Winter Grooming Tips on a Budget

Winter truly is coming, carrying in its suitcase the cold, the dry air and the annoying frost. Winter’s personal belongings can obviously harm the skin and the hair. In no time, your skin breaks out, your lips get chapped and your hair becomes static and unappealing. Is there a way out of this situation, without desolating your wallet during the winter months? To prevent skin dehydration and other harmful effects of the season, you will need to adapt and maintain an appropriate grooming routine with extra moisturizing. Here is how you will accomplish that without crossing your budget’s borders.

Hydrate from the Inside

Do not underestimate the importance of proper diet and water intake for the skin health during the cold months. Drink at least 8 glasses of water per day and add a few cups of tea to the mix. Enrich your diet with celery and cucumber which are great for moisturizing the skin from the inside, salmon and eggs because they are ideal for nourishing the hair, flax seeds and walnuts for retaining the moisture, etc.

Use Calamine Lotion

Calamine lotion is a ridiculously cheap tool to deal with annoying pimples and acne. Because in winter months it is not recommendable to use some harsh products (they are drying out the skin even more) which are usually used for getting rid of pimples, it is best to turn to some simple formulas that are applied directly on the problematic spot. The calamine lotion will also dry out your skin a bit, but if you moisturize right after taking it off, it will be ok.

Fight Hair Static

Because of the dry winter air, your usually fine hair can get static cling. The common way of fighting it includes a balm or a hair gel, but some men simply do not love that kind of hairstyle. In that case, try to solve it by rubbing a dryer sheet onto your hair and brushing it.

Exfoliate the Skin

One of the reasons your skin gets extremely dry during the winter are the accumulated dead cells on its surface. To make your skin radiant and fresh, you should scrub your face with an exfoliant. You do not have to spend a lot of money to purchase one, though. You probably already have one that will do just as fine in your home – baking soda (teaspoon of baking soda + water).

Rejuvenate Your Skin

Young skin handles the potential havocs of cold weather better. Sometimes an expert treatment is a necessary investment that will keep your skin fresh and hydrated during the winter. There are many available therapeutic fraxel laser treatments which are helpful in keeping the skin healthy, refreshed and youthful.

Protect Your Lips

Because of their exposure to the elements your lips are very sensitive to cold weather and dry air. You should always have a lip balm with you, but that is not enough. Just as your skin, your lips need exfoliation, too. Do that by mixing your own sugar and olive oil peel (or honey and sugar) and make a scrub which you will massage into your lips.

Use Coconut Oil for Moisturizing

If Victoria’s Angels are using coconut oil for nourishing their skin, we do not see why a gentleman would not do the same. It is perfect for moisturizing the face, neck and hands because it seals in the natural moisture of the body. Besides, it has antibacterial properties and it smells sublime.

Skin and hair care are not exclusively women’s things. It is only natural that men want to look their best, too. Still, we rarely spend as much money in our grooming routine as women do, so these tips are amazing. 

Contributing Author:

Peter Minkoff
Lifestyle Editor at HighStyleLife

Peter is a lifestyle writer for HighStyleLife magazine located in Brisbane, Australia. After graduating from Australian Institute Of Creative Design, he worked as a wardrobe assistant for many local fashion events. Beside writing, he loves researching DIY magazines, creating handmade cosmetics and traveling around tropical destinations. Combining all his skills and experience along with his complete and utter passion for fashion, he is planning to launch a personal blog about life-saving tips.

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  1. These are great tips! This is right up my alley of interests! Thanks for sharing. I had no idea that we could use Calamine lotion for acne. I will definitely try that. Adult acne...Shh! Don't tell! :)

  2. Hello Peter these are great tips. I learned something new never thought of using calamine lotion for pimples will try it out

  3. There is always something new we learn daily and here it is... Thanx for sharing.....

    Greetings from.... leXHansplaCE

  4. Hi,
    Thanks for sharing this amazing grooming tips and suggestions, It has been a great help. Keep sharing and caring. It's awesome.



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