Winter Skin and Hair Essentials

Buffing bars, balms, scrubs and serums to combat the effects of cold weather

While certainly not the most diabolical of weather-related woes, skin and hair issues brought on by icy winds, snowstorms, indoor heating and more can be bothersome, uncomfortable and unsightly. First and foremost, it’s crucial to hydrate from the inside (drinking enough water cannot be overstated); using humidifiers and avoiding super-hot showers can also help. There are also countless lotions and potions—some of which we list here—that can …

Café Noir Body Exfoliant

The potent Café Noir Body Exfoliant from African Botanics treats dryness and poor circulation, while also promoting skin’s elasticity. This chemical and physical exfoliating scrub is packed with active ingredients, including black coffee beans, volcanic pumice, Marula nut shell, Buchu leaf, Cape Rose geranium, cypress oil, niacinamide and more—a formula that leaves skin feeling soft, clean and with a slight tingle.

Link About It: This Week’s Picks

Travel-friendly Shabbat kits, contemporary protest art, dinosaurs, rituals and more

1. Farewell, Anti-Apartheid Campaigner Winnie Madikizela-Mandela Activist and icon of the anti-apartheid movement, Winnie Madikizela-Mandela has passed away at 81 years old. Married to Nelson Mandela for 38 years (and separated for 30 years because of his imprisonment), Madikizela-Mandela became an “international symbol of resistance to apartheid and a rallying point for poor, black township residents who demanded their freedom.” Later, however, her reputation was …