The body care picks helping us survive the cooler months
6 ultra-pampering picks
By Briar Clark
BEAUTYcrew Content Producer / March 24 2021
When it comes to surviving the colder months, nothing beats a solid body care routine.
In fact, when it comes to body care we do not play, employing an exhaustive list of pampering picks to get us through the chilly weather and intermittent bouts of seasonal depression.
We’re talking a nourishing body wash, lightweight but effective body hydrators, and lots of regular exfoliation to keep the ol’ blood flowing.
So, buckle in as we take you on a tour of the body care picks we can’t live without once the weather cools down.
Sukin Botanical Body Wash Ylang Ylang & Cedar
We don’t know what it is about cedar but there is something so comforting and fresh about the woody scent that it’s a fragrance note we keep coming back to in our winter body care. Paired with slightly sweet, slightly spicy ylang ylang, this soap-free body wash is our mainstay for a satisfying steamy shower. Jojoba, sunflower and camellia oils soften and nourish limbs, while aloe soothes skin. Sorted.
Manicare Cellulite Bristle Brush
There’s nothing quite like a dry brushing sesh to buff away dead skin cells and stimulate blood circulation. Vigorously exfoliate with the 100 per cent natural bristled head on this offering or flip her over and enjoy a relaxing massage, encouraging lymphatic drainage. Hello plump, smooth and revitalised skin!
CeraVe Moisturising Cream
In the cooler months we tend to opt for ultra-nourishing body hydrators that don’t clog up pores — and that’s where this guy comes in. Boasting a fast-absorbing formula that’s packed full of a nourishing and strengthening triple-dose of ceramides, this non-greasy offering is gentle enough for sensitive skin and can even be used on the face if you’re so inclined. But it’s the promise of 24 hours of lasting hydration that keeps us coming back to this budget pick every time.
ULTRA VIOLETTE Extreme Screen Hydrating Body & Hand Skinscreen SPF 50+
Just because the sun may be hiding behind a few rain clouds doesn’t mean you’re allowed to skimp on SPF. We love the handbag-friendly size of this hardworking sun protector for quick touch-ups on the go, taking care of exposed areas like hands, arms, legs, neck and decolletage. You can also look forward to a lengthy 72 hours of hydration post-application too, thanks to a nifty little ingredient called pentavitin. This guy is the perfect pick for dry winter skin.
SENSORI+ Hydra & Detox Hand Sanitiser Gayndah Orchard
Dry hands are kind of a given in the cooler months but with everyone becoming avid regular hand-washers we’re at risk of some seriously cracked-looking digits come winter. That’s why we’re opting for a hydrating sanitiser that’s gentle on hands but hard on germs, like this citrus-scented fella here. Utilising 75 per cent sugarcane distilled alcohol, this pick kills 99.9 per cent of bacteria, while glycerin and aloe vera work hard to inject a bit of moisture back into skin for hydrating protection that easily fits in the old handbag.
SEPHORA COLLECTION Mango Hand Mask
Just in case your hands need a little bit of extra loving, add one of these mango hand masks to your routine for a nourishing bit of something to treat dry, dehydrated fingies. These low-cost mitts are packed full of fatty acids that nourish and repair; all you need to do is pop them on and chill for a cool 15 mins. Plus, thanks to a no-rinse formula, you can put any excess product to good use, massaging it into skin post-mask.
Briar is a Content Producer at BEAUTYcrew. She is a self-professed skin care obsessive, always on the hunt for the perfect mascara, and can't go past a plumping lipgloss.