I start with this gentle and moisturizing Kahina Beauty Cleanser and I cleanse again with the Boscia Detoxifying Black Charcoal Cleanser. I double cleanse because the cream or oil based cleansers help dissolve make-up, and sunscreen. The foaming cleansers helps clean the residual oil and dirt from pores.
After drying my face, I spray my skin with Rose Geranium Facial Tonic. Some toners can be drying but this one helps my skin get hydrated so my serums and moisturizers can penetrate my skin better.
Next step, I massage my Herbivore Botanics Pink Cloud Cream into the skin and when my skin needs extra hydration I add a few drops of Herbivore Botanics Phoenix Facial Oil. If you have combination skin you may want to try this facial oil. I finish off with a Facial Roller which help products absorb better into your skin.
3-5 Cloves of Garlic
2-3 Tbsp of Coconut Oil (or Ghee)
2 Cups of Carrots
2 Cups of Celery
2 Cups of Onions
1 Small Sweet Potato
Half a head of Cauliflower
2 inch Piece of Fresh Turmeric
A sprig of thyme or some bay leaves
Himalayan Pink Salt to taste
1. In a large pot over medium heat, melt the coconut oil or ghee butter. As soon as it's melted add the onions and garlic, cook for a few minutes and soften. Add carrots, celery, sweet potato and cauliflower and salt. Let everything cook for a few more minutes while stirring.
2. Add 6-7 cups of water (option to replace 1 cup with a can of coconut milk for silkier texture) Bring to a boil and reduce heat to medium and cook for 25 minutes.
3. Use a handheld blender to blend the soup directly or transfer soup to blender and puree until smooth.
I love adding fresh cilantro, microgreens and/or chopped avocados to my soup too.
AFRICAN BOTANICS Fleurs D'Afrique Intensive Recovery Face Oil / MUN Aknari Brightening Youth Serum / HERBIVORE BOTANICALS Pink Cloud / HERBIVORE BOTANICALS Phoenix Facial Oil and Orchid Facial Oil (More from Herbivore Botanicals) / HERBIVORE BOTANICALS Rose Quartz Facial Roller / SANSO Ceramics
AFRICAN BOTANICS Fleurs D'Afrique Intensive Recovery Face Oil: My skin becomes duller-looking in the winter months because it's so dry. Dry skin tends to look less radiant than hydrated skin, but that dryness can also lead to buildup of dead cells on the surface. I love this Fleurs D'Afrique Intensive Recovery Face Oil, it helps with UV damage, pollution, harsh climates and it's great for all skin types.
MUN Aknari Brightening Youth Serum: Another great winter pick-me-up is this Aknari Brightening Youth Serum. Prickly Pear Seed Oil is extremely rich in Linoleic Essential Fatty Acid and super antioxidant Vitamin E. This helps smooth out skin and lighten dark spots and sun damage. It also works great as under eye-treatment because it helps with brightening and inflammation.
HERBIVORE BOTANICALS Pink Cloud: A good cream is a must for your winter skincare routine. Pink Cloud face cream is high in active natural ingredients like Rose Water, Aloe Water, Kukui Oil and White Tea Extract. I love how well it hydrates and leaves my face dewy not greasy. Sometimes I add a drop of Phoenix Facial Oil or Orchid Facial Oil for extra hydration.
HERBIVORE BOTANICALS Phoenix Facial Oil and Orchid Facial Oil: After cleansing and toning, apply oil for an extra dose of moisture. Oils are great no matter the season, but it’s especially helpful during the cold and dry months. For a lightweight oil, try Orchid Facial Oil, it's not heavy and works for all skin types. If you need more moisture like me, the Phoenix Facial Oil works wonders.
HERBIVORE BOTANICALS Rose Quartz Facial Roller: I usually combine this tool with any of the oils and creams above, it helps my skin absorb more product. Integrating a facial roller into your skincare routine helps to tighten pores, promotes lymphatic drainage, reduce puffiness (Tip: place the stone in the refrigerator or on ice), eliminate toxins and even out skin tone.
PERRICONE MD Hydrating Cream
OLIO E OSSO Balm
GROWN ALCHEMIST Intensive Hand Cream
MAY LINDSTROM The Problem Solver Correcting Masque
TENOVERTEN Nail Polish Trio
REDECKER Facial and Body Brush
LASHFOOD Tinted Brow Gelfix
LILAH B. Flawless Finish Foundation
SUNDAY RILEY Ceramic Slip Cleanser
MORIHATA Activated Charcoal Facial Puff
HENNE Lip Tint
MORIHATA Activated Charcoal Body Scrub Towel
AFRICAN BOTANICS Neroli Infused Marula Oil
KJAER WEIS Cream Foundation
SUSANNE KAUFMANN Bath Trio
HERBIVORE BOTANICALS Moon Fruit Superfruit Night Treatment
A round-up of all my beauty favorites.
THE BEAUTY GIFT GUIDE
Overnight masks are designed to work while we sleep. Basically, it’s one of the easiest ways to get radiant, dewy skin by the time you wake up. After a few months of rotating through several sleeping masks, these were my favorites.
KAHINA GIVING BEAUTY Moisture Mask
Intense moisturizing and plumping mask that reduces redness.
HERBIVORE Moon Fruit Superfruit Night Treatment
Antioxidant rich mask that gently resurfaces while providing deep hydration.
DR JART Water Fuse Hydro Sleep Mask
Moisture locking hydrating mask that helps remove impurities from pores.
GLOW RECIPE Watermelon Sleeping Mask
A skin-smoothing, sleeping mask with hydrating hyaluronic acid. This one gives you baby soft skin.
SHOP SLEEPING MASKS