Image courtesy of Aveda.
The worst part of winter is upon us! Along with it comes brittle nails, chapped lips, and lackluster hair. I set out to find what our local beauty professionals are using to combat all-over dryness. Here are a few of their favorite picks.
Stylist Stephanie Abts from Carenza in Brookfield suggests Pureology Essential Repair Leave-in Conditioner to keep your locks loaded with moisture. Its weightlessness still allows you to achieve full volume when you're styling.
Kellie May, a stylist and manicurist also at Carenza, uses the Hempz Pomegranate Moisturizer on her clients' hands while she's giving them manicures. Kellie says Hempz is a thick solution, but not greasy. And it smells great.
Makeup artist Sarah Brucker of Brucker Beauty suggests using Laura Mercier Tone Perfecting Face Cream to banish dryness, while making sure your makeup lays perfectly a top your moisturizer.
Aveda has a wonderful Oil-Free Intensive Hydrating Masque if your skin needs that extra oomph. You lather a thick layer over cleansed skin and leave iton for 5-10 minutes. You can also use this on your lips.
I swear by this product: Sally Hansen's Miracle Nail Thickener. Winter dryness does a number on my nails and this is the only product I've found that keeps them from splitting and peeling.
Sarah Brucker of Brucker Beauty swears by Osea Undaria Body Oil for all-over moisture. It claims to be an exotic, omega-rich cocktail. This is the only product on this list I haven't tried personally, but upon a quick search I found blogs raving about its moisturizing effects. I can't wait to get my hands on some.
Got static? Here's a tip: use a brush while styling that has a thick rubber base. Then use a pea-size amount of a light finishing cream like Bumble & Bumble's Brilliantine through your dry hair. I promise this zaps static instantly.
Have you tried any of these products? Are there any that you swear by to beat the winter dryness blues? Let me know in the comments!