Face it, most of us lives busy lives. We may have kids, jobs and yes, possibly, husbands to attend to everyday. This means that little things like beauty may be low on our list of priorities. However, as that winter wind begins to howl outside, we really need to prioritize our beauty routines a bit more. If we don’t, we will end up with more than beauty mistakes, we will end up with dry skin, itchy skin and worse, yet, extra wrinkles. For these reasons and more, it is time to look at some top beauty mistakes we may be making right now:
Going To Bed With Our Makeup On
This is a no-no because our skin can’t breathe. It is also a no-no because it can clog our pores and lead to more wrinkles. Every night we must wash our face. When we don’t have time to wash our face correctly, we can settle by using those quick facial wipes.
Forgetting To Moisturize Our Face
We need to do this to stop dry skin and keep our skin well conditioned. We also need to do this to stop wrinkles from forming. All we need to do is find a rich, antioxidant filled moisturizer, preferably one that contains vitamin C and apply it every night before bed.
Not Moisturizing Our Neck
Yes, our neck gets a lot of sun just as our face does. A lot of cold air may also hit it. This means our neck, may actually be the first place that shows the sign of aging. For this reason, we should be applying that same moisturizer we are using on our face to our necks.
Taking Long Hot Showers And Baths
Yes, those hot showers and baths may feel good on a cold winter night. However, they can strip much needed oils from our bodies. Skip the hot baths and showers. Choose warm ones, instead.
Skipping The Sun Block
The sun shines throughout the year. In fact, the sun can be reflected off of surfaces like snow. For this reason, we need to keep using that sunblock and those makeup products that contain SPF protection all year long. This will protect us from skin cancer and keep us from aging quicker.
Forgetting To Protect One’s Hands From The Cold
One needs to wear gloves when it is cold and windy. One also needs to moisturize their hands with a good lotion to keep their hands soft and help keep dry skin from forming. Dry and chapped hands not only look bad; they can make one look older.
Not Changing Your Makeup Colors
Some women refuse to change their makeup colors. They stick to the same colors year after year and season after season. However, it is more fun and more interesting to experiment with colors. In the winter months, one should consider going a bit darker with their blushes, their eye shadows and definitely with their lipstick shades.
Not Making Time For Facial Scrubs
Facial scrubs are the best way to get rid of that dead skin on one’s face. That dead skin can not only ruin a great look, it can become itchy and irritated. In the winter months our faces are more apt to become dry and scaly without us realizing it ,due to the harsh winds and the drying effects from the many heat sources we use daily. We need to make time at least once a week to apply a good facial scrub onto our face and benefit from its exfoliating effects.
Protecting Our Lips
Our lips can become dry from our lipsticks and from the weather. Dry lips are an annoyance. Plus, they are no fun to look at or kiss. We could go out and purchase a ton of products to prevent and cure chapped lips. Yet, a savvy beauty consumer knows that she only needs to apply a small amount of old fashion Vaseline onto her lips.
The sun kissed look is great for the summer. However, once it comes winter, we all need to cut back on the bronze. The in look for summer is a bit more on the natural side, unless one wants to look like they belong on a reality show.
Yes, winter can be a challenging season when it comes to beauty. No, not all of us may look like snow bunnies. But we all can still put our best beauty foot ahead, pedicure and all, even if we have to hide it in a pair of stylish boots.