Winter is now in its full swing and we’re embracing–if not cringing, the chilly weather. Unfortunately, chilly dry air tends to cause your skin to become dry and flaky. What I’ve learned is that especially in the winter time, you need to moisturize, moisturize, moisturize! Keeping your skin moisturized and your body hydrated will help keep your skin glowing. To combat the winter blues, I’ve curated a few natural skin care products that are vegan-friendly. What is vegan-friendly? Products that are cruelty-free and contain no animal by-product because we love our furry friends.
Most of these products are what I use on a daily basis however, I switched my facial oils and added a night creme for winter. First, I cleanse my skin with Herbivore Botanical’s Bamboo Charcoal soap. I love that it’s all natural and doesn’t break me out or dry out my skin. After cleansing, I tone with Thayers toner which is actually pretty hydrating and preps your skin for serums and creams. I especially love that it doesn’t cause your skin to sting which may be because it is alcohol-free. I follow up with my facial oil and I’m currently using Herbivore Botanical’s Phoenix formula since it’s more hydrating than my usual Lapis since my skin tends to be combination and acne-prone. Okay, I know what you’re thinking if you’re acne-prone, why are you using oil on your face? Oils contain healing properties and a dewy glow finish which are nice since winter skin can be really dull. I finish off my skin care with 100% Pure Coffee Bean eye cream which smells so good! I don’t really have a problem with bags or dark circles but then again that may also be a benefit to me using the eye cream. At night when I really need extra moisturizing, I will slather on my trusty night cream from Derma E. It’s very simple and doesn’t really have a fragrance which I adore because I can’t wear anything strong scented creams to bed. Then I always have a tin of Rosebud salve on hand because it has different uses but I mostly use it to sooth my dried chapped lips.
What products are you using to combat this winter?