Forget the blizzard warnings. Winter should come with another weather advisory—rough beauty conditions ahead. The main culprits are cold air, which holds less moisture than warm air, and low humidity and central heating, which makes already dry hair and skin even drier. But cold weather also hits harder as you get older, when the production of skin's natural moisturizers dips with age, says Doris Day, MD, a clinical assistant professor of dermatology at New York University Medical Center. The result: Your skin becomes rough and flaky while your hair feels dry and loses its shine. These simple cold weather beauty tricks will help your skin stay smooth, your hair retain a shine, and your makeup looking fresh well past the groundhog’s springtime start date.
What is the Solution?
- Use a humidifier. Add some drops of essential oils to create the relaxing spa feel and assist with sleep. Lavender is a relaxing sleep aid.
- Put lotion on at night then wear gloves and/or socks to increase locking in moisture.
- Don't wash your hair so often.
- Take shorter showers - excess washing and with water too hot can dry the skin. Condition your hair before washing it.
- If you have static in your hair, calm it with a dryer sheet, new or used.
- Keep many sticks of lip balm handy so you never go outside without applying.
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