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New styles, new makeup trends, new looks to emulate; winter brings a whole new set of considerations for a traveler including skin care. When traveling to drastically colder climates your skin may require a little extra care. Here are our top 10 winter skin care tips for travelers including a few ideas inspired by this Yahoo DIY article!
10 Winter Beauty Don’ts
Don’t stick to your regular moisturizer.
Your face will need something thicker and richer to survive the cold without getting flaky. Get that extra protection by switching to an intensive moisturizer for winter. I love Cetaphil!
For post cold weather travel, I like these easy Yahoo DIY winter skin care tips to soothe skin with a natural moisturizing mask from grounded oatmeal and honey.
Don’t forget to exfoliate regularly.
You don’t want to look scaly under all that makeup; get rid of those dead skin cells with a gentle scrub. This face scrub is a travel must!
Follow these #YahooDIY tips and mix lavender, sugar, and olive oil for a natural smoothing body scrub.
Don’t shampoo your hair every day. That’s right.
It’s the time of the year when you shouldn’t strip your scalp off those much-essential natural oils. You can wash your hair three times a week at most. Not only will this help keep your mane healthy but you’ll also save toiletry space!
If you haven’t already tried it, I have two words for you: DRY SHAMPOO.
Don’t stay in hot showers.
It may be tempting to have a hot shower or bath after sightseeing all day in the cold. One of the ultimate winter skin care tips is to avoid this whenever possible. Stick to warm but not boiling water.
Not only will super hot water dry out your skin but it can cause hair breakage as well. Avoid this with an anti-breakage serum.
Don’t leave your nails unprotected.
Your nails complain of winter just as your skin does, and can crack and split. File them, cut them and use a Vitamin E-rich cuticle moisturizer to keep them nourished.
Don’t use any petroleum-based products.
These products can clog pores which may cause skin problems during winter. Use lotions and moisturizers that are non-comedogenic so your skin can still breathe during the chilly weather.
For a luxurious skincare treat, check out these ultra-moisturizing all natural oil based products by Kari Gran.
Don’t neglect your puckers.
Wear a moisture-rich lip balm. The skin on your lips is among the thinnest, making it easy to dry and flake.
Wear chapstick alone or under your lipstick.
Don’t leave out the sunscreen.
One of the winter skin care tips many travelers don’t expect is to wear sunscreen on sunny but cold days. The rays never change, you still need to protect yourself from those heavy UV rays especially in high elevations or while on a ski vacation.
Find a sheer facial sunscreen to wear above your moisturizing lotion.
Don’t skip on water.
You may not be sweating as much as you had this summer, but your body gets a good beating to withstand the cold and harsh weather. Complete the required eight glasses a day or more; this encourages better blood circulation and also flushes those bad toxins away.
One of my favorite tips from this post on keeping your skin supple during winter is to ingest fatty acids (healthy fats). They help you hydrate from inside out!
Don’t put off your workout.
The cold climate makes us feel sedentary and tempts us to skip our regular exercises. Work up that sweat; it lessens your winter weight and will give your skin a glowing, blushing tinge.
Here are some hotel room workouts to keep fit on the go!
What are your best winter skin care tips for travelers?
For more beauty tips, please read the following:
- How to Find Healthy Beauty Products when Traveling
- 35 Travel Bloggers Reveal their Top Beauty Tips and Tricks
- 10 Must Read Travel Beauty Essentials
- Buzzworthy Natural Beauty Tips and Treatments
Disclaimer: Thank you to Yahoo! for sponsoring this post. While this was a promotional opportunity from Yahoo!, all content and opinions expressed here are my own.