Winter can be a glorious, festive time of the year. Snuggling on the couch in a cozy blanket with a warm cocoa or hot toddy and a great movie is just one of the wonderful perks of the cold season. But, winter can bring challenges to your beauty care routine to keep your hair, skin and nails looking their best. Take a few moments to read these tips...small changes that bring beautiful results.
Everyone's scalp dries out in the winter. If you're finding flakes this time of the year, a weekly (or more often) dandruff shampoo should be your first change. Be sure you get a quality shampoo that treats your hair kindly as it tackles the dry scalp. Matrix Biolage ScalpSync is a great one. If you like a sulfate-free shampoo, try Thermafuse Thermadan Sulfate-free Dandruff Relief.
Use a heavy-duty moisturizer from head-to-toe. Apply it right after your shower or bath, while your skin is still damp to increase your moisture retention. Even if your skin is normally fine, the dry, cold air of winter can have it feeling tight and itchy, so apply it every day. Hempz Pure Hemp Ultra-hydrating Herbal Body Moisturizer or Cuccio Butter Blends (comes in 7 delightful scents).
Don't forget your lips. The sensitive skin of your lip area needs extra protection at this time of year to avoid chapping and cracking. If you already can feel it, it may be time for Qtica Intense Lip Repair Balm. If you want prevention, then LaLicious' Lip Butter is perfect!
Fight the frizz and fly-away strands. Keeping your hair soft and silky during this time of year can be a little challenging, so applying an anti-frizz lotion or spray to your hair is essential. Redken Frizz Dismiss Lotion Spray or OSIS+ Tame Wild Smoothing Anti-Frizz cream are both great!