Winter Skincare

Though we all know what the cooler seasons have in store for us, the ever-changing weather patterns manage to keep us in suspense from year to year as we anticipate unpredictable and oft times extremes, due to the rapidly changing climate.

With November ushering in colder temps along with lower humidity paired with artificial heat pumping into our homes and workplaces - topped off with whipping winds and erratic pressure systems - it can certainly wreak havoc on our vulnerable and fragile skin.

Even those with a "normal" or “oily” skin type can experience painful dry patches - even cracking, and an overall parched lack-luster appearance. Those prone to ezcema, psoriosis, and overall skin imbalances, struggle even more in the winter, which can result in purchasing steriods, antibiotics, and other harmful artificial ingredients. Those who are acne-prone might experience more breakouts, and reach for chemicals that ultimately only further dry out their skin to commonly painful effect.

New York City-based dermatologist Joshua Zeichner explained to Allure "Rapid fluctuations in weather can take its toll on our skin as it adjusts to the new environment. For example, as we shift from summer to fall, temperature and humidity will drop quickly, so the skin will have to work harder to maintain adequate hydration as cold weather and wind start to kick in."

Bitter and arid climates typically cause us uninvited physical pain in the form of irritating itchy and dry splitting skin, which can steal that spring in our step and result in a drop in mood + confidence. These conditions can prove to be costly as we endlessly seek a soothing “fix", that usually lead to a spending frenzy, with little to no relief.

Finding a skincare ritual that truly works - that ticks all the boxes of a conscious consumer - that you can use all year round, may seem like fairy tale, but it's actually a much simpler reality than previously thought. Here we lay out 3 seamless enjoyable steps.

Layer layer layer!

 

While we layer our sweaters, scarves and coats our skin is often left out of the equation but needs similar protection!

1. We recommend starting your layering ritual with Sacred Tonic - our hydrating humectant - to both attract water to & lock it in - helping to quench your thirsty skin & help combat seasonal dehydration. 

2. Following this aromatherapeutic prep-step, we then introduce our superlative Ageless Skin Serum. This multi-tasking plant-based oil rebalances your dry skin, flooding it with it’s deeply moisturizing properties. It's the foundational part of our winter skin ritual, that you should be using all year round, as it corrects a myriad of skin concerns, and works for all skin types. The trick is upping your daily dosage to accommodate your skins changing needs. It’s been deemed a “miracle” serum by our devoted customers for good reason! 

3. Lastly, like a parka for your face, generously cover your skin with our aptly named Healing Salve as the final moisture-retaining layer. Created to accelerate the healing process for ailments such as eczema, acne, rosacea to abrasions, cuts and chafing. It brilliantly works to protect your skin against the harsh winter air by creating a protective skin barrier. Simultaneously, with the generous addition of Palmarosa, Frankincense and Galbanum - it’s busy rapidly promoting cell-regeneration for your delicate skin while soothing it from the unavoidable elements.


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OTHER TIPS FOR KEEPING YOUR SKIN SUPPLE

Switch to a gentler cleansing + caring ritual. Step away from exfoliating as often, particularly with abrasive exfoliants.

Pro Tip: Add a dime sized amount of baking soda to you cleanser 1-2 x's a week and work into the entire face, neck and décolletage, and let sit for 1-3 minutes. I LOVE doing this in the shower! Get ready to experience the baby soft texture.

Try an oil based cleanser, or a cleanser specifically targeted to keeping the skin moisturized.

When showering + cleansing your face, avoid scorching hot water (even if it feels great), as this can further exacerbate already dry skin - even when following all other steps perfectly!

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