Winter Skincare Tips Pamela Pekerman

5 Winter Skin Care Tips from Head to Toe

Hey Mamas,

If your skin is shivering and cracking during the drastic shifts in temperature, this winter, I’m sharing some tips I’ve picked up from years of beauty press appointments with some of the top skincare experts in the biz.

Think about it, we change our wardrobe for the winter, shouldn’t we update our beauty cabinet with proper winter skin care?

Here are my top 5 Winter Skin Care Tips.

Winter Skin Care Tips – Oily Face Cleansers

TRY: Vita Coco Extra Virgin Coconut Oil, $7.44

Winter Skincare Tip Coconut Oil Face Wash

If you’re a fan of hash soap and foaming cleansers, give them up for the winter. Opt for a cream, my personal favorite, oil-based cleansers. Oil products contain lipids, which mimic skin’s natural composition and help maintain the moisture barrier. I’ve been using raw, organic coconut oil as my face wash for nearly two years, and it rocks! There are brands like Kopari, that are amazing and focus on coconut products, but I just get mine in the grocery store – one can for the kitchen cabinet and one for the bathroom vanity.

BONUS TIP: Wash your face with lukewarm, or, if you can handle it, cold water which is amazing for awakening your face and closing pores. While warm water feels nice on a cold winter day, it can actually dehydrate your skin.

Winter Skin Care Tips – Thicker Creams from Head to Toe

TRY: Naturopathica Calendula Essential Hydrating Cream, $59 (for face/neck) Weleda Skin Food, $19 (for body)

Winter Skincare Tip Naturopathica Calendula Cream Winter Skincare Tip Weleda Skin Food

It just makes sense. Our skin gets dryer during the winter, so it needs to eat more. Look for an oil vs water-based face moisturizer, which will help your skin retain moisture – holding on to nourishing benefits for dear life! For the body, I also go thicker, with Skin Food from Weleda being a constant companion in my bag and nightstand.

Winter Skin Care Tips – Don’t Forget Your Serum

TRY: Neocutis Micro•Serum Intensive Treatment, $260

Winter Skincare Tip Neocutis Micro Serum

Serums should be used all year around, because they help your moisturizer work better, by allowing the nourishing ingredients to penetrate deeper into the skin. During the winter, you especially want that hydration and moisturizing to go deep and stay put. I know it’s pricy, but Neocutis Micro Serum really is intense. You’ll love it for the hydrating hyaluronic acid, and the collagen boosting benefits that improve tone and elasticity of skin.

Winter Skin Care Tips – Love Your Lips

TRY: Nuetrogena Hydro Boost Lip Treatment, $8.99

Winter Skincare Tip Neutrogena Hydrating Lip

Find a non-scented, non-tinted (because those can dry out lips) balm. You want to create a nice barrier around your delicate lips, to protect them from the cold, and the drastic temp change when you walk inside a heated room. Neutrogena’s lip balm keeps my lips hydrated for long periods of time, and I like that it’s a square case because I can easily find it the mama abyss (aka my bag).

Winter Skin Care Tips – Drink Up Butter Cup

It goes without saying, that you need to beautify from the inside. Drink plenty of water, which, depending on your weight is anywhere from 6-9 cups per day.

HOW MANY CUPS TO DRINK? Multiple your weight by 2/3 (or 67%). You should adjust water intake based on activity. Add 12 ounces of water to your daily total for every 30 minutes that you work out.

Also, choose fruits and veggies with a high water content, like cantaloupe, apples, cucumbers and zucchini. Those count!

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Mom Sunday Spa Night Turmeric Mask First Aid Beauty

Mom Sunday Spa Night: First Aid Beauty Ginger & Turmeric Mask

Hey Mamas,

It’s the first Sunday of the new year, the first Mom Sunday Spa Night of 2018, and, for those who love a good awards show, tonight is also the 2018 Golden Globes.

So, I’m sharing one of my golden glow skincare secrets – turmeric mask, specially the First Aid Beauty HELLO FAB GINGER & TURMERIC VITAMIN C JELLY MASK.

Also know as the golden root, turmeric is an antioxidant powerhouse that fights free radicals – aka the damaging rays and other environmental stressers that attacks and try break down your skin cells. I say, “Heck no!” and “Hello Fab!”.

Mom Sunday Spa Night Spotlight

Hello Fab Ginger & Turmeric Vitamin C Jelly Mask $32

Mom Sunday Spa Night Turmeric Mask First Aid Beauty

Mom Sunday Spa Night Turmeric Mask First Aid Beauty

First Aid Beauty’s Ginger & Turmeric Mask goes on cool, which is super refreshing after a warm bath, and does not drip like some jelly masks. It’s also pretty clear, with a hint of orange, so I feel comfortable walking around the house in it.

I usually leave the mask on for about 20-30 minutes, then rinse off with super cold water – the colder the better for minimizing pores and keeping skin tight.

If you’re looking for a quick brightening boost before a big event, or another mask to add into your beauty repeater, consider this your fab new friend.

Below are some more beauty benefits of turmeric, in case you need extra convincing.

PS Mark my words, Turmeric will be the Matcha wellness and skincare buzz word of 2018! #YouHearditHereFirstMom Sunday Spa Night Turmeric Mask First Aid Beauty

Beauty Benefits of Turmeric Mask 

  • Natural Skin Brightener
  • Minimizes and Declog Pores
  • Anti-inflammatory Properties Sooth Tired Skin
  • Overall Improvement in Skin Tone
  • Improves Appearance of Dark Spots & Scars from Acne

Younger Looking Lips, NEW Dermalogica Nightly Lip Treatment #NationalLipstickDay

Hey Mamas,

Happy National Lipstick Day!

In addition to scooping up a free lipstick from MAC – yup, go get them, there’s no catch! – I wanted to share a new treatment that might help you achieve younger looking lips, while you sleep.

I’m sure you apply nightly eye creams, masks and moisturizes to your face, but the lips and the area around them can develop some of the most dramatic signs of aging. Hello, my name is “laugh lines”, and I also have a friend called “feather lines”.

Sun damage, smoking, lots of smiling, even stress, will cause the lip area to develop permanent lines and wrinkles.

Celebrate National Lipstick Day by trying out a cool new product from Dermalogica called the Nightly Lip Treatment. This JUST CAME OUT so I’ve only used it a few times, but I’m excited about the treatment’s possibilities.

Fellow mama and NY-based Celebrity Dermatologist, Dr. Whitney Bowe, is a huge fan. She recommends using this product to target signs of lip aging, while also making sure you stay hydrated, avoid the sun during peak hours and don’t forget SPF on lips, stop smoking, and avoid drinking from straws.

Younger Looking Lips nightly lip treatment dermalogica

Apply Dermalogica Nightly Lip Treatment overnight to help firm, hydrate and restore skin on and around the lips, while preventatively smoothing away laugh and feather lines, and improving elasticity. The delicate formula is meant to target the intrinsic (physiological) and extrinsic (external) factors which contribute to lip aging. The goal, at least for me, is to achieve younger looking lips (and an overall youthful look) without an invasive procedure. Me an needles – it’s not a good mix. Key ingredients in the balm include Indian gentian extract, volumizing technology, sesame seed extract, shea butter and pyrus malus (apple) fruit extract and glycerin complex.

Curious about what your lips say about you? Click Here to check out the “Read My Lips” website, where you upload a photo  of yourself and it will guess your age based on your lips. Lips don’t lie.

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Okay, off to the pool (Coola SPF on the lips of course) to enjoy the the sun with the munchkins. Happy Saturday.

PS Don’t forget to use those lips – kiss away.

Friday 5 Finds by Pamela Pekerman

Red Carpet Ready Beauty: FRIDAY 5 FINDS

Hey Mamas,

I’m coming at you with Red Carpet ready goodies in this week’s Friday Five Finds including how to get fuller lashes, glowing skin, even a sweat absorbing garment shield.

So, whether you’re going on a date with the hubby, planning a fun dress-up Oscars viewing party at home, or simply thinking ahead to wedding season, you’ll want to check out my Pam-tested picks.

Red Carpet Ready Beauty Finds by Pamela Pekerman

Red Carpet Ready Lashes

Go big or go home with Grande Cosmetics Mascara, formulated to boost lash volume. Plus, it’s waterproof. So, enjoy that Kleenex moment while Emma Stone accepts her win for Best Actress in La La Land.

PS Use this in the morning when you’re running off to daycare and have no time for any other makeup … or even a shower. It’s an instant fake-awake that will certainly distract from the fact that you might be wearing the same shirt you picked the kids up in, the previous night. #ItHasntHappenedYet #ItCouldHappen

Red Carpet Ready Dress No Mess

I’m a sweater. Wearing long sleeve dresses, has always been a problem. When I was little my mom would cut up some special fabric and sow oval shields under my armpit area, which would absorb my sweat.

These days, I use Hollywood Fashion Garment Shields, disposable apparel shields. I have no shame in my sweat-free game. #KeepingItHonest

Red Carpet Ready Skin

I’ve been testing a lot of masks, lately and I love The True Tincture Chamomile Mask from belif. Belif which stands for “believe in truth” is a cleaner-greener brand that’s becoming a staple in my beauty repertoire.
This tincture mask is loaded with real, organic chamomile flowers that will sooth and deeply hydrate your already glorious face. #EcoMama

Red Carpet Ready Glow

Never have I been so in love with a bronzer, as I am with Vita Liberata Trystal Minerals Self-Tanning Bronzing Minerals. I’m not sure about the “self-tanning” part, and the claim to long lasting glow with prolonged use.

But, I can 10000% confirm my skin has never looked better, than when I apply this miraculous bronzing dust of goodness. #GoldenGoddessAlert

Red Carpet Ready Body

I promise to stop selecting finds from This Works, when This Works stops working!

If you’re looking to cover up skin imperfections and walk your Red Carpet with head-to-toe confidence, lather on Perfect Legs Skin Miracle. It helps diminish the appearance of skin discoloration and scars. #SexyLegsContest