Winter Beauty tips by Sterre Rose
Founder Sterre Rose sharing some of her best winter beauty tips to get through the colder season with healthy glowing skin, and a peaceful mind. Featured in JAN Magazine Winter Special October 2019.
Interview is in Dutch, find the English translation below the article.
(31) is the founder of Sterre Rose Beauty, an online beauty store specialised in Japanese skincare. She lives with her partner and dog in Amsterdam.
'In autumn I pull out my Philips Wake Up Light-alarm; by simulating the sunrise it's easier to get out of bed in the morning.'
Winter Beauty Tips?
'I follow a four-step Japanese skincare routine on a daily basis: cleanse with a cleansing oil, hydrate with a lotion, treat with a serum, and lock in the hydrating layers with a moisturiser. Additionally, in winter I love to use Makanai Face Steam Mask––a reusable steam face mask which contains skin-enhancing ingredients.
On grey, cold days I also like to glide KORA Organics Noni Glow Face Balm on my cheekbones. To counteract dull looking skin, I use Makanai Konjac Sponge to remove dead skin cells and get glowing. Konjac sponge is a natural,
100% bio-degradable exfoliator. It's more gentle for your skin and an eco-friendly alternative to exfoliants with plastic micro beads that are harmful to the environment.
'When taking a bath, I exfoliate my body using Washi Paper Body Scrub Towel, inspired by the Japanese 'Onsen' bathing culture. It gently removes dead skin cells and stimulates the blood flow; following this I apply camellia-oil by Acemelia all over.
'I don't eat a lot of meat, so I take B12 supplements, and Vitamine D, given the lack of sunshine in winter.
'Spicy food. I love to order a Vietnamese Pho, or Japanese ramen; or enjoy preparing a spicy broccoli soup with sweet potato. Sometimes I like to add chili-peper pieces to my ginger tea with lemon.
'Surrender to that feeling. Treat yourself to a relaxing herbal bath. My favourite is Makanai Herbal Bath Infusion, available in scents such as Mandarine Orange or Hinoki Cypress Wood. Phone off; music and candles on...'