Winter can be tricky when it comes to beauty. The severe temperature change and the following weather can dry out your hair and skin, resulting in a rather dull look. But by no means you should resign and put your beauty aside during these winter months. So, we’ve prepared a little beauty kit for you to help you defy winter. And its secret lies in hydration.
The total skin area of an adult human is between 1.5 and 2 square meters. The thickness of the skin is variable and ranges from 0.5 to 4 millimeters. It is thinnest on the eyelids and thickest on the palms and heels. Human skin is similar to most other mammalian skins, with the most similar to pig skin.
Why is hydration so important?
Surely, you’ve heard that not drinking enough water is perhaps one of the worst beauty vices along with sacrificing your beauty sleep. Dehydration on a daily business opens a Pandora’s like-box of issues, starting with skin problems all the way to fatigue and poor mental functions. To start with the basics, an average human is made of 60 percent water so it makes sense that you need to be hydrated to stay healthy. Our organs need water to maintain their peak levels of functioning and when they work too hard at it, the direct consequence is premature aging. Likewise, your skin cells are made of water so being hydrated is the best prevention against dryness, flakiness, tightness and all issues that winter’s winds tend to bring.
Water is the secret to radiant skin
Having an adequately hydrated face will help to improve skin elasticity which will reduce the appearance of wrinkles. Additionally, hydrated skin also helps to combat oiliness. Dehydrated skin produces more oil because it is compensating for a lack of moisture. Yes, your glands are literally sending Mayday signals and oil is nothing but a defence mechanism you want to avoid. By hydrating properly, you will slow the visible process of aging, improve the appearance of your skin and prevent it from being dry, flaky and tight.
So, let’s see how can you achieve a rather plump look and gain a radiant-looking glow.
Exfoliation is the process that physically or chemically removes dead skin cells. The process itself helps speed up your skin’s natural renewal process and helps it to behave younger. Is it really necessary? Yes, because otherwise dead skin cells, along with all the pollutants you picked up during the day (makeup included), get trapped under your skin. And when trapped, they build up and the end result are clogged pores. So, if you exfoliate regularly, not only do you unclog pores and minimize their appearance, but you also reduce blackheads, control excess oil, detoxify, soften skin texture, enhance skin clarity and improve the overall tone. Sounds good-enough?
Brighten Up Exfoliator is a gentle, yet powerful agent with papaya and aloe. It does the job in removing dead skin, fighting dull skin, dark spots, acne scars, wrinkles and other skin concerns, while giving you radiant complexion. You will obtain results after one use but with a 3-5x per week use, you are in for straight-from-the-spa results!
Don’t forget to ‘moisturize’
Here’s another little trick. Hydrating products are formulated to increase the water percentage in your skin, and that results in Miranda Ker’s plump look. But they are not the same thing as moisturizing products which are formulated to prevent the skin’s water content from evaporating. So, they do a very important job.
The Amplify Moisturizer contains soothing aloe and the potent antioxidant known as vitamin C that can neutralize free radicals but also help your skin repair damaged cells. Along with arbutin, the secret skin brightener that also does wonders against acne scars, it leaves zero residue so you don’t end up with a greasy feeling afterwards. For best results, you should use the moisturizer after the exfoliator for your skin to be able to absorb the moisturizing benefits to the maximum and for this purpose, Vasanti prepared an Exfoliator and Moisturizer Kit.
There can never be too many masks…
Masks can do so much for our skin as their ingredients penetrate deeply into the epidermis layer so they are more than worth being included in your weekly beauty regime. From increased hydration, refining skin pores, firm skin to evening out fine lines- there’s pretty much nothing that masks cannot do. But, there are so many masks out there so choosing only one can be daunting. Vasanti has made it easier for you by creating a 5 in 1 Miracle Mask. This miraculous mask detoxifies due to potent charcoal and cleansing kaolin clay to remove impurities trapped in pores. Second, it exfoliates with papaya enzymes that remove dead skin cells. Third, it nourishes and calms the skin with jojoba oil and peppermint. Fourth, it hydrates and softens with sumptuous cocoa and shea butter. And last but not least, thanks to the beyond powerful turmeric, it also brightens your skin. Sounds indeed like a miraculous product, right?
For your eyes to sparkle, you need to say goodbye to dark and puffy under eyes. Concealer alone won’t do and you surely do not want only to hide them but actually deal with them. And you can do that by promoting microcirculation with a product that is able to instantly remove puffiness. Eye Wonder 2.0 is a super powered eye cream with ceramic cooling tip for application or. If you need a stronger effect, there’s the super potent Vasanti Eye Wonder Triple Action Eye Cream which contains peptides that boost collagen production while boosting hydration.
Don’t forget about your hands
Your hands tell the world how you take care of yourself. They even say how healthy you are as weak nails are a sign of weak life energy known as Qi in Traditional Chinese Medicine and can often be a sign of an underlying health issue. So, having soft and nurtured hands should be both on your personal brand and your health checklist.
Love My Hand Cream will provide you with the power of a gentle touch without leaving any greasy residue. But it won’t go away quickly like most products do as it provides long-lasting comfort due to aloe, mango butter, coconut oil, rosehip seed oil and shea butter. IT also contains the powerful Vitamin E with antioxidative properties which is beyond great for particularly dry skin.
Traveling light so you have no space for your skincare kit? Not to worry as Visanti has a 4-step skincare travel kit. Too tired? You are never too tired to remove makeup either with wipes or make-up remover which really make it a matter of seconds. Detox Facial Cleanser is also a good daily aid to remove buildup from makeup and environmental pollutants you picked up during the day as your skin deserves a rest too. What about traveling often by plane? Bring at least a facial mist to activate your skin’s moisturizing natural oils as to prevent it from drying out. And you can always drink water, wherever you are. Simply put, there are no excuses when it comes to hydration.
Choose products based on what your skin needs but make sure that they are as natural as possible. There’s a reason why many people don’t feel like putting anything on their skin what they wouldn’t normally eat. Skin is our largest organ and the products we use leave a footprint on our whole system so choose wisely. For this reason, Vasanti Cosmetics is a cruelty free brand and that believe in clean paraben free, sulfate free products.
To conclude, keep in mind that hydration goes a long way, for both your health and overall appearance. Products that keep your skin hydrated will be your best friend during winter but make sure they always form part of your daily beauty kit – and your skin will say thank you in many ways.