Thursday, January 17, 2013

Beat the Cold Weather Blues

The weather here lately has had me feeling a little blue. It snowed yesterday and I feel like I can't even remember the last time I saw sunshine.

Not only is my mood affected by the glum weather, so is my body, hair, and skin. To tackle the cold weather blues, I try to take a couple extra precautions in my beauty routine.

I find myself wanting to drink only warm beverages like coffee, tea, and hot cocoa. These can be dehydrating to your skin and leave you feeling worn out. I try to make a point to drink lots of water, even when something hot might be preferable.
Not only does the cold dry out my hands but the viruses and colds going around require me to sanitize and wash my hand what feels like a thousand times a day. I keep them from looking and feeling dry by using the Mary Kay Satin Hands collection. I use the exfoliating scrub after I wash my hands and keep the lotion by my sink at home and on my desk at work. The real secret, though, is the night cream. I put it on when I crawl into bed. It's thick and so moisturizing.

The cold and wind can stress and dehydrate your hair. I use the Macadamia Natural Oil masque twice a week. I leave it on for about seven minutes while I exfoliate my body, shave my legs, etc.

Speaking of exfoliating my body, my favorite body scrub is Smooth as a Duck's Butt which can be found at Franscesca's. It's thick and gritty so it does a great job at removing dry skin and the sweet cream smells heavenly. It's a little pricey but last forever so it's totally worth it.
I always feel so washed out in the winter months when I don't spend as much time outside. Tan Towels are my absolute favorite sunless tanner. They go on smooth and the color is super natural. I use them twice a week and supplement with a gradual tanning lotion to maintain color.
I like to keep my lips smooth and hydrated so I can kiss on my husband. Every couple nights I use Mary Kay's Satin Lips set. The mask smooths your lips and the balm hydrates.
I also love this Sugar rose scented lip balm. I got it as a birthday gift from Sephora. It is moisturizing and smells so good.

How do you beat the cold weather blues?

4 comments:

  1. I love a good gritty scrub too. I recently started to make my own using coconut oil and raw sugar and I love it!

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  2. Great post. I have a hard time drinking cold water in the winter, too.

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  3. I've been trying to drink more water to offset all of the tea I've been drinking lately. It's so cold here that all I want to drink are tea and cocoa!

    SHF
    thechroniclesofs.blogspot.com

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  4. I drink a lot of tea instead of cold water during winter!

    X Jenny
    Rocknrollerr.com

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