Bypass winter’s skin and hair woes with easy hacks and switch-ups.
Sure your skin and hair may freak out with the onset of winter a weather change can really mess with your skin, especially when the climate gets cooler and crispier. Some noticeable not-so-very-fun changes like prickly, chapped lips, tighter, drier skin and scaly hands and feet can be attributed to the harsh, dry winters. While there’s not much you can do about the season, your skin and hair don’t have to suffer the consequences. All you need is a little TLC to stay in top shape through the season.
Read on for simple hacks and switch-ups to have happy skin and hair.
- Exfoliate your skin and lips twice a week to keep dry skin and dead skin cells at bay. Add face and lip scrubs to your winter skincare regime for smoother, softer skin.
- Consider switching-up your regular moisturiser for water-based one. It will boost your dry-as-a-desert skin with the right amount of hydration.
- Apply a night lotion, cream or mask so you wake up to a super moisturised skin and glowing complexion.
- Drink plenty of water and layer your skin with hydrating products such as skin serum, moisturiser or cream and skin mist to keep your skin hydrated through the day. This way, you stay hydrated on the inside and out.
- The winters mean hot showers, but its best to dial down the temperatures of the showers as hot water can hurt and dry your skin further, instead of doing it any good.
- Apply petroleum jelly or cream or lotion with cocoa butter or shea butter to distressed hands and feet. Wear socks and gloves to wake up to baby smooth hands and feet.
- A relaxing at-home manicure and pedicure twice a week will be a big relief for fatigued and tired hands and feet.
- Before taking a shower, massage your body in warm oils, body butters or homemade packs to soothe and soften your entire body. It will be a sensorial, relaxing and rejuvenating experience for you.
- For the hair, exfoliate your scalp with sugar at least 2-3 times a week.
- Opt for no-heat hairstyles and reduce your time in the shower.
- Apply oil regularly and massage your hair and scalp for at least 30-45 minutes. Do this twice a week for strong and healthy scalp and hair.
- Use a hair mask and do a deep-conditioning treatment at least once a week to combat dryness and boost hydration in your scalp and hair.
- Get regular hair trims during the winters. It will ensure your strands stay healthy.
- Cover your hair with a cotton cloth every time you step out. Don’t let your tresses suffer in the cold and chilly outdoors.
- Use wider tooth combs to comb your hair, this reduces the breakage.
- Apply a hair serum after showering.