Tuesday, 7 January 2014

Top 5 Winter Beauty Tips - Pink Ink Style

The winter months can wreak havoc on your skin, nails and hair. Below you will read our top winter tips nourishing your body from the inside out.

  1. Exfoliate often during the winter months. As often as 2-3 times a week for oily skin and once a 
    week for dry or sensitive skin.  Squirt a little lemon juice into your favorite facial scrub to boost its
    natural brightening power and exfoliating action.  Lemon juice contains citric acid, one of the five alpha-hydroxy acids that dissolve the glue that keeps dead cells stuck to your skin.
  2. SPF on your face is not just for the summer. Whether it is incorporated into your foundation or applied on its own, this important preventative measure will save on sun damage.
  3. Nail care is important this time of year as we transition from freezing weather into artificial heat. Dried-out nails are then prone
    to brittleness, splitting and flaking, which is why it's important to give them some extra TLC. Maintain nails from getting too long, using acetone-free nail polish remover (it's less harsh) and applying nail serum on a daily basis. Keeping  cuticles pushed back is also key since healthy cuticles act as a barrier to bacteria entering the body, as is cutting or filing nails straight across.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  
  4. Hair care - to achieve silky styles without damaging your hair try getting a new cut and colour to reinvigorate dull tresses. Remove all those damaged ends by getting them cut. Start fresh; you are better off removing the split ends so that your hair can be repaired. As for colour, a great way to energize hair in the winter season is to try a couple of highlights.  
                                                                                                           5. Feed your skin - certain foods can help your skin glow from the inside out, so make sure you eat plenty of oily fish like salmon and tuna (high in omega-3 which help plump up skin's collagen production), spinach and avocados (high in vitamin E, which protects skin from UV rays and cell damage) and vitamin C-rich foods like tomatoes and citrus fruits (they'll help stave off wrinkles).
Please let us know which winter tip you found the most useful
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Yours in beauty,

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