With the dry and cold weather, we have to change up our beauty routine. I put together a few winter beauty hacks to help you get through the season looking gorgeous. I know you want to look your best for those office Christmas parties and family gatherings. Here are a few ways you can easily, and affordably, stay flawless using some frugal beauty tips.
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In the winter months there is less moisture in the air and that means dry, itchy skin! Not to mention that using central heating causes even more dry air in your home. Use a humidifier in your room at night. This is the optimal time for your skin to get some much needed moisture.
If you suffer from itchy, red skin during the winter, consider taking a soothing oatmeal bath. Add 2 cups of regular oatmeal to your nightly bath and it will help soothe your skin.
The oatmeal helps leave a protective barrier on the skin and it’s antioxidants have been found to show anti-inflammatory properties.
Static electricity is my enemy during the winter. I can’t open a car door without getting shocked. Not to mention that it makes my hair look like I just left a science museum.
Use a regular dryer sheet and run it through your hair. This will help tame those fly aways. You can even put one right onto your brush so that it does the job while you brush your hair.
Get Amazing Legs
Even though it is winter, you may still need to wear skirts and dresses on special occasions, like holiday parties. Chances are, you lost your gorgeous summer tan by now.
You can get it back with help from self tanner. See how to get flawless legs the easy way.
No, it’s not for those party hangovers! You can actually crush up 100% Aspirin and put it in your shampoo bottle. It will actually prevent product buildup, exfoliate your scalp, and help prevent dry scalp and dandruff.
DIY Matte Nail Polish
A big trend for nails right now is the matte nail polish. You don’t have to go out and by a bunch of new colors, though. You can use a matte top coat or make your own matte nail polish out of what you already have with this tutorial.
Easily Remove Glitter Nail Polish
You may want to wear some fun glitter nail polish during the holiday festivities, especially on New Year’s Eve, but it can be a pain to remove.
Use this genius method to create a base coat that peels right off when you are ready to remove it.
Get a Beautiful Glow
You can get a beautiful, healthy glow and bring some life back into dull skin by doing the new strobing trend. You can check out the full tutorial that anyone can do.
Since skin tends to be dry in the cold months, choose makeup that has a cream base formula over a powder. The powder formulas tend to accentuate dry patches of skin.
There are so many varieties of cream foundation, blush, eye shadows, and lipstick that you will find a shade that matches your favorite powder ones to get you through the winter.
Is there anything coconut oil can’t do? You can use it as a moisturizer for your skin and even for shaving your legs. You can also use it on your hair, too.
When you rub a little bit of coconut oil on the ends of your hair, it can help prevent split ends which are notorious during the winter months.
I love making my own lip scrub to use during the winter. I get terrible chapped lips but since I started using a lip scrub once a week, I hardly get them at all. I love this recipe for brown sugar lip scrub. It costs pennies to make and you probably have everything you will need in your kitchen right now.
Along with these tips, always wear sunscreen and moisturize when you get out of the shower. Also, drink plenty of water to help your skin stay hydrated.
What are some winter beauty hacks that you do every year?
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