26 June 2014

Winter Favourites: Part II

On Monday I let you in on a few of my winter favourites concerning skincare which you can read here. This post continues on that theme and contains a few of my favourite haircare, body care, and hand and nail care products for winter.


I don't really change my hair care routine all that much during winter, but I do spend more time using my hairdryer, so I try to use more heat styling products (that you apply before blowdrying) and hair oils mid blow-dry. I also try and incorporate hair masks into my routine, but only when I feel my hair needs it. Favourites include Dove's Nourishing Oil Care Deep Repair Treatment Mask, Aussie's 3 Minute Miracle Luscious Long Deep Treatment, L'Oreal Mythic Oil, and Kérastase Elixir Ultime.


This is one of the areas that need the most hydration, but which I skimp the most on. On a good day I despise applying body lotion, but in winter even more so. After my shower I just want to put on my clothes or a fluffy bath robe and be done with it, not spend time applying body lotion or body butter while getting cold again.

When I'm good and it's not too cold, I like applying The Body Shop body butter. My favourites at the moment are the HoneyMania and the Blueberry scents. I also like The Beauty Factory's Body Oil (it makes you smell like clean laundry!) and Woolworths Extreme Moisture Dry Oil Spray. When I'm not good, I just apply a good dollop of Nivea In-Shower Body Moisturiser to my skin and rinse if off. It's not 100% as hydrating as the body butters, but it still does a good job at hydrating my skin.

Apart from moisturising your skin, it's also important to regularly exfoliate to remove the dead skin cells and improve blood circulation as well as the overall appearance of your skin. My favourite body scrubs are the Soap & Glory The Breakfast Scrub (which is sadly finished), The Body Shop Blueberry body scrub, and the Rain Kalahari Melon and Honeybush Body Polish.

Hands and nails

My hands are where I feel winter the most. The back of my hands get extremely dry and become red and sore. The only things that work are to try and keep my hands out of water, and to regularly apply rich, thick hand creams. The state of my nails are also hazardous and my cuticles are extremely dry.

The hand creams that currently seem to work the best are the Oh-Lief Natural Olive Hand Wax and the Lush Lemony Flutter Cuticle Butter. I've also been using a lovely Blendbox hand cream sample that smells of soothing lavender, but I've since run out. When I remember I apply cuticle oil (Tip Top's Cuticle Oil) to my cuticles, but I don't like the oily feeling of it, so I usually just apply a thick hand cream and let that sink in.

What are your favourite haircare and body care products? Let me know!

Until next time!


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