Top Winter Beauty Tips!
Winter is well and truly here!
That, and the fact it gets teeth-clatteringly cold at this time of year,
means you need to up your beauty regime. At Cosmetics 4 Less we have a
few tricks up our sleeves to beat dry skin, crazy hair and red noses.
Sit back, relax with a mug of hot chocolate and take a look at some of
our top winter beauty tips.
The harsh cold air slows blood
circulation, meaning you start to look a little pale. You can stimulate
your circulation by regularly brushing your skin with a natural bristle
brush a few minutes before you take a shower.
Start with brushing the dry
soles of your feet, making sure to use long, firm brush strokes upward
to wards your heart. Brush over your buttocks and use a
counter-clockwise motion on your abdomen. The last thing you should do
is your arms, hands and palms, brushing with a gentle touch and then
increasing the pressure as your skin becomes harder. Ensure you rinse
your skin in the shower afterwards.
Keep moving, exercise stimulates the circulation and keeps you warm as well.
Emoillients are crucial for dry
winter skin. Use moisturising body washes as opposed to a bar of soap
which can quickly dry out the skin. For sensitive skin coconut oil is
the way forward. It is a natural antiseptic so it can thoroughly cleanse
the skin, while acting as an effective moisturiser. For oily skin the
best cleansers are botanical soapwort or Castile soap, which is a combo
of olive oil and soda.
Lock in moisture with jojoba,
sweet almond or Moroccan Argan oil, making sure you do this before you
go outside. Be careful with coconut oil and shea butter as it can block
the pores and cause pimples and spots.
Coconut oil is the king again
when it comes to hair. Apply a dollop of olive or coconut oil to your
hair, cover with a shower cap and a towel and leave for 15 minutes. Your
body heat will cause the oil to condition the hair. Wash it away with a
shampoo and, voila, luscious locks!
Keep your lips from becoming
horribly chapped with a soothing lip balm containing lysine. Foods such
as eggs, fish and lima beans also contain lysine, which creates supple
skin and luscious lips. Try not to lick your lips as this can also lead
to chapping in cold weather.
Prevent dark circles, boost your
immune system and banish eye bags by getting your eight hours in bed.
Proper sleep can also speed up metabolism, meaning you won’t gain weight
as easily. If you find yourself suffering from insomnia then try to
prevent looking at bright screens such as your phone, TV or laptop and
drink soothing camomile tea.
Cosmetics 4 Less offer a great range of products to help you with your winter beauty regime.