I know this is going to sound all kinds of attractive but as soon as the temperatures dip below 50, my ends become split, my nails become brittle and my skin loses all function to retain moisture for longer than an hour (hello 50 shades of ash gray). But even though I’m not freezing it out on the east coast this year, or God forbid dealing with the frigid temps of Minnesota, I haven’t lost my habit for finding and using good products that help keep my hair, skin and nails fortified all winter long.
Not only do I love these products because they do wonders for what they’re “prescribed” to work on but also because they often treat more than one area (hair, skin, nails) at a time. With that, here are three of my favorite double duty beauty products that are essential to get through the cold weather.
100% Coconut oil: This stuff is like sent straight from gates of hydration heaven. It’s rich in vitamin E and helps to hydrate and protect your skin and your hair. I like to apply it on those really dry areas of skin (e.g. elbows and knees) and apply a tad on my hair to leave it shiny without weighed down. Read: you really don’t need a lot, so buy a jar this stuff while last a while.
Biotin: Do me a favor, will ya? Get in your car right now, drive to the nearest Trader Joes and pick up a bottle of biotin. Will any brand of biotin work? Probably. But I’m a huge fan of this particular brand. For real, this stuff is AH-MAZING. It’s not only a triple whammy that treats your hair, skin and nails, but also it’s inexpensive and vegan. So you can feel good about what’s your putting into your body. It doesn’t get any better than that, right? Side Note: Buy this from the store instead of from Amazon, it’s roughly $9.
Cocoa butter [stick]: Not only is a cocoa butter good for treating any blemishes or stretch marks but it’s also great for healing dry, chapped lips. And if you get a cocoa butter stick, you can have it on the go, just as you would a tube of chapped stick.
And because I believe in these products so much, I am giving all three of them away to one lucky winner! YAY.
You can enter the giveaway here. Full terms and conditions can be found when you enter. However, you must be 18+ and a US resident (so sorry my dear international friends). I will notify the randomly selected winner by email [from thepathtomecca dot com] to schedule the shipment of the prize pack. Good luck!
PS – This is not a sponsored post. I just want to share the love!