Tips to Prevent Winter Skin

Who else here can relate to suffering from dry skin in the winter?! 🙋🏼‍♀️

It can be a struggle to find products that keep the skin moisturized during the colder seasons. Let’s understand the symptoms of dry skin and why it happens in the first place.

Signs of dry skin ☞

  • Redness
  • Flakiness
  • Irritation
  • Cracks in skin
  • Burning
  • Rough texture
  • Itchiness

During colder weather the water and oils from the skin evaporate more quickly than in warmer temperatures and higher humidity; causing the dryness in our skin.

You don’t have to suffer this winter! Here are some tips to prevent dry skin ☟︎

1. Moisturize your skin after washing

It is best to moisturize while your skin is still damp. This is so the product can really absorb into the skin and that moisture can lock in. This works the same for both face and body.

* I recommend using the CeraVe Moisturizing Cream, good use for face and body although I prefer just for my face, and using a body creme such as the Sol De Janerio Bum Bum Creme for my body.*

2. Turn down the heat

Hot water temperatures can really dry the skin out and cause irritation. So, although tempting, use warm water instead of hot.

This goes for house temperature as well. Yes if it’s cold outside I’m putting the heater on too but this is why keeping a humidifier out during winter can be really beneficial.

3. Be mindful of exfoliates and scrubs

Don’t read that wrong. Exfoliating the skin is really important and helps to get rid of dead skin cells, brightens, and smooths the skin but don’t get carried away. Exfoliating the skin too much can strip the natural oils from your skin and cause further dryness and irritation.

4. Skin treatments/ face masks

Switch up your routine, instead of using a clay mask use a hydrating jelly mask or sheet mask. These will revitalize, refresh, and hydrate your skin.

5. Natural Oils

I love using natural oils such as marula oil and rosehip oil on my face. Unlike coconut oil, which I like to use for my body, these are non-comedogenic meaning they don’t clog your pores. Making it safe to use on your face.

It almost seems inevitable experiencing dry skin during the winter. Not just your face, but hands, arms, legs, etc. That is why it is so important to replenish your skin and stay moisturized.

If you feel these tips haven’t worked or anything you’ve tried, reach out to professional aesthetician, dermatologist, or other healthcare physician.

What could be better than pumpkin spice lattes?

‘Tis the season for sweater weather, falling leaves, and pumpkin-spiced lattes! You may be surprised to hear this, but there are so many benefits of pumpkin other than pumpkin spice lattes or pumpkin cookies.

If you know me, then you know I love skincare! And what better way to welcome the new season then by introducing my favorite seasonal beauty care!

Not only does pumpkin skincare sound like such a vibe, but it also has amazing benefits for the skin that you NEED to know about!

Pumpkin contains amazing nutrients that increase blood circulation, protect your skin from UV rays, reduce redness, reduce inflammation, and produce collagen 🙌🏽 This includes:

  • niacin
  • riboflavin
  • B6
  • folate
  • zinc
  • potassium

Pumpkin also contains lots of vitamins such as A, C, and E. ✧ These vitamins help with brightening the skin, reducing wrinkles and acne, and fighting sun damage.

The antioxidants in pumpkin naturally soften and break down dead skincare cells. It’s like an everything in one!

The best way to incorporate pumpkin into your skincare is through face masks, enzyme peels, and pumpkin oils! I have the ones I use/ recommend linked below ☟︎

Yensa Pumpkin Tumeric Mask

Organic Pumkpin Seed Oil

Pumpkin Enzyme Peel

*Some link(s) are affiliated where I may earn a commission from the sale*

Does Makeup Cause Acne?

Have you ever wondered if your acne or break outs come from wearing makeup?

There are many rumors that makeup causes acne or makes it worst. But, I’m here to tell you that is not necessarily true!

There are many different things that can cause acne ( I’ll go more in depth in another post 😉). But for now, remember break outs, textured skin, and other skin problems happen to everyone. It’s just apart of being human!

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Makeup is NOT the leading cause for acne. If you notice you are prone to breaking out or having skin issues from wearing makeup, be mindful of the ingredients in the makeup you’re using. There may be harsh chemicals and other harmful ingredients that can contribute to these skin problems.

*If you wear a lot of makeup everyday, make time and effort to exfoliate and do facial masks to really unclog your pores.*

As long as you do well in removing your makeup with (cleansing oil/ balm or micellar water), or washing your face, and keeping up with a good skincare routine, then your skin will remain healthy and beautiful!

How to Layer Your Skincare Products

Skincare is key to your routine. Many are “afraid” of a whole skincare routine because they don’t know what products to use and/or where to begin.

I’ll save products and brands for another post but for today I’m going to share how your skincare products should be layered. This’ll help you to know what type of products to use as well.

1. Starting with your skincare routine is of course cleanser of your choice.

2. After cleanser, it’s best to use a spray or mist to damp your skin. This is because the products really soak in when your skin is damp.

3. Now that your skin is damp and ready for products, apply your serums. Hydrating serums, antioxidants, retinoids (p.m.), etc. At night this is the time to also apply spot treatments if you’re using them.

4. This is not a necessity to your routine but if you use oils (which I highly recommend) you apply your oils after serums.

5. Last but not least, you apply your moisturizer/ night creme.

For your routine in the morning, do not forget sunscreen!! No matter what the weather is, indoor or outdoors, don’t forget your sunscreen 👏🏼😘

Why is skincare so 𝑒𝑠𝑠𝑒𝑛𝑡𝑖𝑎𝑙?

Skincare is talked about all over the internet, throughout the world. So many businesses have created a skincare line or even brands have launched specific to making skincare products. Taking care of your skin and prioritizing your skin care routine has only blown up in the recent 4-5 years. 📈 So now that we are all trying to learn about our skin and treat it right, it’s important to know the reason why we are doing this and not the reason of just hopping on a “trend”.

So why is skincare so important? For me there are several reasons why I care about treating my skin right and why I LOVE the whole process of skincare.

For one, our skin encounters so much bacteria, dirt, and exposure throughout the day. All from wearing makeup, just going out, talking on the phone, sun exposure, and especially touching your face. Most people touch their face without second thought and more than they can count! Fun fact, research has found that on average people touch their face 16 times per hour…Crazy!

The tips of our fingers naturally carry oils and of course bacteria from touching everything. So when we touch our face without cleaning our hands, all that bacteria and oils transfer to our face. That dirt, oil, and bacteria build up in your pores throughout the day. This is why it is so important to thoroughly remove makeup & dirt from your skin.

Now that seems pretty obvious. But if your face is clean, why is the routine after you wash your face necessary? 🤷🏼‍♀️

The skin on your face is different than the skin on the rest of your body. It is the most sensitive and thin. This is also where you deal with the most irritations, hyperpigmentation, acne, aging, rosacea, dryness, etc. The list goes on and on as to challenges people face with their skin. You want to restore and nourish your skin with the right key ingredients to help improve your skin problems and/or maintain the health of your skin.

It is also super relaxing and therapeutic to do your skincare routine. At least for me lol. It’s a moment where you can pause and simply focus on your self-care. 🧖🏼‍♀️
Why is skincare so important to you?

Why Makeup Wipes Suck

Don’t feel guilty of what I’m about to explain…

Don’t feel guilty of what I’m about to explain…

Makeup wipes are super convenient and they can be used to wipe away small makeup mistakes but, to use them for your entire face to remove all of you makeup, everyday, well isn’t the best thing to do. 

Here’s why…
Using makeup wipes to remove your makeup requires a lot of pulling and tugging on your face. Over time, it can wear and tear the collagen and elasticity fibers on your skin. This can eventually lead to premature wrinkles and aging of the skin. For many skin types as well, makeup wipes can be irritating, burning, and make your skin inflamed.

PSA If you do choose to use makeup wipes, they are not to be used as a face wash or to cleanse your face. You’d be surprised at how many people believe once they have taken their makeup off with their wipes they are done. Now maybe if you’ve had a long night out this exception applies 😆, but other than that ONE exception this is a BIG no! No matter what you choose to remove your makeup with, you will always have to go in after and cleanse your face with face wash. Using a makeup remover alone does not get rid of the dirt and makeup that are in your pores or beneath the surface layer of skin.

Here are some alternative makeup removers including oil cleansers and micellar water:
Garnier Skincare Micellar Cleansing Water Simple Skincare Micellar Cleansing Water
Kiehls Oil Cleanser iUNIK – Calendula Complete Cleansing Oil