By Andrea Tomkins
It’s been a long, cold, winter, my friends, but warmer weather is just around the corner. We promise! Here at terra20, we like to revisit our skin care routines when the season changes. Primarily, it’s because of humidity levels. Many of us spend more time indoors during the colder months, where it tends to be on the dry side. When we move from “cold and dry” to “hot and humid” environments, sometimes skin needs different products. (And let’s be honest, another reason to swap things out for Spring is that it’s fun to try something new!)
Making the move to a more natural, organic skin care routine is a smart decision for everyone, not just for women and men with sensitive skin. These products are kinder to you, your family, and the planet as well. Even introducing a single new organic product to your routine will make a big difference. Here are a few brands you will definitely want to try this season:
Carina Organics is a line of organic bath and body products for the whole family, not just mum and dad! Carina Organics are 100% free of cortisone, steroids, DEA (diethanolamine), sulfates, salt (sodium chloride), propylene glycol, aluminum, synthetic fragrances, and dyes. No parabens either! (That is something you should always look out for.) Instead, you’ll be treated to certified medicinal organics that include plant, vegetable, and fruit extracts. Because the products are unscented, they’re ideal for sensitive skin. Say goodbye to the winter frizzies and flaky skin and give your pores and hair a good long drink of the good stuff. Carina is made in Canada too!
If you’re looking to restore some of the healthy glow you may have lost over the winter months, look no further. Andalou Naturals has a wide variety of products to save our pale and weary skin including day creams, night creams, face and hair masks, cleansers, and more. We’re all about embracing our wrinkles, but if this is an issue for you, you’ll find something in the Andalou line. A big fave around here is Andalou Naturals BB Cream. It is sheer, very lightly tinted, and goes on smoothly for a quick and uncomplicated application. It has a lovely, soothing light scent and as a bonus, it has an SPF of 30. This totally fits with our plans to spend a lot more time outside in the near future.
We love Live Clean because this brand inspires us to tread a little lighter on the planet. It says so right on the label: LIVE CLEAN! Consider adding Argan Oil Replenishing Body Wash to your daily routine. It’s a bestseller at terra20, and it’s easy to see why. Not only does this nourishing cleanser help keep skin clean, but organic ingredients help restore its natural balance at the same time. Like all of our products here at terra20, it’s free of harsh chemicals.
If you aren’t exfoliating on a regular basis, it’s a good time to start. Exfoliating once a week (we suggest doing it during a shower) will remove dead skin cells, dirt, and other pollutants, and leave you with a healthy glow. Try the Live Clean Smoothing Facial Scrub. Unlike many scrubs that may contain non-biodegradable particles that pollute lakes and rivers, this one is made with finely ground corn cob powder to help remove impurities and reveal softer, healthier skin.
Not sure what products are best for your skin type? Let our experts help! Drop by the location of terra20 that is closest to you. Our associates can help you find the right products for your needs. You’ll be impressed with their knowledge and gentle guidance, and you may walk away with a sample or two as well.
Sometimes it’s also nice to change up our cosmetics in addition to skin care routines: winter eye makeup, lip colour, and foundation can easily be swapped out for lighter options for Spring/Summer. Ask our associates about new products in store this season.
No matter what products you choose, a good skin care routine begins with drinking plenty of water (there’s a large selection of water bottles at terra20!) and most importantly, sun protection. Check out our collection of facial sunscreens right here.