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8 Wicked Winter Beauty Tips ...

If looking in the mirror at this time of year fills you with horror, then you need some winter beauty tips! Whatever your winter beauty disaster, be it frightfully flaky skin or deadly dull hair, there is a solution. Try these winter beauty tips and the cold weather wonโ€™t be a problem โ€ฆ

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1. Moisturise, Moisturise, Moisturise!

The most important of my winter beauty tips is to use lots of moisturiser. Your face and hands will be exposed to cold winds and the drying effect of central heating. Moisturise your face twice a day to protect it. Look after your hands by applying hand cream regularly and wearing gloves when you go out.

2. Hair Raising

Itโ€™s not just your skin that suffers in the cold weather โ€“ your hair can protest at the conditions as well! And who hasnโ€™t suffered the dreaded โ€œhat hairโ€? So use a conditioner on your hair; you may also benefit from a serum to help keep unruly locks under control.

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3. Donโ€™t Overdo Partying

Christmas may only come once a year, but celebrate it with too many parties and your skin will show the effects. Keep your alcohol intake down and try to avoid too many late nights. And remember to remove your makeup, no matter how tired you are when you get home, or youโ€™ll end up with dull skin and blocked pores. It only takes a few minutes.

4. Wrap up

If you live in a climate with icy cold winds and snow, then wrap up as much of your face as you can to protect it. You might feel a bit silly with a scarf wrapped around your face, but itโ€™s better than having red, chapped skin! And as Iโ€™ve mentioned above, never leave home without your gloves.

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5. Sun Protection

You might think that sun protection is the last thing you need to worry about in winter, but the sunโ€™s rays can still cause damage even on cloudy days. So consider using some form of sun protection. You could use tinted moisturiser, mix some sun cream with your foundation, or apply it as a separate layer before foundation.

6. Pamper Your Body

Itโ€™s very tempting to let our normal beauty routine slide when everythingโ€™s covered up! After all, why bother waxing your legs if nobody is going to see them? It certainly feels nicer to have fuzz-free legs and underarms though. Also your body can get dry skin as well, so use some body moisturiser after a shower or bath.

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7. Lip Care

Your poor lips can really suffer in the winter weather. They have no natural oils, so are prone to chapping. Then we lick them because they are dry, which makes things worse. So protect them with lipstick, and use balm or moisturiser when you donโ€™t have lipstick on.

8. Mask & Scrub

When youโ€™re missing that lovely summer glow, itโ€™s even more important to keep your skin fresh. The best way to get rid of the dead cells is to use a scrub once a week. A lovely hydrating mask will help put the moisture back โ€“ use once or twice a week, depending on your skin type.

Donโ€™t let the dreary winter weather put you off caring for your looks โ€“ if anything, they need more attention! By following these tips, you can survive the winter chill and look as good as if it were summer. Adapt your routine if necessary, for example by using a richer moisturiser if your skin becomes drier. What are your winter beauty problems?

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