Getting ready for a winter wonderland? If you're like me, it's a tough time of the year! Rough skin, chapped lips, frizzy hair, and at worst getting sick...get ahead of the game and stop the discomfort before it happens! Especially if you're putting together a winter wedding. Sure you may be busy preparing for the big day, but this is the time to start caring for yourself!
Cracking skin? This could be because of too many hot showers and a lack of good body cream. Sure those steaming showers feel great (and are oh-so tempting!), but one too often will result in water loss in your skin. Keep your hot showers quick and like Eucerin Dry Skin Therapy Calming Body Wash Daily Shower Oil. Pat your skin dry! Moisturize while you're still damp for the best results. Try something like Burt's Bees Naturally Nourishing Milk & Honey Body Lotion if your skin is really dry! Also invest in a humidifier while you sleep to help.
Chapped Lips? To prevent, use a wax-based lip balm as much as possible during the dry, cold weather. If you're already suffering with it, then go with a moisturizing lipstick or lip balm (petroleum jelly or Vaseline are always your best friend). Avoid licking your lips and breathing through your mouth! If you're out and about, a chapstick with SPF (sunscreen!) will do you some good.
Difficult hair? Keeping your hair under control in the winter is a chore sometimes. Using a deep conditioner once or twice a week (depending on the condition of your hair) can help!Dry hair/itching? Look for specific brands of shampoo or conditioner that are hydrating. Head & Shoulders® Classic Clean Shampoo can help with any dandruff symptoms that can pop up during the winter season.
Starting to feel sick (oh no!)? Many people swear by products such as Airbourne or Emergen-C (I recommend the latter! However, our graphic designer Courtney swears it tastes like chalk) but eating fruits and warm, liquidy foods such as chicken noodle soup or something hot, can work. Find yourself some daily vitamins (I take the chewy kind like Vitafusion MultiVites™ Gummy Vitamins for Adults Berry Peach and Orange! It's not bad at all), cut back on smoking and alcohol. Stop touching your face to prevent the spread of germs, cough into that elbow, and try to get to bed a little earlier.
Rule number one: Don't stay dehydrated. Try to keep your body healthy by drinking lots of water! It will help with all of the above :)