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Organic Skincare to Brighten your Complexion in the Winter Months
As the days become greyer and colder you may notice that your skin appears duller. We find in winter our skin lacks a natural glow – that ‘lit’ from within look we all want! Sometimes we can’t help the external factors affecting our skin, but we can use certain products to help brighten up our skin. In this editorial our Beauty Editor Taylor shares her favourite skin brightening products, all which are organic and natural!
Is there a secret to having bright, glowing skin?
As the days become greyer and our tans begin to fade, you may find your skin becoming duller. I find in winter my skin lacks a natural glow – that ‘lit’ from within look we all want from our skin. Your skin may be looking and feeling dull for a multitude of reasons. When we don’t exfoliate our skin enough, there can be a buildup of dead skin cells on the surface of the skin, which stops our skincare products from penetrating. After the summer months, you may find some hyperpigmentation. The sun often darkens acne scarring and can also create sunspots from over-exposure. Our diet and lifestyle can greatly impact the health and appearance of our skin too. Too much alcohol or coffee for instance, can deeply dehydrate the skin, leaving it dull. Stress and lack of sleep can also negatively affect the skin. Sometimes we can’t help the external factors affecting our skin, but we can use certain products to help brighten up our skin!
Refine & Polish Miracle Balm, Aurelia Probiotic Skincare
This multi-use product by Aurelia Probiotic Skincare is one of my favourites when my skin is feeling rough and congested. It is an enzymatic balm that you can use for a quick exfoliation or as a mask to really treat dull skin. Formulated with a medley of skin-brightening plant enzymes and probiotics to simultaneously hydrate, balance, and exfoliate. Use this product two to three times a week to maintain clear and glowing skin.
Enliven Face Mask, Ona Organics
Rich in naturally occurring niacinamide, antioxidant vitamins A, E, C, and B, the Enliven Mask by Ona Organics is a revitalizing blend of adaptogenic herbs, oils, and minerals that tone and balance the skin. Abundant antioxidants and minerals nourish, brighten and repair the face. If you’re prone to blemishes or blackheads, this will be your new best friend. It gently lifts impurities while working on brightening the complexion. For a deeper treatment, jump in the shower after having the mask on for 10 minutes, so you can really steam the mask into the skin.
Brightening Facial Treatment Oil with Vitamin C, Oio Lab
After using this gorgeous treatment oil by Oio Lab over two months, I noticed my acne scaring and hyperpigmentation has lightened, and my overall complexion was brighter. Formulated with a unique blend of an ultra-powerful form of 15% vitamin C derivative with organic, cold-pressed oils. An extremely stable form of vitamin C acts as a strong antioxidant, stimulates collagen production, revitalizes and unifies the skin tone. A sophisticated combination of ultra-powerful vitamin C with milk thistle, borage, cranberry and wild rose seed oils supports the skin regeneration processes.
Skin Awakening Face Serum, Björk & Berries
This totally vegan, plant-based, and organic vitamin C serum by Björk & Berries not only brightens, but also firms and plumps the skin. The formula contains beech bud extract which boosts oxygen flow to the skin, promoting collagen and elastin in the skin. Also containing hyaluronic acid, this serum helps to restore and moisturise dull and dehydrated skin. Perfect natural serum for anyone wanting to improve hydration, improve skin tone, or bring a glow to the skin.
Natural Eye Oil, F. Miller Skincare
From time to time we all struggle with dark under eyes, whether you haven’t slept well or you’re experiencing allergies. I never had darkness under my eyes until only a year ago, and I have noticed a huge difference since using the eye oil by F. Miller. Extremely rich in antioxidants, minerals, Vitamins A, E + K, and anti-inflammatory botanicals, this concentrated blend absorbs quickly to help tighten the eye contour, soften fine lines, brighten dullness and dark circles, and restore elasticity to the eye area. The stainless-steel roller ball is perfect for targeted application, stimulating microcirculation, and providing a cooling effect while reducing puffiness, fluid retention and signs of fatigue.
Natural Radiance Face Mask, Wild Source Apothecary
This all in one face mask by Wild Source, not only hydrates but purifies, balances, and exfoliates. It is wonderful for even the most sensitive of skins. Containing pink Australian and kaolin clay for their hydrating properties, you’ll notice how after just one use fine lines and wrinkles are dramatically reduced. But not only that, the overall appearance of your skin will be brighter and more radiant too. You can mix this powdered mask with different liquids depending on what your skin needs. When my skin is particularly dry, I mix it with some yogurt. If my skin is extra congested, I love mixing it with a little apple cider vinegar.