Baby, It’s Still Cold Outside: How to Beat Winter Dryness for Your Hair and Skin

Cute girl in the snow

Welcome to 2019!

We’ve made it through the holiday rush and area heading into the depth of winter, and it’s time to make some New Year’s Resolutions for your skin & hair to keep it looking fabulous throughout the year.

Between the cold winter air outside and the artificial heat inside, not to mention friction from hats and scarves and all the layers that keep you warm, your hair and skin can get damaged just from going about your normal day in the winter.

Here are three simple resolutions to keep your hair, face and body in their best shape.

Keep Your Hair (and Scalp) Happy

During the winter, your scalp and hair need a little extra care to keep them from getting damaged.  Now’s the time to switch to a moisturizing shampoo and conditioner, such as the cult classic Cherry Almond or the newly reformulated Shampure, both of which have softening properties to fight that winter straw-hair.

For your scalp, try Pramasana Purifying Scalp Cleanser to get rid of dry skin and product build-up and balance things so you’re laying the perfect foundation for beautiful hair. 

Put Your Fabulous Face Forward

Just like you wear sandals in summer and boots in winter, so you should use a little extra protection for your skin in the cold months. “But I like my skincare regimen,” you say? Good news: Aveda has a brilliant product that essentially preps your skin to make your own favorite moisturizer even more effective. Botanical Kinetics Hydrating Treatment Lotion is a liquid lotion that adds an extra layer of moisture and enhances the skin products you’re already using. Dab a few drops into your skin with your fingertips before using your normal moisturizer or serum.

Body Beautiful Moisture

The skin on your body is just as affected by winter as your face, so on top of your normal moisture, and regular drugstore body washes and shower gels tend to strip it of moisture.  This winter, try switching out your cleanser for something that doesn’t strip your skin of moisture, like Stress Fix Cream Cleansing Oil or Beautifying Cream Cleansing Oil, both of which have gentler surfactants and help nourish your skin during those long, toasty winter showers.

As always, you can stop by Tulip Salon Spa in Fredericksburg to sniff around and someone in our oh, so knowledgeable guest services team will be happy to show you everything and explain how it works.

We look forward to seeing you in the salon!