Tuesday, October 7, 2014

Winter Beauty Tips From Chemist Direct's Paloma Sridhar

For today's post, I've teamed up with the awesome ladies of Chemist Direct just in time for some helpful advice to get us through the colder months. I'll let Paloma take it from here!

Top Winter Beauty Tips and Advice

Summer months have come and gone, and now it’s time to set our sights on the subject of winter. Aside from the changes that the cold brings to your daily routine, eating habits and style of dressing, winter living isn’t always easy on the hair, nails, and skin. While Daenerys Targaryen can still look like quite the bomb through the ice and snow, most of us are just not as lucky. Our usually perfect hair is subject to constant hat-static (I know you can relate!), and split ends from the dry air. What was glossy, sunkissed skin in the summer becomes dry and chapped with the constant cold in the winter.

Interestingly, both summer and winter have a changing effect on the skin and hair, but the effects of winter are usually a bit harder hitting since we’re not as prepared for protecting our beauty from the cold. So before the cold air has a chance to strip your hair and skin of its summer glow and make bad hair and skin days a bit too frequent for your liking, I thought it’d be good to break down a couple simple tips for healthier hair and skin this winter. Endure twiny hair and parched skin no more, people! 

  • Don’t lose the moisture in your skin and hair to long, hot showers. Most of us are hooked to that long, hot shower at the start of the day (Or, is it just me? I dunno…), but during the winter, over exposing your hair and skin to hot water can strip it of moisture. If you can, try to shower with lukewarm water instead. 
  • After showers, return the moisture to your skin. Moisturising your skin with a creamy lotion ten minutes after your shower can also help to return moisture to the skin before it has the chance to get too dry. Natural body oils work great as a skin moisturizer as well, since the skin needs more oils to stay glossy and supple during the cold season. 
  • Aim to treat your hair once a week with a deep conditioning treatment. I usually use Dove Intense Care Conditioner or Schwarzkopf Gliss Total Repair Conditioner, but other brands like VO5 and L’Oreal have intensive conditioning treatments that work just as well depending on your hair type. Hair serum is another thing that comes in handy during the winter and can help to keep your hair looking quite shiny and healthy in spite of cold winds. 
  • Cover your skin and hair right after sealing in your moisturizer. To go with my last point, I find it’s really important to cover your skin and hair pretty much right after you’ve applied your skin moisturizer or hair serum. Avoid giving your skin and hair a total cold wind blowout, and wear a scarf, gloves, and a hat to prevent overexposure to cold air. The same holds true for your feet during the winter. Once you’ve done your pedicure, you're certain your nail paint is perfectly dry, and you’ve applied moisturiser to your heels, it’s time to put on your socks. Don’t wait too long for the cold air to ruin your perfect pedicure efforts. 
  • Keep your body hydrated internally by drinking enough water. All of the above will help your skin and hair to stay hydrated from the outside in, but don’t forget the importance of keeping your body hydrated internally. Not drinking enough water can often be the cause of stringy, dry hair and parched skin. 

On a final note, it remains to be said that your hair and nails aren’t only for looking pretty. That too, but they also play an important role in the health and protection of your entire body. Your hair helps to protect your head from the cold, and your skin is the biggest protective organ in your body. Taking care of these assets will help keep your body from discomfort and sickness during the winter.

Author Bio: Hey there! I'm Paloma Sridhar, resident writer at Chemist Direct. I specialise in blogging about all things DIY, health, beauty, and happiness. My writing is personalised with entertaining personal accounts, anecdotes, world history, humour and, of course, relevant and exciting information.  


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  2. If you are sweating a lot because of hot weather or exercising, then you want to drink even more water. Hair and beauty tips