Have you noticed how your skin appears to take on the brunt of the winter weather? You spend all year round caring for it and then suddenly your skin appears dry and flaky.
It is so important to look after your skin and avoid these extremities.
Well here are my 9 top tips to transform your skin during the cold weather.
1. Moisturize – In the colder weather we tend to turn up the heating and this can also contribute to dry skin. Daily hydration is therefore necessary, so moisturize, moisturize and moisturize.
2. Hydrate Internally – As well as taking care of the outside, we need to take care of the inside. Drink lots of water, at least 8 cups of water a day, and try to eat foods which are water rich such as cauliflower, spinach and green peppers.
3. Avoid sugar and starch rich foods which can lead to dry skin. Also avoid drinks which contain diuretics such as coffee and tea. Go for caffeine free herbal teas.
4. Sunblock – I know that this may be hard to believe at the moment due to the bad weather, but the sun can be at its worse at winter when it is cold and if the rays deflect off the sun. This is particularly relevant if you go skiing.
5. Protect your kissers – Yes, that’s right. Your lips need looking after. After all they are skin too. They are susceptible to drying out during winter. So use a good moisturizing lip balm.
6. Be positive – There’s probably a couple of you out there thinking “What??”, but are you aware that people tend to get quite stressed out during the winter period which is also the holiday season. So people, limit stress by having a positive attitude. This makes so much difference. Over time, being stressed, upset and angry ages you. Therefore, find reasons to be positively happy.
7. A humidifying is a fantastic way of hydrating the skin. The vapours actually help with the prevention of flaky skin and dryness.
8. Try and keep a handcream in your bag and it makes a fantastic stocking filler.
9. Don’t take hot showers. They are drying and remove the natural oils from the skin.
So try to enjoy the winter season but remember, take care of your precious skin.
Do you want to have healthy, nourished and moisturized skin this winter? Aren’t you fed up with dry, flaky and dull looking skin?
Well, Mel’s Little Luxuries has the answer! For your skin, there is the gorgeous nourishing Citrus Delight Whipped Body Butter which moisturizes and enhances the appearance of your skin. It’s particularly great after a bath or shower, leaving your skin feeling soft and silky.
Why not PM me to find out more or pop over to www.melslittleluxuries.co.uk on the skin care section to find out more.
I picked up one of my daughters from school yesterday and noticed how sore her lips were. She has had an awful cold for the last couple of days and this changing weather doesn’t really help.
So many factors can contribute to dry lips such as the weather and central heating. Moisture is lost from the lips and it is important to retain hydration.
You really have to look after your lips because if you don’t they can become quite sore and unsightly when they become chapped and dry.
Here are 7 special tips to look after your precious lips:-
- Drink lots of water. This hydrates both your body and your lips.
- Use a lip balm which contains shea butter, beeswax or cocoa butter. These ingredients have beautiful moisturizing qualities which leave the lips feeling soft and hydrated.
- When you go out, use your scarf to cover your face. This means less exposure to the elements and your lips maintain their moisture.
- Do not lick your lips when you are out and about as the wind takes away the moisture. Additionally the enzymes in your saliva can break down the protective barrier of the skin.
- Use a humidifier. The air inside your homes can also be dry. A humidifier can introduce moisture back into the air.
- Maintain a healthy diet and fitness regime. If you don’t have a strong immune system it could result in you having cold sores. Cold sores are viruses and viruses like nothing better than a weakened immune system. So be sure to eat properly to keep them at bay.
- Do not pick the skin around the lips because this irritates the skin and it can lead to cold sores if you are already prone to them.
- If you do wear lipstick, look for one which is hydrating and contains Vitamin E. Some matte lipsticks dry out the lips therefore it is important to use a lipstick which maintains the moisture in your lips.
Do you suffer with dry chapped lips?
Would you like gorgeous looking lips?
Then visit www.melslittleluxuries.co.uk to see the selection of lip balms which will leave your lips feeling soft and richly hydrated.