Winter Is Here. What Are You Doing To Take Care Of Your Precious Hair And Skin?
Lets be honest. Winter is the Best of time and Winter is worst of times.
Best of time because of the holidays and worst because it wrecks havoc on our skin. Chapped lips, dry skin, dry scalp and the list goes on. We know how difficult it is for you to take time out of all the festivities to take care of your skin, hair and nails. Going to the parlor is not always an option. So how to take care of ourselves on our own in our own house?(Say that 3 times faster!)
Let’s find out.
Hair care in general is a very tricky business, let alone in winter. You need to have a plan on how you would maintain those long beautiful hairs.
First and foremost. Moisturizing your scalp. Dry scalp can lead to dandruff which we do not want. Oiling helps moisturize your scalp and roots of your hair. Olive and coconut oil are your best options. These oils will nourish your hair from root to tip. Then comes shampoo and conditioners. Choose shampoos and conditioners which protects and heal your hair. Use hair masks twice a week to repair the damage caused by those harsh winds of winter. Blow dry your hair to avoid all the static created by the dryness in the air. The negative ions from your ionic hair dryer will keep your hair static free. Taking care of your hair is not some rocket science. Create a strategy and stick to it.
Here are some extra tips to help maintain those long locks:
- Apply coconut oil to the scalp to provide nourishment and moisture to the skin.
- Apply coconut oil to the tips of the hair to avoid any split ends or repair the one already formed.
- If your hair is extremely parched after the shower apply few drops of olive oil and comb through with wide teeth comb.
- Never forget to apply conditioner in winter.
- Avoid those hot showers, make sure the water is lukewarm.
- Make sure your hair is completely dry before you tie it up.
- Make sure hair is completely dry before going out not because you’ll catch cold, it’s a myth BTW, because your hair will freeze and become brittle and easy to break.
Cleansing, exfoliating and moisturizing should be your mantra this winter. Cleansing will help your skin soften any dirt or dead skin cells on your skin. Exfoliating will remove all the dirt and the dead skin cells from your skin. Thus making your skin ready for all the nutrients those oils, creams and lotions will be providing. Moisturizing will hydrate your skin topically. Thus making your skin beautiful.
Here are some tips for hydrated skin in winters:
- Vitamin C intake is essential in winters. Our skin needs all the collagen boosters like citrus fruits, dark green leafy veggies. Your skin will glow from within.
- Exfoliate regularly. Dead skin cells on our skin should be removed so that all the nourishment from oils, creams and lotions should be absorbed.
- After applying hand cream, wear gloves to seal the moisture. Same goes for feet.
- Honey is your best friend in winters. Use it to soften those dry patches on your face or anywhere.
- Try to find a lip balm with lanolin. Lanolin is a natural oily wax extracted from sheep’s wool.
Diet For Healthy Hair And Skin:
A healthy diet is the key to healthy body, mind and soul. It’s important to hydrate your body, to keep your skin and hair hydrated from within. Keep a balanced diet of multivitamins, proteins, fatty acids and other nutrients. You can try various supplements. But they cannot be replaced by real food.