Do you ever have to deal with dry skin during the winter? How about that heart stopping shock whenever you come in contact with metal or people? Well, I introduce you to my top 5 winter beauty hacks to combat those pesky #firstworldproblems.
PROBLEM: Dry Hands/Dry Feet
SOLUTION: Hand/Foot Cream + Gloves
Do you constantly feel like you’ve applied lotion on your hands a thousand times and still have rough and dry hands? I may have found the perfect solution for you. The trick is to apply lotion right before you sleep and wear gloves/mittens over the hands. The gloves act as a barrier from the dry air that your hands are exposed to. Additionally, wearing gloves after applying lotion allows the product to deeply moisturize your skin. My favorite hand cream is by L’Occitane because it contains essential oils needed to moisturize your hands. Results? You’ll wake up with extremely supple and soft hands. You can try this method with your feet as well!
PROBLEM: Dry Lips
SOLUTION: Apply lip balm before lipstick
We all know that wearing matte lipstick sucks the moisture out of your lips. Some people may feel that wearing lipstick in general is very drying. Why not apply lip balm before your lipstick application? Applying lip balm will ensure added moisture to your lips and also act as a barrier against the drying properties of lipsticks. My all time favorite lip balm is by Burt’s Bees. Burt’s Bees always uses natural ingredients and never chemicals in their products.
PROBLEM: Static in hair
SOLUTION: Apply lotion or spray water onto hair
I have a love/hate relationship with winter. Winter in California is extremely dry. Thus, one would experience static especially in their hair. [What is static? Static is the imbalance of protons and electrons between two objects]. Solution: Simply spray water onto dry, static hair. Water reduces the static charge buildup in your hair. Now your hair won’t look like Albert Einstein’s!
Lotion works just as well too! Simply, apply lotion onto your hands and then gently pat your hair with them.
Don’t believe me? Try it!
PROBLEM: Prone to static
SOLUTION: Apply lotion/cream
Do you feel like a ball of electrical charge sometimes? Clothes sticking to your body because of static? Before wearing your desired clothing, apply a generous amount of body lotion or cream to your body. This prevents certain fabrics (IE: polyester) to cause friction against the skin. Friction is not needed unless you want to shock yourself with anything you touch.
Not only does lotion reduce charge buildup on your body, it also moisturizes too! A 2 for 1 deal!
PROBLEM: Face is dry after the shower
SOLUTION: DO NOT dry your face immediately after the shower
Imagine taking a nice hot shower. Amazing right? But right after you get out of the shower, your face is as dry as the Mojave desert. What’s the trick? DO NOT DRY YOUR FACE IMMEDIATELY AFTER THE SHOWER! The last thing you want is your face to be covered in dry, flakey skin. Allow the water on your face to naturally evaporate and seep into the skin. The water left on your face is a source of moisture that the skin needs. After the water on your face has evaporated, you can continue on with your nighttime skincare routines.