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Winterize Your Skin Care Regimen


Okay so technically it’s not winter yet, but just because your skin will be all covered up in this season’s luxurious draping sweaters doesn’t mean you shouldn’t keep up your skin care regimen. We’ve compiled a few “must do” tips to ensure your skin stays supple and glowing for the season:

  1. Use Oil Based facial moisturizer – Cold weather dries the skin so replenish the moisture with an oil based facial moisturizer. The oil creates a protective layer on the skin to retain moisture. Generally the products labeled as “night creams” are usually oil based (Web MD).
  2. Get a Portable Humidifier – The dry heat blasting through the heater in your home or at work can do a number on your skin. Combat the effects by using a portable humidifier in your home. I have mine in my bedroom so that my skin doesn’t dry out over night. You can get a quality yet inexpensive humidifier at Target.
  3. Spend a Moment on the Lips – To prevent wintery chapped lips, use a little lip balm under your lipstick or lip gloss for extra protection. I like Blistex Lip Medex  (a little goes a long way with this product).
  4. Drink Eight Glasses of Water Each Day – This can’t be said enough, staying hydrated does wonders for the skin and your energy level.
  5. Use a Gentle Cleanser Every Night – Try washing your face with a gentle cleanser at night and instead of washing it again in the morning, simply splash a good amount of warm water on your face. Experts say that’s plenty to wake up the skin and remove any impurities, dust, etc. Pat your face dry, apply your moisturizer and make-up for the day and you’re good to go. Need a good cleaner? If so, we like Evie Evan’s Panthenol Cleanser.
  6. Exfoliate Once a Week – Since exfoliating can dry the skin experts say its best to reduce the frequency in the colder months, so once a week is sufficient. There are plenty of quality exfoliants in your local drug store but if you prefer a natural option, Dr. Susan Taylor recommends this home exfoliant recipe: organic fine grain or coarse sugar (depending on your preference), honey and warm water.
  7. Banish the Bacne – If you’ve had to contend with the dreaded bacne all summer, the colder months are a good time to get it under control in preparation for the next bathing suit season. A couple products to consider are Cetaphil Antibacterial Gentle Cleansing Bar or Neutrogena Body Clear Body Wash.
  8. Shorten and Cool Down Your Showers – Experts are saying that during the cooler months, as much as a hot shower can be soothing, it actually causes your skin to dry out quicker. So the recommendation is to take shorter, warm showers (5-10mins) instead of long hot ones then apply your moisturizer within three minutes of getting out of the shower to seal in the moisture.
  9. Repair the Sun Damage – Using a product like Pro X by Olay can help repair and reverse skin damage due to sun, wind and pollution. The secret ingredients are the peptides, which boost surface-cell turnover to reveal younger, healthier looking skin.
  10. To Tone or Not to Tone – In a segment on NBC 10 Show with Lori Wilson, Dr. Suzanne Taylor said we should all tone. Her home recipe for a toner is to combine witch hazel with tea tree oil. A good toner helps to refresh and hydrate the skin while removing any residual debris.

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The Vyne’s Pick: Fantastic Facial Cleanser


Panthenol Cleanser

We’re constantly in search of quality, effective and safe beauty products to take care of our skin. Recently we’ve begun doing some product testing  of different brands and thought you would appreciate us sharing our insights and recommendations on the one’s we like. So here’s a new facial cleanser that we’re loving. It’s called Panthenol Cleanser by evie evan. If you have notoriously dry skin then this is the cleanser for you! It goes on so cool, smooth and with a hint of fragrance then lathers up for a gentle yet deep clean. You’re face is left feeling refreshed and looking rejuvenated. What we like most about this cleanser is that it doesn’t leave your skin feeling tight and stripped of moisture. Rather, your skin is left soft and supple to the touch. This is a great “I just had a long day at work and need to wash the stress off my face” cleanser. See the official product description below.

Panthenol Cleanser

This cleansing gel effectively cleans your face removing make-up, dirt, and dulling dead cells and uses Panthenol and Allantoin to leave skin natural, healthy and silky soft to the touch. Just a small amount is needed for maximum benefit. Use your fingertips to work the luxuriously rich soap-free cleanser gel onto your moistened skin. The foamy action will clean deep into pores, soothe, hydrate, protect from moisture loss and leave skin feeling fresh and comfortable. Works great for combination, normal to slightly dry skin types – though not recommended for extremely sensitive or Rosacea prone skin. Contains Panthenol which helps to seal in moisture and hydrate skin. Also contains Allantoin, a soothing agent derived from the comfrey root. Does not contain potential skin irritants of sodium lauryl, laureth sulfates, or paraben preservatives. Water-soluble foaming gel in a stylish plastic clear bottle 4.5 fl. oz.

Price: $25.00

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