Listen, we’re not saying you look like crap but we all know the colder months can take a toll on our skin, hair, and well, general well-being. We want to check in with a few tips and tricks to help with adjusting your selfcare steps in tune with the seasons to attain an irresistible winter glow that will make you shine from within.
Hydration is Key
Cold weather tends to dehydrate the skin, so it's crucial to do a little extra. Switch to a gentle cleanser that doesn't strip away natural oils, try the "Hydrating Cleanser" from CeraVe and follow up with a hydration packed moisturiser, we’ve been loving the Farmacy ‘Honey Halo Ultra-Hydrating Ceramide Moisturizer’ recently.
Antioxidants play a vital role in protecting the skin from environmental stressors. Look for products containing ingredients like vitamin C or niacinamide to brighten your complexion. Try a concentrated serum like the Klairs ‘Vit C serum’.
Don't Forget Sun Protection
Even during winter this rule applies. We say you need SPF 30 daily no matter what so make this a habit every day of the year!
Deep Conditioning Treatments
Winter air can leave your hair dry and brittle. When you’re doing a slick buns look, switch out the gel for a deep conditioning treatment, give the "Intense Hydration Hair Mask" from Moroccanoil a go, it smells great too!
Avoid Heat Styling
As always, excessive heat styling is not great for hair health, but especially hair is even more delicate in the winter air. Opt for heatless styling methods like leaving your hair in a heatless curls updo overnight.
Limit Hot Showers
Ok this one you’ll hate to hear- hot water can strip your hair of its natural oils, leading to dryness and frizz. Opt for lukewarm water instead or if you’re really committed a cold shower is even better!
Layer Up with Moisture-Wicking Fabrics
When it comes to winter fashion, opt for breathable, materials to prevent sweat and irritation, like wool. We love layering with our Janet Cardigan, a 100% Merino Wool dream! Or give silk a go, the silk Lienna Shirt is great for temperature regulating to style up with a skirt or down with jeans.
Protect Your Hands and Lips
The quick change to cold weather can lead to dry and chapped hands and lips. Ready yourself with a moisturising treatment, a life saver for sore lips is Elizabeth Arden’s ‘Miracle Balm, 8 Hour Cream’ for healing any chapped spots from lips to body- this is a serious secret weapon!
A lesser known winter super fruit is pears! - Full of important antioxidants, fibres and Vit C to keep your immune system in check! In fact, for 2000+ years traditional Chinese medicine has been using pears for lung health. So stay clear of colds, bugs and illness this winter, grab a Pear, or a pair!
It’s hard to get motivated with the dark mornings and evenings and cold air, but prioritise regular exercise and outdoor activity as much as you can. Trust us, you need those endorphins. So wrap up and go for a walk or grab your gym buddy and keep each other committed.
Surround Yourself with Positivity
Keep your circle filled with uplifting people, inspiring books, and motivational podcasts. Fill your environment with positive energy to help you stay optimistic and happy on the inside and it’ll show on the outside!
Embracing the winter glow is all about nourishing your body, mind, and spirit. By following a few skincare, hair care, style, and lifestyle tips, you’ll adjust seamlessly to the cooler season and have a glow of winter radiance in no time. Get ready to feel confident and excited to enjoy all the wonders this magical season has to offer.