SøBeauty Director: Astrid Kearney
SøCreative Director: Chris Saint Sims
SøFashion Director: Savannah Barthorpe
How do we keep the awakened look of Summer Skin vibrantand luscious throughout the year?
In the gripping dance between beauty and the changing seasons, winter unveils its own set of challenges for our precious skin. As temperatures plummet and the air turns crisp, our skin contends with the biting winds and the dehydrating effects of indoor heating and biting cold exterior. This cold-weather conundrum calls for a beauty ritual that goes beyond the ordinary—a ritual that understands the intricate needs of our skin during these frosty months. Enter the transformative power of exfoliation, deep moisturization, inner care and massage , beauty secrets that become a beacon of radiance amidst winter's icy embrace.
Winter's chill tends to leave our skin feeling lacklustre and dry, as the harsh elements strip away its natural moisture. The solution? Let’s start with the inner work re a vitamin and antioxidant treatment taken daily orally . Arganic pure cold pressed oil packed in vitamin E treats dry skin, fine lines, stretch marks, scars, eczema, psoriasis, dry hair and more. The Better You formula Hair , Skin Daily Oral Spray alsopacks a punch in pushing those dry effects at bay.
Next, an exfoliation routine that gently but effectively sweeps away the dullness unveiling a fresh canvas beneath. Think of it as a winter wardrobe for your skin, shedding the layers of dryness and flakiness to reveal the vibrant glow that lies within. Gentle Peeling by Clarins for the more sensitive which is a clay based treatment warmed and pressed onto the skin then gently smoothed away , Ole Henriksen’s Truth Sugar Glow Polishing Mask also delivers a deeply cleansed radiant skin with pomegranate seed powder, sugar honey and rosehip and is kind to the environment. Beyond its surface-level magic, exfoliation plays a pivotal role in fortifying the skin against the seasonal woes.
By encouraging cell turnover, this beauty ritual not only banishes the signs of winter fatigue but also enhances the absorption of nourishing skincare products. It's a harmonious symphony of self-care, where each carefully chosen exfoliant becomes a note in the melody of rejuvenation.
Follow with the added layer of a serum which adds to the layer of treatment like Byoma Hydrating Serum with its tri-ceramide complex which acts as a skin barrier. I apply with Gua Sha a traditional Chinese medicine practice. The movement on the skin stimulates facial meridians and aids in the productsabsorption. Follow with a barrier protection moisturiser such as Byoma with its barrier protection and spf.. Yes even in winter!
Overnight the NipFab Retinol Overnight Cream increases skin cell production, unclogs pores,and increases collagen production. A fave here is The Ordinary with squalene oil and Medik8 Crystal Retinal the latter as a retinal not retinol is more potent, effective powerful for your night time ritual. Start with a low strength to build resilience.
As you navigate the winter wonderland, let inner love renutrition, exfoliation and moisture be your beauty ally—a secret weapon against the cold's attempts to dim your glow. Embrace this ritual and watch as your skin transforms into a radiant masterpiece, defying the frosty allure of winter with a luminosity that captivates. Winter beauty has never looked so dazzling.
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