Winter can be harsh, but beautiful. It’s important to feed our skin what it needs with the change of the seasons.
In the Winter, we need to help protect it from the cold, dry air by creating a superior barrier, strengthening the dermis and epidermis, and target keeping in hydration and our pigment balanced.
There are a lot of go-to ingredients to feed your skin for winter, but my favorites for homecare are: time-released peptides, anti-oxidants, transforming growth factors and niacinamides.
–Energizes our cells
–New collagen synthesis
–Regulates epidermal ceramide synthesis which benefits the epidermal barrier
–Supports fully functioning stratum corneum
–Increases blood flow to the cells, increasing the nutrients to the cells
–Anti-aging, anti-inflammatory, protection from UVB rays by protecting collagen
–Protects telomeres from shortening
–Reduces lipid peroxidation
–Reduces production of melanin
–Protects from UV-A damage
–Stimulates longevity proteins called sirtuins
–Reinforces capillaries by boosting cutaneous microcirculation
–Helps maintain optimal level of hyaluronic acid to preserve suppleness and elasticity
TGF-8 growth factor:
–Equalizes skin tone and pigment
–Controls proliferation, cellular differentiation
–Strengthens proper skin functions
–Signals collagen production
–Promotes thicker, stronger skin
As far as diet goes, add more omegas and anti-oxidants to keep your skin stronger and supple head to toe. Warm up with tasty adaptogen teas to boost your immunity and mood.
You can also support your skin by running your humidifiers to combat the extra dry air. Infuse some palo santo for immunity support or nutmeg for any aches and pains. If you want to indulge in a bath, add some goat’s milk and a few drops of rose hip oil to hydrate.
Enjoy this wonderful time of year and let’s get ready to ring in the new year with strong and beautiful faces.
In the name of beauty, Mia Belle seeks to elevate the future of skin care.
Mia Belle is a well-traveled paramedical aesthetician with nearly two decades of experience in the fields of skin care and preventative aging. Her passion to be a part of the rapid advancements in health care and her continued training on a global level, allows her to develop the best treatments and products possible. She has trained in Montreal, Paris, London, Norway, Iceland, New York, and San Francisco with some of the most internationally renowned chemists, engineers, physicians and alternative health practitioners.
Mia Belle is a published skin care expert who has been featured on Oprah, EXTRA, “E” Entertainment, Access Hollywood and KTLA.