I hope that you all had a wonderful end to 2018 and a fun and safe New Year! I love this time of year because the sheer craziness that we call the holiday season (which literally runs from October through January) is now behind us and we can look forward to slowing things down a bit and focus on things other than food and presents.
I think that in the madness of the season, we tend to find less time to take care of ourselves. Whether it's eating less healthy, working out less, maybe not washing our faces at bedtime (I may or may not have done all of these!!), there is just not enough time in a day to get it all done. Our skin especially will start to show the effects of the lack of care. Add in the colder, drier weather, you skin is definitely going to be needing a little TLC right now.
So, what can you do to help to soften and soothe your skin? What products and treatments might you be able to try and start this year off with a healthy glow? I've recently tested and compiled a list of products that you can possible start to incorporate into your daily regimen.
Honua Skin Care Pa' akai Cleanser - With Pa' akai (Hawaiian Salt) and Aloalo (Hibiscus), this cleanser has a nice balance between gentle exfoliation (very gentle) and hydrating cleansing. It's good for all skin types. I like its ability to cleanse the skin without feeling like it's stripping it of it's moisture. $24
Honua Hawaiian Beauty Water - If you wear makeup and cleanse your face, then toner is an essential part of your skin care regimen. Your serums and moisturizers will penetrate the skin as opposed to just sitting on top and allow them to actually do their job. Hawaiian Beauty Water is probably my favorite part of this line as it gently exfoliates the skin and gives it a healthy, dewy finish. $24
Le Prunier Plum Beauty Oil- I know, I talk about this one a LOT! But I love it, so...Make sure to incorporate it into your beauty routine after your toner (see above!) and before moisturizer morning and night. Very hydrating and a powerful antioxidant, helping to protect your skin. $72
Dermovia Lace-Your-Face Rejuvenating Collagen Mask - These masks are different from others in that they are a compression mask made of a biodegradable cotton soaked in the serum you choose. The "stretch'y" ear loops and chin strap help to keep it in place, giving you the ability to move around and take care of business while wearing it. The Rejuvenating Collagen contains Hydrolyzed Collagen and Hyaluronic Acid which help plump the skin and boost hydration. AND there is enough serum in the pouch to reuse the mask again. $15
Sunday Riley Ceramic Slip Cleanser - I really liked how well this cleanser...well...cleaned. If you're like me, you've tried an endless amount of cleansers and it always surprises me how many of them fail to do just that. I felt like it got all my makeup off with one cleanse and felt like my skin was hydrated and radiant after use. $35
Sunday Riley Good Genes - This is a nice, gentle Lactic Acid treatment that you can use morning or night that will help to brighten a dull and uneven complexion. Not a deep penetrating product, I like that you can use it without feeling the tightness and dryness that comes with the use of other, more harsh AHA's. $105
BKR Paris Water Balm - This winter has been wreaking havoc on my hands and my lips. For my lips, I use the Water Balm by BKR. It's glossy without being sticky and hydrating. Made of a proprietary blend of plant actives, it helps to moisturize, soften and protect the lips. $22 **affilliate link
Suntegrity - Of course, I have to include a sunscreen as part of any skin care regimen. If you aren't using one, now is as great a time as any to start. Suntegrity is a moisturizing, non-greasy Broad-Spectrum protection sunscreen. It's Certified Organic, Infused with Antioxidants and chemical free. I love that it serves also as a primer and lays very nicely under makeup. $45
If you're looking to make some updates to your skin care regimen, make sure to give some of these products a try.