Protect yourself this fall from all the cracking, chapping, and chaffing!
Fall is approaching us and there are a few things us ladies need to help us through the dry and cold winter months. I have to make sure my hair is nourished, my skin is shielded, and my nails are protected so they don’t get brittle. Those few tasks are a good deal of work alone, add to that having to make sure our feet are healthy inside those boots, our skin doesn’t get scaled and flaky, and our lips don’t crack and dry out in the wind and we become one big ball of maintenance. My top 5 fall beauty products will make this job easier, make the process longer lasting, and give us spa results at drug store prices!
The Vitamin E Gentle Facial Wash by The Body Shop
I love this facial wash because it doesn’t leave your face dry and crying for water like some cleansers can. The product has the perfect infusion of vitamin E that leaves your skin clean and hydrated. For only $13 bucks this product packs a lot of bang for your buck. It will help to give your face that extra level of protection from the winter elements that can dry and crack your skin.
Any variety of this wonder cream will work, but if you need some suggestions I would see Amazon for TAHA shea butter. If you want something a bit more high end you can go for something like the Pure Shea Butter from L’Occitane. Shea butter has so many different benefits, it is great when mixed with sugar to use as a weekly exfoliator, it helps to heal acne scarring, and it is a great protective barrier for your skin! When I know that I will be doing a lot of walking on a winter day, I’ll apply this to my face to act as a shield to the wind and cold. Don’t underestimate the effects that wind, snow, and cold air can have on your skin. Shea butter will keep you face (and whole body) from chapping, chaffing, and cracking.
Aveeno Positively Nourishing Conditioning Leave-In Treatment
It is super important to protect your strands in the winter months. If you’re a natural curly girl like me, you will need to work twice as hard to keep your hair protected and moisturized. At only nine bucks this leave in is a perfect option! This list could easily stretch to 20 fall beauty products if I listed all my ‘can’t live without products’ so I’ll just talk about the most important one. Every girl needs a great leave in conditioner, especially in the winter months. Don’t leave that moisture in the shower after you wash your hair. Take it with you as your leave in conditioner. It is also important to seal this moisture in with an oil, butter, or gel. The cold and wind is a huge drying agent on your hair as much as on your skin. Protect you strands with layers of moisture and you won’t have to worry about the winter breakage blues.
Dermelect’s Launchpad Nail Strengthener
This item is a bit on the pricey side, but I couldn’t live without it in the fall and winter. I wear my own nails and I like to change my polish a bit more frequently than is healthy for them. Because of this I have to always take the extra precautions to protect them. But, in the winter, protection for my nails is a no brainer. The Dermelect’s nail strengthener is priced at $18, but it’s totally worth it and I barely ever have to file my nails in the winter. Also, this $18 investment has lasted me almost a year! They also offer an awesome cuticle cream, but that’s another debt for another day. This nail strengthener will protect your nails from the drying cold and save you from brittle chipping nails.
Nature Made Triple Probiotic
Now ladies, I don’t mean to make you turn red on this one, but we’re about to talk about our lady parts for a moment. Beauty starts from the inside out and a happy inside and happy middle will lead to a beautiful shell! In the winter months we are covered from head to toe, and our va-jay-jay’s can get a little constricted. Not only should we be making sure that we are protecting it with cotton underwear, and shielding it from other synthetic fabrics like nylon, but we should be taking care of it from the inside out. Probiotics help this process very much. It helps your body to fight infection…and yes that includes UTI’s and yeast infections! So protect those hot pockets this winter.