Thursday, January 23, 2014

Keeping Yourself Fresh During Cold Weather

Hello Dear Readers!

I am here today to help you keep moisturized and hydrated during those cold, winter months. I have been very lucky to be included on a business trip to New York. While I have been here for 8 days, I have found that my skin and hair have experienced extreme drying in this weather! While many readers may experience this annually, this California girl doesn’t usually see below 60 degrees during the day so this negative degree weather is doing major damage to the tresses and the skin.

So for those of you who aren’t accustomed to the cold weather, I have a few tips to keep you glowing and happy during this extreme weather change. Whether you are preparing for a trip or are already stressing during your trip, I hope that my advice below can help you out.

Wash Your Hair Less
Because I have colored hair, the hair stylist has advised that I only wash my hair every three days. While this is great for maintaining hair color, this is also great for keeping your hair moisturized. The thing about most shampoo is that it is formulated to get rid of everything on your hair: dirt and natural oils altogether. Natural oils keeps your hair moisturized and hydrated. So don’t fear if on the third day your hair may seem a tad bit shiny-but again, this is different for everyone! Thinner hair tends to get oilier faster and thicker hair can withstand the longer time period between washes. But try not to wash daily. Daily washes strips your hair of natural and healthy oils, causing your scalp to overproduce (just like your skin when you over wash and exfoliate!)

Moisturize Your Hair Longer
During the colder weather, I try to deep condition my hair once or twice a week. If you do not have a deep conditioner, wash your hair and body like normal, and then add your conditioner at the end (make sure to ring your hair out of all the water post shampoo and pre conditioner-this will help the conditioner soak into your hair). Keep the conditioner in your hair for 20 to 30 minutes post shower and rinse in the sink. This will hydrate, hydrate, hydrate!

Moisturize Your Body
The cold air strips and drys the surface of your skin of moisture. Post shower, make sure to moisturize your skin with a layer of lotion and then apply a body butter to rough spots such as hands, elbows, knees and feet. Apply post shower and before bed. Are you seeing unnaturally dry skin? Invest in a body scrub and apply once a week. This will help get rid of dry skin that may be interfering with the moisturizer from soaking in.

With the dry weather, make sure you pay attention to problem areas and alleviate the problem early on! Stay hydrated!

1 comment:

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