If you live in a climate that has a winter season, you will need to take some special precautions to keep your skin and hair healthy, when the temperature dips.
Cold air is very dry and it can suck the moisture out of your skin and make your hair brittle and full of static. Our Beauty Tips For Cold Weather help you fight the destructive influences of winter.
Use the Right Cleanser
Avoid using skin cleansers and hair shampoos that strip out the natural oils that are meant to protect you from the drying effects of frigid air. Look for products that contain natural oils and do not use hot water when you wash your face. During warm months you may want to use a skin cleanser that removes most of the natural oil from your skin, but avoid those in winter.
Replace Your Moisturizer
Replace the lightweight moisturizer you prefer during the summer with a more creamy one that includes natural oils such as coconut or jojoba. This extra layer of protection between your skin and your makeup is important to prevent the dry winter air from depleting the moisture in your skin.
Add Some Color
Avoid tanning booths at any time because you can end up with skin cancer. If you want to look a little less pale in the winter, use a tanning lotion or spray.
You can actually get a very even fake tan by using the all-over body spray option at a tanning salon.
Switch Your Foundation
Your makeup should also have more moisture in it during the cold months, so look for an extra moisturized type. If the shade of your skin is naturally lighter during the winter you may want to specify one foundation for summer and a different one for winter.
Do not apply too much makeup and end up with skin that looks as if makeup is “caked on”. Instead, use a moisturizer rich in natural oils before you apply your makeup.
Lip balm is great in every season, but especially helpful during winter. Dry and chapped lips are not only unattractive, but they are also painful.
Look for lipstick with extra moisturizer and add a glossy lip balm over it.
Protect Your Hair
Protect your hair from the elements by wearing a hat or scarf when you are outside, and try to avoid hot air dryers. If time allows, air dry your hair after gently toweling it to a damp-dry stage.
If you do need to use a hair dryer, use the lower setting and hold it a couple feet away while fluffing your hair with your free hand.
Look for shampoo and conditioner with extra moisturizers for use during the winter. You can find these products at drug stores or beauty outlet stores.
Keep the air in your home humidified to minimize the drying effects of the winter air. Not only is humidified air kinder to your hair and skin, but it keeps you more comfortable and can cut down on colds and viruses.
You may not be able to escape the cold months of the climate you are living in, but you can take some basic steps to minimize the damage to your skin and hair. Use these Beauty Tips For Cold Weather to keep yourself beautiful all winter long.