Each season comes with its own set of skincare woes. Winter is famously known for windy weather and frigid temperatures. Plus a confusing mix of one day’s unseasonable warmth and the next day’s snow.
The answer to this conundrum is simple. Keep your grooming kit stocked with a few key products to fix you up in no time. Whether you’re throwing them in a tote for a quick getaway, or stocking your bathroom cabinet, try choosing natural, multi-purpose products to keep it light and cover the basics. A fresh, clean smell, neat hair, a bright smile and an easy cleansing routine to keep your skin clear and moisturized.
Rinse, moisturize, repeat
Cleanse and moisturize. There’s no way around it. No matter if it’s stress, sweat or the weather causing your skin troubles, establishing a routine of cleansing and moisturizing will go a long way. Opt for a moisturizer with SPF during the day, and you can skip the sunscreen.
Don’t forget to apply deodorant, and give your teeth a quick sweep—it might sound too simple, but just these two tasks will make you feel fresher in no time. Take advantage of the many natural products on the shelves—choose a deodorant without parabens to avoid irritated skin, and try out a toothpaste that uses the benefits of virgin coconut oil and bamboo powder for a brighter, natural smile.
Locks: locked and loaded
Come wind, rain or shine, will your hair stand the test? This dry shampoo paste is one part dry shampoo, one part styling paste, and it adds texture and hold while also absorbing oil. It’s perfect to bring along or use for a lazy morning.
This story originally appeared in the 2017 Art Issue of Downtown Magazine
Featured photo by Aranka Israni