When the temperature changes, so should your beauty routine. Your hair and skin react differently to cooler climates, so you need to redefine your regimen to get the results you want to see. If you want to adapt when the weather gets colder, take note of these fall and winter beauty tips to keep your skin healthy and your hair looking beautiful.
Winter Skin Care
Cold weather means indoor heating which will have an adverse affect on your skin. To combat the drying affects, switch to a heavier moisturizing cream to add much-needed hydration. Lock in moisture by doing this while your face is still wet.
Avoid baths and showers that are too hot, and cool the water before you get out. Your skin will retain more moisture this way and you won’t go through the temperature shock so much when you get out. Rub in body lotion on your arms and legs and feet, particularly on your elbows and knees.
Use eye cream at night to combat dryness. If you do this on a regular basis, you’ll probably notice a reduction of fine lines and wrinkles. Get your beauty sleep to lower stress and put your best face forward.
Homemade Body Scrub
Care for your hands as you do your face and they’ll look soft and young for years to come. If your hands, feet and elbows are dry, this homemade body scrub will get them back in shape and give soothing relief: Mix a half cup of Epsom salts, one tablespoon olive or canola oil and a few drops of lemon, lime, grapefruit, or orange juice. Apply to the dry areas of your skin, rub gently in a circular motion, then rinse off.
Prevent Chapped Lips
Many women only experience chapped lips in the Fall and Winter months. Avoid licking your lips and use a moisturizing lipstick in the daytime hours and apply lip balm before you go to bed. If you’re a teen, enjoy the many lip products on the market for your age group and dazzle your smile.
To remove any unwanted dry skin off of your lips, you can exfoliate them with your toothbrush when you brush your teeth. In a pinch, add a dab of Vaseline to protect them.
Winter Hair Care Tips
Not only does your skin dry out when the weather turns cold, so does your hair. Pay special attention to your hair needs do some damage control with a deep conditioner if you notice it drying out. It only needs to be washed twice a week, but it’s important to wash out any styling products that weigh down your hair. For a quick fix, apply a leave-in conditioner for extra moisture and shine.