Top beauty tips for winter

By shinychris on October 27th, 2011 0 comments yet. Be the First

When money is tight it can be hard to make the most out of your money. If you find yourself scraping the bottom of your mascara or squeezing the last drop out of your shampoo, you are in some serious need of some budget beauty tips.

Skin

During the winter your skin will dry up against the cold weather.  The skin on your face is significantly thinner than the rest of your body and is more sensitive to the cold weather as it is the most exposed.

For normal skin types, if your skin becomes dry, your body will over produce oil to compensate and this will result in an outbreak of spots. Therefore, it is vital that you keep moisturising during the winter. Oil based products containing Jojaba oil, for example, are often good for dry skin because the skin quickly absorbs the oil, without giving you a shiny finish.

Everyone’s skin reacts differently to different products and so it can often be hard to find the right product for you.  To avoid unwanted reactions to various products, why not start with something for sensitive skin such as Aloe Vera.

Aloe Vera beauty products are typically designed for sensitive skin and tend not contain alcohol and are odourless.

If you find that you have oily skin, Tea Tree related products dry out the skin.

If you have already found a face moisturiser that works well for you, you may just want to apply more during the winter months.

Hair

Whilst the hot air of a hair dryer can be comforting in the winter, unfortunately this is bad news for your hair. Hair can become dry and brittle after blow-drying, straightening and using curling tongs. One way to combat this is to towel dry your hair and use plenty of conditioner! There are many leading brands, which offer different types of conditioner for different hair types, such as Pantene. Alternatively, if you have the time and resources, you could make your own hair mask from olive oil, bananas, honey and other household food items.

Make-up

If you want to add some colour to your cheeks this winter, but don’t want to look like you’ve been in the Bahamas for the last week, why not create your own tinted moisturiser. If you have any liquid bronzer or fake tan left from the summer but not enough to complete the look, you could create your own tinted moisturiser by adding some to your daily moisturiser. Not only will this save you money, but it will also keep you and your skin happy.

Cracked lips are a common winter problem.   Although there is little risk of sunburn during an English winter, you might want to consider buying a lip balm or lipstick with an SPF 15. This is because SPF lip balms help fight against the cold weather, jam-packed with essential oils, which help soothe and repair sensitive skin.


Join Shiny Style on Facebook for exclusive competitions and gossip



©2010 Shiny Digital Privacy Policy
Join Shiny Style on Facebook for exclusive competitions and gossip