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Easy ways to practice self-care in the winter

Natalie Sexton, fashion & lifestyle expert joined us today with tips to keep you looking your best this winter!

Skincare – Even the oiliest of skin can use some help in the winter months with replenishing moisture and reducing redness. This winter more than ever we are heading outside so we need to keep out skin calm and nourished and well attended to. Getting into a regular morning and evening routine are really a great way to ensure your skin health and it doesn’t have to be an overwhelming task. If you are looking to add something new to your cleanse, tone and moisturize routine then a Spring Water Spray is an ideal start to your makeup routine every day because it’s a super easy way to soothe, hydrate and calm sensitive, irritated skin – just spritz lightly on your face before applying makeup. I also use it after a workout or walk outside and as my last step before bed to set my nighttime  moisturizer. 

Makeup – Here’s another great tip in line with updating your skin care routine this year: take advantage of multi-tasking beauty products! You can save time and money with hard-working formulas that offer multiple benefits. From Smashbox, a brand that I love, their Healthy Glow All-In-One Tinted Moisturizer is a makeup bag must. A tinted moisturizing formula does it all: it primes, moisturizes, perfects and gives you SPF 25 broad spectrum protection – in 1 easy step. ALWAYS look for SPF in your base product – we forget about it in the winter months but we still need it just as much as we did in the summer. This one has rose extract, hyaluronic acid, peptides and more….to give you natural, dewy coverage and hydration for up to 24 hours!

Bright Smile – Your smile is one of the first things people notice about you, so it’s important to keep your pearly whites polished. Aside from brushing, many of us have invested in teeth whitening treatments to brighten their smiles — BUT those kits can cost hundreds of dollars. With endless Zoom/Skype calls for the foreseeable future a brighter whiter smile is your perfect accessory to make you feel confident and polished looking this year. I found a super affordable and easy to use option that you can easily find at your local drugstore!  Make sure you look for something that is enamel safe in a tooth whitening treatment, and also not complicated to use – an application pen makes it mistake proof! Another bonus with this system is it whitens while you sleep AND it removes 15 years of stains in just one week when used as directed!

Haircare  No bad hair days in 2021! With trips to the salon for regular blow-outs not happening like they used to, it’s important to invest in quality hair tools that won’t break and damage your hair! Many of us are opting for longer hairstyles these days and ideally wanting to stretch a few days out of a style with the help of some dry shampoo! You want mega shine without the “hot tool” damage. A salon quality curling wand or straightener will give you long lasting hairstyles, natural flow and softer hair, whatever the hair type. I style my hair with heat daily, so I definitely needed to find something to keep it strong & shiny. Use a serum to seal the shine in and to help prevent static – a weekly conditioning mask is a great routine to get into and a heat protection spray to prevent breakage and flyaways!

For more tips, follow Natalie on Instagram at @natalie_sexton_.