3 Simple Beauty Tips for Winter

As the days get colder and the winter season approaches, many people find themselves needing to update their everyday beauty routines. From the dry skin that comes with the cold air to the darker, sultry makeup looks that just make sense on a chilly night out, updating your beauty routine for winter is as important as undergoing gainswave therapy at a clinic like ThriveMD for various medical issues. 

Some popular beauty tips for winter include:

1. Exfoliate Regularly 

Dealing with dry, cracked skin in the winter? You aren’t alone! If your skin is dull, dry, and/or flakey no matter how many moisturizing products you are using, exfoliating might help. Getting an abrasive, exfoliating product (or making your own at home) and using it on your face and body 1-3 times a week can help scrub away dry, dead skin cells and reduce flaking while leaving your skin feeling soft and looking great. Just be sure not to exfoliate too often, however, as this can cause irreversible damage to sensitive skin, especially on the face. 

2. Don’t Forget to Care For Your Scalp

Dry hair that looks to issues like dandruff is a major issue for many people in the winter. As the days get colder, your usual shampoo and conditioner might not be nourishing enough for dry, damaged, or colored hair. During the winter, it is important to look for special products that are not only moisturizing but are targeted at people who suffer from dry scalp and/or dandruff. Additionally, be sure to use hydrating hair masks 1-2 times per week, and always follow a cleanse with a hydrating serum or leave in conditioner. While these products might weigh down hair or leave it looking greasy in the summer, your dry scalp will love extra moisturizing products in the winter. 

3. Experiment with Darker Colors

From hair dye to eyeshadow, winter is the perfect time to experiment with darker colored products! While the warmer spring and summer months are all about lightweight, colorful looks, the winter is the perfect time to express your darker, more sultry side. Mix a wine colored lip with darker black or brown eyeshadow, or dye your hair a temporary black or auburn shade, and you won’t be disappointed! To find darker colors that compliment your skin tone, you can ask a consultant at your local beauty store to match the undertones in your skin to an eye, lip, or hair color.