How to shine even when the sun doesn't?

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Our Winter Beauty Plan

Cold, windy, unsightly... the winter weather is harsh for our skin, which tends to become dull, dry and sometimes itchy. Give your beauty regimen a boost and follow our tips to give your skin the extra care it needs and to keep it glowing all season long!

Dress for Success

Scarf and gloves

Cover up!

First of all, wrap up warmly to protect skin and ensure proper blood circulation ; get used to wearing a scarf and gloves. Apply a rich hand cream before going out, such as the Shea Butter Intensive Hand Balm, and cover your hands to ensure good penetration into the skin. Besides, avoid being exposed to extreme temperatures and remember that dry heat inside takes its toll on delicate skin.

Sleeping Beauty

Sleep

Night is the time when your body rejuvenates

and recovers from external aggressions it suffered during the day. The ideal sleep time indeed differs from person to person, but your average should be around 7 or 8 hours every night. For adequate sleep, make sure to create a peaceful atmosphere in your bedroom. You can also use our Relaxing Pillow Mist for a soothing sensation of well-being.

Be Sun-Savvy

Sun

Don't overlook sun protection

Winter sun can be as damaging as summer sun for the skin, so don’t forget to protect your face. The easier way is to apply a moisturizer or a BB/CC cream containing SPF every day, even in the winter, especially if you’re going skiing or you spend a lot of time outdoors. For a natural glow, try Immortelle Precious BB Cream or Pivoine Sublime Perfecting CC Cream.

Healthy Foods

Foods

A healthy diet is essential in winter

even more than the rest of the year. Sufficient vitamin C intake will not only boost your immune system, but also help your skin looking radiant by supporting the production of collagen and limiting cells aging, as it is a strong antioxidant. Pepper, parsley, kiwi, citruses, and more broadly fresh fruits and vegetables, you've got a choice! Omega-3 (which can be found in fatty fish, nuts, flaxseed, rapeseed oil...)  also participate in making the skin smoother and more supple. 

Although we generally tend to drink less water in the winter, our body needs hydration; so don't forget to drink up. As cold beverages might seem less appealing, you can try warm water with lemon, or tea.

Be Gentle with your Skin

Skincare

Adapt your skin care routine

In winter, the air is dryer and tends to strip away the skin's hydration, that's why increased moisture and gentler products with natural ingredients are the main requirements. You may change your lotion to a cream, your powder foundation to a liquid one and swap your regular cleanser for a foaming or milk-based one (Shea Butter Cleansing Milk is one of our faves!). To boost efficacy and hydration, add an anti-aging serum to your routine, before the cream.

Treat your Body with Love

Bath and body

Moisturize, moisturize, moisturize

Take shorter, lukewarm showers and avoid very hot water as it compromises your skin's lipid layer. Finely ground oats added to your bathwater will make wonders to relieve and soften itchy or irritated skin. They can also constitute a gentle exfoliant, perfect for the winter months.
Last but not least, moisturize regularly, right after you wash, on slightly damp skin. According to the degree of dryness of your skin, you may choose Shea Butter Ultra Light Body Cream or Ultra Rich Body Cream.

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