Winter Skincare Tips - Honey + Cinnamom Mask
Winter is nearly upon us. The leaves have all but dropped, the weather has cooled, and like clockwork my skin has gone completely haywire. Here are some of my tips.
Seal Up - Try my Cardamom Vanilla Bourbon Body Butter. I scoop a bit into a travel-size tin (for on the go use – lifting, skiing, running etc.). Rub it into your dried skin. It’s been my saving grace.
Exfoliate - Dry skin in winter can be avoided in part by using an exfoliating mask or scrub in your skin care routine. This will remove that top layer of dead skin cells that makes skin feel and look dry. Exfoliating also preps the skin to receive those hydrating humectants and nourishing oils that help keep your skin healthy. This applies to both face and body.
Use a facial steam- One of my favorite additions to any winter skincare routine is an herbal steam. Dry winter skin will not have a chance against a weekly or even bi-weekly steam.
Steams are a great way to give your skin a break from that dry air and really immerse it a gentle steam that will hydrate, nourish and detox.
Hydrate. What happens on the inside affects that outside. Moisture and hydration begins with a glass of water. Keeping a refillable bottle handy and sipping on it throughout the day is key.
Refresh. For a midday pick-me-up, I mist rose water on my neck and face. The florals have a way of tricking me out of the brittle air, and keep my skin feeling light and airy.
Humidify. Sleeping with a humidifier on each night is rocking my world. The white noise drowns me out, and I wake up to clear eyes, and happier skin.
Honey + Cinnamon Mask
2 tsp oat flour (or grind up rolled oats in a clean coffee grinder)
1/2 tsp cinnamon
2 tsp honey
Mix the oats and cinnamon in a small dish and add honey to form a paste. This will result in a fairly thick consistency so, if you want it thinner, add more honey or a little water to thin out. Leave on for 5-10 min. When you rinse it off, the oats will act as a gentle exfoliant, making your skin feel super soft and hydrated.
What are your dry skin tips? How have you been fighting off the winter air? Let me know in the comments!