With every new season there are tweaks to be made in your skincare and hair care routine—and wintertime is all about hydration. From blustery winds, which we are no stranger to here on the East End, to drying indoor heat, hair becomes prone to split ends and breakage, lips become chapped and skin all over the body can get extremely dry. Here are a few tips to keep your locks lustrous and skin radiant all through the season.
Amp up the hydration in your wintertime skincare regimen by switching to gentler products—if you’re using a gel moisturizer, you may want to switch to a richer crème. If you have very dry or irritable skin, try a milky, soap-free cleanser like Calming Cleanse from AyurMedic. It reduces inflammation, protects against environmental damage and even contains copper peptide for tissue repair. Browse the full line of advanced skincare AyurMedic products at ayurmedic.com and pick up yours at Geomare Wellness Center, 80 White Street in Southampton. For a little extra pampering, schedule yourself a custom facial. According to expert Geomare Avilés, apart from helping to cleanse, hydrate, detoxify, moisturize and rejuvenate the skin, facials help to enhance the penetration of anti-aging skincare products.
Stock up on some all-natural oils. Coconut oil can be used as a cleanser, makeup remover and as a moisturizer for the entire body. It can even tame frizzy hair and soften cuticles. Jojoba oil is another great option, as is almond oil, avocado oil, argan oil and apricot oil. All of these, and more, can be found at your local health food store—Provisions in Sag Harbor, Wild by Nature in Hampton Bays, the organic section at King Kullen in Bridgehampton, and Second Nature Markets in Southampton and East Hampton.
Protect those tresses from split ends this winter by using a deep conditioning mask a few times a week, avoiding elastic bands and scheduling regular trims. If you have long hair, put it in a braid to protect it from flying in the wind. If you can handle it, try not to shampoo every day. When you wash your hair, be sure you’re using a hydrating shampoo and conditioner. Try a deep conditioning at-home mask like Burt’s Bees Hair Repair, or go a step further and indulge in a treatment from Revolve Hair Salon. Owner Alicia Cook offers a few therapeutic options, including the Restorative Repair Treatment, which uses a protein-rich complex infused with hydrating Aragon Oil to increase elasticity, build strength and repair damage. This is also a great time of year for a haircut, or even just a trim, to get rid of split ends and give a polished look for entering the new season head-on. Revolve Hair, 34 Hill Street in Southampton. Call 631-377-3555 or visit revolvehairsalon.com.
For some all-natural, certified organic body products, check out Dillon’s Farm sheep milk-based moisturizing lotions for hands and body and even a lip balm for chapped lips. Dillon’s Farm organic lifestyle boutique, founded by Dillon Paparelli, uses only natural ingredients for products like Sheep Milk Dream Cream (which comes in an uplifting and invigorating Summer Citrus scent), Tea & Honey Body Butter (made with sheep’s milk, chamomile tea, shea butter, honey, rosehip seed oil, and grapeseed oil in a light orange scent derived from sweet orange essential oil) and Sheep’s Milk Superlotion—which is lighter than the body butter but really locks in moisture. Say goodbye to chapped lips with The Bomb Balm—made with pure, natural, nourishing ingredients like beeswax, kokum butter, olive oil, jojoba oil and coconut oil. Dillon’s Farm is located in Miller Place on the North Shore and can be reached by calling 631-744-8576 or visiting dillonsfarm.com.
Don’t forget to also drink lots of water and herbal teas, take your Vitamin D and eat nourishing foods to make you glow from inside out!