4 Ways to Give Your Beauty Routine Some Extra Love
Love is in the air, and we don’t just mean Valentine’s Day. This is the time of year when we’re all longing for warmer days and more time outdoors, but winter isn’t quite over yet. As we wait for the arrival of spring, it’s a great time to give our skin, hair, and nails a little extra love. Maybe your skin is feeling dry and dull. Maybe your hairstyle is looking a little tired. Or maybe you just need some cheerful color to brighten things up on a gray winter day.
If that sounds like you, don’t despair! One way you can beat the winter blahs is to change up your beauty routine. Here are a few ideas to get you started.
Try an Edgier Cut or Color
Don’t let the word edgy scare you. You don’t have to dye your hair purple or chop your long locks into a pixie cut (although you could!). Maybe for you, edgy means experimenting with a balayage or ombre. Maybe it means trying bangs for the first time since the 80s. If you’ve had the same hairstyle as long as you can remember, try asking your stylist to recommend a cut for you. Even if it’s a style you’ve never considered, you may discover that an updated look is just the antidote you need for the mid-winter blues.
Channel Spring With Your Nail Color
As the days get longer, swap out your deep reds and dark nail colors for something a little brighter. Spring’s nail colors will include mint greens, sunny yellows, and pastel pinks. If you love fun nail designs, try animal prints, geometric designs, or French tips in bold colors. You can achieve these looks with polish alone, or try some beautiful acrylics or gels for long-lasting style.
Declutter Your Beauty Routine
From skin care to makeup choices, your beauty routine should reflect the changing needs of your skin and of the season. In winter, your skin may need more frequent exfoliation and deeper moisturizing to combat dry skin caused by cold temperatures and indoor heating. As you prepare for spring, however, you may be able to swap out some of your stand-by products for lighter versions.
This is also a great time to declutter your make-up bag. Toss any eye-shadows, powders, or mascaras that are more than three months old, and consider some brighter or more sheer colors for spring.
Take Some Time for Self-Care
We’re all feeling a little stressed these days, and that stress often takes up residence in our muscles. Whether you’re experiencing tension headaches, neck and shoulder tightness, or just general fatigue, a massage can help work out that stress in a healthy way. Plus, you’ll walk out feeling relaxed, refreshed, and ready to take on your day.
Don’t let the winter blues get you down! Come see us at Regency Salon and Spa to show some love to your beauty routine and try a fresh look as you get ready for spring!