Updated: Feb 14, 2022
When the weather turns cold outdoors, we tend to go indoors. This can mean more exposure to central heating while facing winters elements of wind and rain. It can also mean an increased use of heated styling tools on your hair. From skin, to nails, to hair, winter months require a change in your maintenance routine. Below are 5 tips to help you look your best throughout winter and emerge into spring moisturized, hydrated and looking your best version of yourself. For more tips, go to my YouTube channel. Be sure to subscribe once you're on my channel so you don't miss out on any new video's!
Weekly use of a deep conditioner can help keep your hair moisturized and minimize frizzy appearing hair caused by flyaway or split-ends. When exposed to central air for example, hair can become more brittle and lose its shine. As I’ve gotten older, a quality hair conditioner has helped keep my hair shiny in both winter and summer months. I prefer Masque Magistral Hair Mask by Kerastase. I also keep a small conditioning cream in my purse for those occasions when frizzy ends make an appearance during those humid or rainy day’s.
When skin is exposed to central heat, and in my case, longer, hotter bath’s and showers in the winter months’, a heavier moisturizer is needed to keep skin hydrated and nourished. Along with feeling dry and tight, skin that lacks moisture can itch and lead to flakiness. I recommend Blue Defense Hydrogel by City Beauty. Blue Defense Hydrogel’s unique gel texture infuses the skin with intense hydration by both attracting and retaining moisture. It attracts water to the skin’s deepest layers for immediate moisture.
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Nails and cuticles can take a beating during winter months. Essential oils can add much needed hydration, and a little goes a long way. Additionally, adding cuticle oil to your weekly routine can help keep your cuticles looking healthy all winter long. Make it a fun self-spa evening and add some conditioner in your hair at the same time!
One to try is Cuccio Naturale Milk and Honey Cuticle Revitalizing Oil because of its cold pressed oils and vitamins.
As underwhelming as this tip may sound, morning coffee and holiday red wine can take its toll on your beautiful smile. I like to use whitening strips each week to keep my teeth looking their brightest. From 30 minutes to an hour, you can get one that meets your needs, and your schedule. There are several brands on the market that offer whitening products for sensitive teeth so you're sure to find one that's right for you. I have them on auto-delivery every 2 months so I'm never without them.
After a long, hot soak in the bath, your body is thirsty for moisture. Couple that with low moisture in the air due to central or wood heating and our skin can go from plump to dessert dry quickly. As we age, our dry skin can look flaky and at times appear scaly. Using a quality, moisturizer after a hot bath or shower is essential. One of my favorites for years has been the Neutrogena Body Oil. Along with it’s soft, relaxing scent, it has a light sesame oil formula that glides on easily to help hydrate and soften your skin. Be sure to spend a little extra time on your feet and heals as they can crack and become painful when not moisturized.
Paying a little extra attention to those area’s we might otherwise forget during the cold, and often busy, winter months can help ensure you stay looking your best all year long!
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