Winter Tips for Dry Skin and Hair – Part 2

We have tips on how to keep your skin and hair healthy during the cold months!

Tips 1-3 are in the earlier blog “Winter Tips for Dry Skin and Hair – Part 1.

4. Change skin care routine.

  • Your skin becomes drier in cold weather, especially if it is windy. When it’s windy the moisture on the skin evaporates more quickly and skin doesn’t produce much oil.
  • Try adding a heavy moisturizer and use it every morning and night. Again be careful of lotions that contain mineral oil as this acts as a barrier on the skin but not a moisturizer.
  • Try an exfoliate to help remove all those dry skin cells and make your skin nice and smooth.
  • Don’t forget about the rest your body. Although your body doesn’t need as much attention as your face does it’s always good to apply some body butter.

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Winter Tips for Dry Skin and Hair – Part 1

What causes dry hair and skin during fall and winter?

During the winter two things can cause your hair and skin to become dry:

  • Freezing temperatures and low humidity
  • The heater in your house puts out dry air and dry air is what leaves your skin dry, flaky, and itchy.

To help with the dry air you can get a humidifier and help put moisture back in the air or boil a big pot of water.

We have tips on how to keep your skin and hair healthy during the cold months!

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Sulfates: What are they and why are they bad for your hair?

You’ve probably heard your hair dressers say sulfates are bad for your hair, but do you actually know what sulfates are?  We are here to help you understand what sulfates are and why they can harm your hair.

The main purpose of sulfates is to create suds.  It is an inexpensive lathering agent that also suspends the dirt and oil from your hair, making it easier to rinse with water and therefore clean your hair. There are however, better alternatives that can perform the same function with fewer suds.  I doubt that you want to wash your hair with something that is also used in engine degreasers!

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Add The Hunger Games Style to Your Look

We all know one of the most popular movies right now is the film adaptation of The Hunger Games and people (including us here at Vero Bella) are obsessed!  Here are some of the things we loved:

    Katniss’ Braid

A fun new twist on the French braid, diagonal!  Start your braid with a section of hair over one ear and direct your hair down and to the opposite side as you braid.

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What are Parabens?

We are all told that parabens are not good for you, but have you ever been told why? They are used in everyday hair and skin products as a preservative. They stop fungus, bacteria, and other microbes from growing in your personal care products and are labeled under different names: ethyl- propyl- butly- isobutly- and methylparaben (most commonly used). So why is this bad?  There have been tests done linking parabens to breast cancer in men and women, testicular cancer, and decrease in sperm count. Parabens have the ability to mimic estrogen that disrupts our endocrine systems and can be isolated in breast cancer tumors and other body tissues and your body absorbs them quickly. What do you do about this? It’s up to you really.  Theories have not been proven yet but if you chose to stay on the safe side ask your Vero Bella stylist which one of our amazing Paraben FREE products are best for you!

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Why not Mineral Oil?

Everyone wonders how bad Mineral Oil really is for your skin and hair, so here is the truth.

Here is a fun little test: get two small glasses and fill one with mineral oil, the other with water.  Now put a saltine cracker in each and leave it for 10 mins. Remove the cracker and check out the difference. Leave the cracker in the Mineral Oil for up to an hour, you will be surprised.

So here is what that means for your skin and hair. No, the chemical build up is not going to hurt your hair because it will never be able to get into your hair. Mineral Oil coats your hair and creates a barrier where no moisture or other products can penetrate the hair. Therefore your hair will not benefit from anything else you put on it and it is very difficult to fully wash out of hair.

You will also find Mineral Oil labeled as Petroleum, paraffin liquidium, or petrolatum.

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Easy Make-up

We all have those days when you wake up in the morning and you just do not feel like doing your hair and you really don’t want to bother with your make-up.  Well throw your hair in a cute pony and follow some easy steps for your make-up to help give you a look that doesn’t say “I just rolled out of bed.”

  1. Apply a tinted moisturizer all over your face.  Tinted moisturizer is lighter and easier to blend than regular foundation but will still give you just enough to even out your skin tone.
  2. Dot on concealer over blemishes and under your eyes if you have dark circles and pat with your finger to blend.
  3. Sweep blush over the apples of your cheeks (you can sweep a little on your eyelids as well if you want a little extra color).
  4. Apply one or two coats of your favorite mascara to help open up and define your eyes.
  5. Swipe some gloss or lip balm on your lips

You’re done!  It’s really that simple and will only take you about five minutes.  Getting ready in the morning doesn’t always have to be a chore and as busy women don’t need to spend time we don’t have in front of the mirror primping.  With these steps and very little effort we can walk out in public knowing we look great!

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