Keeping Your Skin and Hair Healthy This Winter

Keeping Your Skin and Hair Healthy This Winter

Even though we are still in summer we need to be ready to take care of our hair and skin during the winter.  Your hair and skin respond differently to cooler temperatures, so with winter around the corner, it is important that you adjust your beauty and hair routine accordingly.
The harsh winter elements and colder climates that we have in the height of winter, have a harmful, drying effect on skin and hair. But by following these simple tips, it is easy to have healthy, glowing hair and skin all year round!

Tips for healthy winter skin

1. Exfoliate

Going from the cold winter wind and moving into a heated room, it has a major drying effect on the skin. Exfoliating your skin will remove layers of skin, allowing for new skin cells to develop.

2. Moisturise

In the colder months it’s a great idea to switch to heavier moisturising creams this is vital for keeping your skin glowing and smooth. Ingredients such as green tea, coconut oil, macadamia nut oil, grape seed, melatonin or vitamins C and E all contain antioxidants which help reduce damage caused by winter sun and leave.

3. Use a gentle cleanser

In winter it is important to be much more selective when choosing a cleanser. A scented anti-bacterial soap can be extremely harsh and often will strip the skin of essential oils that it needs however using products with natural oils and ingredients, are much more recommended as they are absorbed more easily.

Tips for healthy winter hair

1. Use a gentle shampoo

Winter hair care includes using a shampoo that won’t strip your hair of its natural moisture. It is very important that in the colder months to cut down on frequent washing, as it will dry out the scalp and hair more easily.

2. Use a deeper conditioner

Richer heavier conditioners and leave-ins allow for more protection on your hair as they provide lubrication which will prevent damage and stops the hair becoming too fragile by rebuilding the hair structure which helps it grow and shine

3. Use a weekly treatment

It is common for hair to experience breakage in the colder winter months, so to ensure this doesn’t occur, a protein-rich treatment should be used at least once a week this will ensure that your hair stays soft and healthy.

Ingredients to avoid when choosing skin and hair products are mineral oils such as Petroleum, Paraffin, Parabens, Comedogenic 

By following these simple tips you can be sure to have soft skin and hair all year round!

Our Top 10 Skin Care Do’s & Don’ts

1. Water is a great way to nourish the skin, by drinking just a liter a day.

2. Pull out the toxins from your skin, by adding a combination of Epsom salt, sea salt and baking soda to your bath.

3. Balance out oily skin, by using a water based cleanser and moisturizer.

4. Want firmer, smoother, younger looking skin? You need to exercise everyday. Exercise brings oxygen and nutrients to your skin.

5. Keep your skin feeling and looking healthy, by avoiding stress, sun exposure and smoking.

6. Keep your skin looking and feeling radiant by getting plenty of sleep, eating lots of vegetables each day.

7. Strengthen your skin by choosing skin moisturizers that contain Vitamin A and E

8. Say goodbye to blemishes and pimples by cleaning your face with a mineral oil and perfume free cleanser that is labeled PH balanced.

9. Apply moisturizer after a bath or shower, so you can lock the moisture into your skin.

10. Revive dry skins by using an high oil based cleanser and moisturizer.

TLC For Eyes!

The eyes are the part of the face we notice first. This is why it’s important to make sure that your eyes look their best when attending to your makeup and care routine

Apply cucumber or cold tea bags over your eyes for 10 minutes, to help reduce puffiness and dark circles.

Potatoes are fantastic for eyes, place a slice under your eyes to help reduce dark circles.

Reduce eye swelling, by using a metal spoon.  Hold it under cold running water for a few minutes, then gently press it onto the skin around your eye.

Avoid salty foods.  They can cause fluid retention and eye puffiness.