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3 Reasons to start using seasonal skincare

We change our diets, clothing, home decor, and daily routines with the change of the seasons. But what about or skincare?

While it was something I had always done intuitively I'd never really sat down to think about it until I was introduced to 5YINA.

The brand is a holistic seasonal skincare line based in the art of Chinese medicine. Meticulously crafted each ingredient is sourced with care and the formulas embrace our skins changes with the seasons.

5YINA's formulas are one of a kind and blended by holistic gurus to coax the best out of our skin with each season. Featuring two products (a serum and hydrolat) for each individual season and one all seasons mask, 5YINA, brings innovation to green beauty. Their line is of course is 100% non-toxic, they even go beyond organic sourcing wildcrafted, medicinal, and biodynamic botanicals. They hold to bars when it comes to ingredients and formulation, meaning on the best and safest for our skin.

But back to why we should be using seasonal skincare.

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Simply, it allows our best skin to show through. 

With the seasonal changes comes cellular changes to our skin. The winter brings dehydrated flaky and lackluster skin. Related to the dry air and the drying of the cells our skin, more than ever, requires deep hydration. Flip to the summer and while the air can be dry in some regions it is much different than the winter dryness, right? Often overexposed to the elements (sun, water, wind) yet still supple and soft from the active sebaceous glands the summer skin requires barrier protection and gentle hydration. Nothing too over oily or heavy.

When we feed the skin according to the seasonal requirements it allows for it to remain stable during all seasons. Balance is achieved and radiant skin glows.

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Recommended by the American Academy of Dermatologists

Skin doctors unite on this one topic, skincare should change with the seasons. From spf in the sunny months, to concentrated moisturizers on the winter they agree to present your best skin, products should be rotated according to the weather.

Prevents breakouts and accelerated aging

Changes in wind, sun, moisture, and temperature brings our skin through some major transitional periods. Twice a year (spring and fall) we live in transitional seasons which triggers our skins worst evils. Prone to breakouts? They often rear their heads in spring and fall. Concerned about fine lines? Same goes for spring and fall as skin can be over worked from summer sun or under hydrated from dry chafing winter.

By keeping skincare seasonal we can predict the next seasons requirements and prevent the nasties from happening. By taking appropriate care of our skin each season it allows for the next season to be its best. Preventing environmentally stressed skin issues and allowing for our Glow to shine through.

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5YINA Steps In

5YINA allows us to keep up with the changes and choose a new oil and hydrolat each of the four seasons. They also tell me that some clients prefer rotating just twice a year. So winter/summer or spring/fall. I have tried all the Beauty Oils, but the fall, and they are equally expertly formulated and rich with unique botanicals.

I used the Winter Quiescent Beauty Oil for 2.5 months during the winter and noticed amazing changes in the skin. At the time I started using the oil my skin was irritated with the dry winter, breaking out waaayyy too much, and overall in shambles. After one week of twice daily use (along with the Enlighten Hydrolat) my skin was headed down the right path again, reduced irritation and blemishes plus fine lines from overdryness diminished. After two months of (almost) exclusive use the products still sing! I feel like a conquered winter skin dryness amazingly, and it's all thanks to 5YINA.

Their Summer collection, Lucent, would be the choice for this coming season. Featuring ginseng, green tea, lotus flowers and other normalizing ingredients this duo keeps skin fresh and clarified while restores luminance. Then head into their fall and spring collections each quarter to keep year around radiant skin.

5YINA definitely converted me, as I'm committed to seasonal from here on out. Who's with me? What are your experiences with seasonal skin care?

Xo

  Jena

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Change it up with an emollient based skincare line: Bella Aura

Tried of oil serums, cleansers, and moisturizers? I know to me, the oil game feels like it's on repeat. While oils are great, it's always refreshing to see a brand that changes it up...Bella Aura is doing just that.

Encompassing the whole green beauty movement, Bella Aura is ingredient conscience, science backed, and energetically balanced. Treating not just the skin but the entire being, truly holistic skincare. Featuring five products the brand is well polished and formulated for any skin type. A cleanser, eye serum, antioxidant treatment, and day and night moisturizers are all creamy ivory emollients rife with fresh blooming jasmine aroma. Never heavy, always balancing...Bella Aura is up there with the best of the best.

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The Science

The health care practitioner in me can't help but get excited when a brand formulates using ingredients that are backed by clinical trials. With so many companies promising the world, to me the easy choice is to go with those who are actually proven to help the skin. Bella Aura is sure to do just that.

Each product features an ingredient that has been clinically tested to reduce lines, discoloration, puffiness, and/or increase hydration. For instance the eye serum (my fav of all the products) features Proteolea which is shown to reduce crows feet (up to 30%) after 28 days of use in a clinical trial. Psst...it did just that to me too, more on that below! The Night Cellular Renewal features Reforcyl shown to reduce wrinkle depth by 14% in 28 days.

The whole line  

The whole line  

The Products

The entire Bella Aura line is wonderful, each and every product is nothing short of amazing. They ooze love and care and work just as promised. Not one of the products disappointed...not one. Here I'll go over my top two favs, although you can't go wrong with any of the line.

The Instant Lifting Eye Contour comes in at number one. It is results oriented, doesn't sting, run, cause makeup to smudge, and absorbs swiftly. Plus it's light texture leaves a prefect canvas for makeup and feels as if you're wearing nothing at all. It is my favorite eye serum and in my top two favorites of all eye treatments, Skin Owls Gel being the other contender.

Let's not forget the RESULTS! After six weeks of once or twice a day use the minor fine lines I have started to develop over the last year...probably having something to do with me turning 30...have filled in. They are not completely gone, but truly they are GREATLY diminished. Just as the clinical trials promised. Coupled with the other amazing qualities, the Bella Aura Instant Lifting Eye Contour exceeds my expectations, A+ for sure!

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My next favorite product is the Bella Aura Antioxidant Booster. A 7 in 1 emollient this treatment brightens and revives skin. The Booster contains research backed Radicare, which is a combination of romarinic acid from lemon balm, rutin, and barley extract. These active ingredients form a powerful antioxidant combo that acts as a free radical scavenger...one of our skin's worst enemies.

The Booster is creamy and light, feeling like nothing at all after it's applied. I use it twice daily and have noticed an evening of my skin tone. The formula also helps boost our collagen and repairs its natural protective barrier. I use this treatment as a preventative product and am confident the science behind it will help keep my skin at its best.

The three other products in the line are just as amazing, and I urge you to also give them a try (find the entire line here). Whether looking for an entire new line or a few additional products Bella Aura would definitely a top choice of mine.

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Get Radiant

Put your best foot forward this month with Art of Organics, Radiant box. Featuring two full sized products to instill self love ❤️ this month is the best time to not only love others but yourself!

With Henne Organics Rose Diamonds Lip Exfoliator the lips will be ultra kissable and skin ever so radiant with the de Mamiel Dewy Facial Mist. Both featuring a delight of organic nourishing ingredients us green beauties will be ultra pleased.

 

With the dryer winter climent I've just moved to my lips have been thanking their lucky stars for the Diamond Exfoliator. Sugar buffs away dead skin like a champ and oils hydrate baby soft new skin perfectly. My lips have officially conquered the Nevada dry winter.

 

de Mamiel is not to be overlooked through, a product equally as great for restoring hydration anytime. Formulated with phytonutrients, calming botanicals, and hydrolats I am loving this Mist.

 

The grounding scent helps me stay centered, which leads to a more radiant outlook on life. I'm thoroughly impressed with this one here ladies, a true player in the Mist game, no self care routine should go without it.

 

Find these goodies in this months box and order by the end of February so you don't miss out!

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