Tuesday, October 16, 2012

Winter Ready?

As we move into the cooler and then cold months are you ready?  Have you been preparing your skin for the arctic outside air and the dry heat of the furnace?  Have you prepared yourself with a heavier moisturized and maybe even a creamier cleanser so you don't get the winter, tight, dry skin?

Easy steps..

1.  Cleanse with a cream cleanser at least in the morning.  Let's face it, if you wash your face well at night, not much happens that you need to do an uber cleanse in the morning.  Be gentle with it.  Treat it with some care and tenderness.

2.  Serum, maybe you need a little extra moisture, perhaps a nice light serum under your moisturizer will do the trick.  I like serums that contain antioxidants like A, C and E.

3.  Moisturize.  Maybe a slightly heavier moisturizer for winter months will do the trick.  I am a fan of moisturizers that provide a bit of a barrier to protect my delicate fair skin from wind burn and over heating.  My current favourite for this job is Dr. Hauschka's Rose Day Cream.  It protects, calms, nourishes and heals.  A+++ stuff!

As much as I hate to recommend it, exfoliate, don't get all kitchen floor scrubby on your face but a nice, light exfoliant will do the trick and will help your skin better absorb and soak up all of the benefits of your moisturizer.

For the rest of your body...

Milk baths.  I really cannot suggest these enough.  You can use both fresh high fat milk or powdered milk.  Mix some into your bath with a little rose and myrrh essential oil and feel how silky smooth your skin is afterwards.  Follow up with a dollop of coconut oil rubbed into damp skin.  You will whisk through winter with no dry itchies and gloriously glowing skin.

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