Winter Skincare Wonders

Winter Skincare Wonders

Hello helloo lovelies!

It is definitely starting to feel like winter now, which for me is *officially* confirmed when my skin starts to feel a bit drier and itchy sometimes.  So that means the winter skincare regime is upon us!

Winter skincare for me means extra moisturizing and exfoliating more regularly so here I have my favorite products for accomplishing both of those tasks!

1. The bestest – Egyptian Magic

I legitimately cannot. go. one. single. day without my favorite skincare friend—Egyptian Magic.  I use it every day in every season, I just amp it up in the wintertime for maximum moisturizing effects—particularly on my face.

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I’ve gushed about Egyptian Magic many a time here on The Bellezza Corner, but for those new to my blog, here you go:  Egyptian Magic is life.  That is dramatic, but not untrue.

All jokes aside, Egyptian Magic All Purpose Cream is a rich balm that is made from just six natural ingredients: Olive Oil, Beeswax, Honey, Bee Pollen, Royal Jelly and Propolis Extract.  It’s so moisturizing and leaves your skin feeling silky smooth, while also working to clear up and heal blemishes in a pure and natural way.  I’ve used it ritually for over a year now, and know I can say that I have never had clearer, smoother, healthier-looking skin.  I also pop it on my hair the night before  wash and it comes out so silky smooth and hydrated.  Honestly, my favorite part of the day is taking off my makeup and treating my face to a layer of Egyptian Magic.

Bonus: It’s super affordable too! 😉

2. Shea butter

About a  year ago, I switched completely from using body lotions to shea butter and I’m still hooked.  Pure shea butter is super rich and thick and feels so much more moisturizing than body lotion, while also being better for your skin.  When you start to become aware of all the chemicals, parabens, and fragrances in store-bought body lotions, it’s actually quite scary.  Shea butter is not only a healthier alternative, it’s more moisturizing and lasts longer throughout the day in keeping your whole body from getting dry.

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My favorite brand is Molivera Organics.  The one pound tub lasts a long time, and ends up being more economical than body lotion in the end as well.  For both Egyptian Magic and shea butter, I scoop up a little bit, rub it in between my finger or palms to melt a little, and then apply it to my skin.

3. Almond Oil

almond-1408599_960_720.jpgThis oil is my favorite for using all over- body, face, and hair.  It’s such a gentle, light oil that you can do anything with it without it irritating even the most sensitive skin.  I always use almond oil to dilute my essential oils before applying them.  You can also apply some to your eyelashes as a natural way to grow them nice and thick!

But my favorite use for almond oil (that I do regularly in the winter) is to add a bunch of drops into a bath.  When you get out of the bath after a little soak, your skin feels like a little baby tushy.  And it requires no work!  Such a dream.  My favorite brand is Now Solutions.

4. Coffee scrub

IMG_2311.jpgMy most exciting skincare discovery lately (in addition to my new face mask find) is this amazing coffee scrub.  I’ve seen a lot of scrubs like this around, and recently decided to jump on the bandwagon and it is a game changer, my friends.  I found this brand, The Home & Body Company, that has mostly natural ingredients—no added chemicals or coloring like some scrubs out there—and it makes my skin so soft it’s ridiculous.

I don’t use it everyday because I don’t want to over-exfoliate, and I definitely don’t use it on my face as it is too harsh, but it is so so lovely to use all over your body just to keep up with brushing away dead skin cells and increasing circulation.  This one is made with coconut oil and almond oil too, so instead of drying the skin out after exfoliating, I get out of the shower feeling already moisturized!  Just keep in mind when you are purchasing your scrub to find one that doesn’t have extra chemicals and colors and scents—the coffee is invigorating and fresh as it is!

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a close up of the grains of the scrub.

And if you’re looking for the world’s greatest facial exfoliator, the Clarisonic cannot be beat!!

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Do you guys have any other winter skincare favorites?  I’m always open and looking for new, natural products to incorporate into my regime! 🙂

A presto, belle!

Amanda

 

 

 

 

 

43 Comments

  1. December 9, 2016 / 8:40 am

    I love Egyptian Magic! Even though I’m a sucker for good marketing (the wording on the tub is great) I think it really works a treat!

  2. December 9, 2016 / 8:49 am

    I always have almond oil in my stash! Recently starting using it again since the winter change and it’s definitely a game-changer!

    I would love to try that Egyptian Magic cream though, sounds very good 🙂

    • December 9, 2016 / 9:44 am

      Oh yeah if you’re already using almond oil for things, you will love how thick and moisturizing Egyptian magic is!

  3. December 9, 2016 / 9:50 am

    Ah GREAT review!!! I have to order these ASAP! <3

    • December 9, 2016 / 3:34 pm

      Yay! Let me know how it works out for you out in that Colorado air 🙂 Ooh, interesting, I will totally look into that, thank you.

  4. December 9, 2016 / 5:37 pm

    I can’t wait to try almond oil! I also had no idea it helps your eyelashes!!

    • December 10, 2016 / 12:15 am

      Yeah!! Let me know how you like it! Yes it’s a little-known secret 🙂

  5. December 9, 2016 / 6:06 pm

    Shea butter has been on my list of things to try for a while, i’m really into my skincare routine at the moment so might give it a try x

  6. December 9, 2016 / 9:53 pm

    I’m in love with your natural choices- been wanting to try the Egyptian magic and shea from iherb!!

    • December 10, 2016 / 12:16 am

      thank you! I really highly recommend Egyptian Magic – if that wasn’t made clear haha. It’s the simple stuff that always works the best 🙂

  7. December 10, 2016 / 11:15 am

    was searching for a scrub- i shall try the coffee scrub

  8. December 12, 2016 / 11:49 pm

    I definitely need to switch to Shea butter! Sick of using tons of lotion and not getting anywhere on these cold winter days! Love my organic coconut oil though😊

    • December 13, 2016 / 8:20 am

      Yeah! Coconut oil is awesome too. For some reason I think it irritates me when I put it all over but it’s also definitely more hydrating than body lotion.

  9. December 13, 2016 / 8:00 am

    Hi Amanda, thank you for liking one of the posts I left on my blog http://www.georgyana.me. I also wanted to say I like your blog and your content. Are you by any chance Romanian? Lots of love!

  10. December 15, 2016 / 8:15 pm

    My skin is beyond dry! This post was soo helpful x

    • December 15, 2016 / 8:18 pm

      I’m so glad! Try the bath with almond oil or coconut oil in it! It’s instantly super hydrating.

  11. December 18, 2016 / 4:18 pm

    Egyptian Magic great, Love seeing what products people use! Great post!

  12. December 19, 2016 / 9:45 pm

    I just wrote a post about activated charcoal – check it out. This might help you to draw out toxins and follow up with an exfoliant and a rich moisturizer!

    • December 20, 2016 / 6:57 am

      Interesting I have never tried activated charcoal. I would totally be interested in learning more about it. Thank you 😊

  13. December 30, 2016 / 10:21 am

    I just received Egyptian Magic in my beauty advent calendar and have been looking for ways to use it – great tips! So far I had only used it as a lip balm, so sounds like there is much more fun to be had with it. I’ll be doing a round-up review of the various products soon! 🙂

    • December 30, 2016 / 10:23 am

      Nice!! Yeah you would love it as a face cream and it looks amazing under your makeup as a primer! It’s my all-time favorite beauty product!

  14. January 6, 2017 / 9:14 pm

    I always wanted to try the Egyptian Magic! And now I definitely have to! Besides moisturizing, I believe it is very important to exfoliate in winter. Read my post on homemade exfoliating skin savors if you need more tips!;)

    • January 8, 2017 / 9:36 am

      Yeah! You would love Egyptian Magic. It’s my favorite beauty product.

      • January 8, 2017 / 2:21 pm

        I have to give it a try! 🙌🏻

  15. January 12, 2017 / 10:00 am

    Your pictures are beautiful! Great post 😀 xx

  16. January 23, 2017 / 3:53 pm

    My go to in winter is Tsubaki Oil….solvers all my skin problems. I posted an article about its used and properties in a post I added In September. Check it out.

    • January 23, 2017 / 9:18 pm

      Oh interesting. I’ve never heard of it. I will definitely give that a read! 😊

      • January 25, 2017 / 5:41 pm

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  17. February 12, 2017 / 5:31 pm

    I’ve been wanting to try a coffee scrub so it’s nice to read your thoughts on it 🙂 x

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