such an awful feeling. My eye Doc recommends these Systane drops for red & dry peepers. $16.96 for a twin pack
NAILS: When nails and cuticles dry out they look bad quickly. Change that by keeping them well moisturized.
You will love this Deborah Lippmann Cuticle Oil, massaging the oil onto the cuticle stimulates nail growth. $20.00
Dior Crème Abricot Nail Cream is a cult-favorite multitasking formula by Dior, it’s the key to truly terrific nails. It contains a blend of natural lanolin, glycine soja protein and lecithin, which work together to moisturize your cuticles and strengthen nails. $28.00