Winter Skincare Routine
Updated: Sep 10, 2019
Winter is often times the hardest time of year for our skin. Unless you're lucky enough to live in a tropical climate (I'm jealous!), the changes of season can leave your skin feeling dull and dry. Luckily, there are people like me who test countless products to find the perfect ones to cure our winter blues. Today I'm going to share with you my current skincare routine and how these products have kept my skin glowing all winter long!
First I want to point out that this list has a mix from all price points. There are products that I strongly feel like you should splurge on and ones that you can definitely save with! Keep in mind that everyone's skin is different and just because something works for one person, doesn't always mean it's right for you. I highly recommend some trial and error with some products until you find the best routine for your needs! Here's my list for what works wonders for me:
This cleanser is so nice on the skin! It's light and creamy and it leaves your skin feeling fresh while keeping it hydrated. You can't beat the price for the size, too! I'm so glad I found this product!
I've tried so many different serums over the years but this one is a staple in my skincare no matter the season! Truth be told, Lancome is one of my absolute favorite brands. Their products tend to be on the pricier side, but you absolutely get what you pay for! My favorite thing about this serum is that it pulls in whatever you put on top of it! So that's really great for getting the most out of all of your other products as well!
Toner is an important step in any skincare routine! I linked a similar one because this one wasn't available on amazon. When looking for a toner, I like to find one with soothing, hydrating and redness reduction properties. This is the one part of my routine that I could interchange products depending on my mood.
4. Night Cream
This night cream is changing lives! No seriously though! This stuff is the bomb dot com! I'm only 28 so I don't have a ton of skin concerns when it comes to aging skin but I firmly believe that prevention is key! This is another product that I would recommend splurging on. The small lines on my forehead are getting lighter with every use and the product itself is so rich and hydrating. You definitely feel pampered when you apply this at night!
If you couldn't tell by now, I love Lancome products! This daily moisturizer works in conjunction with the night cream that I linked above. This formula is just as rich as the night cream but it sets into the skin quickly, leaving your skin perfectly moisturized for the day ahead! It also has SPF and that's a great addition in my book!
About once a week (twice if I'm feeling indulgent) I'll use this collagen mask during my nighttime routine. It's really nice and cooling on the skin. I leave it on for about 20 minutes and then rinse it off. After that, my skin is looking plump and super rejuvenated! I highly recommend this mask if your skin needs a little extra plumping back up this winter!
7. Facial Spray
Facial sprays have been referred to as "the new toner" but I like to use both for different reasons. While I use a toner to do things like shrink my pores, reduce my redness and hydrate my skin, I like to use this facial spray as an extra layer of moisture that "sets" the previous products for the night (or day). This spray comes in three different formulas. I've used each of them and I love them all! This one is nice for the day time and I like to use the Lavender one in the evening,
8. Lip Therapy
Lastly, I apply a generous amount of the Vaseline lip therapy to my lips. It's important not to neglect your smackers! If you've lived through any brisk weather in your life, then you know how awful chapped lips can feel! And I'll say it again, prevention is key! These little pods are my favorite because no matter which variety you choose, they all smell so good and moisturize your pout perfectly.
Finding new skincare products can be so exciting and helpful during cold days like these. I hope this helped you to get through your winter blues and closer to the skin of your dreams!
What are the products that you're loving right now or ones that you can't live without? I love trying different products and am always looking for the next best thing! I hope you find these products to solve some or all of your winter skin concerns.