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Say Yes To Yule! 5 Ways To Work The Winter Solstice Into Your Beauty Rituals…

How To Prep For The Bleak Midwinter, Beautifully...

The sacred solstice, a time of year to bring light into the dark night and slow down.

Nature hibernates in this cold season and we’ve the tendency to hide too. But rather than totally retreating, treat your body like the temple it is, rest and recuperate gently in soft candlelight.

The Longest Night Calls For Candlelight…

The Winter Solstice is a turning point, as the season changes.

One of the four Solar Fire Festivals or Quarter Days, the entry of the Sun into Capricorn brings a seasonal shift.

> Read more about the astrology of Winter Solstice & Yule, here <

As one of the driver signs – the Cardinal signs Aries, Cancer, Libra and Capricorn – it’s this moment (Sun changing signs) that brings a Solstice or Equinox.

It’s an ideal time to mark the moment with ritual, acknowledging the turning of time.

Here are my favourite ways to acknowledge this seasonal difference! 

Winter Solstice Rituals For Beauty…

5 Ways To Bring You Into Alignment With The Season…

1. Cold Showers…

So fitting for Capricorn season.

Yes, baby it’s cold outside and it’s lovely to warm up in a sweltering sauna of a bathroom, however heat isn’t great for the skin’s ability to hold in moisture.

Stick to short showers and avoid drying soap lather – squeaky clean ain’t as nice as cleansing oils and scrubs…

It’s an excellent time to replenish skin; Capricorn’s ruler Saturn is the guardian of our dermis – Saturn rules skin

We can reassess our health and realign our bodies, too – our skeletons (another Saturnian thing).

2. Save Your Soles + Make Mistletoe Kissable Lips…

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Feet as dry as old stuffing? I hear ya. Soak your tootsies in warm, soapy water and buff away till your hearts content. You’ll thank me for this prod, and you know it’s easy peasy with a foot file… Moisturise and slip into cosy bed socks.

No-one wants dry, cracked lips puckering up beneath a chiming clock on New Year and the fact is, lips so become chapped in the winter.

If you suffer from particularly sore smackers avoid waxy, scented or lanolin based balms.

Tend to your lymphatic system, with a body brush and sweeping strokes towards the heart…

3. Revel In Nature, Au Natural (But Remember SPF)…

You’ll feel the color rush to your cheeks when you take a brisk (or slow) walk in the woods (doctor’s in the UK are now prescribing nature to their patients!) BUT don’t forget SPF (at least 30), as the sun still shines in winter…

Mull over the smells and sensations of your surroundings and go natural.

Foundation looks TERRIBLE on dry wintery skin sop opt for a solution with a dewy finish. Avoid cakey powder and matte makeup.

Do exfoliate and use an extra-rich creamy moisturiser.

And, avoid The ‘Leo Look’. Queen of summer, the lioness rulers over bronzers and a killer tan. Save this look for Leo season and the summer solstice...

4. Silk Over Static!

If you’re out and about and prone to flyaway hair use a silk scarf as a chic beauty accessory and tool for keeping flyaway strands smooth.

Tuck hair neatly beneath the scarf and enjoy a salon moment on arrival.

5. Lovely Lashes…

I’m a big fan of eye lash extensions, for when my lashes are wanting a little oomph (y’know what I mean).

You can also invest in a decent waterproof mascara (for those wet and windy winter nights) and a few corner lashes that come off with no bother.

+ One For Luck!

Meditate.

Guess who wears the most easy and beautiful smile on their face over Christmas?

Serene folk.

It’s not all about a flawless face of makeup, you can also achieve beauty from the inside out.

Seek meaningful interactions with family and friends now, many of whom you don’t usually get to connect with.

Love you guys, Happy Winter Solstice!

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