Friday, November 14, 2014

Winter Skin: -20C with lots of SUN

Hello and deespite the cold ...hopefuly you are enjoying yourself!

It has been real cold in Calgary for just a few days and since my immigration here, long winters are not the best friend when it comes to skin.

Here are a few tips I can share for a simple care and maintanance for continuous youthful appearance!

Turning 41 a few days ago, it seems to me even more important now ... but being of a European upbringing there is simplicity and certain "must(s)" that I won't skip since my 15th birthday ....

1. Wash your face at night real well and mornings too!

...sometimes I use an apricot scrub at night and sometimes just my sponge with a bit of clensing milk after I removed my make up...

2. After clensing, sometimes it is nice to use a moisturizing mask or purifying one:

3. Night cream follows at night but mornings are a bit more work ...smiles. 

a/ use serum: Antioxidant is best..."C"

b/ then lots of moisture and hydration: using a rose cream and plum eye cream at the moment, all natural and no perfumes...

c/ PROTECT!! Especially in winter ...Calgary is famous for the amount of sun we get and with the snow reflecting into our faces it is worse sun damage than even summer can be...and we live in really hight altitude...

This product is "zinc" and very pleasant...not sticky ...don't even feel it on your face...and non clogging...

4. OK FOUNDATION is for every woman, I think it not only protects from environment....(even if Calgary is voted the cleanest and best city to live in!) but also makes your skin appear even and reflecting light so nicely that you don't even need other make up much....

There is not a better one than Giorgio ...

All done...from this to that! In less than 10 minutes ... but my skin feels lovely! 

And if you (of course) wish to keep more products to mix it up sometimes and we all do have more products we buy anyways, I simplified my life and placed the most every day used things on a lovely tray on my sink and the rest in a drawer. Honestly, sometimes I completely forget what is in that drawer and search in it but lucky I have my tray to keep me on top of the "MUST HAVES" every day for my skin. 

Enjoy the winter and sun with all the benefits to your skin! Don't forget your fashion sunglasses...

Funny boy ...isn't he!?

Hope your day is fabulous, XO Z


  1. Great pics for winter Z.! I like Eminence and AnneMarie Borlind too;) Stay warm! xxleslie

    1. Thank you Leslie, you are the best in this department actually, for me it has been a learning curve and turning 41 I realized that one thing I had been doing right, making sure I wash my face every night and moisturize and protect...with simple products and natural oils. BUT YOU I have to thank for a great advice when I once overspent on a totaly wrong product and I won't forget that! You are the best and thank you again. xo Z

  2. Great tips and happy belated birthday!! I turned 38 last Tuesday! xx