The winter time is the most important time of year to take care of your skin. As the weather gets colder, skin tends to lose moisture and become dry and cracked. Not only is this unhealthy for the skin, but it also takes away your skin’s natural glow, and often just doesn’t look good, especially under makeup. Winter is also a time of many holidays and parties, so keeping your skin fresh ensures you’ll look good for all of your holiday events. One thing you can do to keep your skin looking amazing this time of year is to create your own DIY holiday skincare box. All you have to do is get a box (shoebox, basket, etc…) and load it up with all of your skincare essentials to use daily, or weekly. Here are some of the best products to place in your holiday skincare box to keep your face glowing for the holidays.
Kate Somerville Detox Daily Cleanser
Cleanser should be one of the most important parts of your skincare routine, as it’s necessary to always take off any makeup residue as well as oil and buildup that might find a spot on your face during the day. This detoxifying cleanser removed impurities and dead skin cells while not taking out any moisture from your face. Use nightly as the first step of your skincare routine.
Tatcha Dewy Skin Night Concentrate
This moisturizer is all you need to keep dryness at bay this winter. It is comprised of highly concentrated botanical oils and extracts to soothe and nourish the face. The Red Algae in the formula powers the product to hydrate the skin overnight. All you have to do is swipe it onto your face before you go to bed, and let it work it’s magic overnight.
Josie Maran Whipped Mud Mask Argan Hydrating and Detoxifying Treatment
This mask is perfect to use weekly to give your skin an extra dose of hydration and nourishment. Containing argan oil and Moroccan clay, this max refines, and clarifies the skin while providing extra moisture to it as well. The product comes in 6 different scents, as well as a seventh unscented version. The scents include Juicy Mango, Cucumber Aloe, Vanilla Apricot, Sweet Basil Mint, Lavender Citrus, and Sweet Citrus. Use weekly for glowing, smooth skin.
Lush Cosmetics Lip Scrub
Lips are often overlooked as part of a skincare routine, but they are just as important as the face itself. The best thing you can do for your lips these holidays is nourish them with a lip scrub like this one from Lush. The scrub will gently remove dead skin cells, revealing brighter, healthier skin underneath. The castor sugar in the formula does the job of exfoliation perfectly, while the coconut oil soothes the skin and acts as a moisturizer. It’s so natural that you can actually lick off the scrub once you’re done with it. The best part is that it’s so festive, and perfect for the holidays.
Fresh Sugar Face Polish
Perhaps one of the most important products to use on your face during the winter is an exfoliator. This should only be used once a week, so as not to strip the face completely, but is very important when used correctly. This scrub from Fresh will allow you to buff away dead skin cells for an overall brighter complexion. This prevents flaky skin and allows moisturizer to work its magic better, since there are no dead skin cells blocking it. After you’re done rubbing it into your skin, you can let it rest on your face for 5-10 minutes for extra hydration.
Chantecaille Blanc Gardenia Brightening Essence
For the final step of your skincare routine, apply this serum all over your face and neck for a brighter complexion and to minimize dark spots on the skin. The formula contains Chinese Cabbage Roots as well as Plantago Stem Cells to give you a glow that’s not just skin deep. It also contains Water Lily Extract, to soothe the skin, and rose centers for aromatherapy.