After weeks of overindulgence, the effects of the festive season – think too much makeup and even more mince pies – have left many of our complexions a little worse for wear and in desperate need of TLC. Alas, the time has come to ditch that lackluster post-Christmas guise and give our skin the extra care it needs this month. Read below on how you can start the New Year off with a fresh, beautiful and clear complexion.
REMOVE YOUR MAKEUP EVERY NIGHT
By sleeping in makeup, you are giving your skin the unnecessary chance to retain dirt and makeup in your pores, leading to breakouts. Always begin your nightly skincare routine with a gentle cleanser that effectively removes all traces of makeup like BSB Culminé Cleansing Mousse With Algae & Aloe. This lightweight foam detoxifies, decongests and cleanses skin of impurities without stripping essential moisture. Suitable for even the most sensitive skin types, Cleansing Mousse purifies to maximize skin receptivity to treatment. Power antioxidant aloe and anti-inflammatory mugwort extract help draw ambient moisture from the air and bind it to skin’s surface. Algae extract and stabilized vitamin C increase circulation, supporting elasticity, collagen production and skin’s natural repair mechanisms. Leaves skin feeling calm, radiant and refreshed—never tight or dry.
REMEMBER TO EXFOLIATE
This gives your skin cells the room they need to breathe and regenerate. When you don't exfoliate, excess makeup, oil, dirt and grime build up, clog pores, cause acne and a lackluster complexion. Try digging below the skin’s surface and doing some deep cleaning with BSB Cellular Rejuvenation Scrub & Peel
. This potent enzyme peel delivers a brighter more youthful complexion, fights dark spots and defies age. Bilberry - an excellent anti-oxidant treating hyperpigmentation and sun damage as a composition of botanical hydroquinone, Vitamin A and Vitamin C. Papaya and pineapple enzymes harmonize with anti-oxidizing sugar maple and skin - regenerating jojoba for noticeably vibrant and smooth skin.
DON'T BE AFRAID OF FACIAL OIL
This doesn’t promote oily skin, trust us! Facial oil actually provides your skin with nutrients that it craves. Our skin creates oil naturally, but as we age, that reservoir slowly diminishes. We need to maintain a healthy balance of oil, otherwise our skin will breakout, and fine lines and wrinkles will start appearing. When applying any facial oil, do so on top of your anti-aging product and under any makeup. BSB Cupuacu Super Hydrating Oil indulges the senses while bolstering skin immunity from environmental pollutants and free radicals with potent polyphenols. Luxuriously textured, our Cupuacu oil promotes skin elasticity and hydrates with luscious Cupuacu butter, Jojoba oil, skin-strengthening fatty acids, and superfood vitamins.
MOISTURIZE, HYDRATE, REPEAT
All that partying this holiday season (i.e., lack of sleep and over-indulgent drinks) takes a toll on your skin’s moisture levels. Add to that the harsh, cold winter weather and your skin can easily dry out, so it’s important to keep it hydrated morning, noon and night. Feed your skin with a luxuriously moisturizing cream that will quench your face's thirst such as BSB Naturals Seafirm Smoothing Cream. This anti-aging moisturizer resurrects radiance and diminishes age signs with a three-part sea complex of active seaweed extracts, hexapeptides, arcticpeptides and minerals. Gently exfoliates, firms and boosts cellular metabolism to strengthen collagen, elastin and skin proteins, restoring youthfulness. Hyaluronic acid boosts hydration and locks in moisture for soft as satin skin. WEAR SPF EVERY DAY
Sometimes the weather can be deceiving, but just because it is overcast, it does not mean the sun’s rays are taking a break. Try Lumipelé Moisture Lift Spf 30. This ultra-hydrating moisturizing cream combines jojoba oil and Betaines to lift skin and combat wrinkles while providing you broad protection against UVA/UVB rays.