The cold weather brought us snow, the holidays and (hopefully) some down time. But it also rid us of natural moisture, bringing us dry skin, hair and nails. Spring is soon approaching, so there’s no reason why you shouldn’t repair your dry skin just in time for a season that’s all about new beginnings. Freshen up with these tips to get back to your natural, hydrated self.
Hot baths may have come in handy in the winter, but they lead to a loss
of moisture in your skin. Take warm showers—cold showers would be too
cruel—and cut the amount of time you spend under the water.
Wash with soaps that contain key moisturizing ingredients, like
glycerin and petroleum. Check out body-cleansing brands like Dove and
Olay, which can be found in your local drugstore.
Moisture works best on exfoliated skin, so whip out a DIY body scrub
straight from your kitchen. Mix a spoonful of sugar—or three—and ¼ cup
of milk to form a scrub that’ll leave your skin feeling
Washing your hair every day will strip it of its natural oils, so
decrease the number of times you wash your hair throughout the week. If
your hair gets oily, then sprinkle baby powder on the roots or try using
dry shampoo, which will reduce the appearance of grease in your hair.
Wash your hair with shampoo that promises to repair your dry, damaged
hair. Try TRESemmé Thermal Recovery Shampoo, which you can find in most
discount department stores.
Love your hair, curls and all. Sometimes, it’s best to lay off the hair
dyes and flat irons and embrace the natural beauty that you are.
Rub baby oil that contains Vitamin E on your hands and cuticles a
couple of times a week, and this will help improve the overall
appearance of your brittle nails.
2. Snack on biotin-rich foods, like berries and almonds, which will help strengthen your nails.
Treat yourself to a mani and pedi. The salon pros will give your hands
and feet the much-needed rubdown they deserve, from moisturizing them
with lotion to massaging them, thus stimulating blood flow to your nails
and making them stronger. Fringe benefits? Pretty hands and feet, of
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