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Winter Care

Most of us are well aware of what damage the summer sun can do to our skin, but forget the toll winter can take on our face, arms and legs. During Mother Nature's coldest season, a wintry mixture of low humidity, chilling winds, and freezing temperatures can create epidermal chaos. So don't let winter get under your skin. Let Fashion India guide you on winter beauty care. please tend to dry out the fastest at this time of year. Be sure to keep them covered with a good lip balm applied several times during the day. Warm sesame oil will also soothe your lips .

Avoid licking your lips and don't bite the skin on the surface of your lips. The skin will never have a chance to heal if you chew on it. This is a hard habit to break but well worth the effort. Lip balms are nowadays commonly available and some with a SPF factor as well to protect them from the harmful rays.

Exfoliating Your Lips Easily

If your lips are dried out and flaking, try rubbing a little petroleum jelly into your lips and then rubbing gently with a wet face cloth to remove the dead skin cells. You won't want them to dry out any further, so be sure to cover them with a lip balm to hold the moisture in.

You can also exfoliate your lips with just toothbrush and a little Vaseline. Brush the lips gently and the be sure that you don't ingest any of the Vaseline. Rubbing lemon juice will also exfoliate the dead skin cells from smoking, cold weather or whatever has robbed your skin of smoothness and color.

Get rid of those dry patches by rubbing the lips with an anti-wrinkle cream. If you are in a habit of licking your lips, this will break the habit. The cream won't taste like a flavored lip balm.

During the winter, you might be tempted to apply a layer of lip balm followed by a layer of lipstick. Fashion India has a better suggestion... instead of the lip balm during the day, switch to a moisturizing lipstick and save the lip balm for before you go to bed. The reason for this is that the lip balm could interfere with the adherence of the lipstick.

Lastly during the winter months, it would be wise to stay away from the lipsticks that claim that they are long lasting. Often they can dry your lips out and cold weather will do that fast enough. Instead look for creamy formulations.

Oil Those Nails

Nails take quite a beating all winter long so here is a little tip for keeping them at their best. Every few days, brush them with cuticle/ nail oil and if you canít seem to find any then petroleum jelly will do just fine.

And if you really want to care for those cuticles. Then   make it your nightly routine to massage petroleum jelly into them to soften them up. If you don't have petroleum jelly, cocoa butter or a vitamin E capsule was also suggested. Petroleum jelly seems to be a product that we should stock up on.

If your nails are weak, splitting, fragile etc, the problem could be traced back to an inadequate water intake. Most people don't drink nearly enough.

No Red Noses

If your latest cold has done a number on your nose, get out that tube of concealed and apply a little to the tip of your finger. Dot it carefully until the glow has lessened and then set it with a bit of translucent powder. No one will ever know.

Satiny Smooth Winter Skin

If you are hoping to keep your skin satiny smooth this winter, here is a recipe that should help. All it involves is mixing equal parts of olive, mustard oil and sesame oil and then massage it all over the body.

Take an hour or so for yourself... perhaps this is the perfect time to pick up that novel and then jump into the bath. This oil is very good for the skin and leaves it smooth and free from blemishes.

Winter Foot Lotions

The summer foot lotions often contain menthol to cool the feet but at the same time, these lotions can be drying. So, to keep feet soft in the winter, look for a lotion that contains petroleum or glycerin to soften the feet.

Dry Dry Legs

In order to avoid those dry, dry legs during winter. Just remember, after each shower be sure to leave your legs just a little damp and slather on the moisturizer. Your legs will thank you!

Are Bath's A Good Thing?

As much as we love it, taking a hot bath during the winter is not a good habit to get into especially if they are long in duration. As they rob your skin of natural oils so try to limit the time spent in the bath and don't use hot water.

Lower the temperature to something just nice and comfortable. Water that is too hot isn't good for you anyway. Switch to a shower, that is even better. And don't forget a good body lotion and slather it on.

Hereís an excellent recipe for a Blissful Winter Bath

Step One...
To make the mixture, mix equal amounts of oatmeal and dry milk powder and then display in a nice glass jar that can displayed right in your bathroom. For each bath, add 1/2 cup of oatmeal/ dry milk powder to your bath. The starch in the oatmeal is a super skin softener and the milk contains lactic acid, which smoothes away dull skin.

Baby Your Hands This Winter

This winter give your hands a much needed break. Stop using harsh soaps on them, as they strip the moisture from your hands and since the hands have very few oil glands. They can easily develop cracks. Try creamy bath gels as an alternative.

Chapped Hands

One of the most obvious reasons for chapped hands is over exposure to cold weather. The first step is to apply moisturizer and lots of it to those reddened hands.

It should also pointed out that it is not a good idea to go outside during the winter with damp hands as this would further aggravate the condition, be sure to dry them thoroughly.

Earring and Cold Weather

If you are going to be spending a few hours outside this winter, take out your pierced earrings and leave them inside. The cold is attracted to the metal posts and you feel colder than is necessary. Leave the earrings inside.

Summer Foundation vs. Winter Foundation

Something interesting to keep in mind is you will no doubt find that the shade of foundation that matches your skin color will change with the seasons.

You might want to invest in a Bronzing Liquid that you can mix into your "winter foundation" so that it will match your tan. And don't mix it in the bottle. Pour a little into your hand and mix it there.

Sunscreen and Winter Use

It is just as important to wear a sunscreen during the winter as it is in the summer. The temperature has nothing to do with it other than how often to reapply.

Heat causes you to sweat, which means that the sunscreen needs to be applied more often. In winter, it is still important to use the sunscreen and don't forget your ears.

Thirty Minute Grace Period

Try to give your skin a 30 minute grace period in between bathing and going out into frigid temperatures. (Luckily we haven't had any yet but I'm sure that they are coming) Extreme temperature changes can burst capillaries close to the surface of the skin and we certainly don't want that happening.

Winter Eye Care

During the winter months...use a good eye cream to protect the delicate eye area day and night. Donít forget to keep a pair of sunglasses handy to protect the eyes from wind and glare from the sun which will quickly contribute to tiny wrinkles.

Winter Hair Washing

As your hair tends to be dryer during the winter months, try cutting down on how often you wash your hair. You don't want to remove even more oil from your hair. If need be, use a dry shampoo to give you hair a break.

Before the cold winds do their damage, get out the deep conditioning and mud packs and give your hair a treat. Will make a world of difference.

Trick For Really Shiny Hair

When you are done conditioning, rinse your hair with cold water for really shiny hair. It actually works!!

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