• Rebecca Casciano

My Favorites for Winter Skincare

If you have been considering the switch to clean beauty, now would be an especially good time to start. By now, your skin is probably starting to show the effects of the season-- cold weather outside and dry heat inside. Whether you are experiencing flaky, tight dry skin or even more uncomfortable issues like psoriasis or eczema, plant-based skincare can help.

I chatted with my long-time acupuncturist and holistic skincare expert, Dr. Peggy Regis Robinson, about how this works and here's what she shared:

"When applied topically to the skin, plant-based ingredients absorb into the epidermis and help keep our skin barrier intact. This happens because the skin’s barrier is made up of various types of fats including phospholipids, cholesterol and free fatty acids. When the skin doesn’t have enough of these fats, one of the results may be dry skin. By replenishing the skin with ingredients that your body naturally produces; you are protecting, nourishing and promoting healthy skin." Makes sense, yes?

While I choose plant-based, clean skincare all year round, there's no time I appreciate it more than winter. When the temperature drops, I reach for rich, deeply moisturizing oils and butters for both face and body. Plant-based skincare contains nut, seed and botanical oils that are rich in essential fatty acids, vitamins and nutrients that provide natural and effective relief to dry skin. Praised for their antioxidant, anti-aging and anti-inflammatory benefits, these amazing ingredients have the ability to regenerate, strengthen and protect the skin.

Thankfully, there are so many wonderful clean, plant-based skincare products to choose from, but wanted to share a few that I have been loving this season. Please keep in mind, skincare choices can be very personal. For me, results and fragrance are a big part of my selection. If you have a question about my experience with any of the products, feel free to ask!

Violets Are Blue Body Cream is my go-to after the shower, because it seals in moisture and protects my skin from the elements. This lush, whipped butter features Shea butter, Argan, almond and jojoba oils for deep nourishment and warmth.

I've been turning to the healing power of max and me sweet serenity balm for spot-treatment of dry spots and acne scars. This little jar contains the most precious and powerful ingredients like murumuru butter, rosehip oil, tamanu oil and so many others.