As the winter sets in it’s really easy to let things go by the wayside, especially when it comes to your beauty regime. However, not preparing and paying proper attention to your skin and hair can lead to a whole raft of issues. Freezing temperatures, the drying nature of indoor heating and a lack of motivation are all your enemies when it comes to skin and hair in winter, but you can take care of everything with a solid plan, Joana Texiera explains.
Consider a humidifier
Something that really can cause problems to both your hair and skin in winter is indoor heating. The dry air can wreak havoc and the change in temperature from intense cold outside to toasty warm inside is generally not appreciated by your skin or hair.
One way of addressing the issue is to invest in a humidifier to help get some moisture back into the air. There are other options though, including placing plants and flowers around your home, showering with the door open to let the steam out and placing bowls of water on radiators. These tactics will all help to raise the moisture levels.
Tame your locks
There’s a lot about the winter that can be troubling when it comes to hair and one of those is the inventible fly away, frizz and tangles caused by the weather. Keeping your hair in top condition is one thing but when the inevitable knots occur it can be as simple as having a detangling brush at hand. There are a number of top reasons to regularly use a detangling brush, including how easy they are to use. Want to know all about its benefits for your hair? You can find more here.
Watch your water temperature
Overly hot water is never a good thing for our hair and skin, and whilst it’s ok to take a hot bath or shower on occasion you don’t want to do it too often or for too long. Try having a cool shower to help maintain moisture and lessen the risk of an irritated flaky scalp.
So simple it needs only one word. The harsh outdoors cold and dry heat indoors can strip your skin of moisture if you’re not careful. It’s not just sunny weather that requires regular moisturising, wintertime calls for it too and in a big way. All over after your morning shower, on your face just before bedtime and on your lips during the day when it’s really cold – whatever it takes to make sure you don’t dry out.
Protect your hair from the elements
The best way of protecting your hair from the cold, wind and rain is to cover up. You can lessen the risk of damage by simply wearing a scarf or hat. As a belts and braces approach, treat your hair and scalp to a weekly deep conditioning treatment to stop things getting dry.
Exercise and stay hydrated
The temptation is to shut the door and wait for spring when winter strikes. However, exercise will not just help your physical and mental health it can also help your beauty too. That’s in part because exercise helps to flush out toxins and keep your skin clearer. Side by side with that is the need to stay hydrated, if not you can soon expect to see poor skin and dull hair.
Pay close attention to your hair and skin in winter and it’ll pay dividends. Follow these steps and you’ll be glowing and shining all season long!
Do you have any tips that you follow through the winter months - I'd love to hear what you swear by.
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