Why? Think: more opportunities to cover up (hide mistakes) and more time at home to test things out. Nobody likes to venture out in the freezing wind after all.
Here are just some of the winter beauty tips we’ll be taking advantage of as the cold weather hits…
#1 A new hair removal routine
If you’ve ever wanted to try a different hair removal method, winter is the ideal season to do so.
When it comes to laser hair removal, for example, sun exposure is a no-no. And it’s a lot easier to steer clear of it in winter time. Plus, by the time summer rolls around again you should be nearing the end of your sessions and virtually hair-free!
As for waxing, starting off requires hairs to grow to a certain length. And if you’re someone who hates it when their prickly stems are on show, your winter wardrobe will provide the perfect disguise as you ease into a new routine.
P.S. If pain is holding you back with either of these options, try a numbing cream to take the edge off.
#2 Try out a fresh hair colour
If there’s ever a time to dive in and do it, winter is it. Beanies, hats and scarfs will have your back should anything go wrong.
And if you’re planning to DIY a dramatic change, make sure to both reset (remove any previous dye with a colour remover) and rehydrate (with nourishing conditioners) for the best result.
#3 Experiment with skin care
Testing out new skin care can be scary. Particularly if you experience sensitive skin. But whether it be active ingredients or oils you’re keen to trial, winter provides a pretty good window to peel or breakout away from too many social occassions or prying eyes.
Just remember that if it’s highly recommended to wear sunscreen after using a product, this still applies in winter. The sun may be hiding, but UVA and UVB rays can still reach you through the clouds.
#4 Get creative with makeup
Sure, curling up under a blanket and watching a movie is a great way to spend a winter evening. But curling up in front of the mirror and practicing new eye looks/false lash application? Now that’s our idea of heaven.
Utilise that winter solitude to elevate your winged eyeliner technique or try out colours that always seem ‘too risky’ before an event. With nowhere to go but the sofa and some quick cleansing solutions by your side, there’s no harm done if it doesn’t work out.
Main image credit: @emilycheungmakeup
What’s your best winter beauty tip? What do you love most about the season?