My top 3 skin essentials for braving the Winter.
Winter is quickly approaching, and the tan is quickly fading! In the winter my skin gets a little dryer and a little (ok a lot…) lighter. I naturally have very delicate snow-white skin, so taking care of it is very important. Have you ever been going through the transition from summer to fall/winter and when your tan begins to fade you suddenly have a yellow or peach tint to your skin? It happens to me every year.
When the skin is exposed to the sun a reaction takes place and your body works to produce Melanin. After a period of time it begins to fade and depending on your undertones it can leave you with a more yellow or peach tint. A few years ago it was driving me crazy so I decided to do some research. I couldn’t be the only one who goes through this, and I wasn’t. After trying a few different face washes that were recommended, the Shiseido Cleansing Foam takes the cake! After about a week I began to notice a difference. It helps reduce discoloration to your skin and is also very gentle and hydrating.
As I get older my skin seems to get dryer every winter. My usual face lotion just wasn’t cutting it. La Mer has been around since the 60’s and has been highly coveted since then. I had read multiple articles about La Mer Moisturizing Cream and every person that had used it swore by it. I was apprehensive to try it since it is way more than what I would normally spend on face cream, but I decided that if I bought 3 others to try the cost would end up being the same if I tried the one. Thankfully I trusted my instinct and went for it, I couldn’t have been any happier with the results! It made my skin vibrant and hydrated it more than it had been in a long time! You can’t go wrong with La Mer!
Don’t forget about the rest of your body, soft skin is an absolute must! Supporting local companies is very important to me, so naturally I was very excited to try out Herbivore Botanicals. My favorite by far is the Herbivore Coco Rose Body Polish. It’s the most moisturizing body scrub I have ever tried, and the smell is amazing and soft. A beautiful blend of coconut oil and the Moroccan rose is boyfriend tested and approved! Every time I use it my man comments on how soft my skin is and how wonderful it smells. I have found that the best time to use it is right after shaving. Shaving can dry out your skin, and this rehydrates it instantly. Herbivore Botanicals started out of kitchen in Seattle and is now providing their products country wide. They are all safe, non-toxic and organic. You won’t be disappointed!