Winter is a magical time of year with all of the holidays, but it’s not so magical in terms of your beauty regime, which has to be changed to protect your skin from the cold and dry air. Here are some tips and tricks on how to prevent and treat some cold-weather beauty woes:
Flyaway Hair Thanks to the colder temps outside, wind and the buildup of negative ions on your hair shafts, your perfect ‘do won’t be so perfect thanks to annoying flyaways. To combat flyaway hair, you’ll want to use a mild shampoo for your drier than normal hair and make sure that you always finish with conditioner to get rid of negative ions. You can also spray Static Guard on your hairbrush and brush it through your hair for an instant fix!
Rough, dry elbows Since your elbows have a really thick top layer of skin, they can feel really rough and dry during winter. To keep them smooth all season long, exfoliate using a scrub at least twice a week and then apply some thick lotion every day. And if they are really rough, use a layer of Vaseline before you go to bed to seal in moisture.
Flaky face Skin can start flaking in winter and the worst part is when it happens to your face. To keep skin from doing this, try and avoid using products that have alcohol that will only dry it more. Use a gentle cleanser and use a richer moisturizer. You can also treat it by applying a heavy-duty lotion at night.
Dry Skin The cold, winter air can do a number on your skin, causing it to dry out and get all itchy and cracked. To combat this, try not to take really hot showers that will only dry out your skin even more. And at night, sleep with a humidifier running so that your skin gets the moisture it needs to stay soft. In the morning, use a moisturizing lotion to seal in moisture.