Baby it’s cold outside! Winter isn’t my favourite season – it wreaks havoc on my health, skin, hair, and especially, my weight and mood.
Luckily there are some winter health and beauty products to solve all your winter beauty issues like dry skin, chapped lips, dry, frizzy hair and SAD (seasonal affective disorder). Here are some of the best winter health and beauty products you should have.
Best Winter Health and Beauty Products
La Roche-Posay Cicaplast line
The Cicaplast line from La Roche-Posay is a must-have for winter skin.
Cicaplast Mains repairing barrier cream soothes, protects and restores the skin barrier for over-worked hands damaged by aggressions at home or at work. This cream reduces redness and roughness including: signs of cracking or inflammation.
Cicaplast Levres repairing barrier balm soothes, protects and rebuilds the epidermis on chapped, cracked and irritated lips and zones. This lip balm deeply hydrates lips including: recovering elasticity and natural softness while limiting fissures and appearance of cracks.
Cicaplast Baume B5 is the optimal skin recovery for sensitive skin after dry skin irritations due to dry skin. It can help soothe eczema flare-ups, for example, dry patches and even diaper rash. It’s great for sensitive skin and is fragrance and paraben free.
All of these products from La Roche-Posay are available in Canadian pharmacies and select drug stores.
OGX Argan Oil of Morocco line
The secret in OGX Argan Oil of Morocco‘s signature line is that it’s infused with argan oil sourced straight from Morocco. Rich in natural vitamin E and super-charged antioxidants, this special ingredient has been making hair gorgeous for centuries. The argan oil line helps renew your hair, leaving it lush and soft. Your hair will feel softer and shinier, and will carry a pleasing fragrance all day. It’s also sodium lauryl sulfate free. Available in drug stores.
I am Juicy Couture
What is your signature scent during the winter? I AM JUICY COUTURE is one of those fragrances that you can wear all year round.
It combines ripe, juicy fruits to open this bold and alluring scent before blending a seductive mixture of Gardenia and Cashmere Woods. The fragrance opens with the biting succulence of bursting Raspberry, freshly tart Pomelo and lush Passion Fruit. In the heart, a narcotic temptation of Gardenia, Heliotrope, dreamy Rose de Mai and sensual Sweet Pea combine.It finishes with an addictive luxuriousness of soft Musks, warm Woods and Amber.
Eau de Parfum Spray, Rollerball and Shimmering Body Lotion are available atHudson’s Bay, Nordstrom, Shoppers Drug Mart, Sephora, London Drugs, Jean Coutu, and Rexall.
CanPrev D3 & K2 Drops
I can’t live without Vitamin D, especially during the winter. The sunshine vitamin gets an extra boost from vitamin K in this formula. Both these vitamins will support bone health and will help the body to absorb and hold onto calcium – a mineral so critical for bone strength. This liquid formula is flavoured with a splash of aromatic orange making it a pleasure to take this bone-strengthening supplement. There are 450 drops in every bottle. Four drops a day are recommended, but I take more – check with your doctor. Available at Well.ca
I suffer from eczema and while I also make my own body butter, I also wear Pure Hazelwood as it is rich in anti-inflammatory molecules and can help relieve symptoms related to inflammation, including: teething pain, colic, arthritis (joint pain), skin problems (psoriasis, eczema), digestive disorders (heartburn) and mouth sores.
Pure Hazelwood products are made of 100% natural hazelwood from the Canadian Boreal forest. The line has something for everyone – baby and adult necklaces and bracelets.
göt2b dry shampoo
Winter can wreak havoc on your hair – static, dry. Don’t wash your hair every day – I leave mine to wash every few days in fact. For those days in between, refresh your locks with göt2b® Rockin’ It® Dry Shampoo. Spray and work it into roots and brush out thoroughly for volumized, day-two (or day-three) hair.
Eat Nākd bars
Winter is the time when it’s easy to get into the dangerous routine of gorging on chips, chocolate and rich high-calorie comfort food. I’m trying to stay on track by eating healthy and indulging in healthy treats. Eat Nākd bars are a great way to eat nutritious, healthy food without compromising on taste! The snack bars are made from yummy natural ingredients such as fruits and nuts which are ‘smooshed’ together into a handy bar.
Bars are made with natural, wholesome ingredients with no hidden extras such as syrups or chemically bits. Berry Delight, Cocoa Delight, Cashew Cookie and Cocoa Orange have natural ingredients like dates, cashews, raisins, orange, and cocoa, raspberries.
You can indulge in these knowing there are no hidden extras such as sugars or additives. Pure guilt-free goodness. They are gluten, wheat and dairy free, and some bars are also soy free too! Available at various grocery stores including Sobeys.
The Philips goLITE BLU
I have the Philips goLITE BLU by my bedside and have it scheduled to turn on before I wake up. This particular light therapy is known to naturally help increase your energy level whenever you need it and help fight winterblues. goLITE BLU energy light produces a particular kind of pure blue light that occurs naturally on very sunny, clear days. Special receptors in the eyes absorb this blue light which makes you feel energetic whenever you need it.