Welcome to our very first blog post.
We are already in the middle of winter, most of us are snuggling up under a blanket with a hot chocolate. I bet what most of us are dealing with lately is the tightness and dryness feeling in our skin. Ahh Winter! Chilly temperatures, low humidity, indoor heating, and hot showers can wreak havoc, pulling precious moisture from the skin and leaving it feeling tight and uncomfortable at best, itchy and flaky at worst. Not only this , I'm sure we don't even want to think about our next electricity bill.
So how can we take dull dehydrated skin and keep it glowing through winter? Let me introduce you to Pixi Skintreats. Founded in the early 2000s by makeup artist Petra Strand, Pixi is a skin-loving brand with a range of products that promote the radiant, youthful, lit-from-within look we all love. Her products are paraben and cruelty free and have been mindfully created for multi-purpose versatility. Her Skintreats range suits all ages, all skin types, and is made up of innovative formulations that are full of botanicals and beneficial ingredients. So, if your skin is starting to feel the chill as winter approaches, let us recommend some of our favourite Pixi Skintreats for your skin type, so you can keep your skin happily hydrated.
One of the biggest concerns for dry skin in winter is often texture. Flaky, dry skin that no matter what you do your makeup is just not sitting smoothly. Am I right? Well No thanks! Before you start with serums and moisturises lets begin with an In- Shower Steam Facial . Yes, exactly what you just read. The Pixi In -Shower Steam facial is a self steaming cleansing mask that will help hydrate and nourish your skin while your in the shower - why not kill two birds with one stone. Lather some gel in your hands and massage into your face while almost instantly feeling the warmth and calmness on your skin as it plumps and detoxifies it. Definitely a go to in winter.
Have sensitive skin and not sure what serum is right for you? You need calming ingredients that will hydrate your skin without irritation just like Pixi’s Hydrating Milky Serum. This calming and soothing serum will revitalise your skin while intensely hydrating and improving elasticity. With Aloe Vera to calm and soothe, Vitamins C and E to protect and heal and Glycerin to lock in moisture, this lightweight serum will help your skin feel plump and glowing.
A must have in winter and not only in winter but whenever your skin is feeling dry and dull, is the Rose Ceramide Cream. A rich, ceramide infused cream with Rose Oil, this luscious cream was formulated to deeply hydrate the skin for a healthier appearance and feel, while protecting it against environmental aggressors (like an 8-degree morning!). We recommend massaging the Rose Ceramide Cream into the skin both morning and night.
If you have oily skin sometimes frequent cleansing and that dry winter air are a combination guaranteed to dry you out and result in overproduction of sebum. To maintain your glow, you’ll still need to be hydrated, Glowtion Day Dew is the lightweight, radiance boosting moisturiser for you. Calming lavender oil, kaolin absorbs excess shine and balances skin, and mica helps to brighten. Glowtion also has a blurring effect on imperfections, which is fab if you’re acne prone. You’re also likely to love the Collagen Plumping Mask. Botanical collagen and amino acids help plump fine lines and add moisture, with arginine to smooth, you can use as a leave on treatment, or a 5-10 minute mask for a quick pluming effect. The Collagen Plumping Mask can be use one to two times a week.
At Anastasia McGrath Makeup Studio, we are proud to be stockists of Pixi Beauty, if you’re interested in trying any of the amazing products we’ve mentioned this winter, visit us at our studio in Drummoyne or browse our shopping catalogue for more Pixi Skin treats currently at 20% off!