HOW TO BRACE YOURSELF FOR WINTER
As we’re approaching the end of November, it means winter will be here before we know it. Long gone are the days of glowing tan and dewy skin, here comes flaky skin and dry hair. Here are all the things we’re doing to brace ourselves for that inevitable first frost.
1) Add a moisture booster. We love a good serum to give our skin
routine an extra boost, we like
Twelve Ideal Moisture Level Serum
2) Skip the Evian spray as your skin will feel even tighter. Go with a rosewater toner instead, it helps rebalance the pH of your skin after washing it with hard water, and it also hydrates your skin.
3) It’s time to get the nourishing oils out, we like Rose oil or Argan oil.
4) Avoid using facial wipes – they strip your skin of moisture and make your skin even flakier.
You might have been using salt sprays this summer to get that tousled beachy hair. Unfortunately winter time equates dandruff, fly-aways and static hair so those salt sprays might make our hair even drier. In order to nourish our hair, it’s mandatory to nourish our hair with a super-rich once-a-week hair mask. It also helps to not shampoo our hair every single day to retain our hair’s natural oil.
As the temperature drops, we tend to turn up the temperature of our water – the hotter the water = drier skin. And no one likes the look and feel of dry skin, so be sure to slather on that nourishing oil every time you come out of the shower. Make sure to use an all natural oil as our skin is our biggest organ, it absorbs everything we put on straight into our system. We like coconut oil and jojoba oil.
Winter is when our sun sets early and rises later, this means we could go through the day without any sun exposure, especially if we’re in the office all day. Without adequate sun light, we don’t get any Vitamin D, that’s why we get moody and down during these few months. Even if we can get sun, due to our position, sunlight doesn’t contain enough UVB radiation in winter (October to early March) for our skin to be able to make Vitamin D. During these months, we need to supplement with Vitamin D.