Good morning friends! How are you today? Did you sleep well? I slept all night which for me is rare, normally I wake up at least one time. I need to share something funny! Last night when I made dinner I needed to reach up to get some spices and we have the cabinet so high up I almost need to jump up. So what happens; the garlic power falls inside the cabinet and as it was open it starts to sprinkle all over me and in my hair! I started to scream “help me help me” as I couldn’t reach up and luckily I have a very tall partner who saved me! 🙂 Oh gosh! I promise you that I could find garlic powder in each corner of our kitchen and myself afterwards. So if I smell garlic today now you know why!
What I really wanted to tell you about was my winter skin routines. I guess I am not the only one struggling with dry skin, cracked lips and hair that’s electrified! So what do I do “stay healthy in the winter” and what are my “simple routines for being healthy”… I thought I tell you in a “daily life” kind of way, as I believe if you want to improve something you better include it in your daily routines.
I drink lots of water! The first thing I do in the morning is turning on hot water with ginger (I have dropped the lemon water as my dentist warned me for emalj damage!) I let the ginger stay in the water over night and boil it in the morning. This flushes your body and fills up with new water (as we do sweat a lot during our sleep even if we don’t notice). Through out the day, i drink 2-3 liters of water.
I use only mild and caring facial products: I wash my face with very mild products; In the morning I use only water to wash my face and afterwards I use a light natural serum and a facial cream without oil (oil dries out my skin). In the evening I wash with a soft cleansing milk, afterwards a milky facial water to remove all the rests of the makeup. Then night serum, eye cream and the same facial cream as during the day. I exfoliate my skin and use facial masks once a week, I do this in the evening and let the mask stay over night. And believe it or not; I do see the difference the day after.
Nails and hair; I get my nails done at the saloon in the winter, as it both protects them and I don’t need to worry about them braking all the time. I use a hair mask in the my ends each time I shower and let it stay there. Some say this is wrong but it works for me and I wont look like a electro shocked cat each time I take of a sweater.
But they key is really what you put inside your body, and what you do to activate it. In the winter we have two things that might effect our skin, hair and how we feel: Sports and Vitamins.
In the winter we move less that effects our blood flow. Blood flow is necessary to transport our cells, reduce toxins and creates new cells. It is kind of the highway inside the body. When we move less and have our heart pumping less we transport less blood around in our bodies. This of course effect how we look and feel. So I try to move and workout as much as I can. The second is the lack of sunlight, that gives us all the vitamins. To compensate for this I make fruit juices for me and my partner that we drink on a weekly basis.
Do you have any tips and trick for the winter season?