The winter season is upon us, and although you’d much rather be at home, reveling 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 moisturizer like Hydro-Complex PFS Moisturizing Cream for a complete slate of skincare products that will hydrate and plump your skin. And if you’re skin feels extra dry during the winter months, read our tips on how to fight winter dry skin. While dry skin products may not be a part of your everyday routine throughout the year, your skin will thank you 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 Acton 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!