As many set off on winter vacations to visit family or snowy climates, there is the inevitable decision of what to pack. Cold weather adventures require some special additions to the daily product regimen for hair and skin. Whether you are taking off on a ski trip or visiting family and friends in a cold environment, these products will keep you winter-ready!
Moisturizers and Curl Enhancers
Curly hair naturally gets straighter and drier in the cold weather months. To maintain your usual curl pattern, pack moisturizers and curl enhancers that will keep curls tight and shiny.
Kinky-Curly Knot Today is the perfect leave-in for every curl type. Use fingers or a wide tooth comb to distribute the product evenly through your hair, and add more if hair is feeling extra dry. This will protect against frizz and flyaways, as well as guard against the harsh winter wind.
Pack a curl enhancing spray to add to your usual hair regimen. AG Hair Cosmetics Curl Trigger Curl Defining Spray is perfect for reviving the springy curl pattern that is sometimes lost in dry climates. Spray the product in hair prior to any gel or mousse you may normally use, and use a Curls Like Us Curl Cloth to scrunch to speed up drying time and setting curls.
If you're skiing or spending time in an extremely cold climate, pack a special hair treatment to use mid-trip. Curl Junkie Curl Rehab Moisturizing Hair Treatment contains shea butter, cocoa butter and jojoba oil to infuse strands with moisture. This sweet smelling and natural product can be applied to dry hair for five minutes or more before showering.
Double Duty Accessories
Make sure to pack some cute hair accessories that can do double duty and keep you warm.
ModCloth has headbands and hats that work on any hair length. Their “Every Waking Flower Earwarmer” keeps ears warm in a stylish way while covering any frizz on wind-blown hair. Another great ModCloth find is the delicate “Ladylike I Said Hat” that will hold in warmth.
It is essential to care for your skin just as much as you do your hair! Include a creamy face cleanser, a grainy scrub and protective moisturizing treatments.
St. Ives offers many great facial products that are gentle and contain natural ingredients. Their Fresh Skin Moisturizing Olive Cleanser helps to balance the moisture levels of all skin types while removing dirt and makeup. The Fresh Skin Warming Scrub contains sunflower seed oil and is perfect for clearing pores of dead skin, following the cleansing step. The Timeless Skin Collagen Elastin Facial Moisturizer delivers a non-greasy but sufficient level of moisture and is free of harsh chemicals.
Some foundations can look too thick or chalky in cold weather, so carry along a multi-purpose tinted moisturizer. BB creams or “beauty balms” have become very popular this year, and for good reason. They offer moisture, coverage, and skin-friendly vitamins.
Cold and windy weather often leads to watery eyes and running mascara. Many people avoid waterproof formulas because they are so difficult to remove, but “tube” mascaras are the perfect solution!
Clinique High Impact Curling Mascara is resistant to smudging and is long-lasting, with tubes that wrap around each lash. However, it can be removed easily with warm water at the end of the day!
Invest in a purse-sized moisture stick that will allow for easy skin protection throughout the day. The Josie Maran Argan Oil Moisturizing Stick is perfect for lips, cuticles, and any dry spots you may have. Whether skiing, shopping, or sightseeing, this compact stick is perfect for moisture touch-ups!
Where are you traveling this winter? Share with us your cold-weather beauty tips!