Tis the season to treat your bestie, mom, co-worker or yourself!
It’s a wellness wonderland this winter! We rounded up great new gear, plus the perfect post-workout products that will leave her looking and feeling great. Colorful kicks, a new ensemble, easy-to-tote yoga mat and beauty pick-me-ups are sure to delight anyone on your nice list.
For The Runner
Whether she’s pounding the pavement or the treadmill, these will perform as well as they look. The super-soft Brooks Dash Hoodie ($75, www.brooksrunning.com) will become her new favorite hoodie with its flattering fit and thoughtful details. Leggings lovers will adore the wide, flat, power waist on Brooks Greenlight Tight ($85) which stays in place sans draw-cord and creates a slimming effect. Brooks Glycerin 14 ($150) neutral running shoe has super cushioning so each and every run will be the ultimate in comfort.
Help her hit the holiday party scene after a calorie-killing run with Bare Minerals Give Me A Swirl™ 3 Piece Full-Size Brush Collection Plus Brush Roll ($39,www.bareminerals.com) and Smashbox Halo HD Foundation With SPF 15 ($45, www.smashbox.com). Next, pick up a gift card for her to Uni K Wax Centers. It’s crucial to maintain your regular waxing routine, no matter the season, says Founder Noemi Grupenmager.
“If you choose not to wax a certain part of the body, the hair will be longer and you risk losing the long term benefits of continuous waxing,” explains Grupenmager. “In the colder months, skin is much drier and without exfoliation, no amount of moisturizer will bring back the softness of summer days. Waxing with a gentle elastic wax will exfoliate your skin and remove the dead cells. That way when moisturizer is applied, your skin will quickly benefit.”
For The Outdoor Adventurer
When she doesn’t let chilly temps stop her from taking her routine outside, help her stay stylish and warm. The Asics Lite-Show Winter Jacket ($130, www.asics.com) features an all-over stealth reflective print on arms and chest for 360° visibility. Its plush, insulating, durable, wicking and water-repellent fabric manages moisture and provides cold weather protection. The corded hood is adjustable, thumb holes keep hands warm and a bonded media pocket on the sleeve and media loop on inside collar mean she always has a place to stash her phone.
Revive stressed skin after outdoor conditions with a Too Cool For School Egg Cream Sheet Mask ($6 each, www.sephora.com). Egg is a staple in Korean skincare; egg whites control excessive oil, while egg yolk nourishes the skin.
Eradicate after workout breakouts with the Tria Positively Clear 3-Step Acne Skincare Solution ($169, www.triabeauty.com). The ultimate combination of the FDA-cleared acne-fighting blue light and dermatologist-tested skincare gently eliminates bacteria at the source, deep within the skin, without harshness to eliminate blemishes, clogged pores and acne, all within the comfort of one’s own home.
For The Yogi
She’s sure to love heading to the studio with ease thanks to these zen-inducing products. The Jade Yoga Voyager Mat ($34.95, www.jadeyoga.com) is ultra-lightweight, folding up to the size of a yoga block, making it easy to pack in a suitcase or tote bag. It’s perfect for the urban yogi or jet-setter to take with them just about anywhere and made from sustainably sourced natural rubber.
Stop her from sliding all over the studio with Asics Well-Balanced No-Slip Socks ($14, www.asics.com). They feature a feature a gel grip sole for balance and poise, no show ballerina silhouette and seamless toe for increased comfort.
Take a break to condition, destress and protect skin with purse-sized jane iredale hydration sprays ($10 each, www.janeiredale.com). Balance Hydration Spray Mini controls oil production, POMMISST™ Hydration Spray Mini disguises pores and fine lines and D2O Hydration Spray Mini plumps skin and sets makeup.
Now that you have your list checked off, let’s see how to keep the holidays healthy.