So winter is here and you’re unsure as too how you should dress, to look chic yet fashionable all at once especially living in such a cold city like New York. Although lately we’ve been having something of a warm front, which freaks me a little, you know the whole global warming thing. Anyhow, you’re all set for winter you have your coat, hat, scarf, and gloves yet every time you try to style them you feel like you look like a giant Eskimo. Here are a few style and beauty tips to look chic, fabulous and stay warm this winter.
How to avoid having hat hair
It doesn’t matter what type of hair you have, if you’re going to wear any type of hat your hair is bound to look flat by the time you get to where you are going. Unless that’s the look you’re going for I recommend you flip you hair to one side and then placing the hat on, so you don’t lose your style. For example if you part your hair to the left, quickly flip it to the right and put your hat on. Once you take the hat off, you can flip it back to the way you styled it and you’ll see that your hair has retained it’s look and it’s bounce. It might take a little time to get use to it at first since it’s easy to forget to flip your hair but once you do not only will your head be warm but your hair will look fabulous.
How to avoid having chapped, dry, flaky hands
We all know that you have to moisturize our face, body and using moisturizing shampoo and conditioners for our hair in the wintertime. But what about our hands, we use our hands for everything every day no matter what season they take a lot of damage but in the wintertime they have it twice as hard not only are we constantly getting them wet because we during the winter months we all wash our hands more often but if you work with your hands such as cleaning or opening boxes, wrapping gifts etc. they can get dry, chapped and flaky very fast.
My recommendation is too exfoliate your hands once or twice a week during the winter months. You don't need to get an expensive exfoliator or one specific for hands you can use the same one that you use for your face. Once you've exfoliated pat your hands dry and rub in circular motions Aloe Vera cream all over your hands including your wrist. I do this once or twice a week depending on how dry my hands or flaky my hands become. I usually see results after one or 2 uses. Make sure to cover them up when you go outside and obviously hydrate all day everyday not only does water make the skin on your glow but it also helps your hands and the rest of your body retain moisture, which helps you look and feel softer, smoother and younger.
How to avoid having chapped, dry, flaky lips
Lips probably on of the most if not the only super sensitive area we have on our body. Anything pretty much can make our lips dry and flaky. Too much spicy food, too much kissing, too much talking, too much alcohol, basically if we eat or drink too much of anything our lips are bound to become dry, chapped and flaky. The environment also likes to wreck havoc on our lips. Too cold we chap, to hot we chap, too much we burn, too little skin we dry out. It’s crazy that our lips don’t end up falling off our faces but never fear. If you want to avoid dry, chapped, flaky lips this winter just follow these super simple rules.
Exfoliate exfoliate exfoliate you have to exfoliate your lips once every 2 weeks, you can use a mixture of sugar and honey and either your index and middle fingers or a old really soft toothbrush making sure to rub in soft circular motions. If you rub too hard not only do you run the risk of bleeding but also it will only make the flakiness worse, same for over exfoliation. Once you’ve exfoliated your lips you must use a moisturizing lip balm. I like to use Burt bees original it’s super moisturizing and I don’t have to reapply more than twice in one day plus the minty feeling plumps my lips up naturally for a just kissed look. Just remember it does not matter which moisturizing lip balm you use as long as you don’t over do it. Over saturating your lips will also cause then to flake and you have to use your lip balm every day at least before you leave the house, and even under your lipstick. Lipstick can be very drying on the lips especially in the wintertime so lip balm before you apply your lipstick is a must. So just follow those 2 simple rules and you’ll have soft amazing lips all year long.
Now for the fun part what to wear in the winter months so you don’t end up looking like a walking Eskimo. Hey don’t get me wrong looking like an eskimo can be sexy in the right environment, but when your running around going to and from work, doing errands especially in a big city like New York, you want to look amazing, feel amazing and able to dodge tourist at a moment notice. The looks that I have placed below will do just that make you feel amazing, and look fabulous through out the winter months.