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Tips for Healthier Skin and Hair during Fashion Week

Limit your exposure to the cold – your skin isn’t made for such cold wintery conditions – you need the proper moisturizers and protections. Avoid long hot showers which tend to dry out the skin – a little pampering with a bath in Aveeno oatmeal will help to add moisture to the skin. The trick is to moisturize the skin immediately afterwards – and add some creams rich in Vitamin C to your skin care regimen. Windburn may make your skin more damaged and red and make it hard to apply your makeup – you may need a few days of hydrocortisone to cut down on the redness and irritation. Try to remember to apply an oil-free moisturizer before going outdoors in the cold.

East foods full of healthy monosaturated fats and omega-3-fatty acids like avocados, fish, olive oil, and nuts.

Taking vitamins such as selenium, Vitamin-C, and B-vitamins all help to build collagen and maintain healthy skin, hair and nails

Blood vessels dilate quickly in the cold and can give you a very red nose that will be hard to cover up with makeup. Protect your skin by applying warm water after you come inside from the cold and add extra moisturizes and topical Vitamin C to your skin care.

Hair and nails get dried out too and will be hard to maintain for fashion week – try not to wash every day and make sure to treat your scalp with a deep leave in conditioner at least once a week and moisturize EVERY time you wash your hair. Put a pea-sized amount of leave in conditioner each time so that hair does not get fly-aways and damaged from all of the treatments. Try to comb out your hair with a wide-tooth comb while your hair is still wet so your don’t ruin the ends of your hair when they are at their most vulnerable state.

If your hands are dry, moisturize and wear little white cotton gloves at night to help the moisturizer absorb into the skin.

Chapped lips can be avoided by reapplying Vaseline or Aquaphor in between lip sticks and makeup changes to keep lips moist.

Rest, eat healthy, and try to sleep for at least 8 hours a night. Alcohol and partying dries out your skin, leaving it dull and lifeless. Also acne tends to break out from fatigue and generally being run down. Pamper yourself as much as possible.

Good Nail health may be as simple as moisturizing the cuticles daily so that the nails grow in healthy and look for natural based nail polish and nail polish removers that won’t damage the nail health. Avoid press on nails or lacquers, which often damage the nails and cause irritation or fungus.

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