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
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
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
Hereís an excellent recipe for a
Blissful Winter Bath
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
Baby Your Hands This Winter
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
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
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
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