“Winter is not my favorite season when it comes to skin, as I already tend to fall on the drier side of the spectrum. My strategy is to clean it only with oils, nothing that feels harsh, drying or tightening, and then to layer my skin care. I love Province Apothecary and the Marie Veronique x Kristina Holey oil cleansers. After cleansing, most days I use an oil and layer it with a balm, and then I make sure to really massage the products into my skin and take some time to do that. During the winter months, I also make sure not to skimp on my facial reflexology practice, keeping my tools by my bed so I can watch a movie and roll my face and keep my blood and lymph moving.
“And finally I up the fats in my diet to help lube my skin up from the inside out, adding more olive oil, avocado, and coconut oil and ghee into my meals. I find it really helps my skin feel less dry during winter.” —Jessa Blades, herbalist, natural beauty expert, and makeup artist