Winter Skincare: Glow Up For The Holidays
By: Guest: Elise Miller ~
The most wonderful time of the year is here! The days are colder, the holidays are approaching and you’re cozying up by the fireplace with your loved ones. A change in season also means that your skin will definitely need a bit of extra love during this cold time. Skin is more prone to dryness during the colder months and needs more natural moisture to make sure it stays healthy, all season long.
Go ahead and glow up for the holidays with these winter skincare tips!
Exfoliate Skin and Lips
After a day in the cold, whether you’ve been skiing, snowboarding, sledding or having a snowball fight, your skin will most likely come home feeling chapped and dry. Create an at home DIY scrub to use on your body, face and lips. For a body scrub, mix 6 parts organic sugar with 2 parts of your favorite Bodyceuticals Body Love Oils. Feel free to combine multiple flavors such as Cherry and Chocolate, just use part of each. For a lip scrub, simply combine 2 teaspoons of any of the Bodyceuticals Body Love Oils with 2 tablespoons of organic sugar. For each scrub, mix well and gently scrub with an exfoliating mitt. Rinse with warm water and a washcloth. Don’t forget to moisturize and apply lip balm afterwards, too (more on that to follow).
Remove Your Makeup
This is an absolute must year-round. Leaving on your make up can cause breakouts and clogged pores, not to mention, make up can ruin your precious sheets! I highly recommend using a couple pumps of Bodyceuticals Coconut Body Love Oil to gently remove make up with a washcloth and warm water. Bodyceuticals Calendula Facial Cleanser is also a great way to wash off the day, just be cautious of your eyes if they’re sensitive. These both will wipe clean any impurities from the day and leave your skin feeling moisturized and soft.
Drink Plenty of Water
Did you know your body needs at least half of a gallon of water per day? Some even swear by drinking a gallon per day! Water will keep your body hydrated and keep you glowing from the inside out. Try up different techniques to get yourself to drink more water by adding slices of lemon, lime, cucumbers, orange, and/or mint. Your skin will thank you!
Moisturize Morning, Afternoon and Night
You skin will crave natural oils and moisture during these blustery months. Start your morning with Bodyceuticals Day Berry Beauty Drops followed by Bodyceuticals Rose + Calendula Hydrating Facial Mist to prepare your skin for the day ahead. Throughout the day, if you’d like to, freshen up again with the Bodyceuticals Rose + Calendula Hydrating Facial Mist or Bodyceuticals Aloe Skin Soothing Spray. This won’t mess up your makeup and will keep your skin from drying out. After removing makeup, showering or cleansing your face from the day, apply Bodyceuticals Night Berry Beauty Drops followed by Bodyceuticals Calendula + DMAE Facial Créme. Your skin will be lathered up and ready for beauty rest.
Relax with a Facial Steam
Adding a steam to your nighttime routine can not only soften and detoxify the skin, a steam can also help you relax, unwind and calm you during a season that can easily become very stressful. Simply boil 2 cups of water and pour into a large bowl. Add 2-3 tablespoons of Bodyceuticals Certified Organic Calming Herbal Facial Steam to the bowl. Drape a towel over your head and place your head about eight inches or so above the bowl. Take the time breathe deeply and relax.
Lather Up in Oil
After a shower or bath, it’s important to apply moisture to help hydrate your skin. During the winter, consider adding a second layer of protection against the cold air. After applying lotions, use Bodyceuticals Coconut Aloe Body + Hair Oil or any of the Bodyceuticals Body Love Oils that come in refreshingly natural scents of Coconut, Cherry, Chocolate or Almond. Oil will quench the thirst of your skin and help it to retain moisture throughout the day and night.
Apply Lip Balm
If you’re anything like me, I can’t go without my lip balm. It’s literally with me wherever I go, and the winter is no exception. Bodyceuticals Organic Lip Balms go on smooth, leaving your lips soft. They are formulated with organic and clean ingredients including Calendula Oil, Beeswax, and Vitamin E. This is made for those with sensitive and dry lips that require extra attention, especially during the cold days.