Current Winter Skin Care Routine
Current Winter Skin Care Routine
No matter the skin type, winter always seems to affect your skin and skincare routine! Since the weather is becoming more bitter, I am going to share my nightly winter skincare routine:) Before I start, I do want to disclose that I have eczema prone skin, so many of the products used in this routine will be geared towards dry skin.
I start by using a the Then I Met You Living Cleansing Balm followed by the Then I Met You water-based Soothing Tea Cleansing Gel. The cleansing balm in this duo is olive oil based and consists of vitamin E, grape seed oil, and persimmon extract. Although this cleanser is in a balm form, you are still able to feel those hydrating oils that help to moisturize the skin. I finish off my double cleansing method with the water-based cleanser in this duo which is full of antioxidants such as green tea and tea tree leaf, as well licorice root extract and Gluconolactone (PHA), which are both amazing for hydration. After my first use of this cleanser I can not stop reaching for it because it leaves my skin so hydrated!
Next, I exfoliate with the extremely gentle, yet effective, Tatcha Rice Enzyme Powder. This exfoliant comes in a powder form and is activated by water. You can feel the small bits of rice bran as you exfoliate and you are ultimately left with a clean slate for your creams and serums. Secretly - not so secret anymore- I exfoliate my lips with this product, mainly because it is so gentle!
*Another quick tip, make sure to apply all products that you put on your face to the neck and chest area! These are delicate parts of the body and need just as much love and moisture as your face!*
Next I tone with the Be The Skin Botanical Nutrition Power Toner. I usually pour a bit of the product onto the palm of my hand and gently swipe the product across my skin. After washing your face, toner will help to balance out your skin’s pH as well as reduce redness. I know many people tend to avoid toner due to its reputation of drying out the skin, but this is far from the truth. Drying toners commonly have alcohol listed as their first ingredient, where most hydrating toners list water as their first ingredient! Make sure to keep checking your ingredient labels.
Next, I apply the Be The Skin Nutrition Power Serum by pressing and gently patting it into my face, neck, and chest area. This light serum contains Glycerin, which serves as a skin repairing ingredient, helping to repair a damaged skin barrier.
After serum, I use my Advanced Night Repair Eye Supercharged Complex by Esteē Lauder. This eye cream has a gel like consistency and feels very plush as well as moisturizing on the skin. My favorite aspect of this eye cream is how it protects against blue light damage from your phone, computer, television etc. I also enjoy taking the extra eye cream and patting it into the laugh line area and between my eyebrows to prevent future lines and wrinkles (it is never too early to think about wrinkles!).
The moisturizer I am currently using is the Matcha Pudding Moisturizer by Peach and Lily. This moisturizer is pretty light compared to the emollient moisturizers I tend to use in the winter, but it is so hydrating that it serves my dry skin super well. This moisturizer is also great for protecting against free radical damage from pollution and stress due to its plethora of of antioxidants!
Lastly, I apply the Olivarrier 100% Squalane Oil! I use this after moisturizer because many oils of thicker consistency will not allow other products to pass through the skin and work their magic! oh no:( I break up a few drops of the oil in my hands and press the product into the most dry areas of my skin. I also use a small amount of the oil on my lips and this has really improved their condition, considering the fluctuation of the temperature has recently caused them to become very chapped!
Alright, well thank you so much for reading through my nightly winter skincare routine and I hope I provided you with helpful information to begin feeling comfortable in your own skin:)