Okay, so earlier today I posted Part 1 of how to look your best during the winter. Some things might seem like no-brainers, but are easily forgotten when transitioning seasons. (Like being more aware of sunscreens even if you are’t an outdoorsy kind of girl in the colder weather.) Here are a few more important reminders of how to keep yourself in tip-top fashionista form as the holidays approach:
4. Pay special attention to those hands and feet.
Not only are your hands inclined to be your first dry skin indicator, but they can also be the hardest to conquer. A REALLY rich body butter or moisturizer is the best thing for your hands and feet. Believe it or not, your hands are extremely important to put SPF on too. If you are’t wearing gloves (which you should as much as possible when it’s cold outside), then your hands are most likely being exposed to the damaging rays of the incidental sunlight through the car windshield, through the windows of your house, etc. Coat them with SPF before each morning, then moisturize them as well. Make sure you keep a mini hand cream close by in your daily travels during the colder months and use it whenever possible. Avo’s Mini Silicone Glove Holiday Hand Cream is perfect! And when home? Grease up those feet and keep them in cozy socks to help them to stay soft and supple. A great thing to pick up at a department store is aloe-infused socks. Often sold in the health and beauty section of a retail department store, these little babies are awesome to keep feet from drying out and cracking. Add a rich moisturizer like Avo’s Foot Works Deep Moisture Cream to relax them with peppermint coolness while softening the rough spots with rich cocoa butter!
5. Be aware of that water temperature.
It might be 10 degrees outside, but that does’t mean you have to take a bath or shower hot enough to cook a hot dog. It’s bad for your skin and very bad for your hair. If you must warm up when you first get in, then only let the water stay that hot for a few minutes. Slowly, turn the hot water down””a little at a time””till it is just lukewarm. If you can, immerse yourself and your hair in a stream of cool water for a few seconds just before getting out to close the pores and seal the moisture in your hair. This will keep you from stripping out the much needed oils from head to toe. Stay in only long enough to get your business done, then get out! While your body is still damp, apply a rich moisturizer and rub it on, not in. Then apply a leave-in conditioner for your hair for some extra moisture to prevent damage and to keep the frizzies in check. I love John Frieda’s Frizz Ease Serum. Easy to use and works great! And do’t forget”¦no matter how busy this season is, make sure you get your ends trimmed every 6-8 weeks. With all the dry heat at home, in the car, in the malls, etc., your ends are going to split faster than usual!
6. Oh yeah, and speaking of water”¦ Drink Up!
No, I’m not talking spiked egg nog, hot toddies, or champagne. Water, people, water! No mater how much is water is falling from the sky””or piling up on the ground””you still need to hydrate from the inside out more than anything. Want to add a little flavor to your water without any calories? Try True Citrus packets! It’s 100% pure crystallized lemon, lime, orange, and grapefruit with no calories or artificial sweeteners. The perfect zest to give your plain water some pop! You can find True Citrus products in most super centers and supermarkets, as well as truelemon.com
Okay, you’ve got your list. Now check it twice. Do’t be naughty. Be good to your skin and hair”¦and keep it nice!! It’s not too hard to look your best all year round from head to toe so keep yourself hydrated, moisturized and protected, and treat yourself like a pretty pampered winter princess all season long!!