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Introduction

Winter Skin Care

Winter
Skin Care LogoAs we are getting close to the Holiday season, the outdoor temperatures and weather change a lot. And so does your skin and what it needs to be radiant and perfectly toned. It is a little naive to assume that you can use the same type of cream or lotion year round, while the world, the climate and yourself are constantly changing in a very rhythmic fashion. Learn here the pitfalls of a rigid always-the-same skin care routine and tips to adapt to the real needs of your skin to protect its youth, beauty and health.

 

Rhythms are all around.

Life is a rhythmic process. The rhythm of night and day, the ocean tides, the waning and waxing of the Moon and of the seasons paces your lives all along. Your body, and your skin and hair in particular, respond to all these rhythms and modify their biology accordingly. "Earth tides" a new concept introduced just a few years ago is a an illustration of the amazing power of the Moon and Sun rhythms. While subtle and not noticeable by most of us , this rhythm of Moon and Sun moving the Earth surface up and down so much that it was deforming the particle accelerator (a tunnel of about 16 miles long) enough to impede a sophisticated physics experiments and distort the results. So if the Moon and Sun are powerful enough to rhythmically move not only the oceans but also the Earth surface, do you really think that Nature's rhythms are of no concern for you?

The pitfalls of not adjusting to nature's rhythms

The side effect of the rule of rhythms is that timing is crucial for everything you do for your body, should it be about taking your prescription drug, applying a moisturizer or getting a hair cutThe main consequence of all the nature rhythms is that timing of what you do is really important in ways you would not expect. For example, if you want your hair to grow faster and thicker, it's better to trim it during the rising and waxing Moon. If you want your hair waxing to last longer, i.e. to slow down the regrowth of hairs, it's better to do waxing when the Moon is waning. Rhythms are not only found in days, weeks and months, but also in the yearly circle of seasons, which have a greater impact on us than we might recognize. As we are progressing through Fall toward Winter, the outside temperatures are dropping and outdoor and even indoor conditions become rougher and harsher on you, your skin and hair (and even your moods sometimes!). Your lips, face and hands may even feel painfully dry at times. If you add the dryness induced by your office or home or even your car's heating system, this is a lot of stress on your skin and hair. Sometimes this can lead to some type of dry eczema, which is very painful and can turn each hand washing or shower into a torture. The pitfalls of sticking to the same old cream and lotion all year long, and not adapting your skin care routine to the cold seasons are many and have devastating effects on the long run:
  • Loss of elasticity and consequent sagging
  • Generation of new fine lines and wrinkles
  • Dulling of your skin tone
  • Acceleration of the aging process
  • Triggering of breakouts, eczema, psoriasis

Winterize your beauty routine

Winter
Skin CareClearly your skin needs a different treatment in the winter, than it did in the middle of the summer. It needs a richer moisturizer that will provide more nourishment and more protection as well as a more thorough exfoliation routine. All of the previously mentioned problems can be avoided by just changing your beauty routine in a very simple way: make it richer and more protective. But which products should you use?

 

Skin superfoods

When you think Winter skin care, you should think Shea butter and Beauty oils, not Vaseline, Eucerin or other toxic mineral oil and chemical laden skin care products. We've discussed the reasons behind this in our article about body burden and our blog about chemical moisturizers and cancer. As a rule of thumb, use the most natural products for your beauty care and your body will thank you in many beautiful ways! Some botanicals are richer and more powerful than others and are considered as skin-superfoods. This is the case for Shea butter, Apricot Kernel oil and Argan oil among others. See what these Winter skin superfoods can do for you.

Shea Butter

Shea
Butter NutsShea Butter is a vegetal butter extracted from the seeds of the Shea tree in Africa. As long as it had been extracted mechanically (which is the case for ALL our products), it is extremely rich in moisturizing, nourishing and protecting components as well as vitamins. It is THE perfect natural product for dry and allergy-prone skin, as well as baby and winter care. Thanks to its richness, it provides the skin with the following wonders:
  • Hydration, nourishment and protection
  • A soft and soothing skin sensation
  • Helps the healing of superficial wounds and skin irritation
  • A mild sun-protection effect
  • A proven anti-aging and wrinkle-erasing action

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Apricot Kernel Oil

ApricotsThis oil is deeply nourishing, hydrating and protecting. It is also toning, hydrating, revitalizing, soothing and softening; yet it has a uniquely light and natural feeling on the skin. It's the ideal friend for winter care and tired, dull, wrinkled, sensitive and devitalized skin. It is very rich in vitamin A and Omega-3 essential fatty acid (linoleic acid), and helps the skin retain elasticity, clarity, and suppleness. Apricot Kernel Oil is very gentle natural oil, often used in baby products because of its fine mild nature. Very easily absorbed by the skin, it provides a real protection against cold, dryness and aging, and gives back radiance and tonus to your skin by stimulating its regeneration and youth. Since it easily penetrates the skin, it is ideal for prematurely aged, dry or irritated skin. The excellent softening and moisturizing properties are perfect for the face, hands, neck and the whole body.

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Argan Oil

Argan fruit
nutsArgan oil is another precious gift from Nature to your Winter skin care for hydration, nourishment and anti-aging protection. This oil really does wonder to bring radiance, youth and vitality back to dull, damaged, dry and devitalized skin.

Argan oil is ideal as an anti-aging and energy-boosting remedy for tired, wrinkled, dull, dry and damaged skin. Extracted from the nuts of a protected tree in Morocco, the exquisite Argan oil contains (among other precious components) a highly regenerating and repairing component - the schottenol. It's also rich in the powerful anti-free radical Vitamin E and reaches 80% of precious Essential Fatty Acids (EFA) for a more powerful wrinkle smoothing and skin firming effect. Argan oil is also known to erase acne and chickenpox scars.

Argan oil nourishes, moisturizes, soothes, protects and heals the skin. It has sun-protecting properties and showed astounding results on the healing of burns, acne scars and wrinkles.

Read more about Argan Oil in our article about vegetal beauty oils.

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The power of diversity

During the cold seasons, people usually don't crave for the same foods as in the middle of the summer. Same goes for your skin! Good nutritionists recommend to eat a great variety of different foods for better health and vitality; similarly, your skin would thrive if you were introducing different natural ingredients in your skin care. Each botanical brings a different balance of vitamins, antioxidants, essential fatty acids and other phytoactive ingredients. You can alternate Shea butter with Apricot Kernel oil and Argan oil, depending on the day, the weather and how your skin feels. Don't let your skin down during this winter, go for skin superfoods!