For most of us, the winter cold can be quite damaging to our hair and skin. While adding a rosy glow to our cheeks, less welcome are the uncomfortable dryness to our face, hands, feet and hair, and we aren’t just talking about women, it can affect men just as much. Here are some excellent remedies.
Icy winds, a drop in temperature and the increased use of central heating can all have an impact on your skin and hair, leaving them feeling dull and lifeless. A boost in your winter skin and hair care can help to revitalise hair and skin, whilst protecting them from becoming dry and brittle.
Skin care doesn’t have to be considered a chore, neither does it need a cabinet full of products. To help you repair and protect hair and skin ready for the winter, we have compiled some easy remedies that can help you tackle those cold temperatures.
Staying hydrated is important during any season, but during the winter drinking plenty of water is essential for our bodies to function, digest food and help flush toxins away. When our bodies are fully hydrated, our blood consists of approximately 92% water, therefore it helps to keep the blood moving freely through our veins and arteries. It is also vital to keep our skin soft and smooth and can even add a subtle healthy sheen to the skin.
Use a Scrub
It is always important to exfoliate all year round, however during the winter months, investing in a good exfoliater can help to remove dead skin, improve your complexion and improve new skin cells. When exfoliating, the rubbing action helps to boost circulation and helps drain your lymph nodes, by increasing blood flow to the skin’s surface.
Treat Your Tresses
No matter if you are male or female, during the winter our hair can become much more dry and flat. Especially for those who shampoo daily, you may want to consider reducing this to every other day so that you do not dry out your hair or scalp. Always use conditioner as this can help to protect hair as well as de-tangling. Try to leave hair to dry 50-60% before using a hair-dryer, as blow-drying hair straight from the shower can encourage breakage and dandruff.
Probably one of the most obvious remedies, but moisturising every day can help to hydrate skin, as well as protecting it from the winter cold. Focus especially on specific areas such as your hands and face as these will be most exposed to the bitter temperatures. Ensure you always use a moisturiser that targets your specific skin type, as well as one that contains an SPF. Even during the winter, an SPF is essential to protect the skin from premature ageing.