Winter is rough. Between the cold weather outside and the dry heated air inside, our hair and skin can take a beating. During these environmentally-stressful times, hydration should become our focus. It’s time to moisturize, nourish and protect! Here are three ways to keep your hair and skin moisturized all winter long.
Before you reject the idea of adding oil to your hair routine, know that the right kind of oil returns natural fatty acids lost by heat styling, dry temperatures and dehydration. Oil penetrates easier, seals in moisture, and acts as a great detangler. Try Dry Remedy Daily Moisturizing Oil alone or mix it with another hair product. It’s formulated without silicone, so it takes only a few drops.
For your body, try any of Aveda’s aromatic Composition Oils. They are perfect for nourishing and moisturizing skin as well as providing a sensory, calming experience.
SWAP OUT YOUR SKIN CARE
News flash: your summer skin care isn’t going to cut it for winter. Look for something creamier, more rich and geared toward bringing life back to dull skin. Using vital plant energy, Botanical Kinetics Intense Hydrating Cremes instantly increase moisture by recharging the skin cells and sealing in deep, hydrating energy. Use the soft creme for normal skin and the rich creme for those who need a little extra love. Both produce beautifully lush, revitalized, moisturized skin.
TEND TO YOUR HANDS & FEET
Your hands probably take more abuse than any other body part. Always exposed to the elements, hands are impacted by sun exposure, temperature changes and constant, daily use. The feet are easily ignored since a large percentage of the time they’re stuffed in shoes and busy getting us from one place to another. But the truth is, both our hands and feet need some major TLC.
Get into the habit of slathering a thick creme on both, morning and night, to avoid dry, cracked skin. Aveda’s Hand Relief and Foot Relief are rich, moisturizing cremes perfect for keeping the skin soft and supple. For an extra treat: apply Hand Relief Night Renewal Serum, which uses a potent blend of molasses and licorice extracts to reduce the appearance of dark spots, and evens out skin tone over time.