When it comes to taking care of ourselves, one of the most important things is skincare! We might enjoy the glamour that comes with makeup, but once we take it off, we have to make sure our skin is thriving. As the temperatures grow colder, the air gets dryer and our skin has completely different needs than it did in the spring and summer. For those of us looking for our skin to survive and thrive during the fall and winter season, check out these natural skincare products we’re trying.
When it comes to skincare, particularly on the face, most of us are trying to battle acne. Bacteria get on our face and into our pores and before we know it, we have a blemish the size of Texas on our chin. One of the first rules is don’t touch your face. Our hands do a lot in one day, and one swipe can leave bacteria on the skin. The second rule is don’t sleep with makeup. Sleeping with your make up gives your skin the added chance to take in the products, and you don’t want that!
Our skin is able to attract bacteria on its own, so it doesn’t need any help! To help counter this, make sure you have a facial cleanser that works for you! We’re using the BOSCIA Charcoal Jelly Ball Cleanser. You might be seeing charcoal masks everywhere, and that’s because it’s a substance that removes toxins. Washing your face with a charcoal cleanser will definitely help minimize any acne or blemishes.
As the weather gets colder in the fall and winter months, this leads to dry air. This can then cause our skin to become dry and flaky. Why else do you think moisturizers and lip balms are a must have in the cold weather?
This fall, we’re using the TARTE Drink of H2O Hydrating Boost Moisturizer. With a name like that, you know you’ll have your skin thriving. A gel-based product, this hydrating moisturizer is meant to fight dryness as well as dullness of the skin.
One of the tricks to keeping our skin beautiful and youthful is taking care of the eyes. While crow’s feet might seem like a faraway problem, most of us are already dealing with dark circles or dry under eyes. Taking care of our skin also means taking care of our eyes. Most products that we apply on our face cannot necessarily be applied under the eyes. If you’re using acid-based products, it’s a major faux pas.
To keep our eyes bright and beautiful, we’re using the ORIGINS GinZing Refreshing Eye Cream to Brighten and Depuff. Targeting dull, puffy, and dark under eyes, the ORIGINS eye cream will have you instantly looking as if you transformed from decaf to two shots of espresso.
Don’t be fooled by the falling temperatures. One thing that’s just waiting to sneak up on you is the sun. During the colder months, we might think the sun is giving us a break, but trust me when I say it’s still lurking behind the clouds. SPF is a product that you need all year round. Although our melanin might be strong, the sun is even stronger.
This fall and winter, we’re protecting our skin with the JOSIE MARAN Argan Daily Moisturizer in SPF 47. Not only does this product act as an amazing sunscreen, but its ingredients will also help smooth the skin and keep you feeling hydrated.
When it comes to skincare, most only think about their face, but what about the rest of our bodies? Any biology class would teach you that the skin is the largest organ of the body, so we have to make sure we take care of everything! An exfoliator is definitely a product on our roster this year. Cold weather can sometimes cause our skin to become dry and flaky. With an exfoliator, you can easily buff away that dry skin and leave your body feeling fresh and renewed.
We’re using the JOSIE MARAN Argan Suger Balm Body Scrub to keep our skin smooth. This product comes infused with argan oil, coconut oil, and shea butter which will keep the body soft after the sugar granules buff away the dry and dead skin.
Moisturizing our faces might be an easy given, but don’t forget about the rest of your body. While your face looks glowing and supple, you can’t have the rest of your body suffering from a bad case of ashiness. Pick your favorite lotion or moisturizer and be sure to lather your body at least once a day.
The cold temperatures are trying to catch us slipping, but we’re using YOUTH TO THE PEOPLE Age Prevention Superfood Cream. Although originally a face cream, its natural ingredients like kale, spinach, and green tea will benefit the entire body while the hyaluronic acid will keep your skin feeling firm and moisturized.
Now that we’ve shared our favorite natural skincare products, there’s no reason your skin shouldn’t be surviving and thriving this FW ’17. It takes some time for our skin to fully cooperate with new products, so make sure you’re staying consistent!
In the comments, let us know what natural skincare products you use for your face and body.