The onset of winter sees our skin and hair demanding some special attention. Stave away the winter beauty-blues with some personal beauty product favourites recommended by Shirley Be-cosmetic chemist, pharmacist and beauty enthusiast.
Like any part of you exposed to the elements, your lips need extra tender loving care when winter rolls around. For an effortless, moisturising and long-lasting lip colour, I'm in love with Smashbox's Limitless Lip Stain & Colour Seal Balm. This innovative, two-in-one product helps lips appear fuller with colour that's eight-hour feather-resistant. Say goodbye to cheeky stains on your teeth, coffee mugs or your partner's face! Apply multiple layers for a more intense colour and swipe on the colour-seal end as a moisture seal to set in a lustrous shine. Too easy!
Sharpen up those Brows
Shaping up your eyebrows can dramatically transform any face. Avoid the yeti-look this winter by keeping them neatly groomed. Having toyed with many different brands, I'm confident that Tweezerman's tweezers really are the best. It's been in my collection for six years plus, but it's never fails to grab even the most stubborn, tiny hairs. A soft arch often looks best- avoid over-plucking because some hairs may not grow back!
Boost your Skin Care Regime
Add a well-deserved oomph to your winter cleansing routine with one of Clarisonic cleansing brush - said to be six times more effective than hands in loosening dirt, oil and other deep-seated impurities from pores. Clean skin far better absorbs topical products applied afterwards. Pair the Clarisonic with one of my favourites: Youthphoria's Nutrient gel cleanser, blissfully free of irritating, drying sulphates. Bursting over with nutrients such as green tea, witch hazel, rose hip and pro-vitamin B5, your skin will be left soft, supple and glowing.
Invest in a deeply-hydrating moisturising formula containing pro- vitamin B5 and Sodium PCA. Youthphoria's Revitex Youth Regenerating Moisturiser contains these active ingredients plus the patented Monk's Pepper Berry complex with skin-regenerative properties. This moisturiser is light-weight, non-greasy and works like a charm under make-up or sunscreen.
Keep Hair Fuss Free
Here, the Parlux 3800 Ionic and Ceramic Hairdryer has my heart. Not only does it boast a super-fast drying time, it leaves a beautiful and shimmering sheen in its wake thanks to its ionic technology- it's. Unsurprisingly, it's the hairdryer of choice for many salons.
Armed with the right beauty products, we ladies can be more than ready to take on winter. Don't forget- it's the greatest excuse to pamper yourself.