Refresh Winter Skin

Cold weather takes a toll on our skin. Without moisture in the air, our top several layers tend to dry out prematurely, at which point not even lathering on lotion will make a difference. To help us refresh our winter complexions, we asked the experts at Denver-based natural and organic beauty boutique Vert Beauty for advice; here are their recommendations:

Know the keys to skincare: The secret to beautiful skin year-round is to exfoliate and nourish. Proper exfoliation, whether you use a physical scrub or enzymes, removes the dead skin, bringing the fresh skin underneath to the surface. From there, you can nourish it with products. Here are some of our favorites:

  • Facial care: We recommend the Tata Harper Resurfacing Mask. This exfoliation mask removes the dead skin cells with pomegranate and grapefruit enzymes, leaving the skin smooth and glowing. We’re also fans of Laurel Skin Whole Plant Organics Transform Daily Facial Balm. This silky balm, which is appropriate for all skin types, deeply penetrates the skin with over 12 organic oils, including jojoba, rosehip, and calendula.
  • Body care: We can’t forget about our beautiful bodies! We recommend Osmia Organics Spa Series Himalayan Body Buff and the line’s Rosemary Body Mousse. This power duo addresses all of our body needs. First, the Himalayan Body Buff removes the dead skin cells while invigorating our senses with a lovely natural scent. Next, the skin is nourished with this delightful whipped mousse. Also worth adding to your winter skin routine: Kahina Giving Beauty Body Serum. With a beautiful scent and silky oil texture, this body serum leaves the skin truly hydrated with a luminous glow.

Expert tip and featured photo from Vert Beauty in Denver, CO.