Wednesday, November 11, 2015

Cold-Weather Skin Routine

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Since the last time I did a skincare routine, every single product has changed, so it's probably time for an update.  Brief refresher - I have combination skin that gets very dry and dehydrated in the winter.  Also, now that I've reached the ripe age of almost-23, wrinkle-prevention and bounce-retention are top of my priority list. Caroline Hirons writes a brilliant skincare blog and I've basically copied all of her tips and worked them into my routine.  You'll notice that lots of my products are Paula's Choice.  I love the brand because they do quality, unfussy skincare with ingredients that really work

Morning

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Once I wake up, I quickly wash my face with PC Hydralight cleanser, which gently sloughs off the nastiness that I get on my face from the bottom of Tallulah's feet when she shoves them in my face in the middle of the night (#foreveralone).  I follow up with the incredible Pixi Glow Tonic, which has a mild acid in it to remove any dry spots and enough moisture to not throw things out of balance again. I finish up with the Dr Jart Ceramidin cream, which hydrates like absolutely no other.  Once that's all on, I start in with makeup. I've been using the Ceramidin Day Tint and absolutely love how hydrated and even my skin looks.

Evening

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This is admittedly a very princess-y skincare routine.  It's cool, I've got nothing better to do.  I start by removing my makeup with Clinique Take the Day Off balm.  This is the first cleansing balm I've used and I much prefer it to oils - less messy, easier to control and way easier to travel with.  Once I've removed that with a washcloth soaked in hot water, I was my face with the Hydralight again.  Before that dries completely, I use a cotton round to apply the PC Skin Balancing Toner, which does a brilliant job of taking off any last makeup and keeping my skin calm. Next is PC 2% BHA.  BHA is also known as salicylic acid, and this acid step helps with both acne and wrinkles.  It also helps remove dead skin, which prevents those yucky dry spots people often get in the winter. Once that dries a bit, I apply the Olay Regenerist Microsculpting Serum and Origins Night-a-min Cream.  Though a recent purchase, this lotion is a huge favorite - it keeps my skin balanced, hydrated and bright, all while smelling like orange sunshine.

As I did previously, masks still make their way into my routine occasionally, but I don't really treat them as part of my skincare routine.  What I do count as my routine, however, is drinking lots of water.  I notice a huge change in my skin if I don't drink 80+ ounces of water a day.  Overall, these products and enough water are all I need to keep everything hydrated and happy throughout the winter!

1 comment:

  1. I've been in the "don't wash your face in the morning" camp for a while now, because how dirty could my face possibly get while sleeping? I LOLed at the dog foot comment. Totally get it now.

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