There’s no denying that winter is the toughest season on your skin and hair. Wind, rain, snow, and dry air all have a negative effect on your skin, especially on your face. Try these tips to keep yourself healthy and looking good in the coming months.
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Adjust Your Shower Routine
We all have hair washing habits. But if you’re willing to make some changes in the winter, there are relatively simple ways to ensure that your locks don’t get too damaged this season. First, consider washing your hair less often. This may seem counter intuitive, but it actually helps keep the natural oils that protect your hair in place rather than clearing them out with shampoo. Also, try showering with warm water instead of a blistering hot spray. Overheated water can do harm to already sensitive hair. (A lower shower temp helps keep your skin from getting too dry as well, so it’s a double win!)
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Win the Fight Against Dry Skin
Having excessively dry skin can cause problems all over your body. But you can stay moisturized as the weather attempts to ruin your skin. Take a bath with a few drops of olive oil mixed in. Pick up an all-over body lotion that’s specifically designed to fight winter dryness. Wear rubber gloves while you wash the dishes to protect the skin on your hands. If you normally moisturize your face at night, consider doing it in the morning too before you step out into the wind.
Don’t Forget to Eat Healthy
It’s easy to slip into eating comfort foods all winter, but remember that a nutritious, vitamin-rich diet will help your skin and hair. And don’t forget about water! Hydration from within will help you win the fight against dryness. If you can’t do cold water when it’s cold outside, try drinking tea or hot water with lemon. For foods, stock up on vegetables and fruits, and consider adding a multivitamin to your daily routine.
Exfoliate, Exfoliate, Exfoliate!
Though exfoliating can seem like more of a summer regime than a winter one, it’s equally important in colder months. You can exfoliate at home instead of spending your money at a spa or salon.