The most wonderful time of the year is here! To celebrate the season, Haven is thrilled to share with you some simple skincare tips for getting and keeping gorgeous, radiant skin during the holidays. We’re talking at-home holiday hacks for how to ensure you radiate your inner joy on your face. So, get ready for all the compliments that will be coming your way at every single festive event. Let’s glow for the holidays!
‘Tis the season to be merry and bright! But dry, dull skin won’t let you get your glow on as old skin cells pile up more rapidly in the cold weather months. One simple yet effective way to slay those dead skin cells to reveal younger and fresher looking skin? Exfoliate. Does everyone need to exfoliate? Yes. In fact, we should exfoliate all year round, but it becomes even more important in the dry season. Drinking plenty of water will help, but water alone won’t prevent dry, flaky skin. Through exfoliating, the skin’s natural clarity and brightness is restored leaving you looking hydrated, beautiful, and oh-so radiant. It’s one of the best things you can do for your skin to get party-ready!
It’s important to exfoliate. But how? The best secret to fresh-faced skin is a facial brush. Simple, easy-to-use, and with no harsh ingredients for your skin to react with, it’s the perfect tool for at home skincare, delivering the equivalent of a mini-microdermabrasion facial or a mini face massage. With your own manual pressure (remember not to press too hard), impurities will literally be swept away while stimulating lymphatic flow for a smooth, radiant complexion.
Our biggest crush: Naturopathica’s Facial Cleansing Brush (pictured above) with its ultra-soft nylon bristles. Here’s how:
- Apply cleanser to the face.
- Dip facial brush in water.
- Using short strokes, brush the skin in an upward direction.
- Then say helloooooo glow!
Our second, at-home, exfoliating tip: use a face polish. It simultaneously cleanses and gently exfoliates (essential in DIY skincare). A fabulous glow-boosting product is Naturopathica’s Oat Cleansing Facial Polish. This thick, creamy cleanser coddles the skin with oat protein and soothes with aloe vera while jojoba wax beads get down to work resurfacing your skin. It smells of lavender, rose, and ylang-ylang so don’t forget to close your eyes and lose yourself in this inspiring blend of essential oils while your skin’s natural clarity and brightness is being restored. Yes! Brush and polish can be used together.
USE A LUSCIOUS BALM
Baby, it’s cold outside! That’s when a cleansing balm is brilliant. When your regular cleanser that you love to bits becomes a little too drying in the winter months, make the switch! Every time you wash your face your skin will look and feel ahhhmazing! How? A balm offers you precisely what it sounds like: a face wash that is deliciously moisturizing and designed to clean your skin while offering big-time hydration.
The luxury of washing your face with Naturopathica’s Manuka Honey Cleansing Balm (also pictured above) feels tailor-made for the holidays. With the special moisturizing powers of honey and royal-jelly peptides plus hyaluronic acid, this luxurious cleanser removes makeup and dirt, rinses off clean without stripping the skin, reinforcing the skin barrier, all while delighting the senses. To use:
- Apply to skin with fingers or facial brush.
- Add water.
- Gently massage.
- Wipe off with warm washcloth.
Alternate the days you use a balm with the days you use a face polish and you will be able to maintain a bright, holiday glow throughout the season.
SHIMMER WITH FACE OIL
Between all the dinners and parties, you’ll have tired days and your face will need a little extra pick-me-up to restore dull skin to a natural glow. There’s one bona-fide way to maintain that post-exfoliated, radiant skin and that’s by adding a face oil to your skincare ritual. Yes, this very old beauty secret is making a big comeback! But save your oil for the final step (after you moisturize) so it can do what it does best. Keep all that luscious moisture in, leaving your skin looking and feeling hydrated. You can even pat face oil on over makeup — it’s a great quick fix for a grand entrance as your skin will get that instant luster and shimmery-radiance that will rival the ornaments on any Christmas tree! Try our absolute favorite, MU FACE to unveil your gorgeous, luminous skin. Getting glowy for the holidays was never so easy!