Cold nights, large sweater,warm tea, soft socks
and a box of chocolates.♥
Winter are approaching, its the weather to take out your mufflers and cute sweaters and jackets. But keeping that aside winters usually take a toll on our skin, hair and more importantly on our bodies. So, the only way to prevent yourself from the harshness of the weather is by taking some measures to keep yourself at par with the weather.
1. Avoid head wash with hot water.
One should always prefer washing their hair with luke warm water in winter. Although some people prefer having head wash with cold tap water but cold tap water freezes the head for 1-2 mins which is clearly not advisable. Instead, wash your head with luke warm water and then when once your done washing your hair just use cold water for a final rinse.
Cold water is preferred as it closes the pore and the shine and the moisture of the hair remains intact. More moisture lesser frizz. But specifically in winter, use luke warm water to keep your scalp from freezing and you away from the horror of cold shower!
2. Keep your body hydrated.
Its winter and no one wishes to drink to cold water. The moment water goes down your throat it gives shivers to the spine and so we often avoid drinking water moreover, in winters one never feels thirsty but that is where we make a mistake.
Body needs water to function properly. it regulates the body temperature and helps to keep your body hydrated. Drinking water can increase your metabolism and help you feel full, longer. This could help curb your appetite and keep you fit during the seasons of yummy hot beverages (mainly hot Gulab jamuns and Gajjar ka halwa).
Don’t follow the myth of drinking at least 4 Litres of water but just try to at least drink upto 2 litres. One way to do so is to keep a bottle filled with water near you, the moment you’ll pass a glance at it you will remember to drink.
3. Moisturise EVERYDAY!
The skin becomes dry and flaky during winters if not moisturised daily.The human skin is the body’s largest organ and requires regular attention to stay young, blemish-free and healthy. Just like how you pulled your jackets, sweaters, and boots out of storage, you can put in a little bit of prep work for your skin too.
Regularly using lotion and moisturiser in winters should be a part of good skin care regimen. Choose a lotion with plenty of vitamins and with an SPF of 15 to protect your skin during the day. Also use lotions that are oil free, non-comedogenic (won’t clog pores), allergy and dermatologist tested. And, if you are confused between which product to use then opt for olive oil . There are no side effects of using for you skin and hair too!
P.S.- Go for Figaro olive oil.
4. Eat. Eat. Eat.
Even though its winters, the season of meethais, hot chocolates , hot fudge and everything hot and full of calories one should keep a track of what they are eating. No one want to loose out on their summer body so just some tips to reduce the effect of all the unhealthy high calorie intake .
- Incorporate some greens in your daily diet. In winters the one thing available in markets are the green leafy veggies. Eat some greens on daily basis if not as a delicacy then maybe eat it in salads. They help in maintaining metabolism, and are really good for eyes.
- Daily eat dry fruits. They are full of oil and nutrients that keep your body free of anti-oxidants and are high on fibres.
- Try eating seeds, pumpkin seeds, flax seeds, chia seeds, sunflower seeds etc though they might seem small but they have great effect on the body. Specially in winters many people have joint pain due to weather change and pumpkin seed help in preventing such joint pains. Same way flax seeds are famous for being the secret remedy for a good blemish free skin and healthy shiny hair.
5. BE COLOURFUL in winter!
Its that time of the wear where you can wear any colour to give yourself a relief from gloomy days. Wear bright colourful clothes and wait, why limit yourself to just clothes? GO EXPERIMENT. Accessorise your look with cute mufflers, scarfs, caps, gloves, boots and yeah don’t forget to wear some hoops!