Winter Beauty Secrets - how to keep your healthy glow as the mercury dips
As winter sets in, it's time to up your beauty regime in a bid to protect your skin against the drying effects of the elements - here's how.
Published 21 July


Antipodes Divine Face Oil Roseship & Avocado Oil



Let’s be honest: winter weather can do a serious number on your body – from head to toe.
No sooner have we dealt with the harsh, drying effects of summer and now the winter chill has set in, wreaking a new kind of havoc on hair, skin and lips.

The good news is, there are plenty of products on the market designed to boost hydration and give you some protection from the harsh winter elements. So, if you find it hard to keep your glow during the winter months, try these cold weather tips and tricks will be your best defence against the dreaded dry hair, chapped lips and flaky, dull skin common to wintertime.

Soothe with face nourishing oils

At this time of the year, indoor heating, too-hot showers and cold, lashing winds all contribute to dull, dehydrated winter skin. If this sounds like you, if could be time to invest in some nourishing skin oil. Used daily, high quality oils will deliver a healthy punch of antioxidants and vitamins while leaving you with plumper skin, minimised fine lines and a beautiful soft finish. Apply before moisturiser, and for best results, press (rather than rub) into the skin.

ANTIPODES Divine Face Oil Rosehip & Avocado Oil – PRICELINE
ESSANO Superfoods Turmeric Illuminating Facial Oil – WOOLWORTHS
GLOW LAB Facial Oil – BIG W




Garnier SkinActive Fresh-Mix Tissue Mask with Innovation Hyaluron Shot



Hydrate with hyaluronic acid

Known by beauty mavens as the secret to moist, youthful complexion, hyaluronic acid is a must-have during the moisture-zapping winter months. Said to be able to hold up to 1000 times its weight in water, hyaluronic acid delivers serious hydration – plumping the skin and minimising the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles, while its rich antioxidant properties work to protect your skin against the elements. You’ll find a range of products containing this wonder ingredient – from serums to moisturisers and hydrating face masks.

L'ORÉAL PARIS Revitalift Filler Hyaluronic Acid Revolumising Serum – BIG W
LA ROCHE-POSAY Hyalu B5 Hyaluronic Anti-Wrinkle Care Moisturiser – PRICELINE
GARNIER SkinActive Fresh-Mix Tissue Mask with Innovation Hyaluron Shot – KMART




Glow Lab Facial Serum



Layer up with a serum
While layering up your clothes and accessories goes without saying in winter, the same technique is good for your skin, too. Antioxidant serums are designed to protect your skin against the ravages of cold weather and pollution, and layering one under your moisturiser is a one-way ticket to smooth, hydrated winter skin. For best results, apply your serum before moisturiser and make-up to lock in essential moisture and leave your skin feeling soft, smooth, healthy and rejuvenated.

OLAY Total Effects 7-in-1 Daily Serum – BIG W
DERMA E Hydrating Serum – PRICELINE


Thankyou Hand Cream with Geranium & Rosewood



Moisture on hand
Hands get a particularly rough time of it during the winter and it doesn’t take long for them to look parched, dull and neglected. One way to keep them from getting completely zapped by the cold is to invest in a good pair of gloves. Another way is to slather on rich, repairing hand cream – on the reg. Hand creams are almost as personal as our fashion choices, so find a scent and a texture that you love and make it your best friend this winter.

THANKYOU Hand Cream with Geranium & Rosewood – BIG W
A'KIN Sensitive Calming Hand Cream – PRICELINE
NIVEA 3 in 1 Repair Care Hand Cream – WOOLWORTHS


Garnier SkinActive Fresh-Mix Tissue Mask with Innovation Hyaluron Shot


Get chap(stick) happy
Given that the skin on our lips is among the most sensitive on the body – and the most exposed to the environment – it’s not surprising that our kissers come under fire during the winter months. Number one for soft, hydrated lips? Don’t leave it to chance; have a protective barrier on hand at all times. This means stocking up to make sure you’ve got a good lip balm in your handbag, on your desk, in your makeup bag and on your bedside table.

OXX Rosehip Lip Treatment Balm – KMART
BURT’S BEES Ultra Conditioning Lip Balm with Kokum Butter – BIG W

For more winter beauty buys, visit our health and beauty retailers.