If you live in Southern Africa, I’m sure you can already smell winter in the air. We’re not quite there yet, but that doesn’t mean we can’t plan ahead! So here it goes…
It’s always useful to adapt the products you use, not only for a smooth transition, but also for the benefit of your skin. So here are a few things to help you along, consider switching up:
1. Lotion for body butter/cream
Lotion has a light runny/thin consistency so isn’t always sufficient to keep your skin from drying and flaking in the cold months. Try using creams/butters which tend to be thicker and richer and provide more moisture and hydration for your skin.
2. Monthly exfoliation for weekly exfoliation
Try to set up a weekly routine that involves taking a bit of time for some tlc, not always easy when it’s freezing, but your skin will thank you for it later. Exfoliating regularly not only keeps your skin smooth and supple but will increase the blood circulation in those cellulite prone areas, putting you one step ahead for your summer body readiness!
3. Rose/bronze coloured blush for darker tones
It’s a good time to switch up to your darker blush tones to add more life to your face. It always gives a healthier and more youthful impression to have some colour in your cheeks.
4. Lighter summer scents for heavier scents
I don’t know if you’re like me but there are some perfumes I just cannot wear in summer and find they are my go to fragrances in winter. These tend to be the more heavier, muskier scents. The heat tends to make these already heavy scents even stronger. If you don’t ordinarily switch up your fragrances, try paying a little more attention to how they smell in the different seasons and experiment a little.
5. Darker hair, darker nail polishThe darker hair scenario was a little new for me, but makes so much sense that you can’t exactly have a sun-kissed, beach blonde look in the middle of gloomy winter. (Don’t get me wrong though, this is not law, so do what makes you happy). Dark nail polish, is a very common one, colours in the plum, grey, deep red family tend to be popular.
6. Switch up your skin care products to a suit your winter skinThis doesn’t necessarily mean switching from your regular brand, but choosing a day and night cream which are slightly richer to make up for the harsh, dryness of winter. It’s also a good time to add some sort of hydrating serum to your regimen. Don’t forget regular exfoliation and masks will be of great benefit too.
Do you have any beauty transition tips to share, please do so in the comments section below..