| Ever wonder if you have to put on lotion after every shower? We did too, so we turned to an expert to find out. Want to know the answer? Keep reading!|
At the end of a long, hectic day, there are few things I look forward to more than a nice, warm shower or bath. As relaxing as it is, though, it’s always bittersweet. As soon as the water shuts off, relaxation mode comes to an abrupt halt as I stand naked and freezing cold in my bathroom. Truth be told, I’m always tempted to lunge towards my towel, dry off quickly, and throw on some clothes in lightning speed. But I know better than to get dressed without first layering on some lotion from head to toe!
As for whether or not moisturizing after a shower is really necessary, the answer is absolutely yes here’s why: Your skin has the most moisture when it’s wet and most moisturizers work best when skin is already hydrated. After your shower, water evaporates off your skin quickly which can leave your skin feeling dry. Not only is dry skin aesthetically unpleasing, it can become itchy and incredibly uncomfortable. Not to mention, dry skin can exacerbate the look of tell-tale signs of aging skin, including wrinkles and fine lines.
No thanks! The best way to keep those unwanted side effects at bay is to moisturize often, like really really often. That’s why it’s best to apply lotion immediately after a shower while skin is still slightly damp. In other words, brave those inevitable goose bumps, pat (never rub!) yourself until your skin is slightly damp, and reach for the body lotion—body butter or your favorite cream—before reaching for those clothes.
While the season is perfect to get comfortable with a cup of hot cocoa, you can’t ignore the fact that the dry and dreary weather can wreak havoc on your hair if the right precautions aren’t taken. Your hair starts to find it harder to retain moisture, making it brittle and prone to breaking and damage, not to mention the frizz and static that often comes with your winter wardrobe. However, these are all problems that can be avoided with ease as long as you have the right hair care routine for winter.
We all know that in winter our hair suffers from the ravages of cold, wind and frost. Here are some tips so you can keep your hair healthy and away from the ravages of low winter temperatures. Just follow these simple little steps.
-Try to use warm water (hot water weakens the hair, makes it brittle and dehydrates it).
-Hydration, hydration, hydration (use shampoos with Keratin or Colagen, and moisturizing fixatives with heat protectors before drying).
-Limit the use of the dryer and the plates (use them in excess damages the root of the hair and causes its subsequent fall and more at this time that with the change of temperature we lose hair).
-Control static (Use products for your hair against frizz, the silk scarves between the hair and the hat help to keep the hair from curling, and never wear the hat too tight).
-Do not go out on the street with wet hair (hair exposed to low temperatures, absorbs moisture, causing the hair fibers to break).
-If it is windy, gather your hair (the wind entangles it, fills it with knots and causes it to break when it is unraveled).
-Visit the hairdresser (after the effects of summer and autumn, we must prepare our hair for low temperatures with a cut to clean the tips, since heat tools such as irons or tongs, spoil them even more).
Your scalp is drier and itchier than ever during the winter months because of the lack of moisture in the air. This leads to issues like dandruff and aggravated scalp irritation, which can lead to hair fall. What most people don’t realize is that the dandruff problem can be super manageable with the right care. All you will need is a couple of tablespoons of olive or coconut oil and a teaspoon of lemon juice. Heat the oil for a couple of seconds until it is warm and then mix it with the lemon juice. Massage the oil into your scalp and leave it in for 20-30 minutes. Rinse it out with shampoo and condition.