The chill in the air is starting to settle in, and the nights are getting much longer. It’s time to revise your beauty routine in prep of the winter season.
Skin & Lips
Everyone knows that significant temperature drops unfortunately result in dry air attacking your skin with every wind gust. In some areas, the cold air is known to move in overnight, leaving little time to prepare your skin.
So, this winter, instead of slathering harsh lotions on your body, consider opting for an all-natural body cream. Creams are made with moisturizing oils and are thicker in consistency. While your body is still damp from the shower, cover it in a sweet-smelling cream to prevent your skin from drying out. The all-natural ingredients will moisturize and protect your skin.
Another good tip to maintaining hydrated skin is to place humidifiers in the rooms you use the most. The added moisture in the air will keep your skin looking its best.
Don’t forget about your lips, either. A chapped pout is not attractive and can be corrected immediately. Exfoliate your lips with a simple homemade paste and then keep them soft with a moisturizing lip balm.
One of the most common beauty fails during the winter is not properly managing hair care. Too often you, or someone you know, have been a victim to static hair.
Just like skin, hair is negatively affected by the dry air, making it easier for hair to break or get damaged. Wearing a hat, though convenient, and at times necessary, is not the answer. Instead, you must moisturize your hair and scalp the same way you do your skin.
Using hydrating products is definitely a start, but you can take it a step further by adding a treatment. Once a week, leave conditioner in for about 30 minutes before rinsing it out. The added moisture will help keep the frizz at bay.
However, not all hair is meant to be kept.
Just because you’re not donning a bikini every day doesn’t mean you should let things grow out of hand. Get rid of all unwanted hair with an at home hair removal device that uses the same technology that your dermatologist uses. Within the same amount of time it takes for your conditioner to set in, you can give yourself a hair removal treatment easily and painlessly. Only purchase at-home devices that provide high-quality spa-level treatment and are cleared by the FDA.
Hands & Feet
Besides the face, the hands are the most exposed body part during the winter months. On top of that, constantly washing your hands in warm water strips them of their essential oils leaving you with dry, cracked skin. Make sure to invest in all-natural hand cream to keep your digits from becoming dry and caked.
And if cracked heels have been a problem in past winters, don’t let it happen again. Give yourself a weekly pedicure with the help of a pumice stone to keep your feet smooth. Massage your feet with a body butter, like shea or cocoa, and slip them into a pair of cotton socks for ultimate hydration.
Beauty is for all seasons. By following this list of our top 3 winter tips for looking and feeling your best, you’ll be your best you all winter long.