Well, hello, beauties, and happy new year! Hopefully the holidays found you in good cheer (and you racked up some nice swag, too!) Now that the holiday lights and hot toddies have been put away, we can go back to focusing on our favorite thing: beauty! Winter is such a pretty time of year: there’s (usually) snow to be seen, all the cute boots and jackets and scarves come out, and chapped lips and dry skin make an appearance. Wait, what was that last one? No one likes to look like winter beat you up in a fight, so here’s a few products to help make your life easier and your body happier!
You may not notice it at first, but cold air is usually dry air. And what does cold, dry air do to you? Well, a multitude of things, but it is especially drying to your skin, lips, and hair. Combat the dryness in your pucker with one of the BEST lip balms around: Qtica Lip Repair Balm. The rich, thick concentration of honey, beeswax, vitamins, aloe, tea tree and essential oils defends against the elements and helps relieve and seal the most dry, irritated lips overnight. See an instant improvement in lip skin and trap moisture before applying lipstick for longer-wearing color. This isn’t your little sister’s lip gloss, it does the trick FAST. Because no one wants a New Years kiss that feels like a lizard.
Little known fact: cold air can dry your skin out. Oh, wait, EVERYONE knows that! Defeat dryness by using a once weekly face mask formulated with deeply hydrating ingredient hyaluronic acid. Luckily, UK skin care line Rodial has the answer: Dragon’s Blood Hyaluronic Mask. This moisture drenched facial mask delivers instant visible results. Hyaluronic Acid immediately plump fine lines and tighten wrinkles while providing comfort to dehydrated skin. Dragon’s Blood reduces redness with antioxidant benefits while Gransil smoothes imperfections for a smoother and firmer complexion. And, it smells amazing, to boot! Get yours at select Planet Beauty stores for $45.00.
What about the skin on your body? That gets dry, too! Buff away the old, dry skin and reveal newer and beautiful skin with Pure Fiji’s coconut sugar body scrubs. With naturally occurring alpha hydroxy agents in raw sugar cane, and the deep moisturizing and nourishing properties of cold- pressed virgin coconut and drift nut oils, this natural body polishing treatment enhances your skin’s own natural rejuvenation process for glowingly beautiful skin. Plus, it takes you right out of your shower and transports you to a gorgeous, warm vacation spot– all you need is a mai tai! Available at all Planet Beauty stores for $43.95.
And what about the dry winter air sapping moisture from your locks? Replenish lost moisture with a hair mask like Alterna’s Kendi Oil smoothing mask. This deeply penetrating intensive treatment nurtures frazzled strands, making each one feel smooth and sleek while eliminating frizz. Leaves hair healthier, smoother and more manageable after just one use. Just replace your normal conditioner once a week with this amazing mask (it smells great, too!) and your strands will be back to normal in no time!
Get everything you need to be sitting pretty for winter at your local Planet Beauty store!
Allie Kelley has been a Planet Beauty Buff for four and a half years and has a Bachelor’s Degree in English. She enjoys painting her nails, trolling Pinterest for new trends, and has an obsession with lip gloss.