Beauty Notes: Winter Skincare Survival Guide

Skincare routines during winter are not particularly “sexy” because we barely show off any skin underneath those huge knit sweaters and gloves. There is not much chance of getting a suntan unless you’re faking it and blush is replaced by highlighter and bronzer to perk up our makeup look during the grey days.

On the other hand, due to the blistering cold weather, almost all types of skin suffer from some issue. We are true believers that with the right products everybody can cope with his or her skin problems, especially when it comes to the winter season.

Photo by  Samantha Qeja

Photo by Samantha Qeja

The Riches of the Sea

Point one of our winter skincare survival guide focuses on the products that are rich in bio-ingredients and natural marine actives. They do wonders for the face and body! According to science and beauty experts, sea kelp is a potent ingredient because it absorbs toxins and is an excellent source of minerals, vitamins, and amino acids. Add caviar extracts, fish enzymes, and sea minerals to the mixture, and you will get the perfect skin boost during wintertime. Also, make sure to apply products that are rich in anti-oxidants and hyaluronic acid for a more rejuvenated looking skin.

We’re NUTS about these products!

You guessed it: true natural cosmetics do not go far without incorporating any nut extract. Nuts are such an excellent base for skincare products because they are so rich in fatty acids, minerals, protein, and vitamins, which we want to smear them all over our face and body! Shea nut oil, Macadamia oil, Avocado, and Kukui nut oils are an essential part of some of the most effective face creams and serums. These types of nut oils do wonders for the skin especially during winter because they battle skin inflammation, redness, burns, dryness, and even acne. Apply after having thoroughly, cleansed the face for maximum hydration.

Head-to-toe

The skin on our face is where we usually put the most products during winter because it is more prone to drying out. However, let’s not forget about the rest of our body! An excellent home spa weekend to treat yourself includes not only a facemask but also lips, hand and feet masks filled with hypoallergenic ingredients to sooth the skin. After that, massage the area to make sure that the actives are absorbed well in the skin. Finish off with hydrating creams for the hands and feet, and a lip balm to nourish the lips and banish any existing dryness.

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