Taking Care Of Your Skin and Hair In Winter

Now that winter and cold weather are upon us here in the Hudson Valley, I wanted to share some winter haircare tips with all of you. This post is full of helpful hints to keep your hair in good condition throughout the winter.

Winter is never a good time for your skin. The harsh weather and dry air draws out the precious moisture away from your skin. And if it's not treated immediately, dry skin can lead to cracking and bleeding, and the cold winds only make the matters worse. And the hair, it gets dry and static, leaving you looking totally unprepared for that important board meeting. Don't worry, the problems might seem endless, but the solutions are simple.

Hydrate Drinking enough water is the best way to keep yourself and your skin hydrated in this dry weather. As we tend to pick up hot drinks like cocoa, tea or coffee, our attention to the cool and refreshing water is lowered during winters. Don't let that happen, instead of going for a second cup of morning joe, why not pick up a glass of warm water with a dash of lemon. It will hydrate you and help you stay away from dehydrating drinks.

No stress

Eat good, healthy home-made food and enjoy the company of your family and friends. Keep stress at bay because that tends to add to those fine lines and make you look older. Start using a good anti-ageing serum or cream recommended by your dermatologist. Keeping your skin healthy requires a good skincare regimen that you should follow daily.

Protein in your diet

Don't forget to follow a high-protein diet plan and include zinc in your meals. Include lots of lentils and beans, for a protein-rich vegetarian diet. Talk to a nutritionist and get a good diet plan. Your skin will thank you with a healthy glow. Shampoo-Conditioner-Serum Incorporate a hair care routine with the right shampoo-conditioner-serum combo for your hair type. If you hair tends to dry out due to the weather, do not wash your hair often. When washing your hair use luke warm water for washing your hair.

Deep conditioning

Deep condition your hair weekly to make your hair soft and healthy. It will also make them manageable without the added static or frizz. Use a good deep-conditioning hair mask and relax. It will do its work.

Air dry your hair

Do not use hair dryers, straightening or curling irons on your hair, immediately after washing it. Let your hair air dry until they are 60-70 per cent dry, then use a heat-protecting serum before you use a dryer or iron. Also, remember not to brush your hair once you wash it as that is when your hair is most vulnerable, a wide toothed comb works best on wet hair. Go soap-free SLS and SLES in foaming face washes leave your skin feeling rough and dry. When washing your face, opt for a cleansing gel, then apply a moisturizer while your face is still damp. Moisturize It's important to moisturize your skin - face as well as your body, during winter. The cold wind dries out your skin often, so moisturize as soon as you have stepped out of your bath and towel dried your skin. For those who have oily skin or combination skin, use an oil-free moisturizer for a less dewy look. Protect Use a moisturizer that contains a natural sunscreen Remember we are still exposed to harmful UV rays and pollutants in the air during winter too.

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