Got the winter blues? Perk up with these major cold weather helpers
With fall coming to a close and winter knocking on our doors, it is time to start prepping for the long, cold months ahead. The winter months not only bring changes to our environment, wardrobes and lifestyles, but also to our physical bodies. Aside from contracting the latest flu that’s going around, the switching of seasons often brings an unwanted alteration of our physical appearance. Here are six personal care products for women AND men that will help you survive winter 2016 and hopefully make the transition into 2017 a little easier.
Head & Shoulders Itchy Scalp Care 2-in-1 Dandruff Shampoo + Conditioner with Eucalyptus
I don’t know about you, but my scalp becomes so stripped of all its nutrients during winter and screams for moisture. I have found that this 2-in-1 dandruff shampoo and conditioner from Head & Shoulders really does the trick. I specifically enjoy the one with eucalyptus because it provides a heavenly, soothing tingle as you work it into your hair.
Dr. Bronner’s Pure Castile Soap – Peppermint
My favorite product on this list, hands down, is Dr. Bronner’s soap. This 18-in-1 hemp peppermint soap is a game changer. You can use this product for various different things – body wash, hair wash, shave crème and even a shampoo for your dog! The peppermint soap provides a cool tingling sensation wherever it is applied, which is great for unwinding after a stressful day or to help wake you up for those 8 a.m. classes.
Nivea Cocoa Butter In-Shower Body Lotion
This is probably one of the most ingenious inventions for lazy individuals in the winter. Lotion is one of those must-have products for the cold season to avoid dried out, flaky skin. But who has time for that? Not me. However, this Nivea in-shower lotion makes applying hydration to your skin so easy that there are no excuses to having parched skin this season.
St. Ives Even & Bright Pink Lemon & Mandarin Orange Scrub
A true staple in my everyday routine – not just during snowfall – this face wash from St. Ives is the perfect amount of exfoliant without being too harsh on your skin. Perfect for those with sensitive skin, this face scrub is not one that will irritate your face with any harsh scrub beads, instead it leaves your skin feeling fresh and rejuvenated. Its claims of evening and brightening your skin are truly not bogus. After a few weeks of use, you will see a difference in the appearance of your skin.
Bio-Oil Specialist Skincare
Although this product may be most known for healing scars and stretch marks, it is a godsend for skin care. It is said to help uneven skin tone, aging and what we all have when it’s cold: dehydrated skin. Simply apply to clean skin at night and let the magic happen while you sleep. After about three weeks of continuous use, you’ll see a much more radiant complexion on your face.
Vaseline Lip Therapy Cocoa Butter
How could we talk about winter beauty product essentials without including Chap Stick? This Vaseline Lip Therapy is a lifesaver. Don’t just take my word for it, see for yourself!
Hannah Shaneberger is a senior professional writing major with a focus in editing and publishing. When she is not at home exploring the coastlines of Lake Superior, you can find her spending too much money on the latest makeup, writing abstract poetry and hanging out in tattoo shops collecting new ink.