5 Ways to Boost your Skincare this Winter

With the chills of the holiday season closing in and preparations in top gear, transitioning to a winter friendly skincare routine should be at the top of your mind. The harsh weather conditions that come with the season can strip your skin of its natural oils leaving it dry, itchy and irritated.

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So if you are wondering how to boost your skincare this winter, here are some helpful tips you may find very useful –

How can I improve my skin in Winter?

When it’s comes to maintaining or improving your skin in the winter, key focus should be on boosting your skin’s moisture level while protecting it.

Here are 5 ways you can achieve this;

1.   Switch up your cleansing game

If you would normally use exfoliating cleansers, it’s time to switch to a gentle one. This would help ensure that skin is thoroughly cleansed without stripping it of its natural moisture.

Also, you would have to cut back on the frequency with which you cleanse. For instance, save your cleanser for night and cleanse your face with a splash of water in the day. An oil based cleanser is a suitable option.

2.   Use a thicker moisturiser

Since the goal this season is to lock in as much moisture as you can, using a heavier moisturiser that contains humectants like glycerin and emollients can help achieve this.

So if you’ve been using a lotion based moisturiser, you might want to switch to a cream based  moisturiser.

3.   Incorporate a hydrating serum to your routine

Serums are essential this season more than ever before. This is because the chill winds that come with the cold weather typically drys up your face. For this reason, incorporating an hylarounic acid serum into your routine would help draw in moisture and boost skin hydration. Ensure your skin is moist before applying the serum.

4.   Use your sunscreen religiously

The biggest disservice you can do to your skin is skipping sunscreen in the winter. Don’t let the cooler weather deceive you, the UV rays are just as active during winter and can penetrate the skins dermal layers to cause sun damage.

So whatever the occasion is,  keep your SPF handy. Alway use a broad spectrum SPF that is rated 30 or above.

5.   Opt for a mild exfoliant

While it’s alright to cut back on over-exfoliation, you shouldn’t do away with exfoliating totally. The last thing you want is for the dead skin cells to accumulate on your skin as this would impede the effectiveness of other skincare products and leave your face looking dull.

Therefore, a mild exfoliant is a suitable choice for removing dead and dry cells, and allowing other products to better absorb into your skin.

Your skin health is predicted on a lot of external factors including the weather conditions. Therefore, you need to be proactive in transitioning to a skincare regimen that works for your skin type and protects it from the harsh weather conditions. Don’t forget to stay hydrated to stay moisturised.

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Skincare Routine: How to Correctly Layer Skincare Products

Do you find yourself constantly switching out products in your skincare routine? It’s high time you paid attention to the order in which you layer your products. As a rule of thumb, you should apply your products in order of consistency, from the lightest to the heaviest.

In this blog post, you’ll learn the correct order to layer your skin care products, application tips and more!

Here’s how best to layer your products to guarantee maximum results.

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1.   Cleanser

Whether it’s morning or night, it’s crucial to use a cleanser that suits your skin type to eliminate any dirt, oil, or bacteria that may have built up on your skin’s surface.

Here is how to properly cleanse your face;

  • Squeeze the cleanser onto your palm
  • Add a bit of water and rub the cleanser into your palm for at least 15 seconds until it turns into a thick foam
  • Apply foam to wet face and massage for at least 60 seconds
  • Rinse with lukewarm water and pat dry your face with a towel
2.   Toner

Toners provide an extra layer of cleansing for your face by removing residue of dirt and impurities while prepping your face for other products.

To apply, you can pour it on your palm and gently distribute the product by smacking it on your face. Alternatively, pour it onto a cotton pad and dab it gently across your face.

3.   Serums

If you have serums in your skincare routine, this is when they come in. When you have to use several serums, it’s best to layer them in order of consistency, thinnest to heaviest, so they absorb better.

Most serums have droppers as applicators; it is essential to avoid touching your face with the dropper to prevent bacteria from transferring into your product.

4.   Spot treatment

If you have products that target specific skin concerns, this would be the best time to apply them. For instance, if you have acne, using your benzine peroxide treatment to reduce redness and inflammation should be the next step in your routine.

Don’t forget to give your treatment time to sit before going on to the next step.

5.   Moisturiser

Whether you have dry, combination or oily skin, using a moisturiser suitable for your skin type can add moisture while protecting your skin.

Ensure that your hands are clean at all times, especially if you are dipping your hands into the moisturiser. The last thing you would want is to transfer bacteria to your skincare product.

6.   Sunscreen

Applying sunscreen is the most crucial step of your skincare routine. Aside from sealing in your products, it helps protect your skin from harmful UV rays.

Getting the best result from your skincare routine largely depends on the order in which you layer them. Applying your skincare product in the above order would ensure that it absorbs better and guarantees results.



How to Get Ready for a Big Event: Look and Feel Your Best for That Special Occasion

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The ‘ber months have arrived! This means more gatherings and holidays to get ready for. Everything from Thanksgiving, Halloween bashes, long weekends, Christmas parties, New Year’s Eve, and more.

Even if it isn’t the holiday season, though, there are always special occasions to get ready for like birthdays, nights out, or a reunion. These are events where it’s always fun to get all spiffed up and look your best. It gives you a certain swagger and confidence when you know you look and feel good.

So, what are the things that you can do to ensure that you’re looking your best on those special days? We’re here to help! Sometimes, with all that’s going on, it’s easy to forget these preparations. But we’ve got a quick but thorough guide to make things easy for you.

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Plan Your Outfit

It’s always a stressful situation when you’ve got to find an outfit for your event at the last minute. It can also take a toll on your entire vibe if you’re not feeling confident in what you’re wearing.

You can avoid this by planning your outfit in advance. If you can, plan your outfit a week or so before your special occasion. If it’s a super special one like a birthday or formal event, you can even plan a couple of weeks ahead just to make sure, especially if you want something tailored or custom-made.

Get Some Sleep

Sleep is one of the most important beauty rituals! Not to mention, it will boost your mood and have you feeling refreshed. If you have a special event, make sure that you get lots of sleep to have the energy to mingle as well as keep your face and skin glowing.

Prep Your Face

Whether you’re a makeup wearer or not, it’s always a good idea to prep your face for that special day. It will give you a nice boost of confidence and make a great impression on the people around you.

Get a Facial

If you’re feeling bougie, get a facial treatment from your favorite aesthetic clinic. Choose one that will suit your skin’s needs or consult a dermatologist for the best treatment. Do this a week or so before your special occasion to give your skin time to settle. Avoid doing it close to the date as there may still be some inflammation or peeling depending on what treatment you get.

Do a DIY Treatment

You don’t have to go to a clinic to pamper your skin. A DIY treatment or over-the-counter face masks can help you revitalize your skin, too! Research the best recipes for a homemade mask or grab your favorite brand and pamper your face either the night before or a few hours before your event.

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Prep Your Hair

Hair is one of the most important aspects of your look! You want your hair to be shiny, healthy, and looking its best for your occasion.

Here are a few preparations to take:

Refresh Your Color

If you color your hair regularly, it might be time to get it refreshed especially if the roots have grown out. Alternatively, you can change your hair color for a new and exciting look!

Do A Deep Conditioning Treatment

Of course, it’s important to care for the health of your hair. You don’t want dull, fragile, and dry hair on your special day. Bring life back into your hair and repair damage by doing a deep conditioning treatment the night before. Choose a treatment with protein and moisturizing elements for a good balance of strength and softness.

Plan Your Hairstyle

Hair is a part of your ensemble! Choose a hairstyle that will suit your outfit and the overall vibe you’re going for. Do this in advance after you’ve chosen what to wear so that you don’t have to decide on the day.

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Prep Your Body

Your body needs love too! Especially if you’re showing a bit of skin in your outfit, it’s a good idea to make sure that your skin looks and feels amazing.

Do A Body Scrub

Over time, your body accumulates a lot of dead skin and dirt even if you shower every day. To revitalize your skin, do a body scrub the night before your special occasion. This will make the skin smooth, even, and soft.


It’s always good to make it a habit to moisturize your skin. But especially on days when you need your skin to look its best, choose a super moisturizing body butter or lotion to apply right before your event. This will give you a stunning glow.

Make Your Grand Entrance!

It may seem like a lot at first but doing these preparations in advance can save you a lot of stress and crunching. It’s also a good reminder to pamper yourself once in a while! Do these steps and plan accordingly for your event and you will surely feel and look incredible.



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