After a scorching summer, many women are grateful for the cooler temperatures and a break from the havoc that humidity can create—wild hair, greasy skin, and more. However, once winter hits, a new slew of beauty problems can emerge, from dry and itchy skin, cracked lips and feet, and hair that has become dull and lifeless.
With the colder weather comes dry and sometimes itchy skin. The best way to combat this annoyance is to moisturize, moisturize, and moisturize! A good night cream will become your best friend during the winter. For itchy skin, try soaking in an oatmeal bath or using an oatmeal based lotion or scrub. It’s important to use warm water, not hot water, as this will only irritate the skin further. As relaxing as those scalding hot showers can be, the hot water wreaks havoc on dry skin. If your skin is looking extra dull, you might consider booking an appointment with an esthetician to dry dermaplaning. Dermplaning is an exfoliating technique that using a scalpel to gently scrape off the top layer of dead skin in order to reveal a brighter complexion.
The dryness of winter can affect all areas of the body but none more so than the feet. Feet are regularly neglected during the winter and many women forgo their usual pedicure since their toenail polish will be covered up with boots and closed toe shoes. However, this is the time of the year when regular pedicures become even more important! If you have dry feet and cracking heels, try rubbing good old fashioned petroleum jelly on the bottoms of your feet before bed and wearing socks to keep it moisturizing all night long. The effects will amaze you.
For curly haired or thick haired women, summer can be a nightmare for styling hair while winter offers relief from all the frizz and chaos. However, their thin hair counterparts face their own problems in winter. Thin, limp, dull, and lifeless hair. When this happens, it’s time to toss out the straightener which will only flatten the hair further and bust out the curler to add a little body back into the hair. Another easy hack? Luxury hair clip ins
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Poor Make-up Application
Have you noticed that your foundation isn’t blending in the way it used to? Cracked lips making wearing lipstick next to impossible? Winter dryness is the culprit once again. The best way to ensure face makeup applies smoothly is to moisturize and prime. A common mistake many women make is applying lotion to their face to keep things moisturized and then applying make-up immediately afterwards. The key here is to wait and give the skin time to drink in the nutrients before using foundation. Before applying make-up, apply a heavy moisturizer to your face and then allow your skin to absorb it a full 10 to 15 minutes. This will make a huge difference in coverage. At the same time that you apply a moisturizer to your face, do the same for your lips. Use a swipe of plain petroleum jelly on your lips and allow it to sit while you finish the rest of your make up application—the jelly will fill in any cracks and make lipstick application smoother than ever.