Winter is a difficult time for everybody. When the weather gets cold, everyone feels it. You might think that sometimes it is impossible to look great during the cold months. That couldn’t be further from the truth. In fact, if you have the right beauty regime, you will find that it is easy to look incredible all the time. The winter weather dries out skin and can wreak havoc on our hair. Not a very attractive look is it? Here are 6 Awesome Winter Beauty tips you need to know.
1. Throw out your makeup
The first thing, you need to do, is throw out your old makeup. When the weather drops, it can be tempting to layer on old foundation and concealer in a bid to get a natural looking glow. Don’t do it. The more you makeup you put on this season, the worse your skin will get. Instead, avoid using loads of makeup each day so that your skin can breathe.
2. Use a hot oil treatment for your hair
If you feel as though your hair is brittle and dry, you need to put the moisture back into it. There is one simple way to do just that. Every week or so, you should use a hot oil mask for your hair. You can make a mask at home or buy one from your local chemist. Leave the mask on your hair for around twenty to thirty minutes. After that, ensure that you wash and rinse your hair. You will notice that your hair’s natural gloss comes back in no time at all. I did!
3. Give yourself a vitamin boost
In the winter, it can be hard to get all the vitamins you need. It seems as though we binge on fruit and veg in the summer, yet in the winter, we just want to eat carbs. Try eating a vitamin-rich diet in the winter. It might feel like the last thing you want to do, but it will make a real difference to how you look and feel. If your face tends to get dry and dull, you should also use some Vitamin C Serum to combat that problem.
4. Get your blood pumping
If you have a desk job, you need to ensure that you get exercise outside work. When you sit around all day, it means that your heart rate never increases. To be healthy, you need to get your blood pumping. Good circulation makes your skin glow and look fresh. Take an exercise class so that you become active on a weekly basis. Ensuring that you get the training you need is a surefire way to get healthy skin.
5. Avoid hot showers
When it is freezing outside, you might find that you want to spend hours in a hot shower to get warm. Don’t do it. When you expose your body to hot water, you will find that your skin dries out instantly. Doing so is a massive winter beauty mistake. Instead, keep the temperature of your showers low so that you don’t have this problem. If you scorch your skin in the shower, it will feel dry and itchy later.
6. Protect your skin
You may think that sunscreen is only for the summer. You are wrong. Winter sun can be just as damaging to your skin as the summer sun. If it looks bright outside, you need to ensure that you cover up and use sunscreen. When the UV rays reflect off snow, you will find that they are super powerful. Use a moisturizer with SPF in it or a natural sun protection cream.
Are any of these winter beauty tips included in your current skin care routine? Any you need to work on?