Authentic Beauty Makeup Salon & Hair Studio wants you to love the skin you are in but winter weather often brings with it dry, dehydrated skin, windburn, breakouts and more. And for some people, the problem is worse than just a general tight, dry feeling; their skin gets so dry that it starts to flake (face) or crack and peel (hands and feet).
Here are some expert tips from Authentic Beauty’s expert esthetician and skin specialist Stephanie Simmons on how to winterize your skincare routine that will also transform your makeup routine forever!
1. Moisturize Moisturize Moisturize!
Moisturizer is king this time of year. Everyone should moisturize their hands more frequently and use something a little heavier on their face (and other body parts too) than they use during other seasons. Opt for our organicspa cream cleanser, toner and moisture rich and intense moisturizer.
You need to exfoliate in the winter and our organicspa at home exfoliator is an exquisite, creamy scrub that gently polishes away dead skin cells and ingrained impurities. It helps stimulate circulation and reveals a smoother, brighter and invigorated complexion and it works wonders using sea loofa and black walnut shell for it’s exfoliating properties.
We also can’t speak highly enough about SexaPeel- an instant exfoliating spray. It’s a spray you can use once a week that instantly peels away dry, flaky skin to reveal flawless skin for your face, hands, feet, your body and even for men and bald heads. And it is perfect to use prior to applying your makeup, before a spray tan, for your wedding day, before a manicure or pedicure and before you grace the Red Carpet or that special event where you want your best skin to shine through. Read more about it here.
And every product you use on your face is enhanced when you use a Clarisonic Pro facial brush. It’s one of the best investments you can make for your skin and it helps to get you a deeper clean at home in between facials and helps your other products penetrate more easily and boosts the efficacy of your products!
4. It’s Facial Time
Every four weeks, we highly recommend getting a facial to help eliminate dead, dry skin and skin that has been kissed by the sun over the summer and fall seasons. And our Nourish and Nurture facial calms and quenches thirsty, dry and dehydrated skin with intense hydration, replenishing lost moisture and recovering luminosity.
Another facial is the AHA peel facial. It uses a papaya enzyme to exfoliate dead dry skin. Its pretty amazing and it’s perfect for most skin types that exfoliates, stimulates collagen and brightens your face. This bio-active peel is designed to refine and rejuvenate the skin. The gel peel has 13% highly active ingredients which provide intensive support for the skin’s regenerative processes.
5. Three Makeup Products in One? Safe & Non Toxic Foundation!
With Authentic Beauty’s very own cosmetics line and our safe and non toxic Magic 3 in 1 Foundation, your makeup routine just got a whole lot easier in 2016. This one product does 3 powerful things. It’s a foundation AND it conceals and camouflages!
Following the standards of the Environmental Working Group and the Cosmetics Database, the Magic 3 in 1 Foundation is an easy to use, non-toxic, ORGANIC PLANT WAX-based foundation. Imagine having just 1 product with so many powerful uses!
6. Forget the Powder
We advise against wearing powder in the winter because it makes your face look cakey and the goal of foundation application is to look glowing and healthy.
7. Don’t forget your hands and feet
For your feet, we recommend a scrumptious bottle of love for your heels and toes called the Honey Heel Glaze from FarmHouse Fresh. This divine honey-based moisture serum seals in moisture and brings rich color back to tired feet. It’s even been called the Instant Pedicure. We also recommend the Clarisonic Pedi Sonic Foot Transformation System that smooths and softens dull, rough feet at home or between professional pedicures.
For your body and hands, we recommend FarmHouse Fresh’s Ginger Sorbet Body Milk, a light moisturizer that pours over you like milk and leaves a silky ginger and grapefruit oil scent behind that’s reminiscent of a creamy, delicious sorbet. You’ll want to double-dip with this one!
Authentic Beauty, located at 4674 Roswell Rd. Atlanta, GA 30342, is a full service makeup salon and hair studio in Atlanta offering award winning service with professional makeup applications, makeup lessons, brows, hair, organic facials, organic spray tanning, eyelash extensions, wedding makeup services, massage and more.
Book an appointment online or call our studio at 404-849-0443. You can also email us at email@example.com.