Essential Tips for Protecting Your Skin and Hair this Winter

We all know that the sun can cause serve damage to your face, body, and hair if it is left unprotected. However, most people fail to realize that the winter elements can cause just as much damage, if not more. To shield your skin from the harsh weather you’re going to need a proper winter skincare regimen.    

Why Is The Winter So Bad For The Skin?

Frigid winds and low temperatures dry the skin and the hair out, removing natural moisture and oils. Thick, winter clothing can also contribute to dry, itchy skin. Therefore, your winter regimen needs to focus on preserving your hair and skin’s natural state. 

Tip 1: Moisturize Before Leaving the House 

When washing your face, use a soap-free, non-foaming cleanser so that you can retain your natural oils. Use a simple toner to keep your skin balanced and reduce the appearance of pores. Before you leave your home and brave the harsh weather try warming up some coconut oil or olive oil and rubbing a small amount on your face and body. 

If you have a particularly oily skin type, then use a light moisturizer or vitamin e moisturizer.

Regardless of skin type be sure to apply a light sunscreen to protect yourself from the sun and reduce sun damage, even in cloudy weather.

On particularly cold days, consider a tabletop hair and facial steamer. Shrink your pores and reduce stress with this personal steaming device and experience the health benefits of proper steaming. 

Tip 2: Keep Hair Manageable 

The winter tends to do a lot of damage to the hair as well. According to the specialist, cold temperatures can cause hair to get frizzy, dry, and otherwise unmanageable. Excessive dryness can cause breakage and hair loss. 

For thick hair, use a cysteine treatment to soften and diminish frizz. Use a sulphate free shampoo and scalp moisturizer to combat dandruff and itchy skin. 

Tips 3. Body Care 

Sometimes in the winter, we are inclined to relax with a hot shower. However, warm water can dry out the skin. After a steaming shower, be sure to moisturize your body with oatmeal extracts, shea butter, or Centella Asiatica. Avoid using body washes that contain strong fragrances or high ph levels. 

To keep your skin moisturized apply a thin layer of aloe. Consider using an at-home portable sauna tent to open up your pores and stimulate healthy blood flow. A few minutes in a spa can:

  • Reduce stress
  • Increase serotonin 
  • Relieve chronic pains including arthritis and muscle spasms
  • Removes toxins from the skin 
  • Promotes better sleep 
  • Helps with anti-aging
  • Supports weight loss
  • Reduces headaches
  • Promotes bright and radiant skin 

Enjoy Outdoor the Holidays Safely with theLAShop 

 Unfortunately, there are many statewide restrictions that are put in place to keep us healthy and protected. Though this change may take some time to adapt to, it does not mean that we still can’t enjoy our current lives. Spend this time safely with your immediate families and appreciate the time you have together.