Winter can wreak havoc on your skin! Beauty expert Bahar Takhtehchian reveals this season’s hottest products to keep your skin glowing in the winter chill!
For Your Face:
Bioré Baking Soda Pore Cleanser, $7.99, Drugstores
Washing your face in the winter can be a challenge because many cleansers strip your skin of its natural oils. This cleaner is gentle enough to use every day, but contains the powerful benefits of bubbly baking soda. One pump gets rid of oil, makeup, and dirt. Ideal for daily use.
PCA SKIN Revitalizing Mask, $56, PCASKIN.com
For healthy, glowing skin, it’s essential to use a mask once a week. This one contains a powerhouse of essential ingredients such as papaya puree and lemon to exfoliate the skin, and honey to hydrate it. Exfoliation help slough off dead, dry skin cells and is very important in the winter since skin tends to be parched from the elements. Exfoliation also helps your favorite serums and moisturizers penetrate more deeply.
E.L.F Daily Hydration Moisturizer, $8, Target
Using a daily moisturizer after your cleanse your skin is key to keeping skin hydrated and supple. This one is made from purified water, shea butter, Vitamin E, and other essential nutrients. It’s powerful, but feels lightweight on the skin. Best of all? There’s no greasy residue!
For Your Body:
AVEENO Skin Relief Gentle Scent™ Soothing Oat and Chamomile Body Wash, $7.49, Drugstores
Skin can get itchy, dry, and sensitive during the winter months. This is creamy body wash contains oatmeal and helps to soothe and moisturize sensitive skin. It’s best to apply this directly to damp skin so the maximum amount of moisture gets trapped into the skin.
PediSpa Intensive Moisturizing Foot Mask, $9.99, Target
Feet get extra dry and calloused during the winter months. These wearable foot masks look like socks and go directly on the foot. They help to soften skin and repair dry, cracked feet. Each footie contains a mixture of shea butter and peppermint.
For Your Hair:
OGX Quenching + Coconut Curls Shampoo & Conditioner, $7.99, Drugstores
Beloved for its hydrating properties, coconut is THE hottest ingredient in the beauty world right now. This creamy shampoo and conditioner duo has a blend of coconut oil and honey and helps to eliminate frizz while it hydrates hair. The formula is excellent for anyone who has wavy or curly hair but it can be used on straight hair too.
Schwarzkopf ULTIME Omega Repair & Moisture Supreme Hair Treatment, $6.97, Drugstores
The cold air and the blustery winter winds can make hair feel brittle and lifeless. To repair damaged tresses, it’s important to use a deep conditioning hair mask once a week. This product helps you get the effects of a deep conditioning hair treatment at home. It’s meant to be applied to wet hair and rinsed out after a minute. The result? Hair is more shiny, smooth, and hydrated.
SLIP Silk Pillow case, $79.90, Slipsilkpillowcase.com
These silk pillowcases are not only luxurious, but they have major beauty benefits as well. They help prevent static and frizz from the winter weather, they make your hair blowouts last longer, and they prevent you from developing “sleep creases” while you sleep.