Winter is coming and although in Southwest Florida the temperature is nowhere near frightful, mild changes in temperatures and cooler winds can wreak havoc on ones hands, hair, feet and pucker. But before you head over to the beauty store and load up on costly products, think thrifty.
A wide array of beauty products contain complex ingredients that sometimes don’t aid winter woes. Surprisingly though, items in our cupboards can bring relief to dryer, less supple skin, frizzy and dehydrated tresses, chapped lips and cracked feet.
So, put your winter woes to rest with some easy and natural beauty tips that will make you glow this holiday season:
Winter Beauty Tip 1: Grapeseed Oil
Dry, flaky skin can plague us anytime; however, a by-product of wine-making, grapeseed oil comes from the seeds of pressed grapes and is reputed to work as well as over-the-counter creams that cost hundreds of dollars per bottle. Considered the best oil for skin, regardless of your skin type, grapeseed oil is great because it is high in vitamin C, which brightens the skin, and it also helps reduce fine lines around trouble spots such as your eyes and neck.
Winter Beauty Tip 2: Olive Oil
For intensely dry skin and hair, olive oil is the answer. Used by Mediterranean women for centuries, olive oil provides intense moisture and is rich in antioxidants that make it as good for your insides, as for your outsides. Not only will it moisturize, it will fight free radicals created by exposure to sunlight and prevent further drying. Olive oil is great for moisturizing cracked heels. Combine a spoonful of olive oil with a few drops of lemon until it makes a thick, milky solution and apply to dry feet. After application, wear think socks and the mixture will soften the dry areas and let you exfoliate in the morning.
Winter Beauty Tip 3: Sunflower Oil
Sunflower oil is a rich source of moisture and Vitamin E. Thinner and more easily absorbed by the skin, sunflower oil is not only a powerful hydrator. As a strong antioxidant fighting free radicals, sunflower oil helps to protect the collagen and elastin in skin, in turn reducing fine lines and wrinkles. Thanks to the high concentration of Omega-6 fatty acid, sunflower oil is a great anti-inflammatory and enhancer of new skin cells. Finally, the Vitamin E in sunflower oil maintains ones outer protective skin layer and helps shield it from future environmental damage.
Winter Beauty Tip 4: Apricot Kernel Oil
Like sunflower oil, apricot kernel oil is light and absorbs into the skin quicker, making it a great moisturizer for on-the-go. Full of Vitamin A, C and E, apricot kernel oil protects the skin from signs of aging and sun damage, but it can also be used to nourish dehydrated tresses and improve hair growth by stimulating hair follicles.
Winter Beauty Tip 5: Peppermint Oil
Peppermint oil is a core therapeutic. Filled with health-promoting properties, peppermint oil has omega-3 fatty acids that nourish and soothe irritated skin. It promotes circulation and is an excellent anti-inflammatory and antiseptic. Itchiness is a common reaction to dry skin, applying a small amount of peppermint oil will stop the itching and reduce inflammation. Peppermint in warm water is beneficial for dry, aching feet. Just mix the oil with a salt scrub and exfoliate for nourished heels.
Winter Beauty Tip 6: Chia Oil
Chia is a valued natural moisturizing agent in both health food and natural beauty. Chia seeds produce an oil with an exceptional source of omega-3 fatty acids, omega-6 and a variety of other beneficial components. Chia oil is also packed with Vitamin-B, amino acids and beauty minerals such as zinc. This oil is commonly used to hydrate and heal mature skin, as well as sensitive chapped lips. The lightweight oil strengthens the skins barrier, while helping it hang onto moisture longer.
Winter woes don’t need to bring your spirits down, it’s about revolutionizing your regimen and rejuvenating yourself to healthy and enviable beauty.
Ardency Inn announces the launch of two holiday kits containing the famed Modster Smooth Ride Supercharged Eyeliner, including two exclusive colors not yet sold separately!
The eyeliner kits contain an attractive combination of classic and on-trend colors that can be mixed and matched or worn alone, on and off stage. The combination of deep pigments and rich metallic creates the perfect pop of color to rock in the New Year. The full sized trio ($57) includes full size liners in Black, Dark Blue and an exclusive Gold. And the travel size duo ($27) includes mini liners in Black and True Blue.
Ardency Inn creates professional grade, pigment-rich makeup for women who rock on and off stage. Aiming to put the power of makeup artistry in the hands of not only recording artist, but everyday woman, the brand creates innovative color cosmetics that are quick and easy to use, allowing creativity to run free.
The Modster Smooth Ride Supercharged Eyeliner is a high-performance waterproof eyeliner supercharged with pure pigments. The soft and creamy formula glides on effortlessly, allows enough time for blending and then sets to a long lasting finish that won’t budge, no matter what trouble you get into!