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WINTER BEAUTY TIPS – ARE YOU LOOKING AFTER YOUR SKIN THIS WINTER?

  • By Jackie Fussell
  • 01 Dec, 2015

As it gets colder, we put the central heating on high inside this can wreak havoc with our skin, meaning winter is the most important time to look after your skin.

Moisturising
Theres less moisture in the air – combing with central heating and hot showers we can easily become dehydrated causing skin, hair and nails to become very dry.

Dehydrated skin cells quickly build up, which makes our skin look dull and can become dry and scaly, especially on arms and legs (as these areas have less oil glands).

Its important to make sure you are drinking plenty of water – this aids circulation and increases blood flow to the skin. Also moisturise regularly (this is important all year round!).

Exfoliation
To get the maximum benefit of moisturising, exfoliate regularly – at least one, ideally twice a week. Removing the top layer of dead skin cells from your skin means your moisturising is absorbed better and keeps skin smooth.

Lip Care
As well as your body its also best to keep your lips exfoliated and hydrated to avoid sore and chapped lips which can lead to infections and cold sores.

The skin on your lips is very thin and as no oil glands so its down to you to keep your lips healthy. Lip care products (vaseline, balms etc) but do also make sure you gently exfoliate your lips with a lip scrub of my using your tooth brush to brush away dead skin cells.

Nails
During the winter our cuticles can become dry, as we lose a lot of water contained in our nails by moving from hot to cold. Ensure you use a hydrating hand cream regally, especially for people who regularly use alcohol gel to sanitise their hands.
If you have very dry nails they are more likely to snap or break during the cold seasons.
Use cuticle oil daily – treat yourself to a hand / feet masque or massage, or a luxury manicure / pedicure.

  Massage

A massage during the winter season (as any other time) increasing blood flow of oxygen thought the body which boosts the immune system and raises oxytocin level – keeping any winer blues away.

  Tanning

Although most of the winter will be wrapped in jumpers, coats and scarfs- your party dress will always look better with a tan. Its essential to keep your skin in great condition if you are manual or spray tanning. Lighter / natural spray tans are available to ensure you have a suitable winter glow.

  I hope these tips helps you stay pampered, happy and healthy this winter.

Jackie x

For beauty treatments in the Bristol (South West England) please visit my website  www.Jax-Glam.co.uk

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