Winter is coming and that means that we have ahead of us demanding period of care for our hair and skin. Sudden changes in temperature, cold and dry air, heated room … All this and many other factors contribute to dryness of the skin and hair, and they need to intensive care and nourishment.
With some simple tricks you can easily take care of your skin and hair and make them look nourished and beautiful even this season.
WINTER HAIR CARE
Dry and cold air during winter can slow down the process of grow, as well as make your hair dry and dull. This few tips will help you properly nourish your hair during winter.
Use the appropriate shampoo and conditioner
Carefully choose your shampoo and conditioner for winter care. They need to protect your hair from external influences and thoroughly feed it. You also need a natural mask or a wrap at least once a week. For this you can use natural vegetable oils. With appropriate and high-quality products, your hair will be nourished and shiny.
Don’t wash your hair more than twice a week
Frequent washing can dry the hair and it can start to get greased quickly. Don’t wash your hair more than twice a week. if needed you can use shampoo for dry hair washing. Comb the hair before you wash it to prevent breaking and splitting ends. Wash the hair with lukewarm water and wash off the conditioner with cold water. it will make the hair shinny and silky.
Dry the hair naturally
Avoid the hair dryer in winter as well as curling or straightening devices. Dry your hair with a towel and if it is necessary protect it with proper products.
Choose a hat made of natural materials
If you are wearing hat make sure it is made from natural materials. Hat made from synthetic will not allow the hair to breathe and it will get oily fast.
it is not enough to care for hair from outside, but you have to do it from the inside. Add fresh fruits and vegetables to your daily nutrition so you can provide your hair with enough vitamins and minerals to keep it strong and shiny.
WINTER SKIN CARE
Your skin also requires special care during winter. No matter what type of skin you have, cold and dry air can cause tension, scaling, roughness or redness on the skin. If you have dry skin, the consequences could be more intense. The most important thing is to keep the ski hydrated.
Avoid showering and washing with hot water
Hot water further can harm the hydro-lipid layer of the skin, which maintains the natural moisture balance. Don’t shower longer than 10 minutes. Avoid shower products that contain alcohol and soap. Apply vegetable oil (argan, macadamia, almond, olive…) after the shower. Vegetable oil can be used for cleaning the face and you can also add few drops in a warm bath.
Take care of skin hydration
winter is time of cold and dry air, constant temperature change and heating that makes the skin dry and sensitive. It is necessary to use daily moisturizer so that the skin is healthy and nourished. It is also important to drink water and herbal teas so that your skin gets it inner hydration also.
Get a room humidifier
Dry air in heated buildings can be very harmful to your skin, so the humidifier can be a profitable investment. If you don’t have any you can always replace it with a bowl of water on the radiator.
Protect yourself from the sun
The sun is not so intense in winter but the snow makes a strong reflection that can be extremely harmful. If you go skiing protect the exposed parts of the skin with factor 50 sunscreen.
Don’t forget the lips
In winter it is especially important to protect your lips, in order to prevent cracking. You can use a balm or Vaseline, or try out some of the recipes for homemade lip care. Try to find a product with high content of vitamin E.
Get enough sleep
Even with adequate protection and care, your skin will not have a healthy look, if you do not sleep enough. Try to sleep at least seven hours a day, to help your skin retain a healthy and fresh look.
Carefully choose what you eat
Nutrition is also important in addition to skin care during winter period. make sure you avoid processed food that contain additives and preservatives. Eat more fruit and vegetables and food that is rich with omega 3 fatty acids. Fruits and vegetables that contain high level of antioxidants protect the skin and unsaturated fatty acids provide it with proper hydration.