Because it's only November and our skin has already turned to sand...
Oh, Canada... The True North Strong and Free - and the land of outright vicious winters. Between the 35km/hr winds and dry indoor heat, your skin takes a serious beating from December - March. It isn't long before your skin starts to visibly suffer, and at that point, not even makeup can save your skin from looking like a lizard's. Here are 8 Holy Grail beauty products that you can conveniently purchase on Amazon. You know, so you don't have to leave your house.
1. Mario Badescu Facial Spray with Aloe
If you've slept on Mario Badescu's skincare line, you're missing out on arguably the best budget skincare brand on the market. This facial spray containing rose hip and aloe will quench your skin and provide it with the hydration it needs to face winter's elements. Shop here.
Winslow's recommendation: applying facial spray before your moisturizer to ensure your skin absorbs the active ingredients.
2. Aztec Secret Indian Healing Clay
For those of you with oily or combination skin, look no further than this healing clay mask. Mix with water or apple cider vinegar to blast your pores clear of dirt, make-up and build-up. Shop here.
Winslow's recommendation: this treatment can be irritating to sensitive skin. Don't leave mask on longer than 5 minutes and moisturize afterwards.
3. Radha Beauty Vitamin C Serum
Skin can become dull and lacklustre in the winter months. Vitamin C is a powerful antioxidant and promotes collagen production in the skin, which combats the development of fine lines and wrinkles. Shop here.
Winslow's recommendation: use with Titanium Micro-Needle Derma Roller.
4. Titanium Micro-Needle Derma Roller
Once you get over the fact that you're rolling tiny needles across your face (we promise it doesn't hurt), this derma roller will become a staple in your skincare routine. By creating tiny micro punctures in your skin, this tool helps trick your brain into sending collagen and repairing agents to your skin's surface. The result? Noticeable improvements to acne scarring, fine lines and uneven skin tones. Shop here.
Winslow's recommendation: use with a collagen or Vitamin C oil and sanitize the roller before and after use.
5. Stella & Grace Gold Bio Collagen Hydration Eye Masks
Burning the candle at both ends? These gold eye masks zap under-eye bags and puffiness, while also preventing signs of aging. Shop here.
Winslow's recommendation: store in the fridge!
6. Neutrogena Hydro Boost
This moisturizer is comparable to Clinique's Pep Start. It gives your skin a deep quench, without the greasy residue. It contains hyaluronic acid, which holds almost 1000 times its weight in water, which will keep your skin looking firm and hydrated. Shop here.
Winslow's recommendation: use over top of a facial oil.
7. Mario Badescu Glycolic Foaming Cleanser
For the nights when you don't fall asleep with a full face of makeup (we see you), this cleanser leaves your face feeling clean and fresh without over-drying. Shop here.
Winslow's recommendation: use with toner and moisturizer.
8. Thayers Witch Hazel & Rose Petal Toner
For oily and combination skin that acts up during winter months, this toner featuring witch hazel and rose petal provides a deep clean to pores and reduces acne and breakouts.
Winslow's recommendation: apply after using a micro-needle derma roller.