Hey guys! If you’re like me and live in a temperate climate, then right about now things are probably starting to get pretty cold. I’ve had a few light snowfalls already and things are starting to freeze over here. As we transition from fall to winter, I wanted to share five beauty tips that help make the transition more seamless.
1. Switch up your moisturizer
Everything about winter is dry. The cold air outside is drying and the heating inside is drying. I have oily skin but my skin still gets drier in the winter months. I recommend switching up your moisturizer to something a little heavier to provide that extra hydration. If you have dry skin consider the First Aid Beauty Ultra Repair Cream Intense Hydration or the Cerave Moisturizing Cream. Both of these moisturizers are very thick and will help give you that boost of hydration. If you have oily skin like me you’ll probably find these moisturizers to be a little too much. I like using the Farmacy Honey Grail Ultra-Hydrating Face Oil at night. The oil has more hydration than my normal moisturizers but it isn’t heavy feeling and absorbs quickly into the skin.
2. Moisturize the body
Similar to how it’s important to switch to a heavier face moisturizer, it’s important to take care of your body’s skin as well. If you don’t normally moisturize your body, I highly recommend you incorporate it during the winter months. First I will use an exfoliator in the shower such as the Dove Exfoliating Body Polish. This helps get rid of any dead skin. I always like to rub some body lotion or body butter all over after I get out of the shower. I like to get some nicely scented ones to as well because it feels like such a self-care moment to use a nicely scented body lotion. Some of my favourites include Lush Sleepy Lotion, Hempz Natural Herbal Body Moisturizer and L’Occitane Almond Smoothing and Beautifying Milk Concentrate.
3. Switch to using more powders
While I love using cream products year-round, the winter months are when I break out the powder products a bit more. Since I’m inside I’m wearing a mask more often. If I’m wearing makeup underneath a mask I find powders just last longer. They don’t move around as much and don’t get all over my mask as much. I also find I just gravitate to a more matte look in the winter. Something about the summer screams dewy and creamy to me and since winter is the opposite I go for mattes! Let me know in the comments if I should do a blog post sharing some of my favourite powder products!
4. Give your hands some TLC
If you’re like me, I often forget my gloves and my poor hands suffer from the cold. It’s important to get some products to help them out. I love the Bath and Body Works hand creams, I currently have the Eucalyptus Spearmint scent and it’s divine. Another great product to invest in for the hands is good cuticle oil. I’m not the best at remembering to use it, but whenever I do use cuticle oil I notice such a difference in the health and strength of my nails. I have the CND Essentials Nail & Cuticle Oil and it’s great. It smells like almonds and has a brush so it’s easy to apply. I just to apply it at night and my cuticles are looking great the next day
5. Refresh the hair
Right before the holiday season is a great time to get a haircut if you didn’t get one during the fall. It’s nice to freshen things up. I always love going darker for the winter as well. If you’ve recently got your hair done or it’s just not in the budget, then getting a good hair mask is also a great option. I highly recommend the Briogeo Don’t Despair, Repair! Vegan Apple Honey Deep Conditioning Hair Mask. The mask is limited edition to pick it up soon! If you have a good hair mask that is Curly Girl friendly please let me know in the comments!
And those are my five tips to help you transition to winter! Let me know in the comments what you like to do to get you ready for the winter weather in the comments.