The Ultimate Winter Skin Care Guide | Nitika Chopra

November 8, 2015

The Ultimate Winter Skin Care Guide

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If you’ve been following me for a while, you know that I’ve been dealing with psoriasis for most of my life. For someone with dry skin the winter can be downright horrifying. If you’re with me on that (or tend to lean towards the dry side), it’s essential to protect, hydrate, and keep our skin in tip top shape when the temperature drops.

I’ve curated the ultimate winter skincare guide so that you don’t have to worry about getting caught with a flaky face. These are my favorite brands; some I’ve used for years and some I’m just getting to know. Most importantly, every ingredient is sourced from someplace fabulous and filled with love.

And I want to make sure you know that I requested that some brands offer a discount exclusively to my readers because I want to make sure that taking care of your skin feels accessible and enjoyable. Note: these are not affiliate links; they’re just my gift to you.

Love Up Your Face

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  • Serum
    • The Revitalizer by Biossance. Your everything moisturizing serum! It contains squalane, a naturally occurring moisturizer in our skin that gets depleted over time; this cashmere-like serum replenishes your precious face and fights aging.
    • Cecilia Wong Rose Serum Spray: This is pure decadence! Experience the divine scent of a lush rose garden, while rose oils and hyaluronic acid plump up fine lines, boosts elasticity and restore “bounce” to skin.

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  • Eye Cream
    • Kahina Eye Serum. Super rich in antioxidants and peptides, this amazing serum reduces puffiness, minimizes dark circles, and restores collagen with essential plant extracts.
    • Java Organic Green Coffee Eye Serum. This stuff is a real eye-opener. The combination of green coffee infused argan oil helps prevent moisture loss and protect against free radicals.

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  • Face Cleanser
    • Mad Hippie Cream Cleanser. A hydrating cleanser that smells amazing. It removes free radicals and impurities while also soothing the skin with jojoba oil, green tea, and orchid extract.
    • Tula Purifying Face Cleanser. A facial cleanser with vitamins AND probiotics. Foam up with the unique probiotic technology to restore balance out your complexion.

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  • Makeup Removal Wipes
    • Natracare Cleansing Cloths: My favorite way to remove makeup! These cloths are incredibly gentle on skin and infused with organic essential oils of almond, apricot and chamomile. My skin is always left feeling moisturized, cleansed and refreshed.

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  • Face Mask
    • Mahalo Pele Mask. Bioactive Mask that transforms problems and tired skin. Tightens pores, fights acne, and oxygenates.
    • Nugg Beauty Revitalizing Face Mask. Your skin will love this. A gentle blend of precious peppermint oil, flaxseed oil, menthol, olive, cranberry, grape and linseed oil, glycerin and aloe juice revitalizes, refreshes and plumps the look of dull and tired skin.

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  • Exfoliator
    • Privai Rice Flower Polish. Slough off dead skin with total ease. A unique blend of salicylic acid and rice bran gently scrubs away dry, flaky skin and works to refine, smooth and improve overall clarity of any skin type.
    • Amy Raupp Coconut Facial Scrub. The most delicious scrub you’ll ever try. A homemade blend amazing blend of ingredients you can find in your kitchen cabinet:coconut sugar, brown sugar, Himalayan sea salt, baking soda, vitamin e oil, coconut oil, essential oils of lemongrass, lemon, turmeric & sweet orange.

Care for Your Kisser

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  • Lip Balm
    • HollyBeth Organics Lip Balm. Something your lips with seriously crave. Keep your lips smooth and hydrated with organic and fair trade shea butter infused with energizing peppermint essential oil and scintillating orange essential oil.
    • S.W. Basics Cocoa Lip Balm. The perfect everyday lip balm. An organic blend of cocoa butter, coconut oil, and beeswax hydrates lips naturally and tastes good too!

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  • Lip scrub
    • Java Skin Care Demitasse Lip Scrub. Inspired by the French Espresso Romano, our Demitasse Lip Scrub is a delicious way to smooth and plump your lips naturally, using only five organic ingredients.
    • Fresh Sugar Lip Polish. Sugar Lip Polish gently exfoliates and conditions, leaving lips incredibly soft and smooth. Brown sugar crystals, natural humectants that prevent moisture loss, buff away dry flakes while shea butter and jojoba oil nourish the skin.

Treat Your Body Like a Temple

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  • Body Butters
    • Itiba Mango Body Butter. Get ready for some deep moisturization! A nourishing cream created with mango seed butter, sweetly scented and rich in Vitamin A,C and E that leaves skin silky smooth.
    • Amy Raupp Beauty Organic Belly Butter. The most delicious body butter. Infused with essential oils and plant-based moisturizers this butter deeply nourishes and calms dry skin. It’s also called Belly Butter but it can be used all over, so enjoy!

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  • Body Scrub
    • a Life Balanced Lemon Cookie Body Polish. This stuff smells just like lemon cookies! It works to Minimize cellulite and stretch marks, increase blood flow and boost circulation. It also helps to soothe and heal skin conditions such as psoriasis and eczema.
    • Board & Batten Fig & Turmeric Sugar Scrub. Holy amazing! This deliciously scented combination of shea butter, vanilla bean specks, and raw sugar crystals stimulates circulation and eliminates dead skin cells leaving skin soft and moisturized.

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  • Body Oil
    • HollyBeth Organics Body Oil. A multivitamin for your skin! This is a versatile, nutrient-rich and deep-penetrating moisturizer for head-to-toe beauty.
    • White & Elm Geranium & Lavender Body Oil. Don’t like the feel of oil on your skin? Well, this body oil spray is specially formulated to provide all day intense hydration without a greasy or heavy feel. Plus essential oils make it smell super feminine.

Create Locks You Love

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Hair Mask: Topganic Intensive Hair Mask. Dry hair, be gone! This nurturing hair mask is enriched with Brazil nuts, which are known as one of nature’s best sources of selenium, an important mineral for healthy scalp appearance. Brazil nuts are also brimming with alpha-linolenic acid, an omega-3 fatty acid that helps condition your hair.

Hair Oil: Arya Essentials Hair Oil. This intensive all natural deep conditioning treatment will revive and restore your hair’s health. Formulated with coconut, amla and other vital essential oils, it will soothe the scalp while leaving hair shinier, stronger and more manageable.

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Comments

  • anita

    Great job Nitika!
    Love all the products….can’t wait to try them.

    • Nitika

      Thanks Mom!! You’re the sweetest. Love you! Oh and don’t forget…these also make great holiday gifts…hint hint 🙂

  • Michele Morales

    I’m giddy looking at this list! I’m soooo excited to try them out and they’ll be GREAT gifts for the women in my life.
    Thanks so much Nitika!

  • Ellen

    I love your style and beautiful spirit and energy to back it up.?✨?

  • preeta

    I’ve been exposed to a few of these thanks to your events! Arya essentials is one of my family friend’s natural products !

  • marymargaret taylor

    I would love to buy your products at omce

    • Nitika

      Hopefully some time soon you will be able to!! xx

  • Sofia

    Hi ,
    My son is suffering from severe psoriasis, recently I realize that I have lot of dandruff and itchy scalp.
    I am one of the student of IIN this is how I kon w about you , I am sure you can really help me.

    • Nitika

      Hi Sofia! Thanks for the note. I am not a doctor so I can’t really give out medical advice, but the number one thing that helps me with my skin is being mindful of what I eat. I also have a FREE guide where I breakdown some of the aspects of psoriasis and living with it. You can download that here: http://www.nitikachopra.com/offerings/get-the-guide

      I also find applying coconut oil on my scalp really calms it down. Hope this helps! Lots of love xx

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