Baby, It’s cold outside... but that doesn’t mean that you have to suffer!
No, we can’t flip a switch and make it summer...but we can keep your bod beach-ready, with our arsenal of everyday household items and DIY tricks.
Below are simple tips you can use to ward off winter weather and all its wiles - for everything from your locks to your socks.
By Simply leaving your conditioner on 5-10 minutes longer in the shower, your hair will absorb the extra moisture it needs to make it through a blustery day. Your hair in need of more than a single shot of moisture? Create a double shot of sleek with a two ingredient mask from an avocado and mayo (1 cup or more, depending on the length of your hair). Apply mask from root to tip and leave it on for 15-20 minutes. Rinse and prepare to be amazed!
Use a loofah or washcloth as an exfoliator and gently rub your lips in a circular motion. Doing this regularly throughout the winter months will ensure that any naturally drying skin doesn’t build up and become that annoying unwelcomed layer that turns your lipstick into a bumpy eyesore! Be sure to apply a natural lip balm or chapstick as soon as you’re out of the shower, and periodically throughout the day. This seals in the moisture from your shower, and protects your freshly exfoliated skin.
Mix some baby oil and Vitamin E oil into your favorite lotion and apply as usual. After a few applications, you’ll notice that your skin is less thirsty. You’ll also enjoy the added benefit of repairing damaged skin thanks to the vitamin E - this includes scarring and dark spots! Timing also plays a factor. Lotioning up right after your shower is crucial in order to absorb the added nutrients of your lotion. Studies show that when your skin is saturated with water it is more porous, and you can lock in that extra moisture with an oily substance like lotion.
Ugh, dry cuticles are the WORST! To remedy dry cuticles we suggest Neosporin.
Keep a tube on your nightstand and get in the habit of applying it nightly, before bed. Just a tiny dot on the center of each cuticle will do it. Lay back and get your beauty rest, and let it work through the night to repair any cracks, scrapes, or hangnails.You can also use the aforementioned Vitamin E oil on your cuticles. Put some in a dropper and leave it at your desk to really babysit those cuticles 24/7.
Suffering from dry feet? Suffer no longer - coconut oil is coming to the rescue. Apply nightly or as needed and we promise you’ll be ready for sandals by Sunday Funday! Coconut oil can also be used overnight with socks on to help cure any painful cracks in your heels, or any other extreme dryness.
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