Great Day Washington DC Winter Recovery

There’s no doubt winter has rolled in and brought out are warmest puffy coat. With the freezing weather comes dry hair, chapped lips, brittle nails, you name it, this season takes a toll on our beauty routine. Today I share some ideas for winter recovery with Great Day Washington DC.

What’s going on with our hair? Dry heat, hats, static…all wreak havoc. We tend to amp up our face moisturizer this time of year, so look for moisturizing hair products as well. I’m obsessed with all things Alterna Haircare but why I like their Caviar Moisture is because it doesn’t weigh hair down. It also works to reverse the damage (anti aging) and the shine and scent are mind blowing. Clearly this is why it’s the #1 selling hair product at Sephora.

Alterna Caviar Moisture Duo is a limited edition set with the award winning shampoo and conditioner. The number one selling hair care at Sephora is formulated with pure caviar extract—rich in omega 3 fatty acids, proteins, minerals, and vitamins A, C, and D—to visibly improve the signs of aging hair in as little as one use. A proprietary blend of Sea Silk® and an Age Control Complex® help target the physical, environmental, and natural signs of aging and stress that can cause hair to look older and start to lose moisture—becoming dry, brittle, and more prone to breakage. The lipid-rich formula helps to replenish every strand, sealing in moisture for hair that looks and feels healthier. You will see a vast improvement in shine, texture, softness, and manageability. Limited Edition Duo pack for the holidays. $57.00 @ Sephora

Lips are a mess this time of year. My go to lip treatment is Blistex. It’s affordable and the company launches two new products every year that align with technology but also trending ingredients. This year they launched Triple Essentials and the Lip Serum. The Conditioning Lip Serum is a daily treatment that absorbs quickly leaving this velvet-like cushion to lips. I apply it all day.

Triple Essentials combines three essential oils (Mandarin, Palmarosa and Chamomile) that soothe, heal and hydrate lips without a greasy feel. Plus added SPF15 which is always a benefit.

Looking for a lightweight, Full-coverage foundation that will keep skin hydrated and looking soft? Tarte’s got you…

Tarte Double Duty Beauty Empowered Hybrid Gel Foundation. Only at ULTA! Smooth skin is in with this radiant, full coverage foundation with skin-loving ingredients wrapped in a luxurious, creamy gel. The unique oil-free blend of smoothing, plumping and pore refining ingredients help brighten skin while moisturizing and blurring the look of fine lines and pores. The cooling, hypoallergenic gel feels like a drink of water for your skin, while masking any redness, dark spots, acne and uneven skin tone for 12-hour wear across skin types. It’s available in a range of shades to match any skin tone with a soft, rose scent and natural, radiant finish.

Winter never fails to give me super dry shins, feet, arms, hands…everything. I’ve kind of started giving myself a little royal treatment with Nutrix Royal Body Cream By Lancome.This uber dense, skin saving cream heals and stays with you all day without feeling greasy.

Smoothes and nurtures skin with 24-hour moisture. Cushions and insulates skin from the effects of climate and seasonal changes.

My friend Meg has the driest skin I’ve ever seen, made up, felt… she has tried everything including trying to scrub it all off. It’s a bit of a shell or layer that sits on top of this luminous, glowing alabaster dermis sitting below. All I can say is her skin hasn’t responded to anything quite like Confidence in a Cream by It Cosmetics.

It Cosmetics Confidence in a Cream Moisturizing Super Cream was developed with plastic surgeons, the leading experts in skin rejuvenation, Confidence in a Cream is a quick-absorbing super cream that transforms your skin for a supple, healthier, younger-looking appearance. The proprietary Anti-Aging Armour Rejuvenating Concentrate combines collagen and hyaluronic acid to plump fine lines and wrinkles, while niacin, peptides, a super ceramide complex and other high-performance ingredients are activated upon contact to immerse your skin in moisture, smooth texture, enhance firmness, and reduce the look of pores and discoloration. Perfect for all skin types, you’ll see powerful results instantly and more dramatic results over time!

Maxus Nails This is possibly the best, fist  step protectant to nails. Just look at the reviews. Nails grow like crazy and stay hydrated and protected.  Strengthener, base coat and even color polish does not contain formaldehyde, formaldehyde resin, toluene, dbp (dibutyl phthlate), or camphor Parabens Free – Sulfates Free – Gluten Free – Phthalates Free • Specifically formulated to deeply nourish and strengthen the natural nail plate • Protects the nail plate from staining and discoloration • Creates an ideal canvas for flawless nail varnish application and adhesion.