As the seasons change, so should your beauty and skin care regime. With the first signs of change in the weather, we decided to do a bit of research on things you need to consider for the Winter season. Read on and your body should thank you for it. ALSO, We turned to some of our favourite people and asked them what their go-to Winter beauty and skin care products are.
Water is the body’s most non-negotiable nutrient. Withhold any other vitamin or mineral for a week or more and the body will plug along. You probably feel far less thirsty in Winters than you did in the Summer season. Dehydrated skin cells turn over more slowly, causing a buildup of dead skin, which hinders light reflection. Circulation also gets sluggish—and just like that, your glow is gone and fine lines look more pronounced.
Please do take note and try keeping a count of your water in take. In addition to most bodily functions which rely on hydration, your skin will feel more fresh! Don’t forget to change your face cream in the Winter, in all likelihood the one you used in the Summer may not moisturize the skin appropriately for the cooler season.
While you may prefer a more matt textured lipstick in the Summer come Winter we highly recommend turning to glossy lipsticks. Pick those that are categorically designed to hydrate lips. Keep your lip balm handy and lips regularly moisturized to prevent chapped skin.
Go heavier on conditioning during Winters. Also wash your hair less frequently than you do in Summers (3-4 times a week is usually enough). The hot water and hair drying does nothing for the hair or scalp. Conditioning moisturizes both head and hair and using a heat protection spray will prevent dry hair.
Since toes tend to me covered in the Winters, keep your nails clipped (not that they should be long in the Summer either but just in case they were, now is the time to cut). Avoid nail polishes and nail polish removers which you probably over did during Summer. Apply petroleum jelly to your heals if they’re prone to cracking before wearing socks.
Hands have fewer oil glands, which means they get drier faster than the rest of your body. Try carrying a hand cream in your purse and reapply each time you wash your hands. Moisturize your hands before you go to bed also and massage cuticles with the cream to prevent dry ends.