Many of us ready ourselves for the cold season with a new coat, another pair of over-the-knee boots, and perhaps the obligatory space-heater for your office.

But what about our hair and skin?

The winter can be out right monstrous to your body if you don’t protect it. It goes beyond fighting ash, the blistering cold can cause itchy skin, breakage to your hair, and dead skin on your nails.

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To prevent this, every November, I routinely make a visit to my favorite beauty counters for a re-up on my go-to product for my face, body, hair and nails.

This product, is tried and tested, and offers added moisture, protection, an manages to maintain that bronzy, healthy glow we love about the summer months. 

Want to winterize your skin? Well you should!

Here’s our never-let-me down product for the cold season! Try one of them and let us how it works for you.   



The Leakey Collection Marula Oil – 

I know. You’re telling me, “I have oily skin, G! Why put extra oil on it?” Marula Oil is an extra light oil rich in antioxidants and omega fatty acids. What I also love is that it’s been a long time skincare secret for the beautiful women of East Africa. Apply a few drops to your face and neck before you go to bed, and a little before you apply your makeup in the morning for hydration. You’ll notice a gorgeous glow almost instantly. I live for this stuff!


Origins GinZing Energy-Boosting Moisturizer – 

Give your skin the energy boost it needs with Origins’ Ginzing. Origins is one of my favorite skincare lines. This light must-have moisturizer awakens dry, dull skin ready for any close-up holiday selfie.



Josie Maran Whipped Argan Oil in Vanilla Apricot – 

Josie Maran does skincare well, and she’s the queen of Argan-packed moisturizers! Fight ash and winter itchy skin with whipped coolness. I apply it directly after a luke-warm shower. Don’t forgot the feet, ladies!



WEN by Chaz Dean Sweet Almond Mint Re Moist Intensive Hair Treatment – 

The frequency of your conditioning treatments and hair masks should increase in the cold months. WEN’s Sweet Almond Mint Intensive treatment gives you that in-salon feel we all want at home. Apply weekly after your shampoo. During the winter, I often keep my conditioning treatments in overnight and wash out in the morning before work.



CND Solar Oil Nail and Cuticle Conditioner – 

Don’t make the mistake of abandoning your finger and toe nails during the cold season. CND’s Solar Oil is a mainstay in my handbag. I apply several times a week to keep my cuticles clean and soft. If you’re into gel manis, this is no doubt, what you need on the go.

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Geneva S. Thomas

Geneva S. Thomas

Geneva is the founder of Jawbreaker, which she plans on turning into an intergalactic all-girl army that will someday storm the streets of the world in studded bras and Tom Ford boots. She recently took up archery and collects more books than shoes.