Great Beauty tips for women

Drink more water – it’s good for your skin and other top beauty tips for the festive season.

By Fusion Lifestyle Reporter
December 15, 2011, 1:41 pm

Willow Water, has compiled a top ten natural beauty tips list to keep women looking fresh throughout the festive season.

Changing temperatures mean a change of routine and tweaking a few habits in the winter can make all the difference between a dull winter complexion and glowing radiance.

An all encompassing beauty regime is essential for clear but skin but it’s a beauty fact that drinking plenty of water is a one-way ticket to a fresh face.

Most women try to drink the recommended 1.5litres a day to keep the body hydrated but Willow’s unique combination of naturally occurring minerals, including calcium and salicin, an active extract of willow bark, combine to boost skin tone and improve skins’ condition.

10 Natural Beauty tips for the festive party season

Keep Hydrated! – an obvious one, but many people forget to drink enough water and we all know that plenty of H²O helps to keep skin soft and fresh.

Moisturise – coat it on to replenish moisture lost throughout the day with the dry winter air often magnifying the problem.

SPF – any make-up or moisturiser you use should have an SPF of at least 15. We may not be able to see the sun’s rays but they’re still there!

Exfoliate – at least twice a week to remove dead skin cells and allow the skin to absorb extra moisture.

Sleep – a good night’s sleep is essential. Your oxygen levels drop if you don’t get enough sleep, meaning that your cells will not be renewed as quickly and skin ageing starts to set in.

Your hair can dry out as much as your skin in winter – for a cheap but effective option, make a hair mask at home with half a cup of honey and 3 tablespoons of olive oil. Coat the hair, cover with a shower cap and leave on for 30 minutes, shampoo, rinse and voila, shiny hair!

Superfoods – if you’re burning the candle at both ends, stock up on immune-boosting foods to stave off those coughs, colds and viruses. Onions, garlic, brightly coloured vegetables and citrus or berry based fruits for vitamin C will all be key super foods at this time.

Chapped lips are often a noticeable problem in the winter. Use a highly moisturising lip balm which provides a protective barrier – ones with beeswax, aloe, vitamin E and essential oils are all good choices.

Avoid skin and hairstyling products which are high in alcohol as it strips away moisture.

Don’t blow it – Resist the urge to reach for the hair dryer and avoid straighteners if possible as it will make matters worse if you’re already dealing with dry, brittle hair.

Neill Cotton, Managing Director of Willow Water, commented: “With Willow, the secret’s in the source. Its aquifer, the source of the legendary Holy Well of Cartmel, provides great tasting water and the blend of minerals can lead to clear, beautiful skin. As the Christmas party season approaches, it’s essential to stay hydrated to keep concentration levels high but also to keep the skin looking fresh and ensuring the excess of mince pies and late nights do not take their toll.”

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