5 Ways to Protect Your Skin from the Winter Blues!

It’s that time of the year when snow glistens on frosted trees, sparkling lights adorn buildings, scarves give you much needed warmth and the smell of freshly baked goods linger. It’s winter. Temperatures have dropped, days are shorter, it’s icy & harsh cold winds blow fiercely . Your skin feels every centimetre of winter(my knees too as a matter of fact!)

It’s now time for Winter Skincare! The colder temperature alongside low humidity causes dry air which draws moisture away from the skin. Leading to dull, dry, cracked, rough, itchy, and sensitive skin. With the change in temperature, our skincare needs to also change in order to help nourish, hydrate and protect our skin.

These 5 steps will help protect your skin from the harsh winter

1.Gently Exfoliate: The combination of cold air and indoor heating causes our skin to flake and dead skin cells form much more quickly . It is absolutely KEY that you exfoliate! The accumulation of dead skin cells will not allow your moisturizer/serums to absorb into the skin to give your skin the moisture it so desperately needs. This where Brighten Up! Exfoliator comes in! 99% Natural, formulated with 25% Grade Microderm Crystals for the most gentle and thorough exfoliation. It’s made with aloe(great for sensitive skin), papaya enzymes and coconut(leaves your skin soft and smooth). Add the Brighten Up! Exfoliator to your skincare routine 3-5 times/week(morning or night)!

Brighten Up! Exfoliator, $34

2.Gentle Cleanser: A cleanser is meant to remove dirt & makeup from your pores however they can also remove much needed natural oils that keep your skin soft and supple. During the winter your skin can use all the moisture you can give it! So make sure your cleanser does NOT strip your skin. Detox Facial Cleanser is amazing for dry, dehydrated, aging skin. It is formulated with Grapeseed Extract, Detoxyl and Inca Inchi. And WITHOUT sulphates(they strip the skin of much needed moisture). These super ingredients work together to deep cleanse, hydrate and nourish the skin. Use daily to cleanse skin, morning & night.

Detox Cleanser, $24

3.Hydrating Serum: A hydrating serum will give you the concentration of ingredients your skin needs to stay soft and supple throughout the day. Brighten Up! Glow Boosting Serum is formulated with Abyssinian oil, Arbutin(from Bearberry Leaves) & Vitamin C. The combination of these ingredients will help build your skins moisture barrier(protection from cold weather), soften your skin and give it an incredible glow & glass like skin. Apply a few drops every morning, works great underneath makeup.

Glow Boosting Serum, $39

4.Moisturizing Night Serum: Your skin regenerates itself as you sleep and all the help you can give it is important. Age is Only A Number Elixir is a super potent elixir formulated with clinically proven peptides , vitamins, nourishing oils, and hyaluronic acid. Hyaluronic acid is an important ingredient that helps draw moisture into the deeper layers of the skin. Apply a few drops every night before bed.

Age Is Only A Number, $62

5.Treat Your Lips: Cold weather can wreak havoc on your lips leading to peeling skin, dryness, and dehydration lines. Rise & Shine Lip Balm is formulated with nourishing natural oils and butters including Mango Seed Butter, Shea Butter, Canadian Abyssinian Oil (a best kept secret in natural oils). Apply a single layer in the morning, at night apply several layers(acts as a lip mask).

Rise & Shine Lip Balm, $19

We cannot control the climate but we sure can take control of what the climate does to our skin! Follow these 5 easy steps this winter for beautiful, radiant, hydrated, nourished, youthful looking skin!