Winter is Here! The days are shorter and the weather is colder. Rain + wind doesn't just bring your mood down - it can also wreak havoc with our complexions, too. Cold weather can cause our skin to be dry, flaky, red, + inflamed. But not to fear... MEAGA GLOW IS HERE! 

Why does your skin feel so dry during the winter time? 


🌡 CHANGING TEMPERATURES-  believe it or not, cold temperatures are actually  good for our skin! Colder temperatures can act as a tonic or astringent reducing clogged pores and keeping them less visible. Cold weather also slows down and prevents the secretion of sebum, keeping shine at bay and waterproofing your skin and hair. But it's the shift in temperature and lifestyle that comes with the winter season that totally reek havoc on our skin! 

🔥 INDOOR HEAT - truly the worst culprit of them all. Cranking the heat in our homes or cars can destroy moisture levels, dehydrate our skin + body, and dry out skin barrier ! 

🌵 DRY WEATHER - with more dry heat and less moisture in the air, humidity levels plummet and so does our skin's hydration.

❄ COLD TEMPS - as said above, cold temperatures are not necessarily bad for our skin (ex: face icing) but the cold temperatures + less humidity in the air  = irritation and dehydration

🚿 WARM SHOWERS - sooo I take the hottest and longest showers... and in the winter time I spend more time under the extra hot water. This is anytime of year is bad for your skin and hair health but particularly worst during the winter time.


How do I combat winter skin?

The 8 ingredients + MG products you should factor into your skincare regiment this winter and why:

  1. Hyaluronic Acid the queen of moisture boosting skincare ingredients, if you’re not already using hyaluronic acid, start. HA can hold 1,000 times its weight in water, helping to keep skin looking frim, fresh, and PLUM! She's a star ingredient and one of the quickest ways to moisturize your thirsty skin. Plus side she starts working RIGHT AWAY!

    Revive Cleanser

    SPF 45



  2. Niacinamide she's the CBD hit for your skin. Super calming ingredient is perfect for your winter skincare line up, promising to soothe you weather-ravaged skin and bring life to the dull complexation caused by cranking up the heat and minimal sunlight during this time of year.


    SPF 45

  3. AHAs come in many forms. The most popular ( and the only one MG carries ) being Glycolic Acid! In the winter your skin can feel more irritated, but its important to pay attention to good exfoliation. Glycolic Peel Pads are also packed with hydrating peptides. They are a gentler but more results driven way to exfoliate.



  4. Retinol is commonly misconceived as an exfoliant. Its actually an antioxidant derived from vitamin A. It encourages the skin to stimulate the production of elastin and collagen to promote skin cell turn over! Keeping your skin stimulated will keep it looking more vibrant, healthy, and less wrinkled.
    tip - always use at night. and if you have remember to use spf!




  5.  Vitamin C a super helpful all year round antioxidant and particularly during winter because it helps protect skin of radical damage - Meaning its GREAT to fight off the winter's cold! It gives your skin an amazing glow and helps to fade dark spots.



  6. Squalane is another great winter moisture ingredient. Squalene is a natural oil produced by your skin, which decreases as you age. It helps to nourish and moisturize your skin.




  7. Marula Oil if you are too scared to add it in during the hotter summer months NOW is the time to try her out. Facial oils are just what your skin needs to feel moisturized and protected during the colder winter. There are so many different benefits to Marula oil but probably the best is it leaving your skin feeling like its been swallowed by silk! 



  8. Sunscreen if you thought you only needed it during the summer... think again! 


    SPF 45

    SPF 47

Need help putting together a winter regime or have questions about your current routine? Send us a DM or an email 📧 ! 



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