Wednesday, December 4, 2013

Winter Beauty Switches for Season-Long Radiance

If you live in an area that experiences multiple seasons, then you've probably been feeling that strong change into winter. Change in temperature, lack of moisture in the air, and increased holiday events can really take a toll on that natural beauty of yours. But instead of letting the season get the best of you, just make these three beauty switches and look your best all winter long!

Lotion--->Vaseline:
With the increased dryness in the air, your skin can really take a hit. And sometimes, regular lotion just doesn't cut it! That's why I've switched out all of my lotions and moisturizers for Vaseline. It does the same job... ONLY BETTER! It's stronger and in the dead of winter, you need that perfect combination of strong and soft.
TIP: Change up your bedtime routine and generously add lotion to any dry parts of your body for an overnight moisture mask (ie: lips, face, elbows, feet, hands)

Heated hair--->No heat styles:
The frigid, dry air can make your hair coarse, staticy and completely bone dry. So instead of sucking out all of the moisture that's left with hair dryers, straighteners or curling irons, try out some of these no heat style techniques. They're low maintanence, healthy for your hair and look fabulous for holiday events and long parties! Buzzfeed has a list of 22 great no heat styles, check out a few of my favorites:
  
Toothpaste--->Baking soda+lemon:
The final beauty switch is in response to the hot coffee you drink to stay warm and the red wine you enjoy at the various holiday events. Now, I'm no stranger to coffee and wine throughout the year, but my consumption is definitely increased during the winter months! And, if you're not careful, this can really do damage to those pearly whites! Avoid and reverse coffee and wine stains by using this toothpaste substitute, recommended by Dr. Oz:


Dr. Oz’s Teeth Whitening Home Remedy
Baking Soda
Lemon


In a small bowl, mix a little bit of baking soda with the juice of a freshly squeezed lemon. The mixture should bubble slightly.
Using a cotton swab, wipe saliva and excess plaque from your teeth before brushing on the mixture. Leave the mixture on your teeth for a minute before gently brushing it off with a toothbrush.

Don’t leave the mixture on your teeth for any longer than a minute; the acid erode tooth enamel.

So make these three beauty switches and radiate all winter long!