Our favourites: Wild Hill Nootka Rose Toner, Laurel Elixir for Normal to Dry Skin, Province Apothecary Toner, Kahina Toner
Our favourites: Laurel Anti-inflammatory Serum, Kahina Serum, Wild Hill Blackberry Serum, Eminence Rosehip C + E Firming Oil Serum
5. Protect your winter skin from the sun. The strength of UV rays doesn’t diminish during the winter months. Snow acts as a reflector and can bounce UV rays back to increase the chance of sunburn. Apply a broad spectrum SPF to the face, ears, hands and lips when outdoors and reapply every two hours.
Our favourites: Eminence Sun Defense Mineral SPF, Coola Cucumber Matte Finish SPF30 Cream
6. Exfoliate your skin. Remove dull skin and enhance product penetration with a gentle weekly exfoliation. Keep it gentle as over exfoliation can cause further inflammation and increase dryness Do not limit your exfoliation to the face, dry brush your body daily with a natural-fibre brush to exfoliate, detoxify, stimulate circulation and reduces the need to over-apply body lotion.
Our favourites: Eminence Organic Citrus Lip Balm, Eminence Lip Balm + Exfoliator, ILIA Balmy Days, Laurel Lip Treatment.
8. Add a facial masque. Apply a hydrating cream masque at bath time or as your night cream. Wear it to bed and remove it in the morning to reveal a glowing, hydrated complexion.
Our favourites: Wild Hill Honey Myrrh Masque, Eminence Organic Strawberry Rhubarb Masque, Eminence Organic Citrus + Kale Potent C + E Masque, Kahina Antioxidant Masque
9. Prepare healthy anti-oxidant rich meals. In addition to drinking 8 glasses of water daily, protect and strengthen your skin, nails, and hair in the winter months with meals rich in omega-3 fatty acids,Vitamin A, C, D, & E as well as zinc and selenium. Incorporate fish, avocado, sweet potatoes, kale, nuts, citrus fruits, green tea, spirulina and bone broth into your diet to keep dryness at bay and help your skin glow.
10. Invest in a humidifier
While indoor heating or wood burning fireplaces keep us toasty warm, they also draw humidity from the air leaving our skin dry and dehydrated. A humidifier on your home furnace or in your bedroom or office will dramatically improve the levels of humidity and improve the hydration in your skin.