There’s no denying that winter has its own unique charm. It’s that time of the year when you get to sport your most fashionable winter clothes and engage in all sorts of exciting activities. However, the cold and dry air can easily rob your skin and hair of all their glory!
Fortunately, it is very much possible for you to look every inch a hottie despite of the wintry environment. The following are some very simple beauty tips that can make it seem like you just teleported from summer:
Remember to Moisturize
When winter strikes, it’s a good idea to have your water-based moisturizer switched to an oil-based one, which is better at locking in moisture. But if you don’t have the budget for it, worry not. Go to your kitchen and grab a bottle of olive oil or coconut oil, and then apply a thin layer of it on your skin for maximum moisture!
Drink Plenty of Fluids
Keeping your skin hydrated from within is also important to prevent dryness. Definitely, you should drink 8 glasses of water on a daily basis. Drinking hot tea is also perfect for the freezing season and for warding off skin dryness.
Avoid Taking Hot Baths
It’s true that enjoying a luxurious hot bath is perfect for the time of the year. However, it’s something that can actually leave your skin dry. Instead of a hot bath, opt for a lukewarm bath — it’s ideal for the chilly season without causing unwanted skin dryness. Also, try to keep bath times as short as possible.
Slather on Sunscreen
Just because the weather is arctic doesn’t mean that you should skip wearing sunscreen with an SPF of at least 15. Did you know that it’s still possible for you to get sunburned even when it’s wintertime? The sun’s UV rays can definitely go through clouds as well as bounce against snow! So before you step foot outside your abode or cabin to engage in some fun outdoor activities, remember to apply sunscreen liberally!
Exfoliate Twice a Week
Prevent your complexion from looking dull by exfoliating your skin twice a week at most. For your face, use an exfoliating product that is specifically designed for it, not for the rest of your body. To avoid spending lots of cash, you can simply opt for some cheap yet effective DIY skin exfoliating scrubs, many of which can be easily found online.
Apply Lip Balm
There is no use in having a glowing complexion if your lips are dry and peeling! Always remember to slip a tube or small jar of lip balm in your pocket or purse and use it as needed. You may also count on the likes of olive oil, almond oil, coconut oil and other healthy oils in keeping your lips soft, hydrated and glossy.
Wear the Right Accessories
Putting on a beanie, turban, beret or any other head accessory perfect for the season is definitely a must. Not only will it save your head from the cold, but also prevent your hair from drying out.
Don’t Skimp on Hair Conditioner
Remember to massage your favorite hair conditioner after having your tresses shampooed. No other time of the year can make your hair and scalp very dry than wintertime. It’s for this reason why being generous with your usage of hair conditioner is a good idea. Also, use lukewarm water on your hair, as hot water can make it dry.
Get Regular Trims
When the temperature drops, split ends become prevalent. Save your locks from further damage by having your mane trimmed on a regular basis. Also, it’s a good idea to invest in high quality hair products formulated to keep split ends at bay or to a minimum this time of the year.
Remember Your Nails
Always slather hand lotion to save your nails from drying out. When relaxing at home, dip your nails in a mixture of lemon juice and olive oil for several minutes, and then give your hand a good massage, too! Refrain from going for extensive manicures to save yourself from encountering unnecessary nail-related issues this wintertime.
If you know other winter beauty tips, feel free to share them in the comments section below!