Fall is upon us already and before we know it we’ll be knee deep in snow or slush, or ice… I don’t know where you live but we will all be knee deep in something cold for sure. And as the beautiful women that we are, we need to prepare for the drier, harsher conditions coming. Winter demands for some changes to your beauty routine. In addition to increasing hydration with water and oils from products and food, altering your skin care routine is essential for keeping that beautiful glow through the winter.
Skin: Some tips to keep you skin looking great is to moisturize and exfoliate! The obvious trick is moisturizing lotion. Moisturize your skin and face as much as possible! Rub that stuff in all day everyday! Get addicted to your lotion, get addicted to it like it’s crack or BLUE SKY METH… sorry having Breaking Bad withdrawals. *singular tear* The next tip to winterize your skin is exfoliation! SCRUB SCRUB SCRUB, but not too hard; you still want to have some sort of skin left or you’re going to scare people. Scare people just like Walter White did… WHY BREAKING BAD WHYYYYY?! *multiple tears*
Options-milk baths, honey masks, petroleum jelly, gentle face cleanser, facial moisturizer, lip balm, body moisturizer
Hair: Your hair may be protected under your very cool, very hip winter hat, but it still needs extra conditioning during the harsh winter months. You can’t hide under that hat all winter, we know what you’re hiding under there-and it’s dry and it’s brittle… so keep those locks healthy and strong by adding extra moisture to it! Use a deep-conditioner once or twice a week, or even daily as a quick rinse. It will help fortify strands before they break and repair hair that is already brittle. The dry air also causes an increase in static electricity, so to avoid it, limit how often you blow-dry your hair. Let that natural hair GO girl.
Options-mild shampoo, conditioner, leave-in conditioner, deep-conditioner, Moroccan hair oils, less blow-drying and flat-ironing
Nails: Hands are often exposed to the elements when you’re outside in the cold. I know it’s fun to play with the snow or slush, or ice, OR WHATEVER it is that is going on with your winter weather–but your hands and your nails can take a beating because of it. Cracked cuticles are another side effect of cold winter weather so cuticle oil should be applied as often as possible! Keep your hands and nails as moisturized as possible and always wear gloves when you go outside.
Options- hand creams, hand moisturizer, cuticle oil