— Winter is Coming… —


Sorry ladies, Winter is coming…and not just for Game of Thrones enthusiasts. It is coming and it is coming to Ottawa which means it won’t be gentle. When the temperature drops and the wind starts biting back, you need to be paying special attention to your skin and skin care.

Don’t worry – we’ve got you covered with a few tips to help you put your best face forward all winter long:

Winter skin will dry out at much faster rate than it does during the summer PLUS your skin cell production goes in hibernation mode. What does this mean for you? Three things: Exfoliate, moisturize, and drink plenty of water.

Consider a hydrating masque from our skin care line YONKA. It can be used as both a masque and a night creme for extra hydration. $59.00

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The cold weather and wind are unavoidable – so too is the sun glare from the fresh snow. So you’re not off the hook for sun protection just because the temperature is below zero. Be sure to keep using products that offer SPF protection and that also moisturize and perhaps offer a light barrier to the elements.

Consider a moisturizer like the Daily Elta MD that offers SPF protection with a bonus of hydrating and anti-aging properties. $46.00

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Keep it Simple
When your skin gives in to the elements and becomes dry and itchy. Take quick, lukewarm showers since hot water can be damaging to skin. Exfoliate while you shower and seal in moisture as soon as you are out of the shower by applying a full body moisturizer with simple ingredients for relief versus one that is heavy on chemicals or alcohol.

Consider a moisturizer like Barefoot Venus that for full-body winter care. Paraben and glycol free. $22.00

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Pucker Up
The cooler temperatures will often leave you Cool temperatures and heavy winds leave you with painfully chapped lips. Avoid alcohol-rich lip balms and settle on a gentle, more natural product that will soothe and protect your pucker.

Consider the lip renewal complex by a Dermalogica. A moisturizing blend of Avocado Oil and Shea and Cocoa Seed butters. $36.00

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One for One
The season of back to back holiday parties will soon be upon us. Do your skin a favour by remembering a one to one ratio: one glass of water for each alcoholic drink you enjoy. This will keep you well hydrated (and help you avoid embarrassing group selfies at the office holiday party).

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