Winter Skin Care

How to give your skin the care that is needed as we heading towards winter


As we transition into the winter season we want to nourish our skin even more. Wintertime can be cold and harsh. This can be hard on our skin and makes it look a bit dry and crusty. Especially if you like to wear some light foundation you want to keep it smooth that it stays on flawless. I have put some simple and efficient tips together to keep it glowing and radiating preventing your skin from getting dry and keeping it nourished from inside out!

When it comes to treating ourselves the best possible way we come to one of my core values:

How you live your life, what you eat, how you move and take care of yourself does show in how you look.



1) Food is your best skincare!


Eat fresh, healthy and organic foodSupport your kidneys/bladder with seasonal and warm food. Soups are easy and delicious.

  • You can cook more and store future meals in your fridge.

  • Drink warm tea and/or warm water. Drinking warm tea is not only hydrating at a cellular level but also loaded with powerful antioxidants to boost your immune system. Nettle tea is my favorite as it has nourishing, diuretic, and anti-inflammatory properties, a natural beautifier to your skin and hair!


Pumpkin soup with ginger and a fresh, colourful salad


2) Skincare in the morning


  • Begin by wiping off the overnight product build-up with water or a gentle face cleanser. You can also use coconut-or sesame oil

  • Warm-up your skin. I use a warm cloth and pat it over my face. This way the oil or cream is absorbed better

  • During the cooler months, you might want to use a richer cream or face oil in the morning and night to keep it moisturized

  • In case your skin needs an extra boost - add a few drops of a rich serum

  • Nourish even more by using a natural skin toner with rose or a natural hydrating mist with jasmine - it balances and restores your skin’s ph level

Having beautiful radiant skin that is buzzing with energy means having healthy circulation and to achieve that…Massage and tap and massage and tap again…



3) Face Massage

  • Practice Abhyanga: This ancient form of self- massage will make you feel rejuvenated, soften your skin and contribute to a better overall skin tone. Massaging your skin will improve circulation and detoxification.This cannot be overestimated for its long-term role in maintaining health and beauty.

You can use

  • Coconout oil

  • Almond oil

  • Pure, cold-pressed sesame oil



4) Makeup routine

  • Go for a liquid or cream-based foundation. That prevents your skin from drying out

  • My tip: add a little of your hydrofoil spray before applying or mix your foundation with a drop of your day cream or facial oil

  • Use as little face powder as possible. You want to keep shining!


5) Before you go to sleep!


Photo: Julia Janse va Vuuren | Make up: Jenny Schoenmann

  • Clean your face! You might not do it so intensely in the morning but if you want to that radiant skin you want to commit to a consistent evening personal care routine

  • Remove dirt from the day and especially your foundation

  • End your day again with a nice face massage


Go to bed early and enjoy a good and well rested sleep!


What else…. Oh yes! Move. Get the circulation going in your whole body. Start your day with yoga to stimulate, cycle to work - yes, even when it is cold. Have a walk outside. Integrate a connection practice like meditation, Qi gong or whatever you like during the day.

Our skin is a reflection of our deepest selves

Get in touch with yourself. Especially during the winter months, it is a good time to be more silent. Give your voice a break. Do a silent retreat. Connect with nature. Do some soul searching.


Live your life wholeheartedly, radiating vibrant health and beauty.


With Love,

Jenny



When it comes to skin care try to avoid these ingredients

Sodium Lauryl/Laureth Sulfate (SLS and SLES), Formaldehyde, Hydroquinone, Mercury (Thimerosal and Merthiolate), Parabens (Isobutylparaben, Butylparaben, Methylparaben, Propylparaben), Phthalates (DBP, DEHP, DEP), Synthetic Fragrance/Parfum ( source: Kirsten Arnett), Propylene Glycol, Triclosan

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