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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)

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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: Weleda Wild Rose Body Oil #MeaningfulMeMoments

Hey Mamas,

It’s been a loooong week – trips with kids, finally deciding to kick off Mommy Moments with Pamela Pekerman my Facebook LIVE show debuting this Wednesday 1pmEST, tons of planning for Shop 4 Vasculitis shop for a cause campaign, and, oh ya, new house planning still going strong.

Which is why, I love nothing more than unwinding with a little Mom Sunday Spa Night. #WeAllNeedMeTime

 

 

 

 

 

 

If I waited until I put my kids to bed, which is now creeping around 8:30/45pm, I’d have no energy to enjoy my beloved spa zen zone. So, earlier this year, I decided, for my own sanity, and the overall betterment of my family, I would get a babysitter to come from 5:30-8:30pm.

It’s a $40 weekly investment into my wellness, and I take these three hours very seriously – seriously zen, that is.

Tonight, my bathroom smelled like a rose garden, and I left the tub feeling moisturized and renewed for the week ahead.  (FYI Tonight I actually couldn’t get a sitter, but my father-in-law came for an hour!)

Weleda, a certified natural brand I trust enough to use on my kids – which means a lot – is my go-to for cleaner, green ways to lather my body. Weleda’s  Wild Rose Body Oil is a great way to cap off a bath and lock in your skin’s moisture while also leaving it with a silky shine.

I pair it with the Wild Rose Creamy Body Wash, which has a thick, velvet-like texture. When I lather on this body wash, I really try to be mindful of the moment, and grateful for having these pampering scents take over my body and bathroom. #Mamaste

For my cleaner-greener mamas, Weleda is free of GMOs, synthetic dyes, chemical preservatives, SLS, and other no-nos we should try to avoid. The smell of the products comes from the wild, biodynamic or organic essential oils.

Join me next Sunday for more Mom Sunday Spa Night suggestions.

Until then, follow along via Instagram, this week, as I launch Episode 1 of “Mommy Moments with Pamela Pekerman” on Facebook LIVE 1pmEST on Wednesday November 1st. My first guest is Stacy Igel, a kick-ass momtrepreneur and founder of Boy Meets Girl. I’ll also be sharing tips and products to help improve quality of beauty sleep.

Pam’s Picks Beauty: Sweet Smell of Summer Fragrance

Hey Mamas,

Last night, I took a 15-minute walk, and felt the first signs of fall’s crisp air. Fall in New York, is magical, so I don’t mind the change of weather.

Even today’s soggy rain isn’t able to damper my mood.

But, for those who still want to cling to the summer, as the kiddos gear up for Back-to-School and breezy dresses hit the back of the closet, here are three scents that will at least keep you smelling like summer.

JAFRA Sweetie Pop – Summer Fragrance

 

Summer Fragrance Jafra Sweetie pop

 

 

Playful design and playful sweet scents are what JAFRA‘s Sweetie Pop fragrance is all about. Take a bite out of this carefree beach days-inspired scent infused with fruits and florals including red fruit granite, sweet rainbow sherbet and lychee rose. Ummm, smells youthful and delicious. I’m in!

Elizabeth Arden White Tea – Summer Fragrance

Summer Fragrance elizabeth arden white tea

Zen-out with the light, refreshing notes found in Elizabeth Arden White Tea. I think this scent is scent is mature, but not overpowering. It’s a blend of white tea extra, madras wood, ambrette seed absolute and a blend of tranquility musks. Basically, it spells like a fancy summer cottage on the beach, in the morning.

WELEDA Jadin de Vie Rose – Summer Fragrance

Summer Fragrance Weleda Jardin de vie rose

Nothing says summer like a basket of fresh flowers, and a glass of Rose! Gather thy rose buds while ye may, and then spray yourself to smell like roses with Weleda Jadin de Vie Rose. All scents from natural essential oils.