Thursday, January 21, 2016

Winter Skin 101

Winter Skin Routine


Winter is officially here and the cold weather followed! This time of year, I always need extra TLC for my skin and that means a regimen change. My poor skin is suddenly lacking its summer glow and suddenly starts to dry out which leads to peeling. I recently read about W.U.D. from one of my favorite bloggers (The Daily Tay) and it basically describes how every girl feels once winter hits.

Every winter I usually find myself caking on makeup, picking at little bumps, and having extra chapped lips. This is the year of change! I am embracing my winter skin by taking care of it and so far, my skin has never looked better. So I am sharing my regimen with y'all today by breaking it down into my morning routine, night routine, and spa day routine.


Morning Routine: In the morning, I need a simple routine since I'm usually running late. I am guilty of wanting to use harsh products that dry out my face because I am so conscious of getting nasty zits. This year, I put a stop to that bad habit. I start by using a gentle cleanser in the shower. Right after the shower, I use a pore refining toner just in my t-zone that I apply with a cotton ball. It's great to use these products right after you shower because the hot water really opens your pores to help clean them out. I prefer a light moisturizer in the morning because I usually apply my makeup shortly afterwards.

clear skin routine


Night Routine: My routine before bed has become pretty habitual and I am a little O.C.D. about it.  I have been using these products for my night time regimen for at least two months and my skin looks amazing! I start by taking off all of my make up with make up remover wipes and I wipe down my neck too because you can never be too clean! Next, I wash my face with my beloved Clarisonic Mia and the same face wash I use in the morning. If I don't use my Clarisonic for a few days, I can tell a difference in my skin's texture. I have used all the different brushes but right now I am loving the Radiance Brush Head because it's so gentle. After washing my face, I wipe it down with an acne pad that contains Salicylic Acid because even at 27, I break out. Next step is a heavy moisturizer to battle that winter dryness. I started using the Aveda Botanical Kinetics Rich Creme and I am in love! Not only does it smell and feel like heaven, but my face is glowing now. I just finish this off with a little  eye cream because you can never start too early. 

winter skin routine

winter skin routine
Clarisonic Brush


Spa Day: Yes, I understand this sounds a little diva-like but Sunday is spa day. On Sundays, I like to have a no make up rule to let my skin breathe. In the evening, the pampering begins. I start by washing my face thoroughly with my Clarisonic and face wash with extra hot water to help open my pores. Then I lather on my favorite mask to get deep down into my pores. I usually climb my way into a hot bath while waiting for the mask to work its magic. After I take my mask off, I put on some moisturizer. I mix two drops of Miracle Oil with about a quarter size of cold creme then slather my face, neck, and chest. This time of year, I put a little extra Miracle Oil on my lips to help keep them from getting chapped.

winter skin routine


There is nothing better than a clear, glowing face, especially in the winter time. A good moisturizer and my Clarisonic is my secret to amazing skin.  What's your winter skin regimen?

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  2. Omg! Loved loved this post! Always questioning good regimen and good products... I just got a Clarisonic this past Christmas and I'm loving it! Going to copy your wash and other products! Thanks for bloggin!!

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    1. Ah yay you will love your Clarisonic. The moisturizer by Aveda is a little expensive but totally worth it!

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