Coats, scarves, and boots are all great reasons to love the frigid winter weather. After all, there’s a time to bare your skin and a time to embrace layers in all their glory. There’s just one problem; winter weather is terrible for your skin, hair, nails, and overall health. They call it the winter blues for a reason.
The good news is that you don’t have to suffer through the pangs of winter thanks to many wonderful beauty trends that you can implement right now. We’ve got the remedies you need for supple skin, healthy hair, nails, and more.
Traditional hair conditioner is out, and hair masks are in. If you’re dealing with brittle, broken strands, or frizzy hair that needs a boost to come back to life, you need a deep conditioning mask. It will nourish your hair while helping you tame it at the same time. Even really stressed out strands that are brutalized in the winter can benefit from a conditioning mask.
The key is to purchase the right mask for your hair type. A few of our favorite options include:
I.V. Beauty Treatment
I.V. treatments are a fast-growing trend for athletes, and anyone who wants to feel better. Most often, treatments are focused on areas of hydration, wellness, recovery, and health. However, one of the lesser-known benefits of I.V. treatments has to do with beauty.
For example, Privé I.V. has a Fountain of Youth & Beauty treatment that will help you look your best. Especially during the winter, when your skin can have a hard time staying hydrated, an I.V. is the perfect way to get all the hydration you need while also stimulating the natural youth in your skill cells. The treatment infuses your body with antioxidants, miniaturization, and vitamins to rejuvenate every aspect of your body—hair, skin, and nails.
The I.V. treatment is made up of a mix of multivitamins, including energizing B-12, cell metabolizing B-Complex, and the anti-aging antioxidant Glutathione. All of which will stimulate your natural beauty. Your skin will feel smooth, look radiant, and be healthy.
Emollient Lip Balm
You want beautiful, lush lips all year long, and that means during the winter, you need an incredible lip balm. Just any old chapstick won’t cut it. You need balm that can actually correct any damage that’s caused by the harsh winter weather.
For dry, cracked, and flaky lips, the best way to heal them is with an emollient balm that locks moisture in. Look for a lip balm with these ingredients:
- Ceramides (help retain water)
- Urea or glycerin (humectant)
- Cocoa butter
When you have dry skin in the winter, you might be tempted to pile on the lotion to fix the issue, and that can help. Nourishing your skin with the right vitamins, including Vitamin C and antioxidants, such as those found in our Vitalize I.V. treatment, is important, but it’s not the best way to deal with your dry skin. In truth, it’s most important to exfoliate.
Exfoliating regularly over the winter is the best way to avoid a build-up of dead skin cells. No matter your skin type, when you exfoliate with glycolic, lactic, and salicylic acids, you’ll stimulate healthy skin turnover, which will also help you remain properly moisturized.
And if you deal with a rosy flush to your skin in the winter, exfoliation is once again the answer. You can control signs of rosacea on your cheeks, nose, chin, and forehead through exfoliation with the same acids mentioned above. It will reduce inflammation, redness, and skin congestion.
Metallic & Sparkly Nails
Shimmery, sparkly nail colors are in this winter, and the best news is that this trend also helps ensure your nails stay healthy in the cold weather. The truth is that cold, dry air sucks the moisture from your skin and nails, which will kill your cuticles and end with a disaster. And the best line of defense is to never have naked nails. Your nails do not need to breathe. Polish keeps your nails from breaking, locks in oil, and offers protection.
A good basecoat followed by a gorgeous, glitzy manicure is one of our favorite trends this winter. The right nail polish can work for the daytime, holiday parties, and every time in between. Just don’t forget to wear gloves or mittens when you go out in the freezing cold because the weather could weaken your nails.