The seasons Turn, turn, turn
I don’t know about you but during the fall and winter i get a bit of dry skin and my nails get really brittle as well as my hair.
Between the heat in the house and the cold outside what do we do to combat dry brittle body parts?
Keep in mind not only does Cold water & cold air dry out your skin but hot water for too long can also remove the moisture of your. So read on for some products, tips & tricks to help you out!
Winter Scents = you can wear the slightly stronger scents like musks. (but Please keep it to a 2 – 3 spray minimum)
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The Problematic Cool season
Each season, be it cold or warm brings its own problems for our skin or health.
My nails get brittle and peel or break too often, I work on them myself not being able to afford the salon anymore but I have all the tools etc to do it just like them.
So With results from the poll I will focus more on that area
EXFOLIATE use a loofa to get the dead skin off. (This will also prevent that ‘ashy’ look.) Scrub in Counter Clockwise circles until you look a little sunburned. That’s when you know
avoid Windburn by keeping moisturized.
*Use a Moisturizing facial lotion that is non-cominogenic or use baby oil
or thick lotion after your shower
Best winter lotions for that dry cracked skin or not yet dry and cracked (Better to prevent than get! )
oily, or ‘greasy’ feeling ones are great for this season as well. Nivea and Udderly Smooth are at least 2 my dad uses
Lubriderm, is good for all year round but you want something thicker for the winter (but the Lubriderm is good as it won’t clog your pores)
Got sensitive skin? Irish Women use oatmeal to soothe their skin Try Aveeno daily moisturizing lotion $6.99 (in U.S.) & yes I have used this in the past & still do I love it. & is great during the dry winter months!
Summer= thin & not oily or greasy Lubriderm is great. it’s non-cominogenic so you can use it for your face as well as your body
Zi’s hair Salon
Fall & Winter HAIR
Wash hair every 2 days (or when hair looks a little greasy to prevent dryness as well as brittle hair & split ends.
Be sure to use Conditioner (esp. some extra for the tips of your hair ladies) using hair oil is HIGHLY recommended.
Hask oils in 5/8 fl oz bottles Monoi Coconut oil I usually mix a little of each together
and some sort of leave in product.
before the season really changes (please read in full)
Either make an appointment with your salon(s) or do it yourself (more care should go into it anyway not rushed like they do)
Shampoo with one of those shampoos like Neutrogena’s T/sal (=Scalp build up control) or Clean Replenishing moisturizing Shampoo.
step 2 Use one of those Oil (scalp) treatment like V05 Hot oil
next DEEP condition your hair (for instance Garnier Fruitics has a 3 minute leave in)
while the conditioner is still in your hair ….if you have split ends Flip your head over (if you have no one else that can) to comb your hair and just trim a little above the area of where the split starts. be sure to keep a chunk of hair that’s already cut with a longer piece so you can keep it even. I’ve done this myself & the ONLY people who were able to tell I did it myself was the beautician, WHEN she started to cut my hair!
RINSE well in luke warm water, then with cool to coldish water let it flow down & seal your hair follicles using a cup will help . (really quick like a few seconds)
towel dry & let your hair air dry a bit (if you feel like you MUST blow Dry it, then keep the dryer blowing down (& don’t use the dryer pointed up as you can get split ends that way as well) and using your fingers to comb through your hair
then while still damp (but not sopping wet) comb or brush some LEAVE in conditioner in your hair to protect it
*Get a conditioner for daily use, esp. if you wash your hair in the winter every day
be sure during the fall & winter that you DO condition your hair each time you shampoo (the regular one) and
Deep Conditioning once a week & treatment (hot oil) once a month.
even if you condition after every wash, comb or brush some leave in conditioner through your hair. (because one you are stripping your hair and scalp of it’s natural oils and those cold days you wear a hat or hood, (it’ll keep the static down also keep a static sheet in them! this way your hair won’t look like you’ve had the shock of your life.)
*Try & wait another week before you do anything with chemicals after this then if you need to touch up hair color, perm, straightening etc.. touch it up at home (& you will save money) plus some of those at home coloring treatments at least (I do remember one I used) had some sort of moisturizing effect or conditioner with it. (also once you do have a new color or perm be sure to use the shampoo to prolong it
be sure you let that sit for 24 -48 hours before washing your hair (& when you shower use a shower cap to keep from fading more) any of that chemical stuff strips your hair & scalp of it’s natural oils. When you condition use the leave in or the hot oil treatment.
Tips & Tricks
Keep hands looking Hot and hydrated
keep them moist by carrying a travel sized lotion with you, be sure to use your gloves or hand warmers in your pockets.
Wash dishes using Rubber cleaning gloves (especially if you have nails real or fake)
Use a lotion based with natural HUMECTANT every time after you wash your hands (or do dishes)
Humectant lotions normally contain Cocoa butter, Lanolin, or Shea butter, & because they are chemical free your skin absorbs it easily.
Use some baby oil or a dime size (or less) amount of Olive oil is a good lubricant fr your hands & all natural as well to keep your hands healthy this fall & winter. (use while you still have beads of water on your hands)
After slathering lotion on, protect your hands especially if you are about to go to bed with a pair of cotton gloves (or in a pinch cotton socks work too
Do not RUB when drying your hands, pat them (as well as any area of your body) that can irritate your skin, making it feel & look more dried out even when they are not.
Winter color trends
Winter colors are chilly, winter bright basically any color like a red, would be as if seeing it through snow.
Neutral muted pastel tones that are based in grey.
Lock in moisture (in or outside) with anything in stick form containing dimethicon and wax
Emollients creams & ointments are best for inside
take your polish off then go wash your hands & use a nail brush to get under your nails.
(or just soak your nails to get dirt and or polish off See Soakers here 10PC wearable nail art soakers Ongle acrylic removal)
put some liquid soap (not anti bacterial it dries out the skin) & warm to hot water with a teaspoon of babyoil (if soaking hands put ingredients in bowl) to soak your nails & hands for 5 minutes each.
after that trim your nails with your clipper or emery board (never use course on your real nails)
use some cuticle balm & rub it in not only to your cuticle but into the nails (as during this time they start to get brittle. My nails peel , chip even break so much easier use some WARM lotion to spread on your hands & if you have cotton gloves put those on after, otherwise use a cotton sock this way the oils lotion etc will soak in.
every time you wash your hands use a little baby oil before you dry off and then pat your hands dry, then put a little lotion on. You could also just use messy vaseline to get the same effect. (best to put some cotton gloves or socks & sleep with that on so that you don’t get everything greasy )
(more to come) I’m going to try to include a video on how I do my nails
Guys stay tuned I’ve got an ALL in 1 for you!