Health & Beauty Essentials for Beating the Cold
As the winter sets in, the signs of freezing temperatures have a habit of showing themselves in various ways, not least on our skin, drying out our hair, and making us sneeze and sniffle. Oh, the wonders of winter!
Whilst we’re now past the most wonderful time of the year, i.e. the festive season, we’re firmly into the dulls of January, and quite frankly, there’s not a lot to look forward to other than diets and dark nights. Let’s be positive however – dark nights mean box set binges, cosy evenings in, and let’s face it, winter clothes are pretty cute!
Prolonged cold temperatures and biting winds take their toll on our health and beauty, but if you’re savvy with your winter kit, you can beat the effects and emerge into spring like a butterfly leaving its cocoon!
Invest in a quality moisturiser which suits your skin type. Always remember to take your make up off in the evenings, cleanse, tone, and then moisturise with a product which fits the bill for your personal needs. Shop around for this one, it’s worth the effort for the end results!
You could also invest in a great face mask and use this once per week to get a really deep cleanse and moisturise in.
A Good Lip Balm
Don’t forget your lips! It will soon be Valentine’s Day, and chapped lips are not attractive for kissing your admirer! Invest in a quality lip balm which is quite thick in consistency. This will protect your lips against cold winds and avoid peeling. Only apply a small amount however, a little goes a long way!
A humidifier is a great investment, because not only does it add moisture back into the air and help avoid dehydration of your skin, but it also helps with allergies when the summer months come.
Quality Hand Cream
Hands are prone to becoming dry and sore when the cold weather hits, so make sure you find yourself a good quality hand cream and apply it twice a day, once in the morning and once at night.
Deep Conditioning Hair Mask
Don’t neglect your hair! The cold weather can dry out hair too, making it prone to splitting and breaking. A deep conditioning hair mask done once per week should be enough to put back the moisture and protect your locks against the elements.
We’ve focused mainly on skincare so far, but if you’re not getting enough fresh fruits and vegetables in your diet, you need to make some changes. Eat a varied diet, packed with fresh produce for plenty of vitamins and minerals, as well as immune-boosting antioxidants.
Vitamin supplements are a good idea if you think you’re going to struggle with this, or if you’re very low on certain vitamins. Have a chat with your doctor or pharmacist to find the right combination of vitamins for you.
With these items in your shopping cart, you’ll beat the winter cold and be ready for the summer sun!