The winter season is upon us, and although you’d much rather be at home, revelling in the holiday spirit with a soothing bath and a warm beverage, there are parties to go to and events to attend.
But with all of the social gatherings taking place this holiday season, how do you prep for your best beauty look yet?
From a permanent facial glow to skin that beams in the moonlight, winter beauty essentials are at the top of everyone’s mind. We know how much your routine changes in the winter, so here are a few of our favorite winter essentials for you to consider.
Skin Care: Mask and Hydrate for Your Best Skin
The secret to “go all night skin” is to prep skin properly before putting on your makeup on.
So what do you need? Well, for one, you might want to try a seaweed facial mask. The Triple Action Peptide Mask is made for all skin types and does, you guessed it, triple duty. It hydrates, firms, and brightens your skin, allowing your natural radiance to shine through.
After masking, double up on hydration. Apply a serum like C-Serum®, and follow with a daily moisturiser like Hydro-Complex PFS® daily moisturizer for a complete slate of skincare products that will hydrate and plump your skin.
Whilst dry skin products may not be a part of your everyday routine throughout the year, your skin will thank you for them at this time of year, no doubt.
Makeup: Choose Mineral Makeup for an Instant Glow
After your skin is prepped, you’re ready for makeup. Whether you’re going for a soft and dewy look or you want something a bit more dramatic, mineral makeup are beauty essentials to help pull the look together.
For foundation, you can’t go wrong with the Perfect Skin Liquid Foundation. Infused with Vitamin A, C, and E along with light reflective pigments, you’ll find that this foundation formula will soften the appearance of scarring and wrinkles while giving you a nearly flawless base!
And, of course don’t forget about your lips. Steer clear of lip products with waxes and alcohols that lead to dry, cracked lips. Instead, choose a lip-loving formula of hydrating seaweed extract, Cocoa Butter, Mafura Oil and Vitamin E and C found in our Perfect Skin Conditioning Lip Gloss. This will help give your lips the perfect pop of color while also keeping lips hydrated.
Body: Bare Skin Needs Natural Ingredients
It’s not just the skin on your face you need to look after; your body needs a little love too, especially areas like the elbows, knees, shoulders and legs that get super dry during the winter.
Natural ingredients like Mafura Oil, Coconut Oil, Carrot Oil, Shea Butter, Jojoba Oil, Natural Rooibos Tea and Vanilla Aroma found in the Vita Cura® Triple Action Nutri Oil and Vita Cura® Triple Action Nutri Creme, make these your winter body life savers. Use the creme on elbows and knees before stepping out to a party and apply the oil to your décolletage, shoulders, arms, and legs while you’re still in the shower and before you towel off. Now you’re glowing!
Nails: Pay Attention to Your Cuticles
As for winter essentials for the nails, there’s really only one you need: a good cuticle oil. You can find a variety at your nearest beauty counter, but using a high-grade organic Essential Oil of Seaweed is a great choice. Just dab a bit around your cuticle line between manicures to make your nails look their best!
Winter is a great time to try to up your beauty game. With the essentials listed above, you’ll be able to get that glowing look you’ve been aiming for, all while using natural products that won’t irritate your skin.
Now all you have to do is decide which winter beauty essential you’re going to pick up first!
Are you a beauty fanatic? Do you love going to the salon to have your hair blown-out, get your nails done, and have a professional makeup artist work their magic on you? If so, we’re here to remind you to make sure you’re NOT missing the last piece of the beauty routine puzzle: investing in skin care. After all, as most make up artists would agree, flawless skin is the unsung hero and foundation to beauty.
While some may perceive skin care as a “less exciting” aspect of beauty, we totally disagree. A trip to the spa with friends can be so fun, and DOESN’T have to just be for a special occasion like a wedding. And if you’re enjoying a night in with friends, a spa party at-home can be just as rewarding for your skin. In fact, for those of you starting college, a night in with your new dorm friends can be just what helps you break the ice (and your breakouts!)
Book a Spa Trip
As we said before, spa trips don’t have to be just for special occasions. The next time you and your friends are looking for a day trip, consider booking a group spa outing. If the traditional concept of visiting the back room for a one-on-one, relaxing session with a beauty therapist is up your alley find a spa with this setting. However, these days spas are going beyond tradition. Some spas offer the Facial Bar concept. With this concept, facials are performed out in the open meaning no isolation from anyone! Hence, more time to socialise, take some selfies, post on your Instagram, and chit-chat with your friends.
Throw a Spa Party At Home
If you and your friends are spending a night in, spa-time should also be part of the equation! Face masks are an amazing compliment to wine (or soda) night, and are the easiest way to get on track to good looking skin while having fun doing it. Have everyone bring their favorite beverage and favorite face mask and try new ones out. And remember masking doesn’t have to be the sole focus of your night – you can still binge on Netflix for example, while multi-masking
A night that involves spa is also a great time to share your skin care routines and learn skin care tips from your friends. You may discover that your friend’s seemingly carefree flawless skin actually is the result of a proper skin care routine, regular facials and reading beauty and skin-care tips.
There’s so many ways to jump into the world of skin care, and it doesn’t have to be a solo journey! Have each other’s backs and make skin care fun!