Yesterday was the first day of December and that means we are officially in the cold weather season. Not only does the seasons change but our beauty regimen alters with the weather. The reason we must change our beauty routine is because the external environment can damage our skin, hair, and nails.
Every year I look in the mirror (around the month of November) and my skin is excessively dry. My first instinct is to panic but then I realize it’s time to visit the drugstore or cosmetics counter. I have a few beauty products that I am actively using from foundation to nail polish remover pads.
To begin, let’s talk about foundation. We often forget to change our foundation because it’s our favorite shade or brand. Here’s what I learned, foundation in the winter months should have hydrating and moisturizing functions. This helps to counter-act dryness and use a lighter press powder. Also, if you tend to look a shade darker (or tan) in the summer months, you may consider a foundation that’s lighter. The foundation color should match the exact shade of your face and neckline.
In terms of face lotion, it is suggested that we stay away from light-weight lotions and use a cream. Lotions are not heavy enough to protect the skin from the dry air. I suffer from dry skin due to eczema and prefer a cream lotion whether in the winter or summer months.
Always opt for a deep hydrating mask to use on your hair in the winter. The cold air can create brittleness no matter the hair type or texture. If you can’t afford an expensive hair mask, visit your local drugstore or Pinterest.com to create a DIY hair mask at home. Either way, your hair can not afford to be shampooed with a leave – in conditioner alone. The result will be breakage and frizz!
An additional beauty product that I’m actively using are nail polish remover pads. Surprisingly, my mom (the other contributor) introduced me to this product last summer. You can purchase a box for about $2 at the drugstore and they serve two functions. Nail polish remover pads will remove polish quickly while also conditioning the cuticle and nails. I was relieved to discover this product and since that time disposed of liquid remover (and cotton balls.)
I’m always searching for beauty tools to make my life easier because I’m managing my brand and have mommy duties. The ultimate makeup tool the everyone should own in their bag is a Beauty Blender. I have to admit that I own three because they serve a different function (and if I lose one there’s always an extra.) The Beauty Blender surfaced several years ago but has recently become available to beauty enthusiasts. This is not your normal sponge due to the shape, texture, and use of the blender. The Beauty Blender can be used to apply foundation, bb cream, tanner, bronzer, and concealer. It can also be used for highlighting, contouring, and strobing.
Lastly, with so much dryness in the air and having a hectic holiday schedule, we need an at home facial in between our spa treatments. Purchasing a Sonic Face and Body Polisher can be an investment. I am totally in love with my system and received it as a product review. This little hand-held machine exfoliates and softens the skin while tightening my pores. I love makeup but I’m a huge advocate for natural, glowing skin and we must take care of it!
I hope the tips I provided will help your winter beauty routine. Also, stay connected to the site because I will be visiting a few local wellness spas very soon!