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Tuesday, November 4, 2014

Cold Weather Beauty Problems

It's been a while since I've experienced proper cold. It's not my fault-- I lived in Singapore for three years, and spent a week or two somewhere chilly every year. So, here's a list of things that have been affecting me beauty-wise, and what I've been doing about them!

1) My skin is super dry.

I honestly haven't had this problem in three years, save the one time it didn't rain for six weeks and the whole island turned brown. Anyways, my skin is noticeably tighter than usual and has this weird ashy look to it. What I've figured out is that a weekly exfoliation followed by tonnes and tonnes of lotion does the trick for a couple of days. Also, not scratching.

2) My hair is fluffy.

I think there's a more technical term for this, but my hair has changed moods completely. Instead of simply being frizzy, the top is dry, brittle and somewhat feather like. It's strange. I have been experimenting with coconut oil on my hair, but that's a whole other story (and blog post).

3) My nails aren't growing.

Something I really took for granted in Singapore is how fast my nails grew. I could break a nail, file it into an oval, and leave it alone for a week for all to be well. Now I'm not sure if my nails have grown in weeks! I started rubbing vitamin E oil into my cuticles though, and noticed some improvement.

4) My eyes are RED.

This one is so annoying. I noticed when I first moved back to the States that my eyes felt really dry, and it's just because there is so much less humidity. Now that it's cold, I have horribly red eyes, particularly in the evening. Looks like I'm going to have to get eye drops.

What cold weather beauty problems are you running into? Winter is coming, so it will only get worse from here... so any suggestions on what to do?

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