Winter-Proof Your Skincare

Living at almost 9,000 feet elevation in the mountains, it’s cold here more than its not. It’s important to take special precautions and care for your skin during times of extreme cold, like many in the U.S. are currently experiencing. Below are some ways to keep the cold from dulling your glow:



Many of us associate needing to drink water when it’s hot outside but it’s just as vital to meet your daily water intake goals in the winter. In addition to all of the health benefits that you get from drinking water (helps keep your fluids in balance, regulates your temperature, carries important nutrients and oxygen around your body, removes impurities, boosts the immune system), drinking water also rejuvenates your skin and keeps it hydrated from the inside out. Being dehydrated can make skin feel dry, itchy, inflamed and even make fine lines and wrinkles appear more pronounced. With our heaters blasting dry, hot air throughout the cold months, this also can wreak havoc on the skin so even more reason to keep your water bottle near by or switch it up by sipping on your favorite herbal tea.


I am the first to admit that I love long, hot showers. But exposing your skin to hot water can end up drying it out further. Try taking a hot bath instead and adding in some therapeutic salt soaks and oil to replenish your mineral levels and leave skin moisturized. Another way to enjoy a bath while treating the skin is to apply a body scrub all over before slipping into the water. This will turn your bath into a true spa like experience and you’ll get the benefit of exfoliation and increased lymphatic drainage. Apply a nourishing facial mask (like our Calendula + Turmeric Mask) while you soak; the steam will help open pores so the moisturizing ingredients can penetrate deeper. Skin is especially absorbent after showering or taking a bath so be sure to apply hydrating products (oils, lotions, balms, creams) while skin is still warm and slightly damp.


Low temperatures cause your blood vessels and arteries to narrow, thus restricting blood flow. By massaging your face, either with your hands or one of our Gemstone Facial Rollers, you help increase blood flow and bring more oxygen to your skin. This in turn increases skin’s natural collagen production, relieves puffiness and helps with lymphatic drainage, leaving your skin glowing. Don’t forget about the rest of your body either; dry brushing is a great way to get blood flowing throughout the body as well as helping the body move lymph.


The products that work for you in the summer might not have the same effect in the winter. When cleansing, choose one that doesn’t have harsh surfactants (try our Purifying Charcoal Cleanser for a gentle everyday cleanser) or even better a cleanser that doesn’t need to be rinsed off like our Refresh Micellar Cleanser. Refresh uses a combination of flower hydrosols, active botanicals and castor oil to get a deep clean while leaving skin moisturized. Winter is also a great time to incorporate Toning Mists into your skincare routine. Spritz skin after cleansing but before applying serums and moisturizers to help products absorb better. In addition, misting throughout the day can help combat the drying effects of being indoors with heaters.

For moisturizers, if you haven’t tried oils, what are you waiting for?? Pure oils are able to penetrate the skin and strengthen the skin’s outer layers, protecting it from harsh conditions and free radical damage. For extra hydration in the dry, cold season, try combining a few drops of the Daily Glow Serum with the Rose Revival Cream to give you dewy, plump skin that’s deeply moisturized without looking greasy.


By being mindful and intentional with your self-care you can keep you skin healthy and glowing year round. Don’t forget to curl up by the fireplace with a good book and enjoy those snow days!

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