January always feels like the perfect time for a fresh start! It’s a chance to look back on the previous year and make plans and goals for the one before you.
I truly believe that a healthy lifestyle and attitude contribute greatly to giving you confidence and making you feel beautiful. Towards the end of last year, I feel like I got a little off track. I swapped my morning smoothie for a hot chocolate loaded up with extra whipped cream and I skipped out on yoga classes for happy hours and dinner parties. It was the holiday season so healthy snacks were left behind for one Christmas cookie after the next. In turn, this definitely took a toll on my skin. Now that it’s January though I’m trying to refocus on living a healthy lifestyle, and also including more beneficial skincare products into my routine. As I’ve gotten older, skincare has become a huge priority for me.
I’ve been using bareMinerals products for years and they just came out with a great new skincare line that I couldn’t wait to try. I use bareMinerals makeup products every single day, from my go-to foundation to the best, most versatile eye palette! I’ve always appreciated their focus on finding and using healthy alternatives to makeup ingredients, and their belief that healthy skin is beautiful skin.
The new Skinsorials line includes products for three important steps (Purify, Empower, Moisturize), and you can customize them to fit your skincare needs! Here is what my winter skincare routine has looked like lately:
Winter Skincare Routine
Step 1// Purify: In the mornings I’ll use the Oil Obsessed Total Cleansing Oil which has a blend of bilberry, borage, cucumber, and sunflower oils, plus mineral-rich sea salts. I love how gentle this product is, and how it transforms into a milky texture as you lather it up. It’s also great as a makeup removal! Lately I’ve been feeling like my skin needs an extra boost, so at night I’ve been using the Clay Chameleon Transforming Purifying Cleanser and it’s amazing! I love that it has red clay, which is an ingredient that naturally detoxifies the skin and draws out impurities. It’s really versatile for traveling too because you can use it as a cleanser or a mask! 10 minutes with this thing on and you’ll feel like you’re a whole new woman!
Steps 2// Empower: I feel like the Skinlongevity Vital Power Infusion serum is definitely the wonder product of the new bareMinerals skincare line! I loved learning more about the ingredients that go into this.
The bareMinerals team tuned to the island of Okinawa, where women live longer than almost any other place in the world. Okinawa is known as the “island of long life,” and it hosts the oldest living female popular in the world. There, the team discovered an herb in the vitamin-rich soil, that locals boast as an essential part of their wellness. The bareMinerals team decided to use this herb extract in their product line to help increase skin’s resilience and and promote healthier looking skin.
I use the Skinlongevity Vital Power Infusion serum both morning and night after I cleanse my skin. It’s the perfect boost for healthy and vibrant looking skin!
Step 3// Moisturize: After applying the SkinLongevity serum, I finish with one of the moisturizers. Since I’ve been breaking out lately, I’ve been using the True Oasis Oil-Free Replenishing Gel Cream. It’s perfect for oily to combination skin types. If my skin starts to become more dry, which it might during a few upcoming cold-weather trips, I’m going to use the Butter Drench Restorative Rich Cream. If you have dry to very dry skin, this product has your name on it!
I’m excited to get back on track for 2016 with healthy living and healthy skin! Next up, getting back to the gym!
DISCLOSURE: Thank you to bareMinerals for partnering with me on this post. All thoughts and opinions, as always, are my own. Thanks for supporting my sponsors!