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Our lifestyle, self-care routine, and clothing choices may change significantly as we transition from autumn to winter. A good skincare routine and your wardrobe selections go hand in hand to enhance your style.
During the winter, our skin is prone to becoming dry and lifeless. The season’s low humidity levels and brisk winds significantly affect the skin’s smoothness and general health. Sun exposure and pollution can make matters worse.
Here are some quick tips to give your style a boost this winter.
Pay Added Attention to Your Skincare Regime
- Cleanse and Tone Your Face
Even when it’s chilly outdoors, cleaning your skin daily is still necessary to remove any debris that accumulates on your face due to pollution and indoor and outdoor temperature variations. During the winter, a gel cleanser is preferable over a foaming one. Effective cleansers protect your skin’s natural oils, keeping it hydrated throughout the colder months.
Don’t forget to add a toner. Your winter skincare regimen benefits from adding a toner as it removes excess oil.
- Keep Your Body Hydrated and Moisturized
Make sure to exfoliate your skin on a regular basis. Your skin has to shed the old cells blocking moisture from reaching it if it has become noticeably dry and flaky. Once or twice a week, exfoliate your body with a mild body scrub devoid of salicylic and glycolic acid in the shower using a gentle loofah. Your skin will also thank you for avoiding a hot water bath because it can remove body moisture. Instead, take short showers and lukewarm baths.
Using a moisturizer that is suitable for your skin type will also keep your skin hydrated and healthy during the dry winter. Switch to a thicker cream rather than a lightweight one to pamper your skin with extra hydration.
- Protect Your Skin from UV Rays
Apply Sunscreen- Even when you are indoors or the weather is overcast, UV radiation can still harm your skin. Apply sunscreen with an SPF of 30 or higher to protect your skin from UV radiation.
Add Spice to Your Winter Wardrobe
During the winter you may lack the motivation to get dressed in a stylish way. Layering would never be outdated. The current trend of layering includes shorts with leggings, coats over sweaters over blouses, blazers on jeans, overcoats on short dresses, sheer tops placed under dresses, turtlenecks beneath dresses, and dresses worn over pants.
A well-fitted outfit makes a great first impression and fashion statement. For winter 2022, tailored three-piece and skirt suits will be very popular. This is an ideal time to give pieces in your wardrobe another glance and see if they need an additional tweak to fit you better.
However, you can give your wardrobe a boost by incorporating the latest fashion trends. If you have more of a classic style you may be hesitant to go this route. You can re-imagine how you style clothing pieces from your wardrobe by gaining inspiration from the latest fashion trends.
Here are a few to keep top of mind to elevate your style this Winter.
- Waist Cinching Corsets
Corsetry detailing is another very noticeable style. Corsets come in a variety of styles, fits, and materials. Styles like busters, long sleeves, strapless, gothic, and many more, along with materials like satin, fleece, leather, and denim, all emphasize power and feminism in all manifestations.
- Statement Outerwear
Oversized belted outerwear can be worn to complete any winter outfit and keep you warm and cozy. A hybrid of a shirt and jacket called a “shacket” would be worn as a dress, shirt, or coat. It is made of flowing materials like silk or chiffon and has long sleeves with an open front. For added warmth, you can layer them over dresses with high necklines. Faux fur teddy coats can give your outfits an unexpected twist.
- Head-to-Toe Monochrome
Winter 2022 is still seeing this trend persist. The strongest monochromatic trend this season is wearing everything from top to bottom in a single color, preferably black. Style everything in the same color, from your shoes to your accessories to your clothing.
Braving the cold weather does not mean you have to sacrifice your style. The key to great style starts from within. Your skincare regime and wardrobe choices can enhance your style while showcasing your personality.