Oh hello there, winter. It’s that time of the year when there’s a slight nip in the air, we are reaching out to retrieve our sweaters, relegated to the back of the cupboard and finally thinking of switching the AC off. Outdoors is fun because you aren’t sweating profusely and you’re aren’t positively melting from the heat. It’s a good season, this one.
Of course, you might be tempted at this point to abandon everything to do with summer. To toss that bikini away, to save the skirts for another day and even let the hair on your legs grow uninhibited ‘coz who is going to see that anyway? But here are a few beauty rules you might not ditch just yet. Because it might be winter, but these rules still apply.
The sun might not be out and shining in full force but that doesn’t mean you should give up on the sunscreen. Your skin till needs all the protection it could use. So, stock up on the sunscreen and keep your skin looking radiant and glow-y.
Look, you don’t want to assault your colleagues and co-workers nostrils, because, well, manners. And while you may not be perspiring too much, you still need something that will have you feeling and smelling fresh. The thing is, under those various layers of clothing, the sweaters, the top and the others, you might actually be sweating. Of course, you don’t notice it but winter odour is a real thing. Which is why stopping the sweat, where it happens is important. It’s a real thing and it’s time to end winter odour.
In this regard, the Nivea Pearl and Beauty Roll-on deodorant has our vote. It’s perfect when you need something for every day use. Plus, this doesn’t have any alcohol, so it is gentle on your skin. It has pearl extracts which care for your underarms while keeping odour at bay. So you smell good, through the day. We recommend you keep one of these handy at home and at work. And use it, because even when you are frosty outside, you could be sweating inside.
You aren’t going to be walking on a beach, flaunting your body in a bikini, so do you need all the exfoliation? Yes, you do. Exfoliation gets rid of dead skin cells and increases cell renewal and honestly, no matter what time of the year it is, that’s never a bad idea.
When it’s summer, you have to hydrate. Think 8-12 glasses of water. Because you are sweating. But in winter, yeah, not so much sweating is happening. But that doesn’t mean you cut down your water intake. To keep your skin supple and not have it wilt in the winter cold, you want to have a lot of water. In fact, you want to change up your routine to include more hydration on a daily basis.
A lot of toners can strip your skin, making it feel dry and completely unappealing. So we understand that you may be tempted to skip it completely, given that your skin is already feeling quite dehydrated. But hey, your pores still need the closing action that a toner gives and we suggest not skipping this one. Your skin will thank you for it.