7 Brilliant Winter Beauty HacksNovember 27, 2017
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During the cold winter months, my beauty routine definitely changes. I like to transition into richer, more moisturizing products to keep my skin, hair and nails as soft & healthy as possible. To further improve my overall appearance & wellness, I like to follow a healthy lifestyle every single day and that includes taking my vitamins. In fact, I recently added Nature Made® Vitamin D3 2000 IU Tablets to my routine – keep reading to find out why and to check out 7 of my best beauty hacks for winter.
Brilliant Winter Beauty Hacks
1. Peppermint Lip Scrub:
Winter definitely causes my lips to get chapped & flaky and that’s never a pretty look! Combat the dryness with a homemade lip scrub. Simply combine equal parts coconut oil, honey and sugar. You can mix up a large batch and store it in a small sealed jar or you can mix up a few day’s worth of scrub & leave it in the fridge.
*TIP: Add a few drops of peppermint oil (peppermint will make your lips appear fuller temporarily) to the scrub and you’ve got a fabulously-scented lip scrub that’s perfect all winter long.
2. Healthy Lifestyle:
Several months ago, I made the decision to follow a healthy lifestyle. I have found that making smart food choices, keeping my stress under control and getting regular exercise have done wonders for my mood, energy and overall sense of wellness. Here are some small changes that can have a big impact in your health, too:
- Drink plenty of water. Instead of turning to sugary beverages, I try to drink water during the day. When I get bored of water (and I sometimes do), I will turn to unsweetened iced tea. I like to make a big batch of fruity, herbal tea and add plenty of lemon in the pitcher. It’s a delicious, flavorful (and calorie-free!) beverage that I love!
- Consume fruits & vegetables. I try to ensure that all my meals (and even my snacks)
contain plenty of fresh produce. Some of my favorite ways to incorporate them into my daily snacks include having carrots w/ hummus, apples w/ peanut butter and berries w/ yogurt.
- Get enough rest at night. It’s not always easy to get an uninterrupted eight hours of sleep at night but I do try to take some simple steps to improve my sleep. I keep all electronics (phone, laptop, etc.) out of the bedroom, I use a lavender linen spray on my bedding before bed, and I read a relaxing book in the evening.
- Keep stress at bay. Everyday life can be stressful at times. I like to combat anxiety with yoga & mindfulness. I am still new at yoga but I have a few poses under my belt and I’m learning new ones every day. Also, I have been writing in a journal and that also helps me process my emotions & keep me calm.
- Take Nature Made® Vitamin D. I have recently started to incorporate Vitamin D supplementation into my daily wellness routine. I picked up this bottle from the vitamin aisle of my local Walmart during a recent shopping trip.
Taking Nature Made® Vitamin D3 is an important part of my beauty & wellness routine. What does vitamin D do? It does a lot: Vitamin D helps improve calcium absorption.† Vitamin D supports bone, teeth, muscle, and immune health.† Let’s face it… healthy teeth lead to a great smile!
Nature Made® offers several levels of Vitamin D at Walmart, including Nature Made® Vitamin D3 2000IU Tablet and Nature Made® Vitamin D3 5000IU Softgel. The 5000IU high dose product is intended for those deficient in Vitamin D as determined and recommended by their physician. I love that there are different levels of supplementation for different needs.
When you take vitamin D from Nature Made, you can rest assured that you’re getting quality vitamins from the #1 Pharmacist Recommended Vitamin and Supplement Brand – based on a survey of pharmacists who recommend branded vitamins and supplements. Sticking with a trusted brand is important to me!
Does the body produce Vitamin D? Yes, Vitamin D is synthesized by the skin when we’re exposed to sunlight during certain times of the day and year, and can also be found in a limited number of natural and fortified foods sources. Vitamin D aids in the absorption of calcium, and vitamin D supports bone, teeth, muscle and immune system health.† Winters can be harsh around here, preventing us from getting outdoors much, so adding a Vitamin D supplement to our daily routine is important.
Look for Nature Made® Vitamin D3 2000 IU Tablets at your local Walmart in the vitamin aisles.
3. Ground Oatmeal & Lavender Bath:
Oatmeal baths are wonderfully soothing for chapped skin. Plain oatmeal can be ground in a food processor or blender and added to the bath water. In fact, oatmeal has properties that are designed to calm stressed skin, leaving the skin soft & supple. Oatmeal baths are the perfect addition to your winter beauty routine!
*TIP: Dried lavender buds can also be added to the mix for its soothing scent!
4. Gloved Hand Treatment:
During winter, my hands get super dry… cracked skin is never glamorous! One of my favorite ways to restore hydration on my hands is to slather on a thick layer of the richest cream I own and slip on a pair of cozy gloves. Sometimes I’ll wear these to sleep and when I wake up, my hands are incredibly soft. Other times, I’ll simply wear these gloves around the house and go about my day. Even an hour or two with these gloves on will leave my hands incredibly soft.
5. Flyaway Tamer:
Winter can do damage not only to the skin but to the hair as well. The cold temps & gusty winds can cause hair to be unruly. Don’t let those flyaways ruin your look! Get a toothbrush (obviously, don’t use this brush on your teeth again) and reserve it for taming hair flyaways. Apply some hairspray directly on the toothbrush and then brush those hairs back down. Your hair will be sleeker & smoother than ever!
6. Coconut Oil Hair Mask:
Speaking of the effects of winter on the hair, I have found that the simplest solution to combat dry, brittle hair is a coconut oil hair mask. Simply slather on a generous amount of coconut oil throughout the strands of the hair, focusing on the ends. Rinse thoroughly and shampoo fully to remove any oil residue. Your hair will be soft & manageable.
*TIP: Avoid applying coconut oil to the roots of the hair.
7. Room Humidifier:
During the colder months, many of us are running the heat throughout the house all day long. Did you know that forced-air heating systems can be drying to the air in the home? Combat that dryness by running a humidifier in the room that you occupy the most time. By re-introducing some more moisture to the air, your skin & hair will be more hydrated. I am always running this humidifier in my home office.
I hope these tips have inspired you to take some simple steps to improve your beauty game during the winter months. Which is your favorite beauty hack? Do you also take Nature Made® Vitamin D3 supplementation?
† These statements have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. This product is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent any diseases.
We do take vitamin D supplements here in the winter time because we can’t really get outside much. Darn cold weather. Love all of your hacks.
I have to mix up my beauty routine during the winter months as well. I have dry skin and it gets really dry this time of year. I have to moisturize like crazy. And vitamin D is a great supplement to add to my winter routine.
I need to pick these up! I always want to stay healthy during the winter. I’ll try out your tips! I need to make that peppermint scrub.
Oooooh! I am vitamin D deficient and take it over the counter. I’ve had to take several capsules as the dosage I found was lower, I’ll be looking for this dosage.
The lip scrub is my favorite beauty hack Summer, Winter, Spring and Fall. They’re easy to make and helps keep my lips kissably soft.
These are some great tips. I especially like the coconut oil hair mask. I will have to try some of these out. Thank you!
All of these sound so great for winter skin. I’m gonna try that peppermint scrub. Plus it would make a great homemade gift idea.
I have not tried Nature Made Vitamin D supplements yet, but I love that their pill dosage helps us maintain healthy levels of this essential vitamin. Thank you foo for your beauty hacks. I will try the gloved hand treatment and the coconut hair mask.
Thanks for the tips and recomendations!! I will use all of this post for sure!!
You are so spot on with the lip scrub. My lips always get so incredibly chapped and they become so painful. Can’t wait to try out your recipe!
It’s crazy how much my sleep has an effect on my skin. I can’t forget that when the cold already does a number on my skin!
Vitamins are so important. Right now being pregnant my skin is a hot mess so I am trying all the remedies I can think of! Need to get better skin.
Thanks a lot for all those great hacks, I really want to try the peppermint lip scrub 😀
I would like to try the ground oatmeal and lavender bath, sounds very soothing. I agree with the coconut oil. I even use it for very dry skin.
The lip scrub and hair mask sound lvoely, definitely up my street! I love winter but it can be so harsh on my skin so I am always on the look out for the best ways to stop it drying out. I does everytone in my house up on mutlivitamins throughout the winter to try keep the bugs at bay
I love lip scrubs. Peppermint is such a lovely scent for the scrub.
These are some really great beauty hacks. I certainly need to try a few of these myself.