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My Winter Skin Care Essentials

A lot of people ask me about my overall skin care routine. I don’t wear much makeup, so I’m convinced it has to do with my eating habits and beauty routine. I’m no dermatologist, but it begins with watching what you eat. I can’t even tell you how much I notice a difference in my skin if I don’t drink enough water (or consume too much alcohol for that matter) and eat greasy crap. Sadly, chocolate is also a huge no-no for my skin. Sucks for me. Anyway, once you’ve got that covered you have to consider the ingredients in your products, as well as the weather conditions. It’s important to switch up your essential skin care products every season depending on where you live.

Since it’s getting a little chilly down here in South Florida, I’ve opted to try Burt’s Bees Orange Essential Facial Cleanser ($8). It’s 100% natural — you can’t beat that. The cleanser is absolutely amazing!! It literally smells like you’ve just washed your face with fresh oranges. The result is super soft skin afterward. I used to think washing my face with an oil-based cleanser would be counterproductive, but in fact it helped improve my combination dry/oily skin.

I like to follow with the Radiance Day Lotion SPF 15 ($18). It’s not oily, doesn’t clog my pores and it smells fantastic. Not to mention I’m completely protected from harmful UV rays. The key ingredient in this moisturizer is royal jelly, which is made of nectar, pollen, flower parts, vitamins, minerals, and other natural ingredients. It’s a very precious, mysterious substance that honeybees produce for the queen bee. Anything produced for the HBIC is fine by me.

Of course, I also exfoliate a few times a week and use a hydrating mask twice a week. It’s also important to use eye cream both day and night, as well as night cream that’s designed to moisturize your face (anything with SPF isn’t going to cut it because it doesn’t allow your skin to breathe at night).

Hope this helps those of you who asked me to do a post on beauty — enjoy my little honeycombs.