Winter can be a wonderful time of year; from the prospect of playing in the snow to the thought of snuggling up indoors while the wind bites outside, there’s a lot to look forward to.
The problem is that when you do have to face the colder weather, it can play havoc with your beauty routine. To help you overcome some common complications, here are a few tips to try that might make you feel more positive about winter’s arrival.
Keep Using Sun Protection
While the sun might feel much weaker in the winter, it’s still assaulting your skin with UV rays when you are out and about. As such it’s sensible to stick with beauty products that offer some level of SPF rating.
You can either opt for a moisturiser that’s designed to battle the sun’s damaging effects on your skin, or choose a foundation that has a similar trick up its sleeve.
Lock In Moisture
The low temperatures and brisk winds can leave your skin feeling dry and in poor condition, so it is often sensible to switch to an oil-based moisturiser over the winter, and even into the spring.
Natural oils are preferable, since they are less likely to clog your pores and will instead work in harmony with the oils that your skin produces on its own.
Remember that when switching moisturisers, it can take a few days for your skin to become acclimatised to it. Furthermore you should use a night moisturiser to prevent your skin drying out during the hours of darkness, as well as a day moisturiser as part of your morning routine.
Don’t Neglect Your Legs
As you shift to your winter wardrobe, you’ll typically have less skin exposed to the elements, which might make you less inclined to worry about how your legs are holding up.
As with your face, maintaining the moisture in the skin on your legs can keep them feeling supple, looking good and generally causing you no issues.
Body butters which have organic ingredients are usually preferred for this kind of daily maintenance, since they will actually help to deal with the causes of dry skin, rather than simply smoothing over the cracks, so the speak.
Avoid Hot Showers & Baths
It is incredibly tempting to plunge your head into a piping hot bath or turn the temperature of the shower up as high as possible when the weather outside is frightful. But doing so will be bad news for your skin and will only leave you with more work do to further down the line.
Very hot water will draw moisture away from your body, drying it out, as counterintuitive as that sounds. It will also play havoc with your hair in a similar way.
Of course there’s no need to stick with freezing cold showers or baths at any time of the year; lukewarm water will more than do the trick, and should also save on your energy bills as well.