Jeana's Winter Skincare Routine
It is a tradition for Jeana to share her winter skincare routine each year. This year is no different! May Jeana's 2023 protocol inspire your skincare adventures in the new year. Cheers!
I use seasonal changes as an opportunity to offer my skin new challenges and fresh nutrients. This season my focus is on protecting myself from the dry winter elements while at the same time recovering and correcting damage incurred over the summer months when I tend to get too much UV exposure.
For winter, I like to use my strongest correctives (Correctives are active serums that contain acids and or retinol.) These correctives stimulate the release of damaged skin cells and promote healthy new cell renewal.
I have larger pores through my T-zone, so I do have some oil. However, my skin gets dehydrated quickly, so I use NeoGenesis Barrier Renewal Cream with its perfect lipid balance on top of my daytime moisturizer. I like lighter moisturizers but I also need protection from transepidermal water loss.
At 59, I am experiencing age-related collagen loss. Additionally, I want to lift and lighten residual hyperpigmentation. While Emepelle Serum and Night Cream have visibly improved the firmness and density of my skin, I have now been on the Emepelle system for one year and it is time for me to give my skin a new challenge by adding some additional active ingredients.
I have chosen Nelly De Vuyst Lifting Peptides and Rhonda Allison Retinol Supreme. Lifting Peptides Serum provides extra brightening with Vitamin C and the powerhouse Bellis Perrenis. The peptide messengers stimulate the natural synthesis of collagen, which helps to re-densify and firm my skin.
Rhonda Allison Retinol Supreme is a blend of chirally correct retinol and lactic acid that works synergistically to reduce cellular buildup, smooth skin texture, and decrease fine lines.
Cold, dry winter weather combined with more potent corrective serums means I must focus on healing, hydration, and barrier protection from water loss. I rely on NeoGenesis Recovery Serum, Intensive Moisturizer, and Barrier Renewal Cream. These products provide the stem cell-released cytokines and vital hydration that my skin needs to keep up with the weather and the increased exfoliation from my use of stronger correctives.
Whether or not you struggle with the same concerns I do, I hope this protocol inspires you to winterize your skincare routine and find a few winter favorites of your own!
Cleanse: Botnia Gentle Cleanser using the MBK Wave.
Toner: Nelly De Vuyst BioTense pH Toner using our 2" Gauze Toner Pads attached to the MBK Wave. The natural enzymes from aloe vera gently lift dull skin cells and prevent cellular buildup within the pores.
Repair: One pump of NeoGenesis Recovery Serum applied to the face, neck, and chest.
Brighten & Firm: One pump of Nelly De Vuyst Lifting Peptides Serum applied to the face, neck, and chest.
Healthy Aging: One pump of Emepelle Serum applied to the face, neck, and chest.
Tip: I either layer the Lifting Peptides and Emepelle Serum or alternate each day between the two. This is a very brightening and firming combination.
Spritz: Massage in Le Mieux Iso-Cell Recovery Solution using the MBK Curve (CIV setting) or MBK Wave.
Hydrate and Firm: Apply Michele Corley Ultimate Hydration Gel and massage into the skin for 3 minutes using the MBK Curve (RF Setting) or MBK Wave.
Moisturize: Apply NeoGenesis Intensive Moisturizer.
Eye Serum: Use Michele Corley Revitalizing Peptide & Stem Cell Eye Gel with the MBK Eye Rejuvenator.
Eye Cream: Apply Botnia Eye Cream.
Barrier Protection against water loss: Apply NeoGenesis Barrier Renewal Cream.
Neck Cream: Apply Rhonda Allison Bio Reform 28 all over neck and chest.
Lips: Apply iS Clinical Youth Lip Elixir and massage in with the MBK Eye Rejuvenator.
SPF: iS Clinical Eclipse SPF 50+ in beige.
Foundation: Illuminare Moisturizing Mineral Makeup in Portofino Porcelain.
Blush: Illuminare Perfect Color Mineral Blush in Florentine Fair.
Eyeshadow: First I apply Lily Lolo Prime Focus Eyelid Primer to prevent creasing and reduce and improve skin color on the eyelid. Then apply Lily Lolo Truffle Shuffle on the lash line to define eyes.
Eyebrows: Lily Lolo Brow Duo Pencil in Light to define and highlight the brows.
Mascara: Lily Lolo Black Vegan Mascara to lengthen and define my lashes. I like to apply 10 to 20 quick strokes on each eye.
Remove Makeup: Clean Skin Club Clean Wipes or Nelly De Vuyst BioTense Micellar Foam.
Cleanse: I use Botnia Essential Enzymes. Enzymes digest away dull, dry skin cells and cellular debris that leads to blackheads. Once per week, I increase my exfoliation by using the DermaDisc with Essential Enzymes.
Toner: Nelly De Vuyst BioTense pH Toner using our 2" Gauze Toner Pads.
Repair: Apply one pump NeoGenesis Recovery Serum.
Eye Serum: Apply a thin layer of NeoGenesis Eye Serum.
Eye Cream: Michele Corley Peptide Rich & Radiant Eye Cream or Rhonda Allison Moisture Eye-Zyme.
I apply my eye cream before using retinol on the face so that I don't get any retinol on the delicate tissue under my eyes.
Lips: Apply a thin layer of Rhonda Allison Lip Restore Serum.
Rejuvenate: One pump Rhonda Allison Retinol Supreme, applied to the face.
Night Cream: Emepelle Night Cream, applied to the face.
Neck: Apply Rhonda Allison Bio Reform 28 all over the neck and chest.
When my skin is feeling very firm and a bit tight or dry I take a few nights off my retinol and nourish with Botnia Wisdom Oil and Iso-Cell.
Nourish with Botnia Wisdom Oil by spritzing Iso-Cell Recovery Solution into the palm of your hand and adding a drop or two of Wisdom Oil. I often like to pat on a bit of Sorella Apothecary The Balm as well.
Neck Cream: Apply Rhonda Allison Bio Reform 28.
Daily in the shower:
Before showering, I like to use the Sorella Body Brush to detoxify and exfoliate.
Cleanse: Farmhouse Fresh Sunshine Silk Body Wash
Feminine Care: Nelly De Vuyst BioFemme Cleansing Gel
Nelly De Vuyst BioFemme Firming Toner or Nelly De Vuyst BioFemme Soothing Gel - I alternate between these and apply them just before getting out of the shower.
Apply Rhonda Allison Bio Reform 28. This cream is made with twenty eight active ingredients to increase blood flow, rejuvenate and firm the skin.
Sorella Body Balm followed by a spritz of Body Nectar - I am addicted to the light, fresh scent of these, and the peptides help to visibly firm the skin.
Pure Encapsulations Digestive Enzymes Ultra - with meals
Pure Encapsulations Liposomal Glutathione
Pure Encapsulations Essential-C & Flavonoids
Pure Encapsulations Vitamin D Gummy or Pure Encapsulations Vitamin D3 VESIsorb
Tools & Devices
-MBK Wave for cleansing, toning, and product penetration.
-Anma Massage Tool or Gua Sha massage to move lymph and release chronic facial tension.
-Treat the eye area with MBK Eye Rejuvenator.
-MBK Curve for skin firming & increase skin density.
-Microdermabrasion exfoliation with the DermaDisc Exfoliator.
-Microcurrent treatment to calm, detox, firm, increase circulation and cellular energy, speed healing, and redensify the skin: Myolift TriWave!
-Microneedle Collagen Infusion - Ante AGE Micro channeling Stamp with Ante AGE Anti-Aging Micro channeling Solution or Ante AGE Brightening Micro channeling Solution.
Favorite Masks that I keep on hand:
Firming: FarmHouse Fresh Mighty Tighty Turmeric & Banana Face Mask
Detox & Neutralize Free Radical Damage: NeoGenesis Volcanic Ash Mask
Hydrating & Soothing: Botnia Soothing Repair Mask
Digest away dry, dull skin cells and brighten the skin: Botnia Essential Enzymes mixed with Botnia Flower Powder Mask.