Cold temperatures and strong winds can make our skin feel tight, sensitive and irritated in winter. Add changes in your diet, stress around the holidays, and a lack of sunlight, and you’re likely to find yourself with lackluster, dull-looking skin. Since we are already into winters, we thought it was time to share our cold-weather skincare guide, available at your fingertips.
Here are three steps to reclaim and maintain your youthful glow in winter:
1. Cleanse, Exfoliate & Tone
Step one in our skincare routine is removing unwanted residue without drying skin out. Our cleanser’s main ingredient is the moisturizing “queen” of all oils – coconut oil. It has the incredible property to seal in moisture and provide extremely hydrated skin, two essentials for your radiant winter! Coconut oil has gained colossal popularity in today’s diet due to its healthy saturated fats called medium-chain triglycerides. While these fats have evidence-based health benefits such as body fat loss and lowered risk of heart diseases, we love them in our cleanser for their antibacterial properties.
Next step is to exfoliate dead skin cells, however, imagine if you could exfoliate and tone using one product? Refresh Botanicals Facial Toner contains watermelon fruit extract as a core ingredient that both exfoliates and brightens your skin’s complexion. Watermelon recently erupted as #1 beauty ingredient, highlighted this summer by Allure and yielding over 9 million hits on Google! This pink beauty booster contains not only ~ 92 % water ( super hydrated skin) but also citrulline – a component that offers mild non-abrasive exfoliation and stimulates blood circulation (brightening effect – yes, please!). Watermelon is also a great shield from daily environmental stressors and UV thanks to its richness in antioxidants like vitamin C and lycopene. Lycopene is a carotenoid oxidant, contributing to the delicious red color of the fruit, and has anti-inflammatory properties.
Don’t miss out on soft, brightened, and naturally cleansed skin!
Sick of white flaky skin in winter? We know we are. It is time for a heavy-duty moisturizing routine! Our nature-infused Intensive Serum harvests the power of not one but nineteen active botanicals. One of them is fig fruit, the skin superfood, gives incredible moisture and texture to your skin. Figs have a high content of omega-3 fatty acids that nourish the skin and reduce redness due to their anti-inflammatory properties.
Medical professionals also recommend using restorative night creams in winter. Our Night Restore Complex is a perfect example! It uses the knowledge of ancient Egyptian beauty rituals and iconic Cleopatra’s beauty secrets. Think of milk baths and natural oils! Refresh Botanicals’ formula includes sweet almond oil, olive oil leaf extract and salt of milk acid to moisturize, rejuvenate and protect your skin. For example, hypoallergenic and hydrating sweet almond oil contains the powerful antioxidant vitamin E that fights oxidative stress and UV damage, while leaving your skin supple to touch.
3. Repair & Protect
It is equally (if not more) important to protect our skin from daily environmental stressors, including smoke, ozone, and UV. Refresh Botanicals uses the power of nature to fight harmful free radicals and block UVA and UVB rays. These protective (i.e., antioxidant) properties are carried by our plant ingredients – jojoba, black tea, olive, watermelon, grape seed, and cucumber in particular.
Cucumber extract is a base ingredient of all our products (including our Daily Facial Moisturizer). Cucumber is a natural cleanser that soothes irritated skin and removes accumulated chemical waste and toxins. Besides 95 % water content, cucumber extract contains ascorbic (vitamin C) and caffeic acids that give it its powerful antioxidant properties.
Last but not least…
Did we mention all our ingredients are natural, organic and ethically sourced? Our products contain no parabens, gluten, petroleum, animal by-products or artificial fragrances.
For a limited time, you can get all three steps in one purchase. Our tetra-pack is available now at the discounted rate Get Cleanser + Toner + Moisturizer + Night Cream for only 60 CAD here!
Leave us your question about winter skincare, and we will be happy to help!
Acknowledgement: This article is conceptualized and written by Dr. Olena Shynkaruk
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