While winter means no sweat over sweat and ruined makeup, it also means chapped lips and dry skin. To get rid of these peeves, beauty experts Bridgette Jones and Danielle Jones share a head-to-toe wellness guide, as Christmas knocks on the door. How does one get that Christmas glow? What is the ideal skincare routine? From DIY hacks that never disappoint to travel-friendly tips, the mother-daughter duo who run Bridgette Jones Fashion Salon on Sarat Bose Road, share beauty secrets.
(L-R) Danielle Jones and Bridgette Jones
How can one achieve that last-minute Christmas glow?
Home Glow-Up: Exfoliate gently with a homemade oatmeal and yoghurt scrub, hydrate with jojoba oil to add moisture and glow and highlight those key points for a quick festive radiance at home.
Salon Fix: Secure a last-minute salon appointment for a hydrating facial treatment to rejuvenate yourself. Also opt for a hair treatment that gives you a luscious shine, and a professional Glam Party makeover application for that perfect festive radiance. We recommend the Rejuvenating Hydra Facial Treatment, and the K18 Double Dose Molecular Hair Repair Treatment from Bridgette Jones Fashion Salon.
How can one manage the effects of holiday stress on skin and hair health?
Create a spa vibe at home with calming rituals, like a relaxing bath. A stress-relieving hot stone massage can also help to relax muscle tension, pain, stress and anxiety. Avoid harsh soaps instead opt for a mild body wash for soft and smooth skin. A daily massage from head to toe or an occasional exfoliating routine for the entire body keeps your skin healthy to fend off stress-related beauty blues. You can also opt for keratin or botox hair treatments, and look for something that includes a sea-salt scalp scrub, which is excellent for exfoliating, clearing the scalp of dead skin cells.
Bollywood actress Alia Bhatt practising her personal skincare routine
What’s an ideal skincare routine that will help the skin combat winter problems and get a festive glow?
Keep in mind that skin care is not a one-size-fits-all solution. That’s why personalised skincare consultations and products are an effective way to tackle specific skin concerns.
Embrace a simple at-home routine—cleanse gently, apply a vitamin C serum, moisturise generously, and treat yourself to a weekly hydrating homemade Banana & Coconut Milk mask for a winter glow. Mash half a banana mixed with coconut milk to make a paste, apply and leave it on for 15-20 minutes before rinsing. This mask is rich in vitamins and moisture perfect for a hydration boost.
Personalised skincare consultations and products are an effective way to tackle specific skin concerns
Chapped lips are a permanent problem during winter. How does one have soft and plump lips all winter?
Combat chapped lips with a homemade sugar scrub, nourish with a DIY lip mask (try honey and coconut oil), and carry a trusty lip balm for on-the-go softness.
A homemade lip scrub
One winter-special face mask you recommend for a quick glow?
Home glow-up: Blend yoghurt, honey and a dash of turmeric for a homemade glow mask. Quick, easy, and perfect for a radiant boost without leaving your home.
Salon Fix: Check out our salon-Q-10 formulated face mask together with an LED Mask. Light therapy is great for skin renewal, pigmentation and inflammation reduction. It’s our secret to a quick, radiant complexion.
Caring for your feet during winter — a Bridgette Jones-approved hack?
Soak your feet at home, scrub away dry skin, and treat them to a rich foot cream before slipping into warm socks — Bridgette Jones would approve!
Keeping your feet clean in winters is a must
A hair-care regime that is simple and will help with winter-specific dryness?
Hydrate your locks with a moisturising shampoo, indulge in a weekly deep conditioning session, and use a leave-in conditioner to combat winter dryness.
Bollywood actress Janhvi Kapoor’s mane is #hairgoals
Suggest three skincare essentials for those who are travelling during the winter holiday season?
Pack light with a gentle cleanser, a refreshing facial mist and a multitasking serum — your go-to essentials for maintaining that winter glow on the go.