Quick and Easy Winter Health and Beauty Tips
When winter rolls around, days spent under the duvet seem far more attractive than a trip to the gym, and craving those few extra precious minutes in bed on a cold morning sends our skincare regime out of the window. The truth is though, that in winter we need to look after ourselves more than ever.
The festive period means the weight can pile on, and cold winds dry our skin out, leaving us looking tired and our complexions dull. Luckily, we’ve come up with some quick and easy health and beauty tips that require minimum effort, so there’s no excuse not to look after yourself this winter.
Rather than dragging yourself to the gym after work when it’s the last thing you feel like doing, why not just exercise from home a few times a week and leave the gym until the weekend? There are plenty of challenging workouts to be found on YouTube – with Fitness Blender’s being particularly professional – so you’ll feel like you’re getting a personal training session from the comfort of your own living room. All you need is your laptop, a yoga mat and some weights or kettle bells, which can be easily bought online, so you won’t even have to hit the shops; just click here for a particularly good stockist.
Rather than messing around with several lotions and potions before work, leave the majority of your skincare regime until the evening. Cleanse with a creamy cleanser – they’re much better for your skin than foaming ones – then apply your moisturiser and you’re good to go. Save the facial oils, serums and exfoliators for night time when you’re not so bleary-eyed.
If the thought of getting up 20 minutes earlier on dark winter mornings to apply your makeup fills you with dread, bag a bit more sleep by going for a minimal look. A swipe of concealer wherever you need it, a quick coating of mascara and a berry-toned lipstick should do the trick; you’ll look put together and ready for the day in less than five minutes.
Implementing our quick and easy health and beauty tips this winter will mean you’ll look and feel your best with minimum effort. Sluggishness will be banished and you’ll be able to maintain your summer body, as well as your summer skin, throughout the colder months and enter the New Year feeling fresh.