Winter Beauty Guide: 8 tips to winter-proof your beauty routine
The winter months can be tough on your hair and skin. Harsh winds, exposure to dry indoor heating, hot showers and heat styling can leave your hair feeling frizzy and dry and skin feeling irritated and red. So how do you keep your hair and skin glowing and smooth throughout winter? We’ve got some easy tips to keep your winter blues at bay and keep your hair and skin soft and glowing as the temperatures drop.
Main hair & skin concerns during winter
Before we dive into our best winter beauty routine tips, we’ve identified the most common winter woes:
- Dry and dehydrated skin
- Chapped lips
- Moisture loss in hair and skin
- Frizzy, dry and static hair
- Dry, flaky scalp / tight and itchy scalp
- Chafed skin
- Irritation and redness
- Dull, brittle and lacklustre hair
- Tangled and matted hair
Do any of these concerns sound familiar? We’ve got you covered. All of these concerns can be addressed with nourishing, natural honey products for hair and skin. We use honey as our key ingredient because it’s a natural humectant, meaning it helps maintain the hair and skin’s natural moisture balance. It’s the perfect complement to any beauty routine for winter!
8x Winter Beauty Tips For Healthy Hair & Skin
For Dry & Dehydrated Skin
The effect of cold on the skin is manifold: it constricts the capillaries, which means that not enough oxygen and nutrients reach the dermis. In addition, the epidermis does not renew itself as quickly and dead cells accumulate. The result is dull, tight and more sensitive skin. Dropping temperatures and indoor heating can leave your skin dry and dehydrated.
Soothe and protect your skin from these aggressors with our intensely nourishing and antioxidant-rich Honey Infused Face Oil. This fast-absorbing daily face oil is formulated to nourish skin with the transformative benefits of Mirsalehi Honey, natural actives and freshly cold-pressed botanical oils from the Mirsalehi Bee Garden. Use the Honey Infused Beauty Balm as a complementary product for extra dry/flaky areas that need extra attention.
All seasons affect the skin in one way or another. But it is in winter that it appears drier and duller - it tends to become thinner, tighter, lacklustre and lifeless, with inconspicuous pores and a tendency to crack - as a result of the low temperatures. Why should you choose body oil rather than body cream? A Body Oil has a longer-lasting nourishing effect that is very similar to the skin's natural lipids, making it an excellent repairer of the moisture barrier, and it is absorbed at deeper levels and spreads and blends in with the skin.
Warm a few drops in palms before applying all over the body. Massage in for deep hydration. For an extra boost of moisture, layer your favourite body lotion on top of the oil once it has fully absorbed. Apply to damp skin to allow the oil formulation to more easily and deeply absorbed.
For Dry, Chapped Lips
Our faces are the most exposed body part during the winter, add to this the fact that the skin on the lips is thinner than the skin on the face, and it’s no wonder our lips are left chapped & dry. Cold weather results in moisture loss, leaving your lips irritated and dehydrated. Chapped lips will become red and inflamed, or flaky and cracked (painful, and certainly not cute!).
This is definitely one of the most frustrating beauty struggles during winter. Keep your lips plump, glossy and hydrated using our Honey Infused Lip Oil. This will effortlessly absorb into the skin to intensely hydrate, condition and restore the skin barrier. Read more tips on how to keep your lips soft all winter!
For Moisture Loss In Skin
Our skin is especially vulnerable to the elements during the winter. Chafing, skin irritations that occur when the skin rubs against skin, clothing or other material, are also frequent. Prevent moisture loss using the Honey Infused Beauty Balm. Apply this miracle product before leaving the house to create a protective barrier and keep your skin moisturised throughout the day.
This Oil-Balm blend melts like honey and absorbs like an oil for instantly smooth, supple skin supercharged with 99% natural ingredients. The Honey Infused Beauty Balm is here to tackle problem skin areas to strengthen, protect and hydrate the skin and its barrier while also enhancing your natural beauty by brightening and smoothing.
For Dry and Frizzy Hair
Colder temperatures can suck the moisture from your hair, leaving it dull and frizzy. Use our Honey Infused Leave-In Conditioner to quickly rehydrate & lock in moisture between washes, keeping frizz and dullness at bay. This lightweight conditioning spray is enriched with Mirsalehi Honey to hydrate, smooth, detangle and protect your hair from heat damage, pollution and breakage, keeping the hair from looking dull and dry.
For An Itchy, Dry Scalp
If you struggle with scalp irritation during the summer, unfortunately, the winter won’t be much better. Cold weather can actually aggravate dry, flaky or itchy scalps. Take some time to care for your scalp (and your hair!) using our Honey Infused Scalp Treatment. This microbiome-balancing leave-on serum will keep your scalp and hair hydrated so that you can wear your beanies comfortably this winter.
For Dull & Brittle Hair
Healthy hair has a natural shine, while dry, damaged hair looks dull and lifeless. During the winter your hair goes through a lot. Cold temperatures can leave the hair dry (a lack of moisture (oil) and hydration (water), while scarves and hats can leave your hair dull (a consequence of having dry hair and abrasion).
The wind and rain are doing their best to pull at your tresses, and you may need to resort to more heat styling to keep your main under control. All of this can result in damage, leaving your hair more susceptible to breakage. The good news is that taking care of your hair can help you treat both of these conditions.
Our Honey Infused Hair Oil enriched with Mirsalehi Honey from our very own Mirsalehi Bee Garden, is formulated to rebuild and repair hair to the core, keeping the hair from looking dull and dry. Honey is a natural humectant and maintains the hair’s natural moisture balance, resulting in healthy, soft and stronger locks with a silky shine.
Pamper your hair with a weekly deep treatment using the Honey Infused Hair Mask. This product is formulated to hydrate and replenish hair while improving its elasticity, shine and health. To give your hair even more nourishment, you can also treat your hair to Negin’s signature deep treatment by adding a few drops of Honey Infused Hair Oil into your dosage of Honey Infused Hair Mask, if the hair needs extra repair, you can even leave it on overnight. The result? Stronger hair, less prone to breakage!
For Frizzy & Static Hair
Indoor heating, fuzzy jumpers and rainy days can create a hair-raising situation. Having well-hydrated hair will help prevent frizz in the long run. Use the Honey Infused Hair Mask weekly to deeply hydrate the hair and maintain your natural moisture balance, this will reduce frizz over time. We would also recommend the Honey Infused Leave-In Conditioner, as a lightweight option to keep the hair hydrated between washes (this will also offset static).
The Propolis Infused Polishing Primer, is really a game-changer when it comes to tackling frizzy & static hair. It also reduces drying time, creates workable hold, enhances texture, and adds a ton of volume. It can be used pre or post-styling. Just squeeze a pea-sized amount into your palm, activate the product by rubbing your hands together. Work through damp or dry hair by massaging it into the roots for volume and through mid-lengths and ends for texture and hold, then style as desired. It’s so multi-purpose it’s great for blow dries, sleek styles, to define curls. Do you have fly-aways? This primer will also help you to avoid them keeping your look smooth.
For A Winter Pick Me Up
Indulge your senses this winter with the Mirsalehi Honey Scented Candle. Infused with our signature Gisou scent, this honey candle leaves an irresistible trail. Delicate, sweet notes of honey blend into spring florals inspired by the Mirsalehi Bee Garden, whilst citrusy notes of apricot and mandarin bring a playful twist to its aroma. Light your Mirsalehi Honey Scented Candle to unwind and set the mood for a relaxing self-care routine.
By making a few small changes to your beauty routine this winter, you’ll be able to keep most common beauty concerns at bay. Incorporating a few honey-infused honey products into your routine will help take advantage of the powerful nourishing benefits of honey and unlock your honey glow!