My 2 tips to help keep your skin looking fab through the holidays!
The winter can be harsh on all of us and this is made worse by the party makeup and those festive drinks some of us have a little too much of. So here are two great tips to help keep your skin soft and glowing through this holiday season.
1. Getting a good mask!
A great mask can help detoxify or ask for moisture to our skin to help ease the effects of this very busy time. The great part of the holidays is that there are some great gift sets you can get and maybe get an extra one for your bestie or someone you know needs a little pampering. Not all masks are created equal so investing in good masks will help you see those results.
One of my favorites is Dermalogica, for a long time now I have been using their products and recently started trying their masks. As a lot of you don’t know for over a year I have been suffering from an illness and the treatments have played havoc on my life and my skin. These masks do the trick for me and they currently have a trio available that is great because you get three masks that all accomplish different tasks. you get a charcoal mask to help detoxify the skin as well as the coveted age smart to help Diminish those fine lines and help perk up the skin lastly and most importantly in my case, To help you get over the winter doldrums, there is a moisturizing mask that is best for providing lots of moisture and a little radiance to the skin. This power rescue mask trio is $80 at Dermalogica.ca
2. Glycerin and Rose Water toner:
this secret has been in my family for longer than I would like to admit. During those winter months, my go-to for helping keep moisture in my skin is less than $5. You generally have to buy them separately and mix them yourself but with the price of some toners, I am more than happy to oblige.
Rose water has been used for generations as a toner and it also has healing properties making this ideal for any skin type year round but especially in the winter months.
Benefits of rose water:
Rose water contains phenyl ethanol, an astringent that helps fight acne and blemishes.
Rose water acts as an antiseptic to help with skin irritations and helps reduce inflammation allowing better blood circulation in those tiny veins in the face.
It also helps maintain the PH of your skin and is safe to use on skin conditions like eczema, rose water has been used in the past on insect bites. So this is a must-have in my beauty arsenal it is the perfect natural solution for all skin types. I suffer from very sensitive skin so trust me I get the battle to find a good toner that doesn’t irritate this is something my grandmother used and now I use religiously. I love natural products and it’s cheap cheerful and the rose smell is heavenly.
This is used in most of your beauty and skincare products (creams especially). This is a natural oil but when it is on the skin it isn’t oily. it absorbs very well into the skin moisturizing without creating that oily skin that so many products create. Glycerin keeps your skin hydrated by moisturizing and attracting water to it. To keep your body supple as well, you can mix some with your preferred moisturizer.
To make this toner at home I buy a spray bottle (from the dollar store is fine) 1 and ½ cups of rosewater to ¼ cup of glycerin. I spray it morning and night right after cleansing and anytime I just feel dry and want a little bit of a dewy glow.
I have now shared one of my biggest beauty secrets with you I hope you all stay hydrated this winter.