Today I want to update you on what skincare products I have been loving this winter! As you may know, I have extremely dry skin, so it is important for me to find products that help give my skin a lot of moisture and hydration in the cold winter months. I shared my nighttime skincare routine last year on my blog, and I still love and use those products, but the products I am sharing today are specifically designed to help my skin retain as much moisture as possible this winter. Without further ado, here is my winter nighttime skincare routine.
Products I Use:
- Purity Face Cleanser
- Pixi Peel & Polish
- TULA Resurfacing Gel
- Kate Sommerville Eye Cream
- Sunday Riley Luna Sleeping Night Oil
- TULA Day & Night Cream
- Mario Badescu Drying Lotion
Step one: Cleanse the face
I use the Purity cleansing gel every night to wash my face. This is the best face wash I have found because it takes off ALL of my makeup including hard to remove mascara, and it is very gentle on the skin. My face always feels soft and fresh after I use it, and it never feels dried out.
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Step two: Apply face polish
After my face is clean, I apply this Pixi Peel & Polish on my face (only use 2-3 times a week). This product is like an at home spa treatment! You apply the polish to your face and neck and let it sit for about 2 minutes, and then you wipe it off. This product helps resurface your skin to give you a healthy looking glow!
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Step three: Apply TULA Resurfacing Gel
I apply a couple of pumps of the TULA Pro Glycolic pH Resurfacing Gel to a cotton pad, and apply it all over my face. This product is a toner that helps exfoliate the skin and leaves it looking brighter and more hydrated. An exfoliating product is an absolute must have in my winter skincare routine. It is important to get the dry, dead skin off of your face! Your makeup will lay so much nicer on your skin when you have soft, exfoliated skin, rather than dry and flaky skin.
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Step four: Use eye cream
Using an eye cream is one step that should never ever be skipped in a nighttime skincare routine. The skin around our eyes is so thin and is therefore prone to fine lines and wrinkles, so we need to protect that skin every night before we go to sleep. I love this Kate Sommerville firming eye cream because it is made to firm and tighten the skin under our eyes which in turn reduces fine lines and wrinkles.
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Step five: Apply night oil
No joke, this stuff is magical! I apply this Luna sleeping night oil to my face at night and I wake up with plump and glowing skin…it’s incredible! Before I purchased this I read a ton of reviews on it since it is a pricier product, and everyone said this oil is amazing and worked immediately for them. I can now say that I agree with all of the reviews because this oil is the BEST. If you have dry, dull skin, I promise this oil will change your life.
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Step six: Apply moisturizer
When I don’t apply my face oil, I opt for a face moisturizer instead. This TULA hydrating day & night cream is my all time favorite face moisturizer. It gives you the right amount of moisture and hydration without making your face feel greasy. This face cream soaks into your skin instead of just laying on top of the skin. This face cream is a must have for me!
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Step seven: Add drying lotion to any blemishes
After my face is all prepped and ready for bed, the last thing I do is add a dot of the Mario Badescu drying lotion to any blemishes I have. This drying lotion does what it says…it literally dries out any breakout on your face, so make sure to use it sparingly. You just need to dip a q-tip in the drying lotion and just put one dot over the blemish. This works so quickly- I have seen blemishes disappear overnight with this stuff! Just make sure you don’t put it anywhere on the face that you don’t need it; you don’t want to dry your skin out, you just want to dry the little blemishes out.
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I hope you got some new tips, tricks, and ideas to add to your nighttime winter skincare routine! It is so important to take care of your skin, and it’s especially important to take care of it in the wintertime when the weather is dry and cold.
Because of this skincare routine I have been following for the past few months, my skin looks and feels bright, soft, and exfoliated. I know that people with dry skin can have a hard time making their makeup look flawless because their skin can look flaky or patchy underneath their makeup, but if you follow the above steps, your skin will be healthy and glowing, which in turn will make your makeup look even better.
Please let me know if you have any must haves in your winter nighttime skincare routine that I didn’t mention!
Photo Credit: Joan Fisher