Ever wondered what’s the best way to take care of your body during winter? As the coldest season of the year is now at its peak, this is the best time for us to reveal the top winter hair and skin care myths that almost all of us have been falling for over the years. With all the misinformation circulating about what’s best and what’s not for your skin and hair during the winter’s windy days and cold nights, here is the truth behind 5 common myths we’ve been forced to believe:
1- Hot water showers are your winter savior
On a chilly day, you might assume that all you need is a hot shower to relax and feel warm, but direct hot water on both your skin and hair can be extremely harmful. While the steam can help open up your skin pores and let out dirt and excess oils, the heat causes water loss, drying out and cracking the skin. As for your hair, hot water takes away its moisture making it brittle and more prone to breakage.
So, keep your showers short, use lukewarm water, and use a soap-free body wash like Raw African’s Shower Gel and a gentle sulphate-free shampoo like Raw African’s Argan Shampoo.
2- Winter gives your face a natural glow
Our mothers’ old advice to cover your face from winter air was no bogus! Although it’s widely known that the fresh air gives your skin a healthy radiance, it turns out that this flush is from broken blood capillaries on the face because of the cold wind that can even escalate to rosacea and permanent redness. We suggest Raw African’s Intense Hydration Facial Cream to moisturize and protect your skin.
3- Blow drying your hair is always a bad idea
One of the most common year-long myths is that blow drying your hair causes damage. However, you should never leave the house with wet hair in winter. While air drying is best, cold air causes the hair to freeze and break, leading to hair fall and split ends, especially wet hair that is more vulnerable. So it’s better to blow dry your hair on low heat rather than leave it for the harsh winter weather. Use Raw African’s hair masks and leave-in conditioners for extra protection.
4- Exfoliating is not welcomed in winter
Because our bodies are rather sensitive in winter, we can presume that exfoliators will irritate the skin. Yet, exfoliating helps get rid of under-nourished dead skin cells, encouraging skin renewal and giving your body a smooth and glowing look. Raw African’s gentle exfoliators are our recommendation this winter, and don’t forget to moisturize thoroughly after with Raw African’s set of deeply hydrating body lotions.
5- Lip balm is addictive in winter
You know when you keep feeling like your lips need moisture on those cold winter days? We don’t call that addiction. Being accustomed to hydrated lips is a common winter tendency. Actually, involuntarily licking your lips to keep them wet instead of using the right lip balm is what’s behind your swollen dry winter lips. Because saliva is acidic to help in digestion, it’s severely harsh on thin lip skin, so opting for a gentle lip moisturizer is your best option. Raw African’s lip balm rich in cocoa butter, beeswax, coconut and sweet almond oils will help your lips feel soft all winter.
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