Winter Hair & Skin Woes
Winter brings about fun things in the northeast such as skiing, sledding, and snowshoeing, but it also brings about some not so fun things. I’m talking about changes not only in our hair and skin. Cold air + low humidity + dry indoor heat = sallow, parched, cracked skin, scalp itch, and flyaway hair. We all need to change our skin and haircare routines to help combat these issues. Here are some tips and product recommendations to keep you moisturized and looking your best this winter.
Hydrate Your Skin
Proper hydration is key to keeping the cracks and scales away in the winter. Moisturize often, starting with your body as soon as you exit the shower. Aveda’s Stress-fix™ Body Lotion is perfect for this and has the added benefit of it’s aroma which includes certified organic lavender, lavandin and clary sage. If your hands and feet are problem areas, we recommend Aveda’s line of hand & foot care which are formulated to intensely moisturize, this line is a favorite of everyone who tries it.
To hydrate your delicate facial skin, Botanical Kinetics is amazing. For most skin types the Intense Hydrating Soft Creme is great, it instantly replenishes skins moisture and seals in deep hydrating energy to last through the day. The Intense Hydrating Rich Creme is great for those with extremely dry skin.
Put Moisture Back in Your Hair
Un-moisturized hair lacks shine, body, and movement. It can also have an increase in split ends and be static ridden. To add some brilliance to your dull tresses a good place to start will be with a weekly masque to replenish those tresses. Aveda’s Dry Remedy Moisturizing Masque leaves hair soft, supple, and shiny. For those with extra dryness, you may try the Dry Remedy Shampoo and Conditioner as well as the Dry Remedy Oil.
In addition to the products we recommended, we also have a few other tips.
- First, don’t turn up the shower too hot. Increasing the heat in the air or in water can wreak havoc on your hair and skin.
- Exfoliation is amazing to slough off dry, rough patches. Don’t forget to moisturize afterward.
- Use a humidifier, the added moisture is good for the whole body, especially during cold and flu season.
- Exercise and hydrate from the inside, a busy body is a happy body and drinking water is so important to maintain moisture throughout.