We don't judge seasons by their qualities, but we will point out that some are better than others when it comes to a natural, healthy glow and others... not so much.
This month, we are focusing on maintaining healthy skin in the colder months from head to toe. One thing we can all agree on is that winter isn't the most nourishing of the seasons. Don't worry! Our November Sale has products you can add to your skin care routine to help - and some of the items are 60% off!
Here are the steps we recommend to help achieve a "Snow Glow" - think of it as your summer skin without the tan with our spa products!
Use these steps as needed or all together!
Step One: Exfoliate
The key to achieving soft, hydrated skin is to start with getting rid of the dead, dry skin and anything else that might be causing your skin to dry and crack. Using an exfoliant rich in antioxidants and antimicrobial ingredients are an excellent way to make sure you really prep your skin.
Jojoba Oil is one of our favourite ingredients for these very reasons! These properties of Jojoba Oil help kill a certain bacterias and fungi that can cause skin issues and irritations. It can also help with inflammation of the skin which makes it an antioxidant.
Our go-to product for the ultimate exfoliant experience is the Body Scrub Salt Glow. On top of the amazing properties we mention, this product leaves your skin SO smooth and full of nutrients. Which is perfect leading to our next step!
Step Two: Hydrate
This step may seem obvious, but hydration doesn't start with lots of creams and butters. It starts with cleansing.
Starting with a clean face is key! Depending on your skin type, look for ingredients in your face wash that promote hydration added specifically to target your skin issues.
If you find your skin is more on the dry side, we recommend our Face Cleanser with hydrating ingredients like Jojoba Oil and Aloe Vera Gel. Witch Hazel Green Tea Extract are also included which helps act as a toner to help rid of impurities.
For skin that is a little more oily, we recommend our Face Foam Cleanser. It's a little more mild, but still hydrates your skin without drying it out with ingredients like Wheat Protein and Witch Hazel.
You can also add our easy to use spray Face Toner at this stage to help rid of anything else that may be on your skin. It also has Vitamin C for added anti-aging and promotes collagen. Busy day? If you find yourself skipping washing your face, spray our Face Toner and you will be all prepped for your Zoom meetings.
After you've exfoliated away all that dead skin, your body is ready for a DEEP hydration. While it may seem obvious to just put lotion all over after your shower, we recommend taking an extra step from time to time to give your body a proper boost of hydration.
Our favourite item in the winter is our Body Mask, which is made from a Kaolin white mud base. Rub this on your whole body and leave on for 10-20 minutes before rinsing - the longer the better.
The clay is rich with nutrients that will help detoxify your skin and help rid of impurities. It's know for absorbing excess oils without causing inflammation or redness. Our added ingredient Beeswax will seal up the moisture you just added to your body. What's not to love?!
Step Three: Rejuvenate
This is the step most people tend to latch on to and live by for combatting their skin issues in the colder months. We believe it's the final step in a good routine! This is where you help maintain all that hard work you did in previous steps.
This one is easy! Finish off with our Face Cream for that final added moisture. With ingredients like Jojoba Oil (told you it's one of our favourites), Shea Butter and Aloe Vera Gel, your face will thank you for it! Our cream comes in a light-medium thickness which means your skin will absorb (and protect) your skin throughout the day. This product is perfect for men and women.
And we wouldn't forget the lips! Our Lip Balm is small and handy for easy application whenever you need it. It's loaded with pure essential oils, coconut and avocado oils, rich in vitamins and essential fatty acids, to nourish, condition and soften lips. Beeswax and shea butter seals in hydration and Manuka honey is added to soothe and heal. No artificial flavours or preservatives are used.
Depending on what your body is asking for, pick a product that will help with your issue today. If you find your body isn't as dry, use a lighter product. Or if you find only some areas need a deep hydration, use a heavier product on those areas only.
Our Body Cream is great for everyday use and is more on the lighter side. Made with Shea Butter, Cocoa Butter and Aloe Vera Juice (note the difference between Gel and Juice), this lightweight cream is perfect for softening your skin, while adding hydration. And again, the Beeswax we use helps seal and lock in that moisture!
If your skin is in need of some DEEP hydration, our Body Butter may be your new favourite product! It can be applied on concentrated areas or the whole body, depending what your skin is calling for. We've created this product with ultra hydrating ingredients from Virgin Coconut Oil and Shea Butter, to Aloe Vera extract and Kakui oil. Your skin will come back to life and give you that glow that you've been missing!
And that is how you achieve the ultimate Snow Glow! Follow us on Facebook and Instagram for more tips this month on how to combat winter skin and to keep that skin glowing!