Thursday, 2 January 2014

Winter Beauty Regimen

It's about time I posted an update to my natural makeup/skincare regimen. These posts seem to be favorites of my readers and it's fun for me to see how my routine evolves with more experience in the natural beauty world. Last winter was the first real season I spent dabbling in natural beauty, and I had some hits and some misses (past winter beauty regimen can be found here). My biggest problem back then was using products that were too drying for my skin. Here are my new picks, which seem to be working better during this dry Utah winter:

Winter Natural Beauty Regimen 2013

(As always, clicking on the image will bring you to the product links)

My routine goes a little something like this:

  • I wash my face with Andalou Naturals Cleansing Milk. Occasionally when my skin is feeling dry I'll use Stark Skincare's Grapefruit Cleansing Balm, but the coconut oil in it makes me break out if I use it too much so it's a day-by-day thing for me. I really like the balm though--it's moisturizing and removes makeup and daily crud easily and well. I wish my skin could handle coconut oil better!
  • After my face is clean I spritz my face with water or random toner, then apply my favorite Badger Balm Damascus Rose Beauty Balm and off to sleep I go!
My routine really is pretty simple. Occasionally I'll use Aztec clay plus apple cider vinegar as a mask, but it's pretty drying so I try to keep that to a minimum. All of my other face masks developed mold over the summer so I'm on the lookout for a new favorite! Any suggestions?


  1. When it’s winter, this is the time that your skin dries out fast. The reason is that your skin tries to produce more oil to keep itself hydrated. That’s why the only regimen that I have is to moisturize.


  2. Definitely! It's tough to keep the right balance in the winter :)