Good Evening! Welcome back…I hope you all enjoyed my first post for this new year and look forward to much more. Today I am going to share with you the steps I take and products I use during the Fall & Winter months, to keep my skin at its best.
These are the 4 products I use for my weekend skincare routine…..
*PHOTO COURTESY OF http://www.nubianheritage.com*
I made a decision of exfoliating during the Fall & Winter months and leaving masking for the Spring & Summer months, do any of you do the same? In the Fall/Winter months, the air is much harsher on the skin, depending on location of course. You want to make sure you are scrubbing away those dead skin cells. Now, when exfoliating during these months you want to use a less abrasive scrub unlike one you would use during the warmer months.
There have been many negative posts about the St. Ives Scrub but I have enjoyed using it. The only time I had an issue with a scrub was when I over used it, scrubbing like every other day, 2x a week is ideal for using a facial scrub. Exfoliation replenishes the skin and can improve your moisturizers effectiveness.
“The dead cells block moisture from the layers of live skin cells that actually need it” – birchbox.com/guide/articles/is-it-important-to-exfoliate-during-the-winter
First I start with St.Ives of course and this scrub in particular on a scale of Gentle/Moderate/Deep, it has a deep exfoliating factor. I find that interesting because it is so gentle to me. The key ingredients are:
*Walnut shell powder
Also, within the first 3 ingredients listed you have water and glycerin, very beneficial.
Next I use my facial bar to wash my face and since October I believe, I’ve been using the Nubian Heritage Olive & Green Tea Soap w/Avocado. I really love this bar because it leaves my skin feeling smooth…looking like I have a glow…and it lasts forever, all of the Nubian Heritage Soaps are awesome.
This bar in particular is anti aging, ultra moisturizing, and nourishing. It contains Shea Butter, Olive Oil and Avocado Butter.
My next step is to tone and I am in love with Heritage Store Rosewater and Glycerin. I have been using this for over a year and it has never failed me. I started using it on my locs when I had them, to moisturize them and my scalp. This product will stop any itch, even when I shave and start itching from hair growth, I spray this any and everywhere.
*pure rose water
*Vor Mag Water (has been magnetized to raise the energy to a higher vibration)
You can use the product as a toner, moisturizer, primer and makeup setting spray!
Lastly, I must moisturize with Vitamin E oil. I have been using it for over a year as well and I know I am reaping the benefits. Vitamin E is an antioxidant, slows down aging, and repairs damaged skin. There are many more benefits internally but I wanted to focus on the skin.
So, I hope that my skin care routine gives you some ideas of products to try and also I hope you found this informative. If you have any questions about these products please leave them in the comments. Thank you so much for reading, you all are awesome! 💋