Up until recently the weather in Greece has been surprisingly nice!
However, once it started getting colder I realised that
some of my everyday habits had to change if I was to survive the cold. :P
*What to change in your skincare??*
1/Aqua Mirabilis(£5.95) 2/Shea scrub(£12.50) 3/Hand cream(£7.45) 4/Body butters(£13) 5/Hand cream(£3.85)
- Exfoliate regularly. I exfoliate twice a week to get rid of dry skin and dead skin cells in order to have soft skin in the colder months. I use LUSH Aqua Mirabilis or The Body Shop's shea butter scrub.
- Moisturise regularly. After my shower I use a fair amount of a moisturiser to make my skin feel soft and supple again. I love the body butters from The Body Shop, because they are thick and smell lovely (my favorites are mango, vineyard peach and blueberry).
- Look after your hands. I don't get dry hands in the winter, but I still make sure to use a moisturiser after I wash my hands. Sanctuary's hand cream works great for me (it is not very thick and I am in love with the smell) but if you suffer from really dry hands try Neutrogena's Norwegian formula hand cream.
- Exfoliate & Moisturise. These steps go for your face as well. I usually exfoliate once a week and use a nourishing mask after it. I really like the St. Ives apricot scrub (for all skin types) and the LUSH Oatifix mask (smells amazing!). But since we don't have LUSH in Greece, I usually go for diy masks. My favorites are either banana & oats or oats, honey & yogurt.
- Take care of your lips. I exfoliate my lips every night and use a ton of lip balm throughout the day! My favorites are cherry Chapstick and Korres lip balm in Quince (so moisturising)!
- A good tip would be to try using a serum before your moisturiser or a facial oil mixed into it for extra help! I haven't tried this yet, but I am thinking of getting the hydration serum from Apivita.
- I love winter accessories and I have been living in hats and scarves. I want to get a pair of ear muffs as well!
- A good pair of gloves is also important to keep your hands warm. If you have a touch screen smart phone, opt for the ones with the fingertip cushion-y things. :p
- Thick socks and tights are also very useful. They keep you warm and can jazz up any outfit if they have different colors and patterns.
- A good warm coat is a must or (if you don't like their usual volume) tons of layering to compensate.
*General tips & tricks*
- When I am in the house, I always wear a robe and have a warm blanket ready on the sofa.
- Always try to keep feet and head the warmest! Wear double socks if you have too!
- The kettle needs to be accessible at all times. Drink hot tea or coffee to help keep you warm.
- Use a deep or leave-in conditioner for your hair one-two times per week depending on how dry your hair is.
- Don't forget to drink your water, so that you don't get dehydrated!!! You might not feel thirsty, but your body still needs water.
So, this is all! I hope these tips and suggestions were helpful to some of you.
Let me know what you do to battle the colder weather. :)
Talk to you soon.