With shorter days and gloomy weather looming ahead, exercising is one of our favorite ways to help beat winter blues. But we’ll also be the first to admit that when our skin is already struggling with the changing seasons, sweating doesn’t tend to do us any favors. Luckily for all of us, this is why we just added Teami skincare to our family. We love Teami for their natural, plant-based skincare that’s the perfect addition to your beauty lineup to keep your skin glowing brightly no matter how hard you workout. And this is especially important considering we just added so many new Beach Riot workout outfits that we’re still swooning over. I mean...come on, just look at them!
After a rigorous workout, this powerful combo is the perfect place to start. The green tea exfoliating scrub will buff away all of the impurities, leaving your skin brighter, clearer, and more moisturized. You can also use it on your body because we've all dealt with body blemishes and none of us want to go back. Once you rinse it off, it’s time for the detox face mask. This skincare mask will continue ridding your skin of impurities and will replenish your skin to give you back that bright glow. Plus, we love that this mask gives us an excuse to just sit for 10 minutes to really settle into our day.
Now that your skin is clean and feeling fresh, it’s time for one of the most important steps in any skincare routine: toner. This all-natural toner has no dyes, chemicals, or preservatives, so it’s great for even the most sensitive skin. You’ll be left with smaller pores and your skin tone will appear more even, plus it smells great, which is always a bonus that we can’t say no to.
We all know that sweating can dry out even the healthiest skin, which is why this organic vitamin C serum is vital. It has a weightless formula that absorbs into your skin almost instantly, so you can use it before you apply your makeup. You’ll feel the hydration as soon as you apply it, and it’ll last through the coldest winter days. Use it after cleansing your face at night, too, to keep your skin as healthy as possible.
Repair and Soothe Facial Oils
At the end of your day, finish your nightly routine with the Repair Facial Oil and Soothe Facial Oil. Both of these tea-infused oils absorb easily into your skin, so you don’t have to worry about your skin feeling sticky, so you can use them in the morning before you put on your makeup, too. The Repair Oil is made with chamomile tea flowers, jojoba oil, sea buckthorn fruit oil, and vitamin E oil, which all work together to give you the ultimate in moisturizing. Finish things off with the Soothe Oil, which has lavender flowers, white sage leaves, and blue tansy oil to both soothe and relax your skin while adding a little extra glow when you need it most.
If you're counting down the minutes until you can go outside without wearing way too many layers and instantly feeling your skin drain of all moisture, then it’s time to create a game plan to survive the rest of this nonsense. Of course, there's a light at the end of the tunnel considering March 20th signifies the first day of spring, and good ole’ Punxsutawney Phil promised us all that spring days would come early this year, even if it’s looking pretty dismal right now.
Until those warm, sunny days show up, we’ve decided to help you out by crafting a winter survival guide complete with our favorite new health and beauty products. After all, there's no such thing as too much self-care (and let’s be honest, we’ll be needing all of the skin help we can get, even when good weather is upon us).
We’ve all been there — you spent the morning perfecting your skin, only to make it halfway through the day and catch a glimpse of your dry skin in the mirror. Which is why we never leave the house without the Glow Between Jelly Micro Mist from YUNI. This moisturizing facial mist is made with mica, licorice root, and hibiscus oil to help improve your skin’s texture, but our favorite part is that you can spray it over your makeup anytime during the day to add a little extra glow and hydration without needing to touch up your makeup.
When the sun goes down before you even eat dinner, you know that face masks are the only answer to a cozy night in. Our favorite new line from Moon Bath features a healing clay mask that helps draw out toxins and reduce redness while giving you that glow that you’ve been looking for all winter. Try mixing the clay with water and organic honey to really up your skincare game, and then spritz on the Moon Dew Botanical Face Mist to finish things off.
We aren’t one to do things small, which is why you won’t find us on a face-mask-night-in without first relaxing in an aromatherapy bath to help find our mental zen while we’re at it. This might sound like a lot of extra effort at first, but the Waning Moon Bath Tea from Moon Bath makes it as easy as can be. Just steep the tea with hot water (we always use a French Press) and strain it, then pour it into your bath water. Trust us, once you give this a go, you’ll never look back.
If bath tea wasn’t enough to pique your interest, top your bathtime off with Milk & Honey Infused Salt from Moon Bath. Not only is this sea salt infused with coconut milk and honey to moisturize your skin, but it also has frankincense, lavender, and bergamot for all of those calming, soothing, and relaxing properties you could ever need. If you’re wanting an extra boost in the morning, you can also use this salt as an exfoliating body scrub in the shower.
Okay, okay, we’ll admit that while relaxed spa nights in help speed along a dreary winter, a tropical getaway is our cure of choice. We’re still dreaming of all of these fabulous travel destinations, but no matter where you're heading, make sure that you keep your skin fresh despite dry airplane air and a jarring change in climates with the Beauty On The Run Travel Kit from YUNI. Make sure to keep it in your carry-on, because you’ll be reaching for those body wipes and aromatherapy mist approximately an hour into your flight.
Of course, with the warm tropical sun comes rough tropical sunburns, so don’t forget to pack your SPF. This SPF 30, antioxidant-infused sunscreen from Salt & Stone is perfect to keep your body safe while also moisturized, and then we always make sure to keep our faces even more in the clear with the Natural Sunscreen Face Stick from Salt & Stone. With both a light tint and a dark tint to even your complexion while you’re at it, you can be sure that you will spend your days relaxing without frying.
Of course, you won’t always have time for a full spa ritual when you need it, which is where our new favorite skincare product comes in. The Jade Roller from YUNI is somewhat of a miracle worker — it feels so cooling and relaxing as you roll it on your face, and it instantly decreases puffiness and plumps your skin cells while also helping your skin absorb your moisturizers and serums. Plus, it’s a cute piece that you can keep on display — we won’t judge.
In the world of fashion, “sustainable” is a term that’s tossed around about as loosely as “trendy” or “unique,” and we’re usually left wondering what it really means. That’s not to say that sustainability is a concept to be taken lightly since the earth needs our protection more than ever. To make your ethical and environmentally conscious shopping even easier, we decided it was time to toss out sustainability as a basic label and explain to you exactly how our favorite brands are doing their part to help the planet and the people who live here.
Moon Water Co. is a line that was created by an aunt and niece team who wanted to turn their passion into a global mission. They work with artisans around the world to bring gorgeous handmade designs to you. By working directly with those who are creating the products, they are able to ensure both safe working conditions and fair pay. By adding these eye-catching bags and accessories to your wardrobe, you can feel good knowing that each purchase directly impacts the lives of those who created them.
Every mama knows that when it comes to your little ones, you won’t compromise on quality, which is why we are thrilled to carry the sweetest baby clothing from Quincy Mae. It doesn’t matter if it’s a simple accessory like the long-sleeve baby dress and ribbed leggings, each item is made from certified organic cotton. This means that not only will it be safe for baby’s sensitive skin, it’ll also keep them as cuddly as can be.
We will be the first to admit that we take self-care very seriously around here, but also if you aren’t treating yourself to the very best, what’s the point? And when it comes to your skin and mental health, it's vital to go as pure as you can. Little Shop of Oils makes this easy by giving us organic body products that are made in small batches in California, so you can self-care Sunday easily knowing that you are keeping the earth (and your skin) protected. If you want to create an entire routine to keep your life in balance, start things off with the Aura Cleanse Soap, add three or four drops of the organic cold-pressed Prickly Pear Anti-Aging Serumto your face, and then keep your calm all day with the Anxiety Sucks essential oil blend (our personal favorite).
When your go-to outfit is always centered around your favorite jeans, why not make them eco-friendly jeans (that also have the perfect fit every time — we aren’t joking). In case you never looked into it too much, the average pair of jeans takes 1,800 gallons of water to make, and that’s not even taking into account the harsh chemicals that are used (and then dumped back into the environment at the end of the process). That’s where Boyish comes in to save the world. Besides using ⅓ the amount of water (that they then recycle), they don’t use any harsh chemicals, they use recycled cotton and other deadstock/vintage fabrics, and to top it all off, they give one-percent of their annual profits to organizations they believe in. Now that we’ve covered the basics of what makes Boyish stand apart, we can’t ignore the fact that they're also focused on the highest quality and the best fit, whether you want a pair you can wear every single day, like The Zachary high-waisted skinny jeans, or you’re looking for some statement denim, like The Toby high-waisted distressed boyfriend jeans.