Winter can be terrible for your skin and hair. The cold, dry air can leave you with dry and chapped skin, as well as giving your hair a constant windswept look. So how do you stop the winter elements ravaging your skin and hair, and throwing off your beauty regime? You can prevent your look from going downhill with some simple winter car tips, such as moisturizing often. And once you’ve taken care of the basics, you can start thinking about adding a bit of glamour to perfect your winter image. Follow these great tips to make sure the winter weather doesn’t control how good you look.
Winter can really dry you out. The cold air can leave you with a dry face, hands, lips, and hair. It’s more important than ever to stick to a good moisturizing routine as the nights get darker. One thing that you might find starts to dry out first is your luscious lips. It feels horrible to have dry and cracked lips when it’s windy and cold, so it’s important to carry a good lip balm with you. Some lipsticks and glosses can dry out your lips, so a tinted lip balm is the perfect solution. You can also use a layer of clear lip balm, like Vaseline, as a base coat for plump and shiny lips. Use a good body lotion to moisturize all over, plus a moisturizer for your face. Your hands could also be prone to drying out in the cold; carry a hand cream to combat this problem.
Your hair can dry out in the winter too, as well as getting whipped about in all sorts of nasty weather conditions. If it isn’t getting blown about in the wind, it’s sustaining damage from the summer sun. And going indoors won’t necessarily help. Indoor heating can do just as much damage to dry out your hair as being outside. Winter can leave your hair looking a mess if you aren’t careful. If you don’t already use a good conditioner, make sure you start using one regularly. If you have thick, heavy or naturally dry hair, you could even benefit from a deep conditioner that you leave on for a while. To combat static electricity, try using a brush with natural bristles or a special static-reducing hairbrush. When you style your hair, using styling mousse or cream will keep it moisturized and in place.
As much as you would like it to be summer, so you can put on your bikini and show off your body jewellery at the beach, it’s not happening. You’ll have to wait a few more months before you can start wearing your summer wardrobe again. But it doesn’t have to be summer for you to have an excuse to look good.
Wrapping up warm will help to keep you hydrated. But don’t forget to drink plenty of liquids to stop yourself overheating or becoming dehydrated. Protect your hands with a soft, warm pair of gloves or mittens and snuggle into a scarf to keep your face and neck away from the elements.