What are some of the beauty-related things you do in the winter (or especially do in the winter)? Here are a few things I do…
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5 beauty tips for winter
Change My Facial Moisturizer
I have a summer moisturizer and winter moisturizer. I usually realize I need to make the change when my skin starts to get itchier and even flake a little. My favorite winter moisturizer is this from Bioelements.
Add more hair masks
I try to do more hair masks in general for my curly hair, but especially in winter, it’s a good time to treat your hair to some extra moisture. If you want something quick and easy, it’s hard to beat VO5hot oil; I’m a fan of this too 2-5 minute mask from Not Your Mother.
Protect your cuticles by wearing gloves at all times
This might be a weird beauty tip, but the skin on my hands gets incredibly dry if it’s even slightly cold – which means I get hangnails and ragged cuticles. If I have to be outside for a long time, I make sure to wear gloves.
You can also use cuticle moisturizer or do some rich moisturizing treatments on your hands at night — I like this Weleda Skin Food cream for the night, and this Burt’s Bee’s Nail Butter if my nails need a little TLC.
Exfoliate your skin
I always do a lot of face peeling, but I especially make sure to do it in the winter. If you are a beginner, I would suggest starting with Sunday Riley’s good genes as a mask for 20 minutes — if you know how your skin reacts, you can either leave it on overnight or go for a more advanced treatment such as Drunk elephant, Ole Henriksen’s Dewtopiaor even The Ordinary’s AHA/BHA face serum.
(Be very very careful with The Ordinary – if this is your first time using it, set a timer for one minute. Seriously.)
If you have very itchy skin elsewhere, e.g. legs or arms, you can try some of the body lotions that have been specially developed for dry, itchy skin, such as Curél’s Itch Defense – we have also used Cerave products for rough and uneven skin for my sons.
Pamper your eyes
If your eyes tend to get dry, they can be especially dry in the winter – drops can help your eyes stay comfortable and avoid dry, itchy, red eyes.
I have very dry eyes so I tend to like this overnight gel – but a warning that you wake up with slightly crusty eyes! (Oh, I haven’t tried them Extra dry eye drops.) They have regular dry eye drops, though; readers have also sung its praises Systane.
Hat tip to the readers who suggested these Bruder eye compresses – they are so soothing if your eyes are extremely dry.
Readers, what beauty things do you do in the winter?
Stock photo via Pexels/ Pavel Danilyuk.