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The Ultimate All-Natural Skincare Routine: Guest Blogger

At first glance, you might think that Kathy Ong’s Beauty Palette blog is just your average beauty blogbut you’d be wrong. The underlying theme behind everything that she covers is this: what you put on your face is just as important as what you put into your body. In her own words, “a defining aspect of beauty is nutrition.” Hear hear! This week, she’s sharing her best beauty tips—for both inside and out—on the Birchbox blog.


Given the never ending cold weather, I thought it would be the perfect time to give you a quick update about what I’ve been reaching for day in and day out this season. Moisturizer is my best friend in the winter and if I am not diligent about using it, my normally dry flaky skin can veer into blotchy hypersensitive skin. 

In terms of my routine, here’s what I do: Right out of the shower, I immediately slather my skin in 1. The Honest Company Body Oil. I’m surprised to say that I’ve loved everything I’ve tried thus far from this eco-friendly company and their Body Oil is no exception. I purchased this at the end of last summer and still find myself reaching for it over all of my other body moisturizers and oils. 

Next, I wake up my skin with a few spritzes of 2. Pangea Organics Toner for Dry to Mature Skin. I think it’s the perfect first step to balance my skin’s pH and get my skin ready to absorb the many moisturizing products I apply. After that, I use two pumps of 3. Pai’s Echium Biorejuvenate Eye Cream. I love the fresh subtle scent and the great applicator–I never have to worry about wasting any of my precious eye cream!

Also, since I’m very weary about hyperpigmentation, I’m always interested in trying new skin brightening products. I had heard amazing things about 4. Kahina’s Brightening Serum and so I’ve been using it for a few weeks now. So far, so good. Lastly, for the grand finale, 5. Dr. Alkaitis Nourishing Treatment Oil. I think it’s the perfect facial oil for whatever Mother Nature throws at you. I love that everything in Dr. Alkaitis’ skincare line is food grade, so I have complete peace of mind when using his products.

Winter weather doesn’t mean going bare-faced. Learn more about what products can withstand even the chilliest of storms here.

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