maintaining glow during winter

Hello everyone! Now that November is over and December is upon us, winter is here. With winter comes cold weather and with cold weather it can be difficult to hold onto your skin’s moisture and glow. Because of this, I thought I would share my tips on how I maintain a glow during winter.

Body Care

Body wash

The first thing I do in this process is wash my body  just so that my skin is clean.
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Nair

After washing my body, I use Nair about every other week to remove any hair. This ensures that my legs are smooth and hair free.
*DISCLAIMER*

  • CONTAINS UNPLEASANT ODOR
  •  PATCH TEST THIS BEFORE USE TO ENSURE THAT YOU ARE NOT SENSITIVE TO ANY INGREDIENTS.
  • DO NOT USE ON FACE!!
  • USE WITH CAUTION, AS IF THIS IS LEFT ON THE SKIN TOO LONG, A CHEMICAL BURN CAN OCCUR

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Wipe off lotion

After letting the Nair sit for about 10-15 minutes (depends on the length of hair), I take a damp cloth and wipe off the lotion and hair. If there are any missed patches, I will put Nair on those areas to ensure that there is no more hair left on my legs.

Frank Body Scrub

After I use Nair, I like to exfoliate to slough the dead skin off of my legs. I love the Frank Body Original Coffee Scrub at the moment. It smells amazing and makes my skin super soft and silky. To use, all you have to do is take a handful of the scrub and apply directly to your skin. Rub in circular motions until you feel your legs are smooth. After this, let the scrub sit for 2-3 minutes so that the oil can work its skin-softening magic. Then, rinse completely. Below is a DIY version I found if you don’t want to buy the scrub.
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Body wash again

After using the scrub, I wash my body a second time to get rid of any oil residue from the scrub, and also to remove any scent of Nair (and the coffee scent from the scrub) that may be on my skin.
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Rinse thoroughly

After cleansing my body, I rinse off with water to make sure that there is no more soap, body scrub, or Nair on my skin.
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Coconut oil as body moisturizer

After hair removal and washing and exfoliating your body it is important to bring back the moisture into your skin. I normally use coconut oil to do this, as it is lightweight but still very affective at making my skin moisturized and soft.
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Face Care

My face care for glowy, smooth skin is fairly simple. I don’t really have a set routine that I use, so I went through and listed some products that I use to make my skin glow.

Makeup

Highlight is an obvious staple in making my skin glow. My two current favorite highlighters  are  Champagne Pop by Becca and Churro by Colourpop. When using Champagne Pop, take a tapered highlighter brush or a fan brush and apply to your cheekbones, brow bone, tip of nose, and cupids bow. When using Churro, do the same, but use your fingers to apply it instead of a brush and be sure to blend it out completely.
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Skincare

Moisturizer

This is pretty self explanatory, but moisturizer is key for glowing skin. Dry skin can look dull, so be sure to moisturize for hydration and a natural glow. During the day, I use a moisturizer that contains SPF to protect my skin from the sun, and at night I use a regular moisturizer.
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Drink water  

Everyone says this, but drinking water is the key to glowing skin. Water provides hydration for your body and skin, and is essential for life. Drinking enough water will improve your skin’s elasticity and glow.
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Exfoliate

This is another obvious tip, but exfoliating is the best way to make your skin appear smooth and soft. My favorite scrub at the moment is the St. Ives Fresh Skin Apricot Scrub. I normally exfoliate my face three times a week (Monday, Wednesday, Friday). When I do, I just take a pea sized amount of the scrub and massage it all over my face. Then I rinse it off completely with cold water.
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PRODUCTS MENTIONED

Coconut oil ~ can purchase at any grocery store !!
Clean on Me Body Wash (Soap and Glory)
Frank Body Original Coffee Scrub
Neutrogena oil-free moisture with sunscreen (SPF 35)
Neutrogena oil-free moisture for sensitive skin

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