Winter has well and truly set in and with the cold conditions come a whole host of problems, including how wintry weather can wreak havoc on our skin, nails and hair. Now you might be thinking ‘but how can Mattressman help with beauty tips? Mattresses are their thing!’ Well, luckily we’re on hand with some of the simplest hacks to blitz the winter woes that can easily be added to your evening routine.
This means that they can get to work whilst you’re getting your beauty sleep, and better yet, each hack only contains natural ingredients or is the most organic solution available, meaning there’ll be no disrupting your usual skin and haircare routines. What’s more, the whole family can benefit from these tips as, after all, the winter weather affects us all in one way or another.
The cold snaps have a real knack of knowing just how to upset the condition of our hair but thankfully, our first tip is a really simple one to implement into your usual routine – and it requires very little effort.
Coconut has fantastic moisturising and conditioning properties. It is great at stimulating hair follicles and nourishes strands from within, so slathering your locks in the oil before bed can be beneficial for repairing dry strands and promoting hair growth. Whilst you’re asleep, all that lovely oil will work wonders at reviving your locks.
Whilst we’re on the subject of hair, taking the time to prep before you go to sleep is a must to keep those winter beauty woes at bay! Braiding your hair in two simple, loose plaits after you’ve applied oils will mean that really thirsty hair can soak up that extra nourishment. Loose braids will prevent adding any tension on your scalp and means you’ll avoid a headache, which is the last thing you need when you’re trying to sleep! Less time spent on your hair in the morning also means more time spent in your toasty bed and when you do start your day, you’ll wake up to effortless beach waves.
Shea butter is an all-natural ingredient that can be found in most beauty products. In its pure form, Shea butter is a real go-to for taking care of dry skin, so applying a healthy amount to your hands and feet before you go to bed means that whilst your body and mind are resting, your skin can get to work repairing itself. Regular application during the winter is key to prevent cracked and sore skin.
This time of year, it’s not uncommon for us to feel fatigued, which can lead to a drop in our immunity. The change in season is also known to cause mild skin breakouts. Thankfully, you needn’t worry, because with a drop of tea tree oil and a good night’s sleep, your skin has the chance to heal.
Tea tree oil is a natural antiseptic that works wonders healing the skin and fighting bacteria – just be sure to dilute the oil with something gentler like coconut oil.
Most of us are prone to moving around a lot during our sleep and although this can’t be helped, it can be quite harmful to our hair – particularly in the winter when the cold can be very drying – so switching to a softer cotton alternative means that any extra damage can be minimised.
If you’re not sure where to start, our range of pillowcases contains some of the softest cotton with thread counts that offer the utmost comfort.
How are you handling the winter weather? Will you be trying any of our cold weather beauty tips?