Winter Beauty Survival Guide

January 13, 2020 in

Happy New Week, pretty ladies!
We have an had abnormally warm weekend here, which was fantastic.
Thing is though, we are still in January. We have many frigid days ahead of us. 

If you live in a cold climate, you have your heat on. A heated home is more arid than the Sahara desert. Really. The average humidity in the Sahara is 25%. The average humidity in a heated home is 7%.
Dryness like that is BRUTAL on our (and our pets) skin. 
Living in New England, I live with long, brutal winters each year . Here are a few tips I've learned to help my beauty routine combat winter.

1) Shampoo your hair no more than 3X per week.
Unless you have VERY oily hair, its a good idea to cut back on your washes. Plus, this saves you from blowing drying your hair, which also contributes to dryness.

2) Get a really good hand cream and use it constantly.
I don't know about you, but my hands get the brunt of it in the winter. The weather dries them enough as is. Then, I'm washing them constantly in the winter to avoid germs.
This hand cream by Burts Bees is my holy grail hand cream. Its the best I've ever used and is under $10.

3) Use a Facial Serum
This time of year, a moisturizer alone just might not cu it. It doesn't for me. A few months ago, Nordstrom sent me a sample of Kieh's Midnight Recovery Concentrate After the first use, I went out and bought the largest bottle of this that they make. I put it on at night after my moisturizer. My naturally dry skin feels down right soft.

4) Switch to a Hydrating Foundation
There is nothing cute about foundation that is cracking on your face. I know this because it happens to me CONSTANTLY.
I recently picked up This inexpensive foundation and I LOVE it .

5) Moisturize EVERYDAY with the right moisturizer.
Opt for an oil infused lotion. This One by Nivea is my favorite. I put it on each morning immediately after the shower and each night before bed.

6) Keep a lip balm in every pocket.
It only takes one or two nor' east gusts of wind for my lips to instantly feel as if they are about to crack open.
I buy good old fashioned "chap-stick" in bulk at the warehouse club. I even keep a couple un-opened ones in my bag at all times in case I come across someone else who needs one.

Ahhhh , there you have it. This is what I've got for you today.
Do you have any tips for saving your beauty routine from the cold?


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