Banish The Winter Blues

If you are fed up of the blistering cold weather, detox diets and the general doom and gloom –  then help is at hand. The beauty world is filled with tips and tricks to help revive your inner glow from head-to-toe. Here are our favourites beauty buys to banish away the winter blues.

Make time for a massage: Not only does it help relax the soul, but it’s probably the one time, apart from sleeping, where you can disconnect from your phone and social media. If having a weekly massage at a spa is too costly or time consuming, then investing in good quality massage oil is a great idea. Try Dr Organic Virgin Coconut Oil Moisture Melt Body Oil,  £9.49, from Holland & Barrett. This penetrates easily, helping to rehydrate the deeper layers of the skin. It is excellent for daily use on the entire body as well as an intensive weekly conditioning oil. It is also jam packed with amazing ingredients such as gardenia flowers,  papaya seed oil and mango butter, which means it leaves the skin smelling beautiful. Buy it from Holland & Barrett

Take a relaxing bath: There is nothing more comforting than taking a warm cosy bath as the blisterling cold rages on outside. Try Molton Brown’s Eucalyptus Body Wash, £20. Pop a few drops into your bath and experience the scent of an Australian woodland. It is really comforting when you’re feeling under the weather, which is an inevitable part of the cold snap! Buy it from Molton Brown

Renew and Brighten: Using a quality cleanser like the Vivderma Comforting Gellee Cleanser can help reveal a radiant and revived skin. Fragranced with a blend of essential oils of Petitgrain, Palmarosa, Rose, Neroli and Jasminem this luxurious gel contains anti-ageing actives and soothes, tones, balances and calms winter weathered skin. Priced at £32 for 100ml it’s worth every penny. Buy it at

Overnight skincare: In the winter, you really can not abandon a decent skincare routine. Be sure to clean off all your old make-up everyday before applying a nourishing face oil every night so you can wake up beautiful. Try Caudalie Vinosource Overnight Recovery Oil, £26.00. This helps to nourish and replenish dehydrated skin overnight.  Simply warm 6 drops in the palm of your hand, then massage onto cleansed face and neck. Your skin will feel instantly more comfortable and look plumped up and radiant. Buy it from Feel Unique 

Make-up: Every women knows the transformational power of make-up. So even if you feeling tired and grey, make sure you’re not looking that way. Invest in a good quality eyeshadow palette so that you can use a variety of different colours to bring out your eyes. Try Too Faced Semi Sweet Chocolate Bar eyeshadow palette, £39.  This beautiful collection features 16 antioxidant-rich, cocoa powder-infused shadows in matte and shimmer shades. There is everything from  warm caramels, deep mochas, bronzy chocolate, and vibrant sugared blueberry hues. These high-pigment shades have are all the sparkle and shimmer you need to revive your inner glow. Buy it from Debenhams

Use a weekly face mask: The onset of winter weather often means problem skin. If your cheeks are suffering from redness and your skin is looking tired, then use a face mask – at least once a week to reveal radiant skin. Try Liz Earle’s Brightening Treatment Mask, £16. This fast-acting mask instantly revitalises dull skin. It contains stimulating camphor oil and toning witch hazel to help give your skin a natural-looking radiance. You can use it in the morning or whenever a quick fix is needed. You only need to leave it on for between 30 seconds and 2 minutes – so it’s ideal for even the busiest woman.Buy it from John Lewis

Paint your nails: Colour is a great way of stimulating the senses. If your nails look dull and tired then chances are you will feel that way too. Lift your spirts by making an effort to paint your nails – at least once a week. You can even make a ritual out of it by pampering yourself each Sunday to gear up for the week ahead. Try Crabtree & Evelyn’ s Avocado Nail Lacquer, £6, which is the perfect winter shade. The mix of a deep green shade with a hint of shimmer is just what you need to revive your glow during the cold snap. buy It from Crabtree & Evelyn

Get a good sleep: We all know getting some shut eye is vital for rest as well as brain development. However, how many of us stay up late watching You Tube videos on our phones or aimlessly scrolling on social media sites. Disconnect from technology and get a good night’s sleep. To help you doze off with ease try Elemis’ Quiet Mind Temple Balm, £14.90. This soothing temple balm contains a powerful blend of essential oils to help promote harmony, tranquillity and relaxation. Simply massage into back of the neck, ear lobes and temples. And then relax as you breathe in the soothing scent. Once you have tried it, you will wonder how you ever went without it. Buy it from All Beauty

Aamina Zafar

Aamina Zafar

Aamina has been a roving reporter for more than 10 years – penning stories for local and national newspapers. After living a fast paced life for a decade, she has now settled for a life in the suburbs with her husband and baby boy. She loves writing about beauty, babies and hard earned bucks. Aamina also enjoys writing articles that do not begin with the letter ‘B’ such as travel and food.


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