Winter Skincare Routine – I’ve always been into skin care but, I didn’t always take care of my skin properly. I overused facial cleansing wipes, wore little-to-no sunscreen on my face and didn’t wear a hat or sunglasses when I was working outside as I should have.
Fast forward ten years and now I’ve learned the importance of sun protection, replenishing moisture in my face and routine exfoliation.
My favorite winter skincare products.
As you will see, most of my skincare hasn’t changed too much over the last year or so and since we live where it gets cold & dry in the winter, I will make sure I’m using more moisturizer and cleansers that don’t strip your skin of its moisture.
Morning skincare routine.
In the morning I wake up, drink my coffee, take a quick shower, wash my face with CeraVe Foaming face wash. Then I apply one pump of the Drunk Elephant C-Firma Day Serum, I use this every day and the results are my skin looks brighter and smoother. Now I apply 2 pumps of the a.m CeraVe Facial Moisturizing Lotion with sunscreen.
The next step is the new tool that I incorporated into my routine and I love it, it’s my Jade Face Roller and I’m obsessed! I start by putting 2-3 drops of Drunk Elephant Marula Oil on my face and then use the face roller, by doing rolling passes, it feels so good on your face muscles. It feels like your face is getting a gentle massage!
The Jade Roller is said to boost blood circulation in your face, reduce under eye swelling and help products absorb into your skin.
Then I will let all my products settle into my skin for 30-60 minutes and then apply a layer of sunscreen. Sometimes, if I don’t have time I will just put my sunscreen on right after my moisturizer or before I put my makeup on.
Evening skincare routine.
If I wore makeup that day, which I usually always wear mascara, I take my makeup off with Clinique’s take the day off cleansing balm. It works great and it doesn’t stip your skin of all it’s moisture. Then I will wash my face with CeraVe Foaming Facewash, pat my face dry and apply my night serum. I use the Drunk Elephant Framboos Glycolic Night Serum, just one pump and rub it all over my face, but not close to my eyes. Now I follow up with my p.m. CeraVe Facial Lotion, rub that in and then add 2 drops of marula oil and use my face roller.
When do I mask or exfoliate?
Usually, on Sunday evening I use a chemical exfoliating mask by Drunk Elephant called t.l.c. Sukari Baby Facial. When I started using this style exfoliant, over a year ago, is when I really started to see a difference in my skin’s texture. My skin was more radiant, youthful, clean and smooth. This stuff really works, you don’t need a lot of product and I know the price tag is a little steep but, it lasts a long time! This particular treatment-mask has received many awards & its a fan favorite, here’s a link to their actual page for more details.
When I want just a general mask, one of my all-time favorites is by Origins, it’s the Original Skin-retexturing mask and I’ve used it for years! I also still use my Clarisonic Mia² 2-3 times a week in the evening when I’m washing my face. Since I use a chemical exfoliator once a week, I don’t need my Clarisonic as often but, I still love and recommend it.
To read more about exfoliating and the importance for your skin here’s a great article I found when I was researching.
Below are all the products I mentioned, use and love!💜
Here a link to my Drugstore Favorites!
Talk to ya soon,