8 Winter Beauty Hacks to Get You Through the Season

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Image Source: @emily_luciano

The cold winter weather does a number on your skin and hair. While we’ve already told you our favorite winter moisturizers and hair care routines, today we’re going over the top winter beauty hacks for hair and skin! These easy and inexpensive tricks are quick and simple, yet make a huge difference in the quality of care you’re giving your body to cope with the cold, dry air.

Skincare

Lips

Using Aquaphor on your lips will lock in hydration while also giving them a smooth, glossy appearance. Functional and fashionable!

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Image Source: Nivea

Face

Opt for coconut oil instead of traditional makeup removers. This moisturizers your skin while also removing your makeup, in an all-natural hydrating way.

Body

Use an in-shower moisturizer. After you finish normally washing your body, try and in-shower moisturizer. By moisturizing before you dry off, you’re locking in extra moisture for your skin! And, you’re less likely to forget to moisturize after toweling off.

Feet

Before bed, put Vaseline on your feet, covered with fuzzy socks to keep your feet soft. It will absorb while you’re sleeping! Just be careful not to put it on too far before bed, you don’t want to risk slipping and falling.

Haircare

Static-y, frizzy hair? We’ve all been there. Luckily, there are a number of hacks to help with this!

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Image Source: Total Beauty

  • When you first get out of the shower, use a t-shirt to dry your hair instead of a towel to eliminate frizz from the get-go!
  • Put a dryer sheet on hairbrush to prevent static. Sounds crazy, we know, but it works!
  • Look for a silk lined hat instead of a fleece or otherwise lined hat. This also keeps static down.
  • If all else fails, spray hairspray on a toothbrush to smooth down flyaway hairs.

Top 6 Winter Face Moisturizers

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The harsh winter weather can do a number on your skin, which is why it's important to have a top notch moisturizer to keep your skin glowing all winter long! Whether your skin runs oily, dry, combination, or is super sensitive, it’s really important to ensure you’re taking proper steps to keep it moisturized and ready for all of your fun winter activities.


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Fresh Rose Deep Hydration Face Cream

A lightweight gel-cream infused with soothing rosewater and nourishing rose flower oil that delivers intense 24-hour moisture for petal-soft skin. Paraben, sulfate, and phthalate free, this moisturizer smells amazing and penetrates deep with hydration. So good that it won a 2016 award for Best Moisturizer from Cosmo Beauty. Find it at Sephora for $40.

 
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Embryolisse Lait-Crème Concentré

A paraben-free moisturizer to help you combat dry skin. This face moisturizer can also be used on your neck to reduce fine lines and improve skin tone. You should always continue to apply your face moisturizer down your neck, but we love that they created a formula specifically meant to help that area too! Find it at Target for $27.50.

 
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Kiehl's Ultra Facial Oil-Free Lotion

Do you tend to have oily skin and end up trying to avoid moisturizers? Well, this lightweight, moisturizing lotion helps visibly reduce excess oil on skin's surface, leaving a shine-free and balanced appearance. Paraben, fragrance and oil-free! Find it at Nordstrom for $27.50.

 
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Vichy Aqualia Thermal Rich Hydration For Dry Sensitive Skin

If you have sensitive skin and in need of a suitable winter moisturizer, look no further. With this moisturizer, skin appears radiantly healthy and replumped. Rich, creamy texture melts immediately into skin, leaving a velvety soft finish. Find it at Ulta for $31.

 
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Clinique Moisture Surge Extended Thirst Relief

A lightweight cream-gel that gives skin a moisture boost. This moisturizer penetrates your skin, enhancing natural hyaluronic acid, which is nature's perfect moisture magnet. For 24 satisfying hours, your skin is plumped, dewy and glowing. Fragrance and oil free! Find it at Nordstrom for $39.

 
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Pond’s Dry Skin Cream

Our personal favorite, this simple and budget-friendly moisturizer works for whatever skin type you have -- including sensitive. It’s lightweight and ultra-hydrating, easily absorbed into the skin to lock in moisture. Find it at Target for $5.

Winter Skin Hacks

Colder weather in these winter months calls for some extra TLC for your skin! Dry, flaky, irritated skin is not fun to deal with, especially while dealing with low temperatures as well. To solve all of our winter skin problems, we have found some effective and inexpensive ways to give your skin the attention it deserves!

Use thicker and heavier creams and moisturizers 

Unlike ordinary lotions, creams and moisturizers include more oil than water, and are more hydrating than lotions alone. Moisturizing your skin in the cold winter months is a great way to get that hydration and glow back! Try brands such as Aveeno and Olay to get that glowing skin back without breaking the bank.


Coconut oil and Argan oil

Coconut oil is essentially the solution to all of life’s problems (not really—but we can pretend). In addition to repairing split ends and damaged hair, coconut oil is great for your skin as well! If your skin stays oily in the winter months, try a lighter oil, such as Argan oil.  You can apply the oil directly to your skin or mix it with your regular daily moisturizer!


Hydrating Skin Mask to Wear Before Bed 

After a long day, nothing is more rewarding for your skin than treating it to a deep moisturizing and hydrating mask. It is recommended to wear a mask shortly before going to bed, as your skin works throughout the night exfoliating itself. 


Exfoliate!

Exfoliating is a great way to remove dry and flaky skin! Try to use circular motions rather than a back-and-forth motion while exfoliating to reduce harsh movements on your skin, which could lead to further irritation.