A Beauty Compass
~the right direction in all things beauty~
Raise your hand if you are already feeling the effects of this arid weather? Well that's what we get for living in this barren, I mean beautiful north country!! Ok ok instead of complaining lets talk about what we can do to help get us through these wintery months with some resemblance of your beautiful summer skin and hair!
Switching up your routine is a no-brainer! It s pain in the tukas but it has to happen. Lets go through some easy add-ons to help you tame frizzy/dry tresses and help with flaky skin on face, hands and lips.
Winter is said to be the harshest season on your hair! That said its time to get a handle on your routine! The #1 BEST way to help keep your hair healthy is to STOP SHAMPOOING EVERYDAY...JUST STOP! Please. If you have ever been in to have a service with me you know, I preach this! I cannot tell you enough how much of a difference this has made personally. Not to mention it has cut my getting ready time in half! That alone should convince you, but if your not then let me list the other benefits of not shampooing everyday:
1. Helps hair retain natural oils that keep ends split-end free and less dry/frizzy
2. Cuts down on time spent on hair in the am
3. Day two hair is THE BEST!!
4. Cutting down on heat used on your hair=healthier hair!
5. Using less expensive Aveda products, which means they become more affordable!
6. Day 3 hair has so much volume!!
7. More time for drinking coffee in the morning!
Honestly the list can go on and on. Now if you have tried this and your hair was super oily the next day don't get frustrated!! That is why Aveda just came out with Dry Shampoo...its AMAZING guys...trust me!! Not convinced? Stop in and let me show you...just a small poof of this new product and you can go another day easy and it leaves your hair light, with extra volume and smelling like you just walked out of the salon.
Add a conditioning treatment once a week and your are set!!
Exfoliating more often and bumping up your moisturizer in the winter is a must. Adding exfoliating to your regime to slough off all that dead skin can add that perfect glow that you need this time of the year. With added exfoliating the moisturizer you use during those humid summer months just isn't going to cut it during these below zero days! We recommend Aveda's Rich (for extra dry/maturing skin) or Smooth (for normal/dry) skin.
We recommend watching Jessa's tutorial below on keeping your lips smooth and moist!!
Hands & Feet
Last but not least your hands and feet take a huge beating this time the year. That's why Aveda has a hand and foot relief! Weird right!!! They make it so easy! When you are exfoliating your face don't rinse it off your hands until you have exfoliated that nasty dead skin off of them too! Top it off with, well really any Aveda hand creme will do, chose your favorite aroma!!
Remember right before you hit the hay put on some lip saver and hand/foot creme, throw a little dry remedy in your hair and your set to wake up a moisturized glowing princess (not kidding!)
Do you have a favorite winter routine? Let us know, we love hearing what you guys are doing!! Stay warm ladies!
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