If you live in Chicago, then you know that the days of effortless glowing skin are coming to an end. The blistering cold winters are extremely harsh on your skin and preparation is the best defense. So I headed over to Daytime Chicago to share with you and their viewers some tips and tricks, as well as, products that will help you
prepare winterize your skin.
Olay Regenerist Micro-Sculpting Cream is your go-to daily cream.This moisturizer instantly reduces the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles and helps improve surface cell turnover rate with dermatologist recommended ingredients, offering visible results in as little as 28 days.
Includes dermatologist recommended ingredients: Vitamin B3 which aids in surface cell regeneration and strengthens the skin’s moisture barrier, with each jar containing as much niacinamide as 2,500 cups of kale!
Peptides is also another key ingredient. It improves skin’s smoothness and firmness, while reducing the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles.
Then Glycerin adds a moisture magnet that helps retain water and keep skin seriously hydrated all day long. It’s free of parabens, phthalates, synthetic dyes, dermatologist tested.
Available on Olay.com for under $30, or check out your local retailer for curbside pickup!
New AMBI® Even & Clear® Moisturizing Coconut Oil Cocoa Butter Facial Cleanser’s hydrating formula effectively washes away surface impurities without stripping the skin. In addition to Cocoa Butter and Coconut Oil providing skin with a double dose of moisture, it features our proprietary, nutrient-rich Sweet Potato Complex™. It’s packed with antioxidants, Vitamin A, C, & E which helps fight hyperpigmentation and promotes healthy glowing skin.
As a trusted name in skincare for 50 years, AMBI is rooted in catering to the skincare need of people of color. They blend science and nature to create affordable, high-quality skincare products that are specifically formulated to provide smooth, even-toned, flawless looking skin. Made for and by those with diverse skin tones, you can trust AMBI…The Skin Tone Authority.
Give your skin a vital boost of nutrition to wake up tired skin. Berrylicious Face Mask gives vitality and elasticity to the skin while also having many antioxidant properties that counteract skin aging thanks to the blueberry extract.
Blueberries, unknown to ancient Mediterranean civilizations, are native to the northern mountains. They became part of medieval medical practices thanks to their anti-fatigue and depurative properties.
Everyday For Future combines skin care with respect for nature by minimizing waste. They have chosen the colors, scents and joy that nature has to offer to formulate effective, high-quality and delicate products suitable for even the most sensitive skin. They have created high-performance products with refined ingredients that are fragrant, innovative and pleasant to the touch. Their formulas contain ingredients of natural, organic and above all non-animal origin: in fact our products are PETA Certified, cruelty free, and vegan.
Treat yourself to an at-home spa day and indulge in a rewarding 10-minute regimen with Nu Skin’s Facial Spa. Facial Spa is an at-home medical skin care device that uses microcurrent technology to stimulate and tone your skin
It can be used three times a week for best results and includes both large and small interchangeable conductors specifically designed to follow the contours of the face. Each Facial Spa comes with the Nu Skin Conductive Gel which is specifically formulated to use with the device.
Cocotique is a deluxe monthly beauty subscription box for women of color. Over 300 brands have been showcased and over 250,000 boxes shipped over the past 8 years. Dana Hill Robinson found the company in 2013. Her goal was to streamline the product discovery process for WOC and to promote emerging brands. Each month Cocotique will ship to your door a specially curated deluxe box filled with 5-8 deluxe travel size and full size beauty, self-care, wellness and lifestyle products for just $25 including FREE SHIPPING. After trying out your samples, you can then purchase the full size products in the Cocotique Shop. Brands included range from Palmers to African Pride. With Cocotique there’s a range of brands and products that is going to keep you looking flawless. To help you you save some coins this weekend, Use code NEKIA15 at www.cocotique.com to get 15% off sitewide this weekend.
I hope this list of products is useful for everyone, especially WOC. There are some great brands really focusing on changing the landscape of skincare for women of color and I love to see it. Besides the products, below are some helpful tips to keep your skin hydrated through winter.
TIPS & TRICKS
Add Avocado to your Diet. There are many beneficial foods that you can add to your diet to improve the health of your skin. Avocado is one of these beneficial additions to your diet. When you regularly eat avocados, you can ensure that you have added healthy fats to your diet. These healthy fats can add moisture to the skin, which can substantially improve the condition of your skin.
Consume Foods that are High in Water. In general, when you consume foods that are high in water, you can help to add hydration to your skin. Fruits and vegetables often contain substantial amounts of water that can increase the level of moisture in your skin. Watermelons, in particular, have a significant amount of water and can be a great addition to your diet.
Use Cool Water to Wash. Hot water can cause your skin to dry out, so it is important to wash your face or shower using only cool water or lukewarm water. This can help to prevent your skin from drying out.
Use a Humidifier. Adding a humidifier to your home can provide many benefits for your skin. This is especially true during the winter months when the air is more likely to be dry. A humidifier helps to add extra humidity into the air, which can prevent the air from causing your skin to dry out.
Now that you’ve learned about some products that I use to winterize my skin, I would love to know what are some ways you prep your skin for the winter months. Comment below.