Okay, it’s finally getting colder. Kinda. If you live in Missouri or Kansas, you understand that the weather does whatever the hell it wants - and with that comes exponentially dry skin, a corpse complexion, random acne and God only knows what else! But don’t fear, I’ve whipped up the perfect winter skin survival kit (and some pretty cringy subheadings) to last you till May - because let’s be honest, winter stays for a loooooong time in the midwest.
Hello Dryness My Old Friend
Your lips are chapped, your face is peeling and your makeup looks like it’s sliding right off - because it is! You have dry skin. Your face has traded “summer glow” for “winter chap” and we are NOT here for it. If this sounds like you, it’s time to invest in a heavy duty face cream, preferably one so thick you can build a house with. Here are my “winter chap” skin saviors:
Josh Rosebrook Complete Moisture Cleanse
Remove dirt, bacteria, imbalanced and excess oils with this all natural, delicate and PH balanced face cleanser. Filled with potent herbal infusions and plant oils your skin will feel balanced and light afterwards. High in antioxidants, creating anti-inflammatory and antibacterial properties, this product is suitable for all skin types.
Josh Rosebrook Hydrating Accelerator
This essential, multi-action product is a combination hydrator, toner and a light moisturizer. With aloe vera juice water to enhance hydration, lower the skin surface tension and provide active nutrients to the skin, your skin will feel firm and have increased circulation. Herbal and aloe combine to be anti-inflammatory and soothe, calm and rest the skin's natural healing abilities. Rich antioxidants and fatty acids relieve redness, properly hydrating and lightly moisturizing.
Bless Beauty Balm
Bless is a nutrient dense silken moisturizer that will soften the skin and deeply nourish the complexion. Infused with nutrient dense, organic and cold pressed oils, Bless will help to reduce inflammation, strengthen and protect your precious complexion.
A Wrinkle In Time
I am all about aging your own way and since turning 27, I’ve noticed some minor changes in my face and a few more gray hairs coming in unannounced. But, aging should be something we celebrate and I am here for the wrinkles and changes so long as I can take care of them and feed them what they want: moisture, massage and vitamins. The best time to indulge in some serious cell turnover is the winter time and I’ve picked out the best anti-aging treatments for this season:
Mara Universal Face Oil
The only face oil you need. Loaded with age-defying algae, plankton extract and four superfood plant oils, Mara Universal Face Oil is here to replenish and hydrate tired, dry skin. The proprietary algae plankton blend is high in essential fatty acids to plump up the skin and fight free radicals. So not only do you get the anti-aging benefits, you also get the hydration, brightening and nutrients your skin needs! An all around amazing oil for pretty much every skin concern.
An ancient beauty tool from Eastern Asia used to support youthful, glowing skin. The natural stone stimulates collagen production, plumps fine lines, aids in releasing blocked sinuses, reduces dark circles and puffiness around eyes, soothes inflamed skin, helps discharge toxins and relieve headaches. It’s time to get rollin!
Keys Eye Butter Day & Night Eye Cream
Eye Butter combines an age old secret to eye care with pharmaceutical grade ingredients to soften eye tissue, reduce fine lines and tighten the skin. The glowing effect brightens the skin around the eyes, enhances skin color and is a great natural foundation for mineral eye makeup. The secret to Eye Butter is naturally distilled organic cucumbers. High in ingredients that have been known for years to tighten and tone eye tissue.
Where Did You Glow?
A common denominator of winter is dull skin. Loss of brightness and life. Your face is basically a brittle, crumbly tombstone come winter and there’s really no turning back until the summer. Unless! You have a brightening component like Vitamin C, rosehip or lycopene! Both Lycopene and Vitamin C works to neutralize free radicals and aids in your skin’s natural regeneration process. Rosehip oil contains fatty acids and Vitamin A, promoting skin regeneration, too, along with skin flexibility and permeability. Here are my favorite brightening buddies to keep in your skincare arsenal:
Indie Lee Brightening Cleanser
It’s in the name! This bestselling cleanser washes away impurities leaving skin feeling soft, refreshed and luminous. A blend of ingredients - including lycopene (from tomatoes) and hydrolyzed wheat protein - make it ideal for cleansing, hydrating, tightening firming and brightening!
Ursa Major Brighten Up Vitamin C Serum
This featherweight face serum goes deep to provide instant hydration while brightening and smoothing skin’s tone and appearance. Use alone, or layer beneath your favorite daily face lotion or night cream.
Leahlani Meli Glow Illuminating Nectar Mask
Meli works at the molecular level to increase blood circulation and oxygenation. She will deeply nourish and strengthen the barrier of your skin, delivering a bountiful dose of active enzymes and antioxidant-rich oils to each cell on your precious face. It's GLOW time!
Winter can be brutal, so take care of that precious face of yours and give it some extra TLC this season.