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8 Beauty tips for the Winter season

August 30, 2016

Ahhh, winter approaches which means it’s time to start changing the clothes we wear and the beauty steps we take. If you read that as me screaming about winter arriving, that’s perfectly ok. I enjoy winter, personally, but for many, winter can be an unwanted time because it’s so cold and feels like it’s so much more work to do little things. For example, the same beauty routine we’re used to doing most of the year often has to be changed during the winter because the winter months can be tough on our bodies. Below are a few tips to help you make it through the winter with your beauty routine.

Moisturize Like Mad – Not just your face but your entire body. Winter is bad about drying out skin and there are times where I used to have cracked skin that would bleed if I didn’t keep on top of moisturizing. It’s important!
Don’t Take Super Long Showers – Well, hot showers, anyways. The winter makes us want to be warm so long hot showers are a given. However, if you can help it, try not to take them for longer than 15 minutes. Allure states that hot water compromises your skin’s lipid layer which is responsible for holding in the moisture needed to keep your skin from getting too dry.
Keep Lip Balm at All Times – Just like your skin, your lips are fragile and soft and they will easily get chapped if you don’t keep them moistened. It would be embarrassing to walk around with cracked, flaky, bright red lips!
Don’t Skip the Protection – The sun still likes to stretch its ugly fingers out and harm your skin, even if you don’t realize it, in the winter. So, choose a moisturizer that has some SPF in it or another product that will do the same thing.
Pamper Your Hair – Your hair will get easily dried out in the winter. This leads to it getting damaged on so many levels. Don’t be afraid to do hot oil treatments and to get crazy with the conditioner, leave-in conditioner, etc.
Don’t Stop Being Active – It’s so hard in the winter to want to get up and move because the cold can make us sluggish. Push yourself to continue a fitness routine even if you have to move it inside. It’s very easy to gain a few extra pounds in the winter. Not to mention, not being active can cause your overall health to not be as good and that shows in your skin and other parts of your features.
Get Plenty of Rest – As I said, winter can leave us feeling sluggish because the cold causes us to burn more calories for warmth. If you do not get your needed rest, I don’t think you need to be told that your body will start to show it. Give your body what it needs to keep up with its normal functions.
Wear Protective Gear – Gloves, hats, and scarves are not just fashion statements. They’re meant to protect your skin from the harsh winter. Go ahead and stand outside in the cold for half an hour and you will feel your cheeks tingle from wind burn. This will leave them red and chapped feeling. The winter is harsh on your skin, as I’ve stated so protect it in all ways!

Do you have any beauty tips for the cold season? What’s your favorite lotion because jergens isn’t working for me.

8 Beauty tips for the Winter season

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    August 30, 2016 at 6:41 pm

    YES even though I love my hot showers in the winter it is no bueno for my skin!!

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    Stacie @ Divine Lifestyle
    August 31, 2016 at 11:40 am

    Thanks for the tips! I moisturize like crazy throughout the winter especially. Unfortunately, I think I undo that by taking long, hot showers. I guess I have to shorten my shower and turn down the heat. *sigh* The things we do for beauty. =D

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    August 31, 2016 at 11:55 am

    Winter dryness always hits me hard! This is the year I will actually take time to moisturize! And I need to cut back on those showers too. Great tips.

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    Lindsey Paris
    August 31, 2016 at 12:03 pm

    I have to up my moisturization game. That’s something I lack in the winter and I can feel it later!

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    Bren Pace
    August 31, 2016 at 1:52 pm

    Great tips, Kita! Fall and Winter are my favorite times of the year. I wear sunblock and lip balm 24/7. However, that sunblock and soap can sometimes dry out my skin. Moisturizing, I like Aveeno, can do wonders!

    Thanks for sharing these tips!


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    Amy @ Marvelous Mommy
    August 31, 2016 at 4:28 pm

    I’m already starting to moisturize like crazy! Coconut oil is great for removing makeup AND moisturizing!

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    Chavonne Harvey
    August 31, 2016 at 7:41 pm

    My skin gets very dry and flaky in the winter. I agree with moisturizing, using lip balm and wearing protective gear like gloves, those help my skin quite a bit.

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    August 31, 2016 at 9:14 pm

    These are some great pointers and I love keeping lotion by the bed in the winter months.

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    Katherine G
    August 31, 2016 at 10:38 pm

    These are great tips. I hate that I have to change things up during the winter. I pretty much stay bundle up when I have to go out though.

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    August 31, 2016 at 11:37 pm

    These are great tips! I need to use all of these tips this winter!

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    Liz Mays
    September 1, 2016 at 12:52 am

    I like your tips. I definitely tend to become more sedentary in the winter. I need to make sure to be active!

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    Dawn McAlexander
    September 1, 2016 at 12:54 am

    I love the cooler temps, but, yeah winter is rough on my already dry skin. I have to moisturize like crazy during the winter months. I see that is your first tip!

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    September 1, 2016 at 1:34 am

    Lip balm is definitely a must for me in the winter. It’s scary how quick a little winter air can chap them to the point of bleeding.

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    September 1, 2016 at 1:54 am

    These are all really great tips! I always try to keep my hot showers to less than fifteen minutes in the winter.

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    September 1, 2016 at 1:57 am

    I love these tips! My lips always crack in the winter so I make sure to bring lip balm with me where ever I go.

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    Toni | BoulderLocavore.com
    September 1, 2016 at 5:17 am

    Love these tips, Kita! I am one of those winter lover and I’m looking forward to using these tips for the coming winter! 😀

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    Annemarie LeBlanc
    September 1, 2016 at 7:11 am

    The cold is upon us once again. Moisturizing like crazy is the best way to keep our skin supple. I tend to avoid doing exercise during the winter. I just want to curl up and stay warm under a nice soft comforter. I guess I have to change that. Thanks for the tips!

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    Kelly Hutchinson
    September 1, 2016 at 8:19 am

    These are such great tips. My skin is always a mess in the winter. Everything is so dry.

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    Nikki Wayne
    September 1, 2016 at 8:33 am

    Wow, I love these tips. Rainy season has been started here in our country.

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    September 1, 2016 at 3:22 pm

    Winter is so awful on my skin. Being in Canada our winters can be very harsh. These are really great tips I will have to seriously consider!

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    Ann Bacciaglia
    September 1, 2016 at 4:11 pm

    I find it hard to stay active in the winter. I notice every winter my hair dries out. I will have to try some hair masks.

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    September 1, 2016 at 7:46 pm

    These are such great tips. I really need to take better care of my skin.

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    September 1, 2016 at 7:55 pm

    Thanks for these great tips! I really need more moisture!

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    September 2, 2016 at 1:45 am

    Lots of lip balm here! And moisturizer.

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    September 2, 2016 at 9:41 am

    Winter really can be tough on your skin. The heater is harsh on my hair too!

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    Louise Bishop
    September 3, 2016 at 3:29 pm

    I’m like a coconut oil fanatic. My skin is so dry ALL the time that winter is just horrid. Nothing but coconut oil has helped.

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    christina aliperti
    September 4, 2016 at 3:33 am

    Lip balm is my biggest necessity during the winter. If I don’t always have some on, my lips get cracked and are very painful.

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    Kenya G. Johnson
    September 6, 2016 at 4:30 pm

    Considering that we live in one of the warmer winter climates, ours sure does a number on my hair and skin. My skin gets dry, my hair gets staticky and I shock everything. Not sure what I need to do but I keep that lip balm and hand lotion going. My favorite hand lotion is something I also use on my feet in the winter. It’s too greasy for anytime but perfect for cold. It’s called True Blue Parafin and I’ve only found it in the big Bath & Body Works. If it’s a little store in the mall they don’t usually have it. It’s good stuff though. I keep one in my car, purse and on my desk at my bedside. The bedside one I use year round but I have to be done playing with my phone.

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    September 6, 2016 at 6:37 pm

    Such great tips! I need to work on moisturizing. I always forget to do it, I need to get in a better habit of it! Thanks for all the tips!

    Mariah | Two Dapper Dogs

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