"Winter Skin Care"

I'm Ellyn Davis Founder of Tree of Life Beauty, welcome to our weekly Newsletter where we discuss important ways to age gracefully, “how-to’s” for keeping skin healthy as you age, and so much more about your skincare regimen.

This week we will discuss “Winter Skin Care.” If you missed any of our past newsletters, please feel free to email us at We will be happy to send a list of the available articles and forward any to you that you may be interested in.

Also, please be advised that we are not doctors or dermatologists, and this article should not be taken as medical advice or any medical statement. Any questions or issues involving your skin-care needs should be taken up with your doctor at all times, and we highly recommend you consult with your doctor before taking up any skin-care regimen.

Winter Skin Care

Oh, the weather outside is frightful…but your skin needn’t be. You just have to be a little more careful with your skin care routine.

Here are 7 Tips for Winter Skin Care

Tip 1: Clean out your skin care closet. If you’re like most of us, you’ve got a medicine cabinet or bathroom drawer with a ton of different skin care products you’ve either only used a little bit of or haven’t used at all.

Despite what the latest skin care rage is or what QVC may be telling you, you only need a few key items to keep your skin healthy and looking its best. So grab your trash can and get to work throwing out any expired products, products that have turned yellowish (unless they contain Vitamin C) and products where the water has separated from the cream. Lastly, trash any products you don’t use on a daily or several times a week.

Tip 2: What to keep. In spite of all the hundreds of variations of skin care products, there are only three ingredients clinically proven to rejuvenate skin and restore its elasticity. These three ingredients are retinoids, anti-oxidants such as Vitamin C, and polypeptides such as Matrixyl.

Tip 3: Have a simple A.M. Skin Care Routine You Stick To. Here's the anti-aging skin care regimen many skin care professionals recommend. It requires four products and takes about five minutes: 

A.M. routine:
1) Cleanse (try Tree of Life Beauty Vitamin C Cleanser)
2) Prevent/correct skin damage with Vitamin C and antioxidants (try Tree of Life Beauty Vitamin C Serumor Vitamin C Moisturizer)
3) Apply a high-quality peptide moisturizer (try Tree of Life Beauty Anti-Aging Moisturizer with Matrixyl)
4) Apply sunscreen for UVA/UVB protection
Tip 4: Have a simple P.M. Skin Care Routine You Stick To.  Here's the anti-aging skin care regimen many skin care professionals recommend.

P.M. routine:
1) Cleanse (try Tree of Life Beauty Vitamin C Cleanser)
2) Hydrate with hyaluronic acid (try Tree of Life Beauty Hyaluronic Acid Serum)
3) Correct/Repair with a retinol based product (try Tree of Life Beauty Retinol Serum and follow with a good moisturizer such a Tree of Life Beauty Vitamin C Moisturizer. If the serum is too concentrated and irritates your skin, skip the hyaluronic acid step and apply Tree of Life Beauty Retinol Moisturizer with Hyaluronic Acid)

A.M and P.M. routine:
Use Tree of Life Beauty Vitamin C Eye Gel for the sensitive area around your eyes.

Tip 5: Eat right and stay hydrated. This means drinking at least 8 glasses of water a day, cutting back on salt, sugar, and starches, and eating foods that are anti-inflammatory and contain anti-oxidants. And don’t forget that, in spite of all the health-conscious media recommendations of fruit and vegetables, you need protein. Some aestheticians recommend up to 40% of your diet should be protein. Your skin is a projection of what is going on internally so good eating habits and drinking lots of water helps promote healthy skin.

Tip 6: Never go to bed with your makeup on. Not only are cosmetics full of chemicals even if they are marketed as containing anti-oxidants or moisturizers, but they tend to clog pores and block the skin from “breathing.” During sleep is when the skin repairs itself, and it needs to be clean and makeup free for optimal repair.

Tip 7: Baby your skin while traveling. If you travel extensively, you likely suffer from dehydration, and your skin probably shows it. To help your skin deal with the added stress of traveling follow the recommendations in our article "Skin Care When Traveling.”

I hope this was helpful. If you have any further questions about our products, please feel free to ask anytime. I am here to help you get the most out of your skin care regimen.

Look for our Newsletter next week to find more excellent anti-aging tips and information to assist you on your journey to healthy, beautiful, younger looking skin.

Until next time, have a wonderful week!

Ellyn Davis and
The team at Tree of Life Beauty