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Winter is well and truly upon us and it can be the harshest time of year for our skin. Cold weather, dry heat and rain or snow is a recipe for disaster when it comes to keeping your skin in good condition. That’s why it’s so important to take extra care during the Winter months. So, what can you do to make sure your skin stays clear, full of moisture and glowing?

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Switch to Warm

When you come in from the freezing cold at the end of the day, it’s so tempting to run a hot bath or shower to warm yourself up. Of course, there will be times when that’s needed and deserved, but if you really want to take care of your skin, warm temperatures may be better. Going from cold to hot could do your skin more damage than you realize. Try washing your face in lukewarm water with a face cloth at the end of the day.

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Focus on Moisturizing

Moisturizing is never more important that it is during the Winter. You’ll probably find that your skin loses moisture even after washing, so it’s a good idea to moisturize immediately after. You can find some of the best Winter moisturizers at Moisturizers.com. Don’t be afraid to use your moisturizer liberally through the Winter. Your skin will need it!

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Choose Your Products Wisely

Many women use a number of different products on their faces every day. From cleansers and toners to makeup and face wipes. During the Winter months, it’s important to be aware of the ingredients present in your products. For example, some products containing petroleum can work to dry out your skin further. The best products you can use on your face during this time contain natural oils that aid your skin in restoration. Lavender and Chamomile are especially soothing on dry skin.

Protect Your Skin

Your skin needs a little extra help to fight against the elements during Winter. You can keep your skin protected by dressing suitably for the cold weather. Gloves will protect the sensitive skin on your hands and scarves will protect your neck from the wind. If you’re lucky enough to experience some sunshine during your Winter, it’s also important to remember to wear sunscreen. Even if there’s snow on the ground, the sun can still burn.

Stay Hydrated

It’s easy to forget about hydration in the Winter because we often switch from drinking water and other cold drinks to drinking teas, coffees and hot chocolates. However, these warmer drinks don’t often provide enough hydration for our bodies. If you notice your skin becoming dry, try switching a few of your teas for bottled water instead. Drinking water during Winter will also help you to steer clear of the flu if your colleagues are coughing and sneezing around you.

Turn Down the Heat

We survive in Winter by turning up the heat in our homes and our cars. However, this kind of dry heat is no good for your skin and you may find yourself breaking out in spots or having difficulty applying makeup smoothly. You can avoid this kind of damage to your skin by turning the heat down or using a humidifier in your home. The humidifier will work to restore the moisture in your home and effectively, your skin too.

Overnight Conditioning

There are certain parts of your body that may become drier quicker than others. These are usually the hands, feet, elbows and knees where the skin is thinner. Luckily, there are plenty of moisturizing treatments to choose from that can work overnight to lock in moisture in your skin. For example, you can buy gloves filled with deep moisturizing creams that you can wear throughout the night and take off in the morning. The same goes for socks and face masks.

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Exfoliate

Many people make the mistake of believing that exfoliating will dry out already dry skin. That isn’t the case. Without exfoliating, your dead skin cells are left to build up and create a barrier against moisture. If moisture is blocked from getting into your skin, your skin suffers. It’s important to exfoliate at least once a day during Winter so your skin is free to accept the moisture from creams and other products.

Go Makeup Free

When you get a day off, and all you want to do is stay indoors in your pajamas, forget the makeup too. Makeup can include toxins and irritants that make Winter skin much harder to manage. Giving your face a day off from the products you usually use will give it the freedom to heal and breathe. Just one day could be enough to give your skin the detox it needs.

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DIY Masks

Sometimes, your facial skin needs a little extra attention. However, that doesn’t mean you have to spend a fortune on expensive treatments. In fact, a lot of the best ingredients for soft and smooth skin will already be in your kitchen cupboards. For example, honey is good for calming irritated skin and coconut oil is good for restoring moisture. Find some DIY recipes that suit your skin type and spend an evening pampering your skin.

Eat a Balanced Diet

You are what you eat, as they say. It’s easy to indulge in our favorite foods this time of year, but they aren’t always the best choice for your skin. Don’t forget to get a good variety of fruit and veg in your diet because they contain vital vitamins and nutrients your skin needs to stay as healthy as possible. If you find it difficult to add fruits and veg to your diet around this time of year, try taking a multivitamin supplement instead. That way, your skin is covered even if your diet isn’t.

Pampering skin during the Winter can seem like a full-time job, but if you want to glow your way through all those Christmas parties, it’s something you have to stay on top of. Remember, a beautiful smile is the best accessory you can wear.

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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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Thinking of beauty and makeup routines can fill many with dread. Women are either trying to battle the fight against aging or how to figure out simple makeup tips and the right foundation shade. A basic beauty routine should not come with a big manual and list of instructions.Take simple small steps to little routines and you’ve already won half the battle.

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There is plenty of skin care products out there, in fact, the skin industry is booming with more women wanting to take care of their skin. The most important step is to keep it simple, three steps that are needed is a face wash, toner and serum/moisturizer. Try not to overload your beauty cabinet with lots of tried and tested products. Identify the specifics of your skin type once this has been achieved successfully you’ll save yourself shopping around and save money in the process.Sticking to a routine before bed, you’ll reap the benefits and this sets up a smooth and gorgeous skin base when applying foundation.

Once you’ve conquered the skincare aspect all you need is the perfect foundation shade. If you’ve managed to already successfully find your shade then be thankful, most women still do not know how to get the right shade. Plenty of beauty counters, and stores like Sephora, can help match up your skin with their in store testers which can match instantly. Whatever you do, do not test on the back of your hand this is an old myth that the skin matches your skin. If you want to match skin yourself place the tester on the chin line. This method will be the closest way to match without professional help.

You may have self-confidence issues which can hinder your ability to conquering a successful beauty routine. Sometimes the only way to restoring radiance wellness and beauty is to be pampered by the professionals. A wide range of treatments are available to make you feel relaxed with minimal effort. Chemical peels, are great to gaining confidence back if you’ve suffered at all with bad acne scars. Not only offering treatment but guidance and support to keeping your skin looking the best it can. Treat yourself by visiting and take a step in the right direction.

It’s not just about looking beautiful but feeling good too. Leading a happy and healthy lifestyle is the key to sustaining a beauty routine. Confidence is one of the best things to have that isn’t in your makeup bag. You can have all the expensive makeup you like, but if you lack the confidence to believe how naturally beautiful you are you won’t look or feel radiant.

This may be obvious but by drinking and eating the correct things your skin will thank you for it. Drinking water is the best beauty tip to providing healthy skin, keeping you hydrated and clearing out toxins. All the moisturizers and skin care products merely enhance the skin to achieving a healthy glow and preventing ageing. These steps along with a healthy and positive attitude to loving yourself really does help to being the best you possible.

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Good skin care should be at the heart of all beauty routines. After all, it’s the biggest organ of the human body and is also the part of the body that is on show to people as well as the elements. Unfortunately, keeping it in the best possible condition can often feel very challenging indeed.

Whether it’s dry skin, spots, or other blemishes doesn’t matter. Those imperfections can drain confidence to restrict your daily happiness, which is why perfect skin should be a priority on a 24/7 basis. Here’s how to achieve it.

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#1. Change Your Lifestyle

Before worrying too much about ideas specifically aimed at improving the skin, you should analyze your life. Daily activities and routines can have a telling impact on the appearance and health of all body parts, and the skin is certainly no different.

The skin will react to your choices. Therefore, employing a healthier sleeping pattern should be one of the first things on your agenda. Meanwhile, you should always aim to stay hydrated with regular water intake.

In truth, the benefits gained from those improved habits will extend themselves far beyond the skin. They will improve teeth, hair and other body features. Above all else, though, it’ll give your skin the glow it deserves.

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#2. Treat It Well

Following positive general routines will give you a solid platform. However, those aspects alone won’t keep your skin in great health. The daily care routines are essentials.

In addition to cleaning with suitable and gentle products, you should find the best moisturizers for your skin too. Use the Total Beauty guide to face moisturizers to find the perfect solution for you. When added to the hydration of drinking water, you’ll be sure to maintain that healthy glow throughout.

Meanwhile, a weekly pampering session will work wonders too. This could involve home treatments or a trip to the local spa. Either way, your skin will be eternally grateful.

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#3. Don’t Forget The Body

Great skincare routines shouldn’t focus only the face. The body is just as vital for gaining the desired appearance, and it should not escape your thoughts.

There are many elements to keeping the body’s skin in good health, but that maintenance can be a pain. Hollywood Skin permanent hair removal treatments can make life a lot easier by getting rid of arguably the most stressful task. Moreover, you’ll probably save money in the long run too.

You must also appreciate the need for sun lotions, moisturizers, and other items that may keep your skin in better health. Essentially, anything you’d do for the face should be incorporated here too.

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#4. Choose Makeup Wisely

Even when you take the time and effort to perfect your natural glow, there will be times where makeup is considered essential. Even if you don’t intend to wear it on a daily basis, having the right products is key.

First and foremost, you should be aware of the latest trends surrounding this aspect. Following outdated fashions will instantly make you feel more conscious. Nonetheless, it’s even more crucial that the selected products suit both the tone and sensitivity of your skin.

The right makeup, on top of a great canvas, is sure to make the right impression time and time again.

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Did you know skincare should change with the seasons? Of course it should! As the weather changes, our skin needs different routines from us. When we go on holiday, we find ourselves wearing less make-up, leaving our hair as it’s natural wavy self and altogether being more as God intended us. There’s a reason for that. Not only is it less effort but it makes sense in the sun. So, as Spring finally appears, what do we need to change?

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Our poor faces have been riddled with cold weather and dry heat from inside heating and car heaters. It’s time to get the moisture back into our skin without it being sucked right back out. Go for a cream that has a healing or protective element to it. Moisturizers with vitamin E are perfect.

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Take Sunblock Everywhere

Our Spring months are becoming more and more unpredictable. It’s possible to have snow on the mountains and a heat wave in the same week these days. You never really know when you’ll need sunblock but it’s so important for your skin. Having the best sunblock for your face and neck areas when you’re out about will be handy.

Cleanse and Exfoliate

We’re often outside for longer during the Spring and Summer months. The days seem longer because we have more light and it’s much more fun. However, this means that we’re more likely to pick up additional grime and bacteria on our skin. Good cleansers and exfoliators will be vital to keeping your skin clean and glowing. Cleanse with a gentle cleanser twice a day, and exfoliate with a natural exfoliator three times a week.

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Eye Cream

Have you noticed yourself squinting a lot more recently? Or perhaps reaching for the sunglasses? Of course, we’re exposed to more sun this time of year which can mean our eyes take a battering. Investing in a decent eye cream will do those little black bags wonders. It will also work towards stopping any fine lines from developing. Top tip – Use an anti-wrinkle eye cream, no matter what age you are!

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Make-up Shopping

Now here’s one we can all get on board with! Make-up shopping! As the seasons change, so does our make-up. We tend to go for lighter tones and lighter foundations as the sun comes out. While you’re shopping, keep in mind that it’s a good idea to look for make-up that provides sun protection too. I just made sure my “everyday face” routine included an SPF since I know I’ll be out in the sun more.

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Updating Your Wardrobe

You may be wondering what that has to do with your skin routine, but a lot of your wardrobe does, especially your accessories. For example, a hat that covers your head and shades your neck will give you protection when the sun is out. Dodgy sun burns are not a good look and certainly not good for your health. Make sure you have suitable hats, sunglasses, shoes and cover-ups that will serve you well in any scenario.

No matter what you do to update your skincare for Spring, be sure to enjoy the season!

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