9 Vital Wintertime Beauty Routines …

Winter Beauty routines are important, because the colder temperatures can be disastrous to your skin, your pores, your hair, and so on. Fortunately, there are a number of things you can do to make sure that your winter beauty blossom. By learning how to take care of your skin, what beauty regimens to follow, what to drink and eat, and so on, you won’t have to deal with dry hair and skin this season. So, check out some of the most vital wintertime beauty routines!

1. Serious Moisturizer

Moisturizer is the most important part of any winter beauty routine. You have to keep your skin moisturized at all times. It’s really important to keep your face moisturized, but you want to pay special attention to your arms, legs, knees, and elbows too; those are all areas that tend to dry out badly in colder weather. In addition, look for shampoos and conditioners that promise to hydrate and moisturize your hair.

2. Take a Speedy Shower

In the winter, the worst thing you can do is constantly take really long showers. Occasionally, it’s okay. Most of the time, however, you need to shower as quickly as possible. All that water actually leeches moisture out of your skin, so get in and out as fast as you can.

3. Fragrance Free

Products with a lot of fragrances are not good during winter, especially if you have sensitive skin. Fragrances can cause irritation, which will make your skin get even dryer. Don’t be fooled by products that claim to be “unscented,” either. Instead, when you’re putting together a winter beauty regimen, go for something that says it’s totally free of any fragrances. Again, if you have really sensitive skin, go light on the perfume while the temperatures are cold, as well.

4. Water, Water Everywhere

Since it’s so important to moisturize your skin, it stands to reason that it’s also vital to stay hydrated. Drink as much water as you can this winter! You should also try a humidifier. See, when you run the heat, it dries out your skin too. Drinking water and adding moisture to the air with a humidifier can help keep your skin soft and supple. You can even place a bowl filled with water in any room in your home that has any radiant heat. Voila, a DIY humidifier!

5. Find the Right Products

Your winter beauty routine depends on the right products. Considering the climate, you’ll want to stay away from facial cleansers that dry out your skin. Hair and facial masks that help hydrate are perfect. Anything that encourages frizz is bad. As mentioned, fragrances are a no-no, but soaps, body washes, and masks with oatmeal are awesome!

6. Be Nice to Your Nails

You need to think of your nails in the winter, too. They can get brittle, which can lead to lots of peeling and breaking. Using a balm of shea butter can help. You may also want to avoid a lot of polish, because it keeps your balm from working. However, if your nails are strong, polish is totally fine, so once you get the breakage under control, manicure to your heart’s content! You also need to take care of your cuticles, so invest in a cuticle pen or trimmer and some good oil.

7. The Eyes Have It

There are plenty of makeup tricks that make winter beauty easy, especially with your eyes. Smudging your eyeliner when you apply it is a great idea – the look is trendy, and you won’t have to worry about teary eyes from cold wind or inclement weather. After all, your liner is already smudged! Don’t be afraid to indulge in bright, bold eye shadow this winter either. Check out some of the season’s hottest colors and experiment!

8. Keep Your Lips Lush

This winter, lip balm and chap stick is a must. You can also invest in lipstick or gloss that has a built-in moisturizer. Exfoliating your lips this winter is a good idea as well – for DIY treatments, just use an old, soft bristled toothbrush or the corner of a barely damp wash cloth.

9. Happy Hair

Don’t forget your hair when putting together a winter beauty routine! Let it air dry as much as possible to avoid heat damage. Try to sleep on a silk pillowcase as well. It also won’t hurt to use a leave-in conditioner at least once a week, as well as a good quality hair mask.

Winter beauty is easy to attain and keep. Just because the air is dry and cold doesn’t mean you have to suffer. It’s hard – skin gets dry, it’s difficult to stay moisturized, your hair misbehaved, and chapped lips are common. By following these tips on winter beauty, though, your skin and lips will remain soft and supple, your hair will be manageable, and you’ll look gorgeous. What’s your winter beauty routine? Let us know what works best for you!

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~ by Colorful Soul on 12/18/2011.

One Response to “9 Vital Wintertime Beauty Routines …”

  1. very helpful thank you!

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