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Let’s face it, now that the motivation of tiny bikinis and warm summer afternoons has passed, our normal beauty routine tends fall behind. However, regardless if you’re hitting the slopes or in hibernation mode this winter, it’s crucial you keep up with a few beauty rituals regularly.
Below are three beauty rituals our industry pros say you should be continuing ALL year, no matter what the season may be:
- Don’t Skimp on Sunscreen. Don’t be fooled by lower temperatures, overcast skies or rainy days. UV rays are just as strong when hitting the slopes as they are on the beach. “The easiest way to prevent sun damage and protect your skin is to apply an SPF of at least 30 every day - not to mention, look younger. Reapplying every 2 hours if in the sun is critical as well” says Dr. Nussbaum, Dermatologist and Brand Spokesperson for Sebamed.
- Use Hair Masks Regularly. Do you color your hair, straighten it a few times a week or use a lot of hair spray? Adding chemicals, applying heat or using products are habits that we all find hard to kick, and can come with some unwanted side effects. Anna Urban, CEO of AVIVA™ notes that “you should be applying a hair mask like Aviva’s Hair Rescue Renewal Masque 1-2 times per week to repair damage and restore elastic, while replenishing the moisture which often depletes from dry summer heat and the cold winter air.” ($29.95, AvivaHair.com)
- Wax Even Through Winter. Let’s face it, as the temperature drop we are inevitably becoming a little bit lazier with our normal waxing routine and the motivation for tiny bikinis and warm summer afternoons pass. Noemi Grupenmager, founder and CEO of Uni K Wax Centers notes that “maintaining regular waxes year-round will benefit you in the long run because waxing weakens the hair follicle, causing hair to grow back slower, lighter and thinner over time. Dry, winter hair is more likely to break when waxing, causing it to grow back faster and thicker, so you want to keep skin hydrated and healthy (ie. drink lots of water and exfoliate regularly.)”
My Thoughts: I can relate to all of the above! I especially love to give my hair (the hair on my head, not on my legs) a little extra TLC during these colder months. My hair gets unbelievably dry and brittle in the winter.
My favorite products for taming my frizz and keeping my hair soft, shiny and manageable are the Aviva’s Hair Rescue Renewal Masque which I use once a week. It leaves my hair very silky and revitalized.
Right after washing my hair, I always apply Aviva's Anti-Frizz Keratin Renewal Serum. I distribute it throughout my damp hair and just let it air dry. My hair is left with amazing shine and beautiful bounce. It looks very healthy and feels soft and smooth. I am in love with this product!
To learn more about Aviva products go to: https://avivahair.com
Disclaimer: I was sent samples of these products to review and to keep. All opinions are my own.
Have you noticed how much better your hair looks and feels during the summer than the winter? While it's true that the warm weather promotes hair growth, treating your hair right and focusing on scalp health and nutrition is sure to bring results no matter the weather.
Marnie Nussbaum, MD, FAAD - Cosmetic Dermatologist
Dr. Nussbaum specializes in general and cosmetic dermatology. She is also a Clinical Instructor of Dermatology at Weill Cornell Medical Center.
Dr. Nussbaum completed her internship training in Internal Medicine at Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center, and her residency in Dermatology at Weill Cornell-New York Presbyterian Hospital, where she served as Chief Resident in Dermatology. Among her numerous awards are the Outstanding House Staff Award, and the Women in Science Award. Dr. Nussbaum is a member of the American Academy of Dermatology, the American Society of Dermatologic Surgery, and the Women's Dermatologic Society.
A native New Yorker, Dr. Nussbaum graduated with honors and distinction from Cornell University and attended Weill Cornell Medical College in Manhattan, where she was the recipient of the James Metcalf Polk Award for achieving highest academic honors in her graduating class. She also served as President of Alpha Omega Alpha, the national medical honor society. Dr. Nussbaum is currently in private practice on the upper east side of New York.
Disclaimer: I receved a sample of this product to review and to keep. All opinions are my own.
Disclaimer: I was sent a sample of this product to review and to keep. All opinions are my own.