Perfect skin does not exist – but that doesn’t mean you can’t strive to have your skin looking as fresh and healthy as possible. But with winter in full blast – even in Karachi – that’s not as easy as it sounds. You’re stuck with dry hair, chapped lips and dull skin. Well, fret not, because here is our list of seven essentials that will keep your locks strong, your lips soft and your skin glowing!
A Body & Face Scrub For Smooth Skin
Exfoliating is key during the winter months! Sloughing off the dead skin on your face and body will make you feel reborn. But you don’t want to use harsh or abrasive chemicals that will cause more harm than good. CoNatural uses all-natural, organic products to make sure your skin doesn’t get damaged. Their Better Than Ubtan face and body scrub is guaranteed to leave you with soft and supple skin!
A Lip Scrub For Soft Lips
The worst thing winter brings with it is chapped lips. On top of that, the insane amounts of lipsticks we need to wear for wedding season don’t make the situation any easier. Along with a moisturising lip balm, it’s important to use a lip scrub that will be gentle yet effective. Our pick is Spa Ceylon’s Coconut Lip Scrub. It’s all natural, not too harsh and is full of anti-oxidants to give you radiant lips!
A Clarifying Mask For Clear Skin
With the amount of makeup we wear during winter weddings, there’s no doubt our skin will suffer. Don’t be surprised if you find a pimple – or two – popping up here and there. But there is a solution! A good clarifying mask will not only help clear up your skin, but it’s also a good moment of relaxation amidst the hectic schedule. Garnier’s Skin Active Charcoal Tissue Mask will hydrate and purify your skin and is totally fuss free!
A Moisturiser For Hydrated Skin
Winter winds have the ability to suck all the moisture out of your skin, leaving it dull and dry. To bring some life back into it, hydrating is a must! Even those with naturally oily skin shouldn’t be skimping out on using moisturiser. Our top pick is L’Oreal’s HydraFresh Aqua Essence. It’s water based, which means it won’t make your skin greasy and still keep your skin fresh and glowing.
A Hair Oil For Nourished Locks
It’s not just the skin that suffers during winter – your hair takes a hit as well. Dry, limp and lifeless hair is a common sight and those endless blowdries don’t help. Hair definitely needs a lot of TLC to come back to its luscious self. While protein treatments can help, they aren’t the most cost-effective, which is why we recommend Khaadi’s Herbal Hair Oil. It’s full of nourishing properties that will make your hair strong and shiny. Besides, who doesn’t love champi time?
A Lip & Cheek Stain For The Perfect Flush
Once you’ve made sure your skin is back on track, you’ll want to add some colour to it. With makeup there are no limitations and one should play around with it as they feel. But we’re big proponents of multipurpose products that won’t add to the dryness winter brings with them. That’s why we love The Body Shop’s Lip & Cheek Stain. It’s a liquid consistency, so it won’t dry you out, and it’s completely build-able. You can go as sheer or as bold as you like! It’s our go-to for the winter.
A Highlighter For A Sun-Kissed Glow
No matter what time of year it is, you should always have your glow on. And in winter, with the millions of pictures you’ll be taking at your bestie’s wedding, it’s even more important! We love Hourglass’ Ambient Lighting Palette because it gives you three options for an amazing glow without being over the top. It may be a bit of a splurge, but trust us, it’s worth it!