Winter is well adorned and interesting not only because of the festive spirit it comes with but the coziest of the moment to round off the coldest of days.
The cold and harsh weather revolves around it, and this makes it a bit unfriendly.
The adverse effect it has on our skin, our hair, our beauty and much more our sense of comfort.
There are so many good reasons to love winter. Festive events and activities, fireworks display, and oh the beauty of staying indoors, warm and cozy on a chilly evening call for hot chocolate and cream or warm apple juice.
Winter is closer than expected which means colder nights, shorter day and a new beauty routine.
This winter can range from mild to dry to cold or snowy depending on your location. But it is easier to feel the change in weather through your skin, nail, and hair even when the atmosphere is trying to accommodate a change in weather. Whether its flak skin, red nose, brittle nails, lifeless hair.
You may choose to go gloveless this weather, but your body will experience a constant shift between temperatures which confuses the skin forcing it to react with dryness, flushing, and outbreaks if not shown extra love, care, and beautification.
To wrap it all up, winter has its charm, but there is an ugly side of it. Here is some help with the possible winter problems and simple tricks to avoid them.
What’s the first thing that pops up in your mind when you think of winter? Is it a cup of hot chocolate, snuggling up under a blanket, family time, holiday celebrations, and gift giving?
Winter certainly has its attraction, but there’s an unattractive side to it, like many beauty nightmares caused by the cold weather. Here’s some help with how you can avoid winter beauty problems.
CHANGE YOUR HOME CLIMATE:
Winter is a season that comes every year. Thanks to the weather forecast, we can easily project when winter is close by or when it will start. Once we have this information, we need to start preparing our home by increasing the humidity in your home.
No one wants to have a red itchy skin and live an uncomfortable life during this season. Therefore you have to keep the inside air in.
The humidity allows your skin to absorb moisture from the air. To avoid red itchy skin, you have to keep the inside air in.
A portable humidifier can be used to bring the humidity up and allows your body to absorb moisture.
MOISTURIZE YOUR SKIN TO AVOID WINTER ITCH AND REDNESS:
That gross feeling that you have when your makeup melt off, thanks to the wind chill. Not so good! We all want to celebrate and enjoy the festive activities with a rosy cheek with a youthful and healthy skin.
Therefore, redness and itch are not welcome. "The dry winter air; meaning the cold outdoor temperatures and the heated indoors strip the skin of its moisture,” says NYC Celebrity Dermatologist Dr. Whitney Bowe of the causes if winter redness. This stripping of moisture can weaken your skin’s barrier function, which is what helps protect from irritants and harsh elements like the weather.
"Windy days can cause dry skin problems for a lot of people, but even mild wind can cause a flare of symptoms for the rosacea sufferer. So, for those especially cold and windy days, make sure to protect your face from the chill to minimize how intensely your skin is affected,” she adds.
But it’s not all the wind’s fault. Dr. Bowe says that people tend to forget that UV exposure, which can trigger redness, is still active in the winter.
The precaution is to apply moisturizer on your skin to prevent your skin from getting dry, itchy and red. When going to bed, apply a heavier moisturizer. A layer of hydrating oil can be added to the kit. Most importantly drink a lot of water. This will keep your body hydrated.
DRY IRRITATED HANDS AND FRAGILE NAILS:
Due to the effect of the change in temperature, your nails turn brittle, and our hands look irritating. The best way to avoid this is by constantly applying lotion on your hands and nails and keeps your hands hydrated throughout the day.
In addition to that, wearing the glove is advisable, but every time the glove is removed, you have to keep your hand hydrated. Also during flu period, wash your hands frequently with sanitizer to prevent spreading of germs.
Apply moisturizer after washing your hands.
HYDRATE IRRITATING STATIC HAIR:
Our hair becomes lifeless and static due to the dryness and under-hydration.
The trick to avoiding static hair is by washing your hair less often during winter. The natural oil in the air will keep it moisturized. During this season, it’s preferable to use a hairbrush with natural hair bristles and a wooden handle instead of a metal brush.
If peradventure your hair becomes lifeless or looks limp, which is due to the excessive oil on the hair. Consider soaking the hair in shampoo.
AVOID THE PAINFUL CHAPPED AND CRACKED LIPS:
You want to keep your lips moist. A chapped and cracked lip during winter is annoying and hard to fix. It’s a beauty problem that occurs every winter. The best way to avoid this is by taking precautions to prevent such situation.
To prevent it, you should keep your lip balm closer to you. Applying lip balm keeps your lip hydrated. When choosing a lip balm, select ones with nourishing ingredients like shea butter, sunflower oil, castor oil, etc.
In case you have dead skin on your lips, it can be easily and painlessly removed by exfoliating your lips. Lip exfoliants help to remove impurities, chapped dead skins from the lips. All you need to do is to apply nourishing lip exfoliate like lip scrub on your lips, press the lips together and massage softly side to side or wipe off gently with a warm towel if excess. They lightly apply your lip balm.