We are only a few short days away from the days that are longer than nights, when the Sun will cross the celestial equator and bring the northern hemisphere back into the light.
I have been longing for my vitamin D boost the whole winter; my nails weak, my skin way too quick to give in to the cold air outside and the dry heating indoors. Not willing to give up on the healthy glow my skin was still beaming with a few months ago, I accepted the challenge and set out to find the best tricks my luscious AHAVA hides in her sleeves and jars.
Curious? Here are some of my personal tips to prep the skin for spring and bring it back into the light just as the warm rays return.
Hyaluronic Acid Leave-On Mask
I got it once as a gift with my usual Extreme line shopping and left it sitting untouched in my bathroom cabinet for weeks. The first time I reached for it was after a weekend trip to the desert where my skin seemed to have lost every last bit of moisture and I was ready to try anything to lose the maddening dryness.
I left the mask on for 10 minutes. I watched my face plump back up in the mirror.
It's had its safe place in my weekly routine ever since.
Dead Sea Crystal OsmoterTM X6 Facial Serum
This serum is remarkable - it's one of the products with the highest concentration of OsmoterTM, a unique ingredient proprietary to AHAVA. I will explain its effect another time but let's just say it's a bit of a Dead Sea wonder.
Based on antiaging oils, the texture of the serum is indeed of an oil – how did I incorporate it into my routine? Friday and Saturday night, I tap in on my face instead of my night cream. Falling asleep with the delicate smell I can't get enough of, waking up to skin that's nothing less than lustrous.
My latest discovery and favorite trick is what I am about to share with you now. One, pick a skincare routine step (serum, day or night moisturizer), two, alternate two products. Example? I like to switch between pRetinol Serum and Hyaluronic Acid Serum. Sometimes I alternate them on a monthly basis, sometimes on weekly, sometimes I use one for day and the other one for night. Why would it work? Simple, alternating active ingredients. I swear on it, give it a try!
Extreme Firming Neck & Décolleté Cream
This is no lotion. This cream brings light to my neck and chest, the radiance is incomprehensible and impossible to miss. I tried it once as a sample and swore my love to it forever.
Dermud Intensive Hand Cream
I have this miracle distributed in various places of my home, handbags, office, cars… at all times. A new beginning for your hands, heal them with the Dead Sea mud. It's that simple.
Hope you find my little secrets useful, let me know!
Writer for AHAVA