Self-Care Tips For Looking & Feeling Great This Winter

Tuesday, October 25, 2016


Self-Care Tips For Looking & Feeling Great This Winter
Come winter, we all need a little extra care. Not only because of the impact of the cold weather on our skin and hair, but also because of its impact on our moods and mental health. Studies have shown that the colder winter months tend to be the time that there are the highest amount of cases of depression. This is linked to the fact that weather is colder and the nights are longer. Bearing that in mind, below are a few self-care tips to ensure that your skin and hair stay looking good all winter. Because when you look good, you feel good.

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For perfect skin:

The combination of cold winter weather and constantly keeping our home’s heating on can have a big impact on our skin. It can dry it out, cause soreness and irritation, and can even lead to outbreaks of acne.

To keep your skin looking and feeling good in the colder winter weather, moisturising is a must. As part of your daily skincare regime, aim to moisturise at least twice a day. While face creams can work well, oils can sometimes be a better option because they are able to penetrate deeper into the skin’s layers. The best oils to use tend to be coconut oil and shea butter.

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It’s also a good idea to remove any dead, dry skin, by exfoliating twice a week before applying moisturiser. It’s best to use natural products for this, such as homemade coffee scrubs or salt scrubs. As the chemicals found in some unnatural products can make the skin even more prone to drying out.

It’s no secret that a lot of us have visible facial hair on our upper lips, chins, and sometimes cheeks. Unlike on men, beards and moustaches just don’t look right on us ladies. So most of the time we choose to remove facial hair. One of the most common methods of doing so is via waxing as it’s quick, easy, and offers long-lasting results. However, if you’ve got thick, dark hair, it can leave visible marks on your skin, where the hair has been ripped from the follicle. Which is why hair removal creams, like Vaniqa, can be a better option. You can order Vaniqa cream online, as well as various other hair removal creams. This includes ones made especially for sensitive skin.

For beautiful hair:

Come winter, hair can dry out, split, or even break off if it doesn’t get the proper care. That’s why it’s so important that you do everything that you can to take care of your hair during the colder winter months.

To protect your locks from the elements - wind, rain, etc., wear a hat when outdoors. If you’re worried about damage being caused to your hair by the hat rubbing against it, put your hair in a bun and wrap a silk scarf around. Then, pop your hat of choice on top.

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It’s also a good idea to deep condition your hair once a week during the winter months. This helps to prevent split ends and dryness from developing. This will replenish the amount of moisture your hair has, helping to keep it healthier. Another option could be to apply hair oil to the ends of your hair each morning after you’ve styled it. This will lock in moisture and help to ensure that your hair doesn’t dry out.



So there you have it, everything that you need to know about achieving beautiful skin and hair this winter.


Embrace Your Inner AfroDeity
Leilu
(in collaboration with other writers)

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