With this year’s winter vortex in full force, it’s causing a lot of havoc on our skin. Who else is experiencing dry, flaky skin from head to toe? Alligator skin is never the best look to have. It screams out “unhealthy” to be exact. Get that summer glow in the winter months with our beauty routine that is going to give your skin some TLC from your face to body.
It’s important to slough off old dead skin cells. It will produce more collagen and bring new generated cells. Your skin will immediately look renewed, fresh and bright.
Face | KAHINA ANTIOXIDANT MASK | $62
This 2-in-one mask will detoxify and gently exfoliate your skin with argan oil and silica-rich rhassoul clay from the Atlas Mountains in Morocco. It will help draw out impurities at the deepest level, replacing them with nourishing minerals. It will instantly leave your skin smoother, toned and supple. Use two to three times a week and leave on for 10 minutes. Remove with warm water using circular motions to gently exfoliate.
Body | RITUALS GOOD LUCK BODY SCRUB | $25
Luxury combination of organic sugar and softening oils will nourish and revitalize the driest of skins. Your whole body will feel so silky smooth without feeling greasy and feel smooth as a baby’s bottom. Natural ingredients of Sweet orange and cedar will produce a warm aroma and leaving a beautiful glow to your skin. Use once or twice a week.
We are obsessed with using face and body oils. Even though it’s a huge misconception of oils, trust us, these will be your skin savors! We both have oily skin and it actually helps balance our oily face in check. It’s been the best thing for our skin leaving it moisturized and having that glow that moisturizers can’t do. Try it, we promise you won’t look back!
Face | SUNDAY RILEY ARTEMIS | $125
We LOVE everything from Sunday Riley and couldn’t wait to get our hands on their new face oil, Artemis. It’s a lemon-scented serum that helps balance the complexion while providing clarifying and toning benefits that give you that healthy glow. An essential oil complex of Australian medicinal plants, Lemon Ironbark and Lemon Myrtle provide anti-inflammatory, purifying and cleansing support to the skin. It also has milk thistle seed oil, black cumin seed oil and pink grapefruit essential oil to help fight redness and premature aging caused by toxins and inflammation. Flax seed oil will help soothe irritations and softens roughness giving it a “clean, healthy glow from within”. Use this am and pm under your moisturizer, 3-4 drops and press it into your skin and don’t forget your neck area.
Body | AFRICAN BOTANICS MARULA FIRMING BOTANICAL BODY OIL | $70
This unique, dry body oil is packed with Marula Oil, Grape Seed Oil and Green Rooibos tea extract that will restore dry, lackluster skin to youthful firmness, tone and softness. For those unaware of Marula Oil, it’s highly nutritious oil from South Africa that heals skin tissue, reduces redness and ideal for sunburned skin. It helps boosts the production of collagen and provides antioxidants against free radicals. This will leave your skin so silky-soft and smooth with an invigorating scent. Perfect for any pre-or-post sun exposure to prevent and reverse dehydration from UV exposures. Use am and pm after shower and massage in upward motion and use the excess for your hair.
DON’T FORGET TO MOISTURIZE DAY AND NIGHT
Moisturizing your skin morning and night is highly important. For day, make sure there’s an SPF to protect your skin against harmful radicals. For night, use a heavier night cream. Restorsea makes an amazing night cream, Restoring Night Cream. Complements skins natural regenerative process to provide dramatic results overnight. Formulated with a unique olive oil emulsion system for intense hydration and wild oat extract to soothe skin and reduce redness. When you wake up, your skin feels so moisturized and plumped, leaving your skin looking radiant. Say good-bye to dry, flaky skin! Retails for $175; restorsea.com
Try these tips in conjunction to what you are already using. Make sure that you are using correct products for your skin type. For example, if you have dry skin, you should be using a rich cream cleanser or balm (EVE LOM cleansing balm– read our review here) instead of a foaming cleanser. We guarantee that your skin will start looking so much brighter and healthier and will have you ready for spring in no time.
How do you keep your skin glowy and hydrated during winter?