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Smart Steps for Spring-Ready Beauty

These steps will put winter in the past, letting your skin embrace the beauty of spring.

Winter is stressful for skin. The low humidity in the air and excessive indoor heating exaggerate dryness and flakiness. Not to mention the negative effects of going from cold temperatures outside to warm temperatures inside. This abrupt transition causes your capillaries to expand and contract more often than normal, which can lead to redness and even broken veins. But not to worry! Just in time for spring, BWB has three-step solutions to all of your skin, hair, and body needs.

SKIN
Sensitive Skin Solutions

GOLDFADEN MD., the skin care line developed by Dr. Gary Goldfaden, delivers skincare solutions to even the most sensitive skin with active plant cells and botanicals.

Step 1: Exfoliate daily with Doctor’s Scrub, which gently removes dead cells with ruby crystals and hydrates with Jojoba, Seaweed, and Hyaluronic Acid.

Step 2: Revive winter skin with the Brightening Elixir. Packed with vitamins C, B & E and Ferulic Acid, it reverses the dulling damage of cold months, leaving skin brighter, firmer, and more balanced.

Step 3: Vital Boost hydrates and restores and protects your skin with organic red tea, gooseberry, and grapefruit extracts. The result is a supple, healthy complexion.

Bonus product: Fleuressence Native Botanical Cell Oil delivers 100% pure active ingredients and may be added to your moisturizer for an extra boost of radiance.

Luxury Skincare

African Botanics, one of our favorite environmentally ethical, sustainable sourcing brands, delivers highly concentrated, active ingredients to address the stress our environments have on our skin.

Step 1: Infinite Resurfacing Mask combines lactic, glycolic & phytic acids to effectively boost collagen, improve elasticity and repair skin at its deepest layers.

Step 2: Resurrection Cell Recovery Serum uses green sea algae and African aloe to restore hydration and address damage caused by our environments and pollution. Their Resurrection Eye Creme is the perfect companion to this serum.

Step 3: Fleurs d’Afrique Intensive Recovery Cream stimulates cell renewal and “ protects from Trans epidermal water loss “ with blue marine algae and peptides. This is a must have for every skin type.

An At-home Facial

JUARA, known for its exotic ingredients and east-meets-west take on skincare, delivers a quick spring spa fix in your home.

Step 1: Begin by exfoliating with Radiance Enzyme Scrub, which also cleanses and brightens skin using apple enzymes, bamboo beads, turmeric and clove.

Step 2: Follow with their skin saving Turmeric Antioxidant Radiance Mask. It has clay, candlenut oil and botanicals to wake up your skin from its winter nap.

Step 3: End with Radiance Vitality Oil. It delivers 12 oils and extracts like, macadamia, rice bran and passion fruit to improve elasticity, minimize fine lines and deliver a long, lasting glow.

BODY
Spring-ready Body Products

PHYTOMER, based out of French Brittany, uses marine biotechnologies to build its products with active marine ingredients. Their body products address cellulite, fat cells, producing firm and smooth skin.

Step 1: Start with their Seaweed Soap to naturally eliminate dead cells.

Step 2: Shaka Shaka Ultra-smoothing Contouring Lotion is a water-oil-powder lotion which if used daily on target areas, smooths orange peel skin and reduces the appearance of cellulite. Key ingredients include as layered clay, brown algae, and Phytomer ADIPO 3, which reduces fat and strengthens skin tissue.

Step 3: Contouring Crystal Emulsion weakens the structure of fat cells while firming and energizing the body. It’s an amazing moisturizer that may be used on the entire body, leaving you feeling refreshed and ready for the day.

Step 4: Finally, Night Contouring Bi-Gel uses sea absinthium from salt marshes and vectorized caffeine to limit fat storage from sugars and boost microcirculation. Use on areas of concern at night – you’ll and start feeling a difference by morning.

HAIR
A Hair Reboot

OUAI Haircare is a BWB favorite because they design luxury hair products for the busy woman with real life hair dilemmas. Our hair takes a beating in the winter and these three products will bring it back to life.

Step 1: Repair Shampoo replaces moisture and strengthens hair strands with Tamarind Seed Extract and Smart Keratin.

Step 2: Treatment Masque reverses the damage of winter winds with artichoke leaf extract.

Step 3: Leave-In Conditioner protects, moisturizes and smooths your hair resulting in soft, bouncy manageable hair that smells like a fresh spring day.

By following these steps, put winter in the past and let your skin embrace the beauty of spring.

photograph by Lucie Gris

Vanessa Baumann

Vanessa Baumann has been a licensed, medical aesthetician in New York for over twenty-three years, working with some of Manhattan’s top plastic surgeons. Choosing to change gears and express herself through her love of writing, she is now a freelance writer and beauty editor. Vanessa also may be found on Facebook and Instagram, sharing her knowledge of skincare products, advice, and the quest for glowing skin.

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