Winter beauty essentials that cost less than $10
Because your money is better spent on hot coffee and warm layers this season!
Beauty Crew Contributing Editor / July 30 2018
If you haven’t realised by now, winter can take its toll on your skin – even your hair. The frosty outdoor temps, those extra-hot showers you’ve been taking…it’s a recipe for dryness from head to toe. What you need is a new set of formulas that are going to replenish lost moisture and get your skin, hair and body back to its best self. But the last thing you want to do is drop a fortune on products you may only need for a season. That’s why we’ve put together this list of winter beauty products that each cost less than $10.
Comforting skin care formulas
A hot shower may feel heavenly while you’re in it, but there’s a good chance it will leave your skin red and irritated. As well as turning down the heat on your shower, make the switch to soothing skin care formulas, like those enriched with oatmeal and aloe vera, to undo the damage. We like St. Ives Smooth & Hydrated Oatmeal Scrub + Mask and Garnier Hydrating + Refreshing Botanical Day Cream with Aloe Vera.
A rich body lotion
If your skin is feeling parched from head to toe, you need to start applying an intense body moisturiser daily. Try NIVEA Rich Nourishing Body Lotion, which not only nourishes for 48 hours with the help of almond oil and Hydra IQ, it also helps improve the skin’s natural protective layer to prevent future moisture loss.
A fix for flaky patches
For those extra dry spots, like your knees and elbows, you’ll need something next-level like P’URE Papaya Ointment. The 100 per cent natural formula is packed with the healing benefits of paw paw to relieve and exfoliate very dry and damaged skin.
A nourishing body wash
Switch to a hydrating shower cream like Aveeno Daily Moisturising Body Wash to put back the moisture that your steamy showers deplete from skin. The soap-free colloidal oatmeal-infused formula will ease sensitive skin flare-ups, while a blend of natural oils and emollients will leave you with softer, healthy-looking skin.
A pampering foot treatment
For your tired feet, apply a thick layer of Palmer’s Cocoa Butter Formula Foot Magic then cover up with socks. Slip into bed and upon waking, your feet will be soft and revived.
Soft hands solution
For exposed hands that are screaming out for nourishment (hint: washing your hands in hot water is stripping your skin of vital moisture), try The Body Shop Coconut Hand Cream. The delicious coconut scent alone is reason enough, but we’re also fans of the ultra-nourishing addition of coconut oil and shea, as well as the convenient handbag-friendly sized packaging.
Hair repairing must-haves
In winter, your hair will benefit from a hair washing routine with formulas focused on restoring lost moisture and something that targets an irritated or flaky scalp (you can blame hot water for this side effect, too). Natural Instinct’s Moisture Surge Shampoo and Conditioner contains honey extracts to deeply condition hair and cedarwood atlas oil to pamper a dry scalp.
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Chelsea is BEAUTYcrew’s Contributing Editor. She has a sweet spot for anything that claims to make skin glow and won’t leave the house without a slick of mascara. Chelsea has 10 years of experience as a beauty editor and her words can be found on BEAUTYcrew, Women’s Health, Daily Addict, The Joye and Primped.