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Hair Care Tips for the Chilly Seasons

We’ve talked a lot about transitioning our skincare over as the weather changes, but we often forget another key aspect of ourselves in the windy, humid, cold weather…. our hair!
The cooler temperatures dry out hair, often to the point of breakage which leaves us with split ends. This can result in dull, lifeless looking hair. And to be honest, it gets a little bit hard to manage when it’s unhealthy.
Here are some tips and tricks to keep your hair looking healthy this autumn and winter:
1. Wear a hat
 I know we’ve all heard this one before, and our first thought is always “but I don’t want hat hair!”. Using a hat protects your hair from the wind, cold, wet weather which does the most damage.
Pro Tip: wrap your hair in a silk scarf before putting your hat on to avoid “hat hair”.
2.Deeply condition your hair at least once a week
Deeply conditioning your hair once a week will nourish your hair and scalp. Bonus: you can use ingredients you already have to make your own hair conditioning masque!
Avocado Dreamin
1/2 avocado
peppermint essential oil (or whichever one you prefer)
  • Mash avocado until smooth, no lumps whatsoever
  • Add 2-5 drops of desired essential oil
  • Mix until combined and spread evenly over clean hair
  • Let sit for 15 minutes and then rinse
Coconut Craze
Literally the simplest way to get moisture into your hair and scalp is to coat your hair with coconut oil and leave on for 30 minutes to a few hours. You can leave it on overnight for the deepest condition, but be sure to put a towel over your pillow so it doesn’t get dirty!
3. Do not wash your hair everyday
Washing your hair everyday strips it of all its naturally produced oils that actually help protect your hair. Try to leave at least 1-2 days in between washing your hair. Note: this does not mean don’t shower for 1-2 days, thats up to you!
4. Regular trims keep hair healthy
Regular hair trims keep hair thick, luscious and healthy while eliminating split ends. This is crucial in the colder weather.
5. Invest in a humidifier
Humidifiers pull the moisture out of the air so it keeps your hair from getting dull and  frizzy.
Try those tips this season and see the difference it will make in your hair!

Transitioning Your Skincare to Suit the Changing Weather

Well, we can officially wave goodbye to Summer as we embrace the chilly weather among us. If you’re anything like me, you’re noticing your skin changing too. Maybe it is a little more irritated than usual, maybe it is more red, maybe it is even starting to crack a little.
Our skin pH changes as the weather changes. 
With the change in our skin’s pH means a change in the way our current products react to our skin. What may have worked in the gruelling heat of Summer is no longer applicable as the wind gusts across our faces. It also means that we may not be producing natural oils on our face any more which can leave our dry, irritated skin susceptible to environmental toxins, pollutants and bacteria.
Developing a new skincare routine. 
The major component to our skincare routine that we need to add in the colder months is a heavier night cream. This will help our skin replenish moisture while we sleep and will ultimately help protect our skin to prevent irritation.
Morning Routine: 
  1. Get clean: Switch from a harsher foaming cleanser to something a bit more nourishing like a milky or oil-based cleanser. Bonus: oil-based cleansers will provide a protectant layer over your skin.
  2. Tone it up: Gentle toners get rid of dirt and grime and prepare your face for moisturizer.
  3. Serum: Absolute game changer when it comes to moisture. Serums penetrate deeper layers of your skin, whereas moisturizers work on the first couple of layers. In combination, they nourish your skin and keep it feeling soft.
  4. Moisturize: Again, very important in terms of retaining moisture in your skin and combatting the harsher weather. Lets talk SPF for a moment. Just because the suns rays are no longer scalding our faces doesn’t mean we do away with our SPF. SPF should be worn 365 days a year to ensure protection again any sort of UV rays (the #1 cause of premature aging I might add!)

Our Skin PH changes as the Weather Changes

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Night Routine:
  1. Get clean (again): Cleansing your face is very important at night as it is imperative we remove the dirt, grime, and make-up that has been on our face all day.
  2. Slough it off: Exfoliation is a key step as it helps clean deep in our pores. It also helps brush off dead skin cells which helps with skin turnover, resulting in a refreshed, glowy look.
  3. Toner: Applying toner at night helps rebalance the pH of your skin from all it has encountered during the day. Added bonus: it shrinks your pores so that less dirt can enter them.
  4. Moisturize: Choose a thicker, heavier cream to use at night. Our skin does the bulk of its repairing and regenerating while at rest and night creams focus on the moisture and recovery of our skin. They contain more potent ingredients that release into your skin over time as there is no risk of sunscreen or sun exposure interfering with the process.
So although not entirely different, adding some new key products into your fall/winter skincare routine is a must to prevent irritation, redness, and dry skin.
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