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Creamy hot chocolates and oversized sweaters are some of our favourite winter staples but the drop in temperature can wreak havoc on our bodies. From chapped lips to frizzy hair, dull skin and a dry complexion it can be a challenge to maintain our beauty routines. By following these five beauty winter tips you can banish winter blues and look beautiful all year round.
1. Forget the Gloss
Chapped lips happen to the best of us and applying layers of gloss will only highlight the peels and cracks. For kissable winter lips forget the gloss and reach for lip balm instead. are our favourites but if you long for a splash of colour opt for a lipstick with moisturising properties. Dark hues also work well throughout winter, play around with berry and wine shades with limited shine.
2. Tame The Frizz
In winter our hair becomes fragile due to the extreme contrast of icy outdoor weather and dry indoor heat and in turn our hair needs to be treated delicately. Instead of ferociously towel drying your hair, pat it dry and only brush it with a wide tooth comb. If your hair continues to act stubborn then treat it with Redken 5th Avenue NYC new . Your hair will instantly feel replenished by the mix of proteins and biotins and it can help to eliminate further damage to distressed hair.
Another of our favourite brands is Kérastase. Since 1964 the brand have specialised in women’s hair care. This winter try one of the products from their Chronologiste collection.
3. Shorter Showers
We know that it’s enticing, but resist the temptation to take long hot showers because the scolding water is doing you more harm than good. Extended time under hot water strips the skin of its natural oils, depleting moisture and leaving your once supple skin dry and irritated. Our advice is to turn down the heat, exfoliate with a non-foaming cleanser, keep the shower short and once you’ve stepped out immediately apply moisturiser to your damp skin. We love The Body Shop Coconut Milk Body Lotion which is a light lotion bursting with skin softening ingredients.
4. Banish Makeup Woes
Have you ever finished your makeup routine only to end up with watery, itchy eyes the moment you step outside? Well you can blame the cold air for that. To prevent a makeup misdemeanour choose a silicon based eyeliner over a wax based one and for extra eye care keep a bottle of eye drops handy. Add an extra layer of insurance with waterproof mascara. Once you’ve mastered winter eye care it’s time to treat the rest of your face. During the colder months our skin can become dry and caking on the foundation only ever seems to worsen the situation. We love the new Reset Gel by Klara cosmetics. The microdermabrasion treatment is suitable for both face and body and will render your face ready for a flawless makeup finish.
5. Keep Hydrated
Our number one tip for winter is to keep yourself hydrated. If you’re healthy on the inside, you will glow on the outside. Aim to drink three litres of water a day and try swapping coffee for herbal and green teas. To get the best results increase your intake of Omega-3 fatty acids, citrus fruits and leafy greens.