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Winter Skincare

Now that winter has actually arrived, we’re all feelin' it. As all of the moisture is sucked out of our skin, hair (and life), we're all looking for ways of stealing it back in. Luckily, we’ve put together a list of how to keep you glowing and dry skin free for the next few chilly months.

Store Bought

Of course, any and everything from Crawford Street skin care line will do the trick.

The Sugar Scrubinfused with Rose Geranium Oil, exfoliates and moisturizes your skin all at once. The Lavender + Chamomile Body Lotion is rich in proteins, olein glyceride, linoleic acid and Vitamin D, making it extremely nourishing. On the other hand, their Frankincense + Sweet Orange Body Lotion is a little lighter, and contains avocado oil and Shea butter to nourish the skin while Frankincense and Sweet Orange oil firm and tone. Coconut oil seals the deal, penetrating the skin quickly and easily, leaving it silky smooth.

Lips are particularly susceptible to cold weather and can take a heavier formulation than skin. For this we turn to Malee by Nature's Shea Multi Balm: a preservative-free, organic Shea Butter multi-balm is 99% Organic Shea butter and 1% Vitamin E. Melt the balm with your hands and apply anywhere that feels dry. Great for lips, hands, body, and hair.


DIY’s

There are tons of natural ingredients that can help with winter skin care. Two of our personal favourites are oats and avocados, and here's why: 

Oats are one of nature's brilliant dry skin remedies. They're anti-inflammatory properties make them great for soothing and moisturizing skin, the saponins help cleanse and remove dirt and oil, and their naturally rough texture make for a fantastic all-natural scrub.

Ordinary oatmeal sprinkled into a bath, or stuffed in tights and used like a pumice stone on dry skin, is one of those old wives' remedies that really works. For a weekly face treatment, we love this honey and oatmeal scrub.

And just when you thought your avocado obsession couldn’t get any more serious, they're great for skin and hair care too. Vitamin C helps create elastin and collagen, which bind your skin cells together and maintain their firmness and structure, and Oleic Acid maintains moisture in the epidermal layer of your skin, helping to make it soft and hydrated. Get all the benefits with a yogurt and avocado face mask.