In the winter months, it can be difficult to stay sprightly. The cold winds and grey skies are uninspiring and do not incite that get-up-and-go attitude that makes us feel good.
When it’s dreary outside it is easy to neglect self-love; taking less care in your appearance – not dressing to impress, not maintaining your beauty regime and sitting in bed for whole evenings eating chips – can be appealing. However, this is incredibly counterproductive. In fact, winter is the time of year when you should take the most care of yourself and take the most pride in your appearance.
Many girls agree that they feel more confident, motivated and positive when they take proper care of themselves. Here are 5 simple beauty tips you should upkeep all year round – not just in summer – that will drastically improve your mood.
Get A Blow-Out
The phrase ‘great hair can improve your life’ may seem far-fetched – even absurd – but there’s truth in it. Think how great you feel when you leave the salon after a cut and blow-out – ready to take on the world, right? Well then, why limit that feeling to once or twice a year?
Don’t let the miserable weather put you off from taking time on your hair. If anything, the lack of vitamin D and the harsh weather should encourage you to be kinder to your tresses, so go and get that trim or buy that luxury product.
Get Your Brows Done
Getting your brows done may seem like an unnecessary expense that should be reserved for special occasions only, but you deserve to feel beautiful. A DIY brow job may be fine, but winter is sad enough without tightening your purse strings on little luxuries. Go on, treat yourself to that eyebrow threading you’ve been wanting.
The same goes for getting your nails done – whatever makes you happy, do it often in winter!
Power-up Your Beauty Regime
Daily aggressors can harm your skin, and in winter bitter winds can seriously dry out your face. In summer, you might simplify your beauty regime to just an SPF moisturizer and let the sunshine restore your glow, but during the long winter months you should load up on kind, hydrating beauty products to help put the moisture back into to your skin.
Implement a 3-step cleanse, tone and moisturize routine, apply serums and even use nighttime hydrating masks. Your skin will thank you for it, and your complexion will be plump and dewy in no time. My favorite moisturizer is Somaluxe Moisturizer from Lady Soma. It smells great, soaks in quickly, isn’t greasy, doesn’t interfere with foundation, and leaves my skin feeling moisturized. I love it!
You can also check out these 5 natural products to combat winter skin.
Eat As If It Was Summer
Winter weather can make you want to stay indoors and get cozy on the sofa watching TV, but with that comes bad eating habits such as snacking or wanting warm, stodgy foods. This isn’t all bad if done in moderation (because let’s face it, a hot meal on a cold winter’s night is a pleasure) but you should endeavor to increase your intake of vitamins and minerals.
Though partially dependent on what foods are in season, it is still possible to eat as if it was summer, with a diet full of fresh, colorful produce like fruits, vegetables, and salads.
In summer, do you make lots of smoothies, or infuse your water with lemon, orange, and cucumber? If that’s a yes, then why not keep that up in winter? You’ll feel good on the inside and that’ll radiate on the outside, too (and good skin is always a bonus).
Fake tanning is totally a personal preference, but if think you look healthier with glowy, sun-kissed tan, then don’t settle for a sun-starved complexion for three or four months of the year will you ride-out winter. A coat of fake tanning spray or a gradual tanning moisturizer will keep your skin looking radiant and will boost your confidence and mood.
With these simple beauty tips, you can stop letting winter get the best of you, and continue to be your best, beautiful self all year round.