Battle the Winter Harshness of Riyadh with These Drugstore Swaps

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Gone are those frosty days when your lips are chapped and your skin loses its luster. It’s time to swap your daily makeup with winter friendly drugstore products, which you can afford easily!

With the temperature dropping almost instantaneously, no one really has the time to navigate the shelves of every store in search of beauty products that’ll protect their hair, lips and skin from the bitter coldness of the weather. To help you ease your load, we have created a list of exceptional drugstore beauty essentials that are classic, trusted and used by citizens of the world. Fortunately, these products are easily available and are pocket-friendly, too!

1. Baby Lips – Maybelline New York


Many lipsticks brands promise long lasting color and moisturizing properties. Though, by mid-afternoon, your lips start feeling dry, chapped and the lipstick color fades away. Maybelline New York’s Baby Lips is exclusively created for your lips’ winter care. With this lip balm, you can achieve up to eight hour hydration and intense lip repair. They also come in various colors that are both subtle and vibrant. A color to suit every personality!

2. OGX – Coconut Milk Shampoo

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Organic coconut milk, essential coconut oil and ultra whipped egg white proteins available in this shampoo will battle against the winter frizz and dryness. It helps you keep your hair feathery soft, nourishes, repairs damage and also allows you control their unruliness. Additionally, the smell of fresh and tender coconut will intoxicate your senses and transport you to a beach in Brazil. Let the smell of summer keep you going this winter. A multipurpose shampoo, indeed!

3. St. Ives Apricot Scrub

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One of the most common issues that one faces during the winter is dry, dull and irritated skin. Top that up with makeup and you’ll resemble your last year’s birthday cake. (No one wants that, right?) Say bye to dullness and welcome radiant, soft and smooth skin with the St. Ives Apricot Scrub! It’ll exfoliate, deeply cleanse and leave your skin glowing. Isn’t that a dream come true?

4. Nivea Cocoa Butter Body Lotion

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The indoor heating combined with the harsh winter winds leave your skin begging for moisture. Listen to your skin and feed it what it requires. This winter, moisturize your skin with Nivea Cocoa Butter Body Lotion, which will hydrate your skin for 24 hours. Besides, you can smell exactly like the hot chocolate that you’re sipping on right now.

5. Olay Essentials Complete Day Cream

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Olay is a classic favorite moisturizer that can hydrate, nourish skin with antioxidants and vitamin mineral complex and protect you from UV rays and environmental damage, without leaving a greasy feel on your skin. It’s a light weight formula for your skin, too! Besides, just like Bobbi Brown stated, “before applying foundation, prep your skin with a touch of moisturizer to make sure it’s smooth and hydrated”. Moisturize, girls, moisturize!

(This moisturizer also has a version created specifically for sensitive skin: Olay Essentials Complete Care Sensitive Skin day cream.)

Now you know that you don’t need to create a hole in your wallet for products that will pamper you.

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