Gossipdrip Beauty Bible: Winter Wonderful Skin

Posted by: on Nov 14, 2012 | No Comments

As the weather gets colder and our woolly layers get thicker, it’s time to give your beauty regime an overhaul. Not only is it important to keep your body warm and protected from the icy temperatures, it’s also vital that your skin is shielded from the wintery weather too.

Here, Gossipdrip’s beauty girl Emma May shares her favourite beauty products perfect for solving your winter woes and fit for a snow queen…

Winter Woe #1: Chapped lips

When temperatures drop, your lips naturally dry out, so it’s important to get into the routine of applying an intense lip moisturiser to keep them in tip-top condition. Our first choice for luscious lip care is Palmer’s Cocoa Butter Formula Lip Balm with SPF15. This wonder stick will stop any harmful UV rays damaging your lips whilst indulging them in moisture. £1.65 from Boots and Superdrug.

Winter Woe #2: Dry hands
Our hands need extra loving in the winter, so stock up on moisturiser as if it’s going out of fashion. Our cream of the crop is Organic Surge’s Tropical Bergamot Hand & Nail cream, packed with luxurious essential oils and soothing aloe vera. It’s a steal at £4.09, available from Waitrose and John Lewis.

Winter Woe #3: Blotchy, tired skin
The wind, rain and icy conditions can do all sorts of nasty things to our skin, and often we’re left with dull skin longing for a quick pick me up. Nip + Fab’s innovative Glycolic Fix renews and retextures tired skin with its exfoliating pads, and the glycolic acid rapidly improves wind-chapped cheeks. Also, the essence of blue daisy soothes and calms, so it’s the perfect treat after a long day Christmas shopping. Available at £12.95 from Boots.

Winter Woe #4: Washed-out complexion
If the ‘pale and interesting’ look just isn’t for you this Christmas, invest in a trustworthy gradual tan to see you through the winter months. Gossipdrip are in love with TOWIE’s very own Lauren Goodger’s Gradual Tan from Lauren’s Way – its enriching lotion adds a healthy glow whilst indulging your skin in moisture. Available from www.LaurensWay.com.


Winter Woe #5: Lack-lustre locks
Whether it’s out in the open or snuggled under your woolliest hat, our hair needs protection to combat the harsh winds and rain. Our advice is to stick to something classic: L’Oreal Elvive Triple Resist is the perfect antidote to dry, brittle hair and transforms your locks in a few washes. £3.99 per 400ml from Boots.