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Warm weather has come and gone. These days we’re bundled up, covered from head to toe and spend our days running to the next warm spot. We’re here to tell you that even though getting that sun-kissed skin might be more of a challenge, you CAN still achieve your best natural beauty look, if you make a few tweaks to your regimen.
Beat the winter beauty woes with these tips:
Get a humidifier. Winter weather is DRY, and if you live in a naturally dry climate (Arizona, anyone?) you get a double whammy, add the heated indoor air and you’ve created the perfect environment for healthy skin and hair. Adding moisture to the air helps alleviate dry skin, chapped lips, nose bleeds, relieves congestion and a host of other winter woes.
Switch to warm water. Who doesn’t love a nice hot shower? Well, during the cold winter months hot water dries your skin quickly. Opt for warm water and apply body cream, oil or some type of moisturizer while your skin is still wet.
Exfoliate. Sloughing off dead, dry skin regularly promotes cell turnover and reveals brighter, more youthful skin.
Swap out gel for cream cleanser. It’s easy to forget that as the weather changes we may need to change our beauty products as well. Cream-based cleansers are going to have moisture-boosting benefits while cleansing as opposed to gel cleansers that often contain alcohol.
Mask your hair. Cold weather brings out heavy coats, scarves and hats. To minimize the effects of moisture-wicking fabric on you hair, consider incorporating a moisturizing hair mask using inexpensive, natural products like avocados to provide a healthy boost of moisture and sheen.
Just because the weather outside is frightful, your beauty regimen doesn’t have to suffer. With these tips you can definitely Be Your Own Beautiful 🙂