The seasons are changing, summer is merging into fall, and soon winter will be here. You may not enjoy the dark nights and the cooler weather, but it is definitely exciting to put away your summer clothes and start rooting through your fall wardrobe again. Putting on your favourite sweaters and boots after a couple of seasons away from them feels like spending time with an old friend. As for your beauty routine – there are definitely ways that you can change it up now that it’s no longer summer. Here are some tips on how you can do that…
Take Care Of Your Hair
During the winter it’s important to take care of your hair. Cold and windy weather can make it frizzy and dry, leading to split ends. You might also find that you use heat products like hairdryers on it more often than you do during the summer, which might lead to heat damage. A good way to protect your hair day to day from the elements is simply wearing a hat, and pulling your hair back into a loose bun instead of keeping it down. At night, use a silk pillowcase to keep moisture in your hair, and make sure that you use a deep conditioner to keep your hair sleek and shiny once a week.
Focus On Hydration
Your hair isn’t the only part of your body that is negatively affected by winter weather. You might find that during fall, your skin gets dry, your lips are chapped, and you have mild rosacea on your cheeks. Make sure that you drink plenty of water, primarily, and that you use night cream before you go to sleep. If you use a gel moisturiser during the day under your makeup, you could switch to a richer, creamier product. You should also add a Vitamin C serum to your skincare routine – this will help your skin to glow more, and it’s also an anti-oxidant that will strengthen the skin. Finally, remember to exfoliate at least twice a week to get rid of the dead skin cells on your face that might make your skin look dry and dull.
Change Your Makeup Look
One of the most fun things about a new season is getting to change your look. During the summer we go for glowing, bronzed skin and a no-makeup look, but during the winter it can be fun to be a little more dramatic. Take this opportunity to perfect your cat-eye liquid eyeliner and your cut crease eyeshadow, and go for a pink, glowing blusher instead of your summer bronzer. With your lips, why not try out a matte lipstick in a berry shade? Make sure that you exfoliate your lips beforehand with a sugar scrub so that they don’t look dry and flaky, and moisturise them with a good quality lip balm. If you like to use natural products, making a sugar scrub at home is easy – add one teaspoon of honey to two teaspoons of sugar, and mix together. If you don’t have much time, you can also exfoliate your lips using a dry toothbrush.
Your winter look can be just as showstopping as your summer one with these easy tips.