As temperature drops, the health of your skin and hair may also experience a decline. Chilly breeze can cause your hair and skin to dry. As a result, the beauty regimen you have during summer may not be as effective on cold winter days. Therefore, you may have to revise your daily routine with use of products which will make your skin look healthy despite the freezing weather.
Tip 1: Keep Your Skin Moisturized
During winter, most household and offices turn on their various heating systems to keep people warm. However, as you enjoy the heat from whichever device that you use, at the same time your skin is losing its moisture. As a result, it becomes dry and flaky. To avoid this from happening, apply moisturizer on every part of your body after bathing. This will lock in moisture and prevent your skin from becoming dry. In addition, choosing a moisturizer with antioxidants is a good option since it will prevent skin damage brought about by winter sun. You may also put on a humidifier in the room to counteract the drying effect of the heating system.
Tip 2: Use Sunscreen
During winter, some people take the importance of sunscreen for granted. They do not use it because they think that the sun would not have an effect on their skin since the weather is cold. Little do they know that winter sun and snow glare have damaging effects on the skin. It is recommended that you apply sunscreen of at least SPF15 about 30 minutes before going out. Meanwhile, if you do want to go for skiing, then use sunscreen SPF 20 or above. This is because the higher the altitude, the more intense is the effect of the ultraviolet rays. You may opt for sunscreen which includes aloe vera or coconut oil as ingredient. This will not only keep your skin protected from the sun but will moisturize it as well.
Tip 3: Choose the Right Makeup
The makeup which enhances you features during summer may not work as effectively during winter. Because some combinations of makeup which are acceptable during summer may make you appear pale and dreary during winter. A darker shade of bronzer will help neutralize a fair skin. This will also give a glowing skin effect. Meanwhile, a rosy colored blush gives of a healthy flushed appearance. Eye shadows which come in the shade of taupe, champagne or nude with shimmering effect mixed with a bit of brown tone can brighten up your eyes.
Tip 4: Proper Hair Care
During a chilly weather, your hair appears dry, brittle, frizzy and dull. If your hair is frizzy, apply hair serum in the areas which need taming. You may also squirt a bit of hairspray on your hairbrush then use it on your hair to soothe the frizz. If you hair appears dry and lifeless, use a shampoo with moisturizer. Do not use hairdryer, instead towel-dry or air-dry your hair.
Tip 5: Maintain a Moisturized Lips
Cold days cause your lips to become flaky, chapped or dry. Therefore, you should always have a lip balm on-hand. Purchase lip balms with SPF 15 and moisturizing ingredients such as vitamin E, aloe, beeswax and shea butter. Instead of using matte lipsticks that are long-lasting, opt for tinted lip gloss.
Caring for the skin during winter is a must to keep that healthy glow of your skin. Remember that you should always have different skin regimen for winter and for summer.