Global warming has been pushing our winter weather further and further back into the year. It’s January, yet I only started experiencing “winter weather” a couple weeks ago. With the oncoming weather change, I thought I should share a few ways to winterize yourself. Yes, it is possible to not look crusty during the dry seasons. Here’s how:
STOCK UP ON CHAPSTICK
The one thing I hate most about cold weather is the way is cracks my lips. That’s why winter is the perfect time to stock up on your favorite laptop. I prefer Chapstick, but many people like Nivea and Burt’s Bees. Whatever the brand, make sure you swipe some one before heading out the door. And for those with flaky lips: massage your lips with your toothbrush in order to remove excess skin!
GET SOME VASELINE, ASHY
It’s really taboo to walk around with a layer of grey on your face or hands. I mean, come on, we’re in the 21st century. They’ve invented something for this problem…it’s called Vaseline. I would suggest lotion, but most lotions only last for a few hours. Vaseline guarantees that your body will stay moisturized all day long. They come in large tubs, as well as mini little pinky-sized packs. You can put Vaseline on your hands, face, lips, etc. Invest, invest, invest!
SPF IS THE BEST
Contrary to popular belief, sun rays are just as intense in the winter as they are in the summer. This is mainly due to the reflection of sunlight off snow. Therefore, it is important that you lather yourself in SPF just like you would as the beach. Or at least your face and neck.
Also, snow reflections tend to blind. Especially is you’re a person who walks to and from school, or has a long trek to the bus stop, or whatever. Make sure you have some stunna shades so you’re not squinting all the way home.
FUZZY SOCKS AND FUZZY SCARVES
If you’re the type who refuses to compromise their show game from some trendy Ugg boots or Timberlands, I completely understand. But most shoes, other than boots, weren’t made for winter weather. An easy way to fix this is by investing in fuzzy socks! Fuzzy socks give your feet insulation they need, while still allowing you to rock your favorite kicks. They’re inexpensive, and you can find them anywhere!
Scarves are one of the best ways to ensure you stay warm and don’t catch a cold. My Mom knitted me a scarf a few years ago that is the fuzziest thing in the world! I wear it not only because it’s practical, but because it’s fashionable too. Invest in a cute, fuzzy or thick scarf that can keep you nice and toasty in the snow!
I hope these few pointers helped you out! For all my seasonal depressed peeps… stay strong. And for all of my people who can’t function in temperatures below 60 degrees, I hope you have a Snuggie.