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Silky skin in winter? Follow Vika's Tips

 

Fall is officially in full swing! ūüćā ūüéÉ

As the seasons change, so  should our skincare routine. Cold and harsh conditions can zap us off our natural oils, leaving skin dry and flakey.  Let me help you implement a fall and winter skincare routine! 

AM Routine

Step 1.

Use gentle, alcohol-free Vika's Facial Wash to purify and hydrate your skin. It is formulated with an all-organic plant and natural formula that washes away impurities. It protects your skin from environmental pollution and works as a mild exfoliator. Use daily (morning and night). Choose the one that matches your skin type (oily or dry). Our Facial Washes are soap-free and contain no synthetic emulsifiers or artificial fragrances. 

 

Step 2.

If your skin is dry and craving moisture, you'll love Vika's botanically based, alcohol-free organic Floral Toners designed to hydrate and balance your skin's pH! Safe and gentle Lavender/Geranium Hydrosol, Aloe Vera, Apple Cider Vinegar, and organic essential oils. Please choose the one that matches your skin type (oily or dry). Also, Vika's Propolis Myst Facial Toner works for all skin types and is very popular among our customers! 

 

Step 3.

I have a world-class selection of organic facial treatments for dry skin at this step! My favorite morning blends are Earthly Elixir, 'Prodigal Sun' and Seeds of Life. They are light and easily absorbed into the deeper skin layers.

Balancing Serum is the best choice if you want to normalize and balance oily skin. It is hydrating and light without feeling sticky or oily while giving your skin a nice glow. It is a USDA Certified Organic product.

Step 4 (optional).

If you prefer creams or lotions over facial serums and have dehydrated skin, check out our customer-favorite Geranium-Propolis Cream.

As an extra moisturizing effect for dry skin, apply a small amount 20 to 30 minutes after a serum. It is a soothing final touch in your morning skincare routine! Very light and hydrating.

Step 5 (optional). 

To eliminate inflammation caused by acne, use Vika's Acne 'TNT' over Propolis Myst Facial Toner. My 'TNT' formula is based on Ayurvedic Science with Turmeric, Jojoba, Tamanu nut oil, Lemon essential oil, and Sandalwood.

 

PM Routine

Step 1.

At night, your skin needs even more attention! For extra exfoliation, I suggest making a quick mix on the palm of your hand. Use 1/2 tsp of Vika's Exfoliating Facial Scrub and about a teaspoon of Facial Wash. The Cleanser works more efficiently when paired with Facial Scrub in removing toxins that our skin releases during sleep (do this twice a week). Vika's Exfoliating Facial Scrub is a USDA Certified Organic product.

Step 2.

Vika's hydrating organic toners are second to none! A refreshing blend of anti-inflammatory essential oils, Aloe Vera gel, and flower hydrosols. They are very gentle, soothing, and not overwhelming in scent. Again, try Vika's Propolis Myst Facial Toner, which works for all skin types.

Step 3.

We have several nourishing night serum options, such as Virgin Pearls Serum and Sea Buckthorn Serum. I find myself reaching for Vika's Anti-Wrinkle Serum more than any other. This is a very potent anti-aging treatment! One of the most amazing ingredients in this oil blend is Frankincense. You might say it has over two thousand years of 5-star reviews! : ) Many books have been written on Frankincense's healing and medicinal properties. One attractive quality is the oil's ability to help lighten skin with dark pigmentation.  

I also recommend rotating serums for exposure to different vitamins, amino acids and fatty acids that provide "food" for your skin from a broad spectrum.

Please make sure to always apply serums on damp skin (after using one of Vika's Toners) to lock-in moisture.

Virgin Pearls and Anti-Wrinkle Serum are both USDA Certified Organic products.

Step 4.

Many customers have reported a noticeable lightening effect on their skin after using Vika's Raw Cream. (Shea Butter, Rosehip seed oil, Macadamia Oil, Aloe Vera gel, Rosemary, and Lavender). I recommend Raw cream for dry or sensitive skin and as a night moisturizer. Diligent use for at least 3 to 4 months may also help dark spots fade. Raw Cream is quite rich so only a tiny amount is needed for your entire face. Also apply this cream on damp skin after Facial Toner for better absorption. Raw Cream is a USDA Certified Organic product.

Step 5.

I LOVE clay masks! Why spend $$$ on a spa when Vika's 'Moroccan Queen' Facial Mask can be delivered to your doorstep? 

A fusion of silica, magnesium, potassium, and calcium naturally tones, absorbs impurities, and gently exfoliates and detoxifies your skin while minimizing pores. I recommend using 'Moroccan Queen' Mask after washing your face and misting it with Facial Toner. For dry skin, mask once or twice a week in the wintertime. Keep the mask on for no longer than 10 minutes (to avoid skin over-drying), then wash off with lukewarm water. Moroccan Mask is my secret "mild facelift": )  I often use it before special occasions! 

Step 6.

Please don't ignore the delicate skin under your eyes! I carefully selected a luxurious blend of oils for this area using ancient aromatherapy science in Rosa Dew Serum. Use one drop under each eye 30 to 40 minutes before bedtime. This is a USDA Certified Organic product.

Step 7.

Last but not least - soothe your hands, feet, elbows, and body with Vika's Body Butter, 'Orange Zest' or 'Lavender Wonder' Balms at night or during the day for silken softness. Organic unrefined Shea butter, Sesame Oil, Avocado Oil infused with essential oils. All three of Vika's Soothing Balms are USDA Certified Organic.

Please, be proactive and start soothing your hands and feet now to avoid painful cracks! Don't procrastinate until they look like this.

Several of the products I mentioned in my Newsletter are among my Monthly Specials and are 15% off!