The transition from fall to winter can wreak havoc on your entire self if you’re not prepared to take it on. Here are our top five ways to keep in shape, mind, body and skin throughout the dreadful winter months.
Commit to fitness
Sign up for a membership at your local gym, take up running outdoors, embrace the yoga flow – whatever you decide to do, make the decision to commit to your fitness this winter. It can be so tempting to plant your butt on the couch until spring but us when we say there is nothing worse than coming out of winter ten pounds heavier than when you went in. Keep your figure in check this season and get ready to seriously rock bikini season when summer arrives.
Moisturize… and then moisturize again
Cold, windy, winter weather is your skins worst enemy. Keep dryness at bay by stocking up on lotions for all your bits. Something heavy duty for areas that tend to be more rough like knees and elbows can also do double duty on the feet. Apply liberally, everyday, twice a day and your skin will thank you for it later.
De-itch your scalp
This is the ideal time of year to switch up your shampoo and prevent having to deal with an itchy, flaky scalp all throughout the colder months. Amp up the moisture content in your shampoo and conditioner to keep your hair looking full and fabulous and flake-free all season long.
Continue to protect your skin
Just because the sun isn’t blazing down everyday that doesn’t mean it won’t dry out your skin when it does appear. Also, never forget the risks placed on your skin when dealing with UV rays. They are just as powerful throughout the winter months so be sure to continue protecting the skin of your face and neck with a lotion that includes SPF.
Meditate & Relax
What goes on inside is just as important as what appears (or is applied) on the outside. Ensure that you give your brain and your heart just as much TLC as you would the rest of your body. One of the best ways to do this is through meditation and relaxation. Dedicate a set amount of hours a week to focusing on your inner wants and needs and catering to them through the winter months.