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Winter is upon us and you might already be feeling the bite. We all know how much fun the holiday season can be but there are downsides and challenges that need to be fought as well. Your wellbeing and general health should be at the forefront of your mind this season because you will enjoy the festivities and fun much more if you’re feeling positive and healthy each day.

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It’s not always obvious what you should be doing in winter to look after yourself and your wellbeing and that’s why this guide has been put together to help you out and clear things up. Don’t view these ideas as hassles or chores because they’re for your benefit. Without further ado, here’s what you should do this winter if you really care about yourself and your overall wellbeing.

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Prevent the Cold Drying Out Your Skin With Face Masks

Your skin is particularly vulnerable to the cold of winter so it makes sense to take better care of it during the season ahead. Face masks are your ideal weapon against the effects the winter cold can have on your skin. They can replenish it and keep it properly moisturized; that’s exactly what you need because people often find that their facial skin dries out during the winter months.

Curb the Habits You Tend to Indulge in More Regularly During Winter

Our bad habits tend to be magnified and accentuated during the winter months. We eat more bad food, we drink more alcohol and we might even indulge in a little more social smoking than we normally would. If you want to curb your smoking habit ahead of the festivities, go to ecigwizard.com and consider using e-cigarettes. You should also pay more attention to your drinking habits. There is nothing wrong with indulging a little, but don’t let it go too far.

Start Each Winter’s Morning With Protein and Vegetables

The way you start your day is even more important during the winter because you don’t want the cold and bitterness to wear you down before you even reach your lunch break. Your body will be in a much better position to cope with the challenges of the day if you begin each winter’s morning with a breakfast of proteins and vegetables. Meat and eggs are good, and you can combine these with antioxidant-rich foods such as kale.

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Boost Your Immune System by Getting More Sleep

Your immune system needs to be stronger during winter than at any time of the year because of the number of germs and viruses flying through the air. Not many people realize this but the amount of sleep you get has a direct impact on the strength of your immune system so make sure you put a special emphasis on the amount of sleep you get this winter. It might just help you to prevent those nasty illnesses.

Keep Your Mind Stimulated With Creative Projects

Let’s face it; we often end up sitting around, eating a lot and not doing much else when the holiday season comes around each year. That’s not what you should be doing if you want to keep your mental health in good shape; mental stimulation is key to your wellbeing so give your mind a workout. You can visit www.melyssagriffin.com if you’re in need of some ideas for creative projects to take on.

Take Some Time Out in the Country

Taking some time out in the country can be a massive relief if you’re used to spending winter in the city. It allows you to step back from the busy streets and Christmas shoppers, and you can instead make the most of the natural environment and feel a little more at ease and less mentally exhausted. The country has the fresh air and the lack of people that you need when city life is getting you down.

Make the Most of Time With Your Loved Ones

This is what the festive season should be all about. It’s the time of the year when family members who might not see each other all that much during the rest of the year come together to enjoy Christmas and New Year, or whichever other religious festivals might be celebrated in your home. Make the most of that time together because it will improve your relationships and your own mental wellbeing and life fulfillment going forward.

Winter can be harsh and hard to deal with at times so don’t lose sight of what matters most: you. Each of the ideas discussed here will help you look after yourself better and keep your body and mind in top shape.

 

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It is just now cooling down a bit today here in DC and we know that the cold weather is on its way. Wearing mittens all winter long is never going to be the best thing for your hands all winter. They can help to protect your skin from cold, but it isn’t dealing with the root of the problem. So here is a quick and handy guide to help you deal with the winter temperatures and to help your hands and nails looking at their best.

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There is a massive loss of moisture from our hands and nails in winter. The temperatures are more extreme; going from freezing cold outside to warm and toasty inside. Not to mention the extremes directly on our hands too. Holding a hot latte outside one minute, and then throwing snowballs the next. It is obvious to see that this can lose the moisture in your hands and nails. So look for ways to add moisture to your hands and nails, rather than take the moisture away. Nail polish removers that are acetone based can dry your nails out unfortunately, as well as washing up liquid, and alcohol-based sanitizers. So wear gloves if you’re doing the dishes and use plenty of moisturizer afterward, if you do need to use any of those products.

If you’ve got a nice sparkling diamond from somewhere like 77 Diamonds, then you’re going to want to keep it looking shiny. Not to mention that you want the hand it is on to be looking good too. So there are ways that can care for your hands and nails, as well as your jewelry. Olive oil can be a great natural way to add moisture to nails, and it won’t do any harm to your pretty jewels either. Lotions that contain urea are also a good way to go. It will help to keep moisture in the skin too. Using a hydrating cream is a good way to promote healthy nail growth too. Massage it into your cuticles, and it will help your nails to grow stronger. Another great way to get your hands, nails, and ring fingers looking good over the festive period.

An intensive treatment for your hands and nails is going to be a sure-fire way to lock the moisture in. So it is recommended that you do an intensive treatment around once a week. Soaking your nails in some lukewarm water for five minutes or so can be all that is needed. Then you could coat your nails in olive oil (or a specific cuticle oil). If you can, put your hands in cotton gloves for around an hour afterwards, to really feel the benefit of the treatment. You can usually get cotton gloves in most large manicure sets.

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One last tip is to always have something on your nails. It is a myth that nails need to breathe. They can absorb oils, with or without polish on. But having a coat of armor on from polish or shellacs can really help to keep it away from water, which can dry out the nails more. Teamed with a cuticle oil, you should be good to go!

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Most of us would like a perfect pair of legs. Whilst some of us are blessed with more naturally beautiful thighs and calves than others, there are steps that we can all take to make our legs more luscious. Here are just few tips for achieving a killer pair of legs.

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Kick your lazy habits

Whether your legs are too plump or too skinny, regular exercise will help to get them in shape. Most physical activities are good for the legs from running to cycling to swimming. There are then specific exercises such as squats and lunges that can help tone them up further. The key is spend less time lazing around on a sofa. That doesn’t mean you can’t get your fix of evening TV – you can still do many exercises in your living room (you could even buy an exercise bike or a treadmill). Walking/cycling more and using the car less can also help, whilst sites such as http://www.healthline.com have some great ‘deskercise’ workouts for those with sedentary office jobs.

Run a razor over those legs

Razors are still one of the healthiest ways to lose the leg hair. Hair removal creams may cause skin irritation, whilst waxing regularly causes ingrown hairs. Whilst using a razor-shaving has to be done more regularly, it’s the best option for your skin. Of course, a good razor will limit those nips and cuts and will result in a smoother shave. Comparison sites like http://www.bestproducts.com/ can help you find the best razor.

Stamp out cellulite

For many women, finding cellulite on their legs is a disaster. Fortunately, as sites such as http://www.cellulite.com/ prove, there are many ways to get rid of the orange peel look such as exercising, exfoliating and using special creams to reduce its appearance. A more drastic option is surgery, but this should only be for those with serious cellulite as such treatment can be costly.

Dash dry skin with moisturizer

Dry skin can occur for a variety of reasons. As we get older, our skin will naturally begin to dry out, as it stops producing as much ‘sebum’ – our skin’s natural moisturizing oil. Using a moisturizer as a substitute can help provide our skin with the oils it needs. Legs tend to get particularly dry on the knees and shins. You can never start moisturizing too early, as well as stopping your skin from being as dry it will delay wrinkles, leaving you with smoother legs for longer.

Tread carefully in the sun

Soaking up the sun can help achieve a sexy tan, but the UV rays won’t be doing any good for our legs in the long run. The sun is the leading cause of wrinkles, particularly when we let our skin burn. Putting on sun lotion can prevent burning, whilst after-sun can limit the damaging effect of sunburn. Another way of achieving those bronzed legs could of course be to slap on some fake tan. Yes, it’s not as cool as the real thing, but it’s far healthier for the skin.

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There has definitely been a rise in people showing an interest in the health of their skin over the past couple of years. With so many products on offer, it can be hard to know exactly where to start with it all. It’s not an overwhelming process unless you make it so; the most important thing that you need to consider is staying on top of your routine to be able to see a difference in your skin, as well as possibly changing parts of your lifestyle to give yourself the best start.

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Drink More Water

Good skin starts with good hydration. Before you start with any other products, pick up the most natural product of all and start drinking more water. You should aim for at least eight glasses per day, if not a few more. This isn’t just good for your skin, but your body on the whole – and especially your brain. You’ll be increasing your focus and concentration, meaning that you’ll be able to think more clearly about what you are doing in regards to your skincare routine. Not only that, but you’ll begin to notice the difference in your skin within a couple of days; blemishes tend to clear up a lot more quickly when they’ve got water to work with.

Cleanse, Tone, Moisturize

As long as you get down the basics, you can build on from there. The Big 3 to have is a cleanser, a toner and a moisturizer. It’s a good idea to follow a guide to skin care if you aren’t sure about how much to use and where to use it. There are companies that offer what you need in bundles in order to get you the basics without having to shop around for it, but it doesn’t mean that you necessarily have to stick with the same line of products. You may find that mixing and matching suits your skin better; we all have different skin types, and while one brand may be great for your best friend, it could bring you out in a rash or leave your skin feeling more dry or oily than usual. Don’t be afraid to have a play around with what you think may suit, and if you don’t get on with a product, don’t give up on skincare all together – there will be something out there for you.

Look For Incorporated Products

Makeup brands are becoming wise as to the benefits that people are looking for when they choose their beauty products. Some foundations and facial creams have started adding in sunray filters, with UVA and UVB deflectors being present within to protect your skin. Look for the brands which have teamed up with skincare companies to bring you the best of both worlds  – it’s not too much to ask that something that you wear every day is looking after your skin rather than making it worse. It’s getting straight to the point and could be saving you quite a bit of time during your daily routine.

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Most women want to appear classy and elegant, but we can’t all be Kate Middleton. And, that doesn’t just mean her style – it also means her budget! Unfortunately, the classical look can come at a cost. However, even though ‘elegance’ and ‘budget’ usually appear in the same sentence, here there are ways to make it happen. Everything linked here is $50 and under!

Black Is Your Best Friend

The color black is often underestimated because it makes people feel as if they are going to a funeral. And, death isn’t the vibe you want to give off at a classy dinner party! However, the fact that people wear black on all occasions just goes to prove its versatility. Quite simply, it is a neutral color that is very flexible in a variety of scenarios. It doesn’t matter whether you add more or give the outfit contrast with lighter colors as the effect is the same. So, if you don’t have many black pieces in your wardrobe, now is the time to go shopping.

So Are Blazers

Some items just have a general air of elegance, and a blazer is one such example. As soon as you throw one on, it transforms the entire look. You may be wearing a sweater with a pair of jeans, and the blazer will still add a sense of sharpness that is hard to replicate. Or, you may opt for a little black dress and use it as an accessory. Simply put, there is no better way to polish an outfit than to add this style of jacket. Of course, incorporating a black one will have the ultimate effect, but it doesn’t have to be plain. Plenty of women use colourful and stripy numbers which work just as well. All you have to do is make sure they match the rest of the outfit.

Pointed Shoes

Graceful women tend to wear pointed shoes. It doesn’t matter whether they are heels or flats because the style is the most important feature. Pointed boots, heels, flats etc. just look elegant, and that is a key asset.  If you need a break from heels, try and find flats that are stylish and comfortable. It isn’t easy, but these shoes do exist!

Good Hair Day

Let’s face it – lots of women battle with their hair on a daily basis. So, getting it to look great is going to be like fighting a war. That is, unless, you have a trick up your sleeve. The first one is to tie it back when you are not confident. By putting it in a bun, you can avoid the generic ponytail style. When it’s time to let it down, hair extensions are in order. The best hair extensions deal with issues such as thin hair to short hair and everything in between. In truth, there aren’t many problems for which the solution isn’t to extend your hair.


Moisturize

You probably don’t need telling this, but it’s vital to keep your skin glowing. When your skin looks fresh and moist, all of your clothes look and feel better. It’s like perfect skin transforms an outfit into something pretty special overnight.

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