Monday, October 24, 2016

5 Winter Survival Tips

By: Lisa Ng

A sponsored post.

Winter will be upon us soon and the neverending snow days and bitter cold can be hard on the soul. Make sure you’re not just loafing around the couch this winter with our 5 Winter Survival Tips:

1) Take a Class

Since you’ll be spending a lot of time indoors this winter, you might as well be learning a new skill or hobby. Sign-up for that cooking class, sports league or workshop you’ve been eyeing and perfect it before spring. Look online for upcoming classes near you and sign-up with a friend or before they fill-up!

2) Book a Dinner Date

If you’re like me, you have a long list of restaurants you’ve been meaning to try out. Make a point of setting up a dinner date with your friends, family or significant other and give yourself a night out to look forward to. It’s a great way to get out of the house and catch-up with the people you love.

Tight on cash? Make it a potluck and give yourself a chance to try out a new dish.

3) Get Active Outside

At some point, you’re going to have to embrace winter and the best way to do it is to get outside and play in the snow! I finally learned to ski as an adult and it’s one of the best things I’ve ever done. I find that as long as I’m properly bundled up, being active outside is pretty refreshing and a great workout.

Not sure about skiing? Try snowshoeing, cross-country skiing, toboganning or learn to finally ice skate. Come out of hibernation and make the most of winter.

4) Go Somewhere Hot

I know this is a no-brainer, but a winter vacay to a sunny destination helps break-up the monotony of winter. My best advice is to book NOW to ensure you get the best availability and prices. You’ll be thanking me in February, plus it gives you a restful break to look forward to after the holidays.

5) Stay Hydrated

The cold winter air coupled with dry indoor heating systems can be way harsh on your skin. I find that my skin gets super dry, flaky and even itchy if I don’t keep it properly hydrated. Skincare oils are a great way to battle this problem – they work without stripping the skin of its natural oils.

I start with Lipidol’s Cleansing Face Oil to help remove my make-up at the end of the day. I then apply Lipdol’s Overnight Face Oil to help lock in moisture – I really do wake-up with softer, smoother skin.

Lipidol also has a Cleansing Body Oil that you can use instead of soap or body wash. The After Shower Oil finishes the job to help your skin retain moisture.

Lipidol does not leave you feeling greasy and there’s no messy residue. Your skin will naturally absorb the oil and leave it feeling nourished. The oils are non-comedogenic and suitable for all skin types. 

Lipidol is a steal at $8.97 a bottle and is from the makers of Bio-Oil. You can find Lipidol at Walmart or online at

What are your tips for surviving winter?

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