It is SO important to mix up your beauty products for the season. Especially living in New England, we encounter so many different environments as we pass from hot, humid summer into cold, wind-whipping winter. The affect the elements have on our skin and hair is monumental. Furthermore, the transition from the icy temperatures outside into drying heat inside our homes and stores makes an impact.
Holy Grail Moisturizers: Embryolisse Lait-Creme (Concentrate & Body Cream)
These moisturizers are no joke. Our makeup artists swear by Embryolisse Lait-Creme Concentrate to smooth, hydrate, and even out dry skin before a makeup application. If you suffer from rough patches and flakiness in the winter this is the product for you. It is suitable to any skin type, even sensitive skin. Pair the face creme concentrate with the all over body cream and you will feel completely revived with moisture from head-to-toe!
Oils are the ultimate way to add instant moisture and take winter skin from dull to glowing. The biggest concern when applying oils is clogged pores and shiny skin. These two oils from Josie Maran and Tarte are pure oils that will absorb quickly and leave your skin soft, not greasy. We recommend applying oils to your face at night for the best results. In the morning, apply a couple drops before your regular moisturizer or mix in with a moisturizer (with SPF!!) for all-day hydration. Hair Hack: rub a couple drops in your palms and smooth over your hair after styling to tame frizz and flyaways!
Let’s talk hair. Certainly your hair is affected by the cold weather, too! Transitioning between temperatures can do a number on your scalp, leading to dryness and flakes. Breakage can occur as we hastily put our hair up to shovel snow, put on and take off thick winter hats, and use heat to style for the holidays. What can you use to combat the damage? Moroccan Oil carries two different scalp treatments: one for dry and one for oily. Depending on your routine, you could experience either in the winter so choose which product is right for you. To smooth and add much needed moisture to your hair, we are currently obsessed with the Coco & Even Like A Virgin Deep Conditioning mask that undoes all the damage from coloring, styling, and trapping our hair in hats all winter!
Despite the cold, we love winter style. This is a great time to use fashion to your advantage and layer on the accessories to stand out in a thick coat. Trending this winter are two products: hair clips and headbands. But we aren’t talking the basics! Chunky hair clips adorned with pearls and accents look absolutely timeless with a side tucked look or pull together a messy bun. If you’re in a hurry and still have hat hair, throw on a silk headband. The texture (and color variety!) of these headbands match any ensemble and complement any hair type.
What are your go-to beauty products in the chilly winter months?
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Not sure what works best for your skin? Still having issues despite switching up your products? It could be a more complicated skin issue and you should consult an professional. Our estheticians at KiSSandMaKeUp are educated and trained to tackle every skin dilema. Their experience and knowledge of different treatments can relieve your biggest skin concerns. Book an appointment for our spa room today and receive a consultation with an esthetician along with a relaxing and rejuvenating facial of your choice.