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Winter skin care tips

Winter weather is not fun for skin. Cold weather and low humidity levels result in dry air, which then steals moisture away from the skin every second of every day. Without immediate care, dry skin can lead to cracking and bleeding, and harsh winter wind makes the problem worse. Indoor heat further robs the air of moisture, as do hot showers or baths and harsh cleansers. Additional moisture helps, but you need to do more to actually counteract these effects and keep skin looking youthful and smooth. To reduce chapping, redness, itching, and keep skin more healthy and comfortable this season, try these tips. 1. Wash in Lukewarm Water Hot showers and baths always feel good in the winter, but...

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Family Green Beauty

Many of us lead a “green” lifestyle. We eat organic food and clean our kitchen with baking soda and vinegar. We recycle! We bike or take public transportation whenever possible. Eco-conscious, green living seems to get a bit trickier when it comes to our skin. We WANT to go all natural, earth-friendly, vegan, non-toxic…but we also want our beauty products to work! We want smooth, clean, clear skin. We want to glow! Sometimes it feels like we can’t have it all. Many natural, botanical-based skin care products claim to be pure, but leave something to be desired in terms of results. What’s more, some so-called “natural” brands simply add a few plant-based substances to an intensely chemical product. What most...

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