Ah, winter. The season of parched skin, static hair, and chapped lips. What a season of joy.
I have fair, sensitive, dry AF skin. So you can imagine how GREAT my skin feels during the winter months (sarcasm people). I try to wash my face as little as possible in the winter months because the dry air sucks out all the moisture in my skin. But I’ve also tried a few things that really manage to combat the harsh winter weather and leave my cheeks feeling as smooth as a baby’s bottom (I see you soft baby butt, and you are not the only one with SOFT CHEEKS around here).
First up, this is the only face wash I stand behind. It’s gentle, yet manages to remove all traces of makeup. I try to wash my face only once per day (at night, taking off my makeup) and opt for a short rinse in my morning shower. A couple times a week I will use this rice enzyme powder which helps exfoliate dead skin (ew) and set me up for skin success. Once out of the shower, I dab this eye serum under my eyes and this face serum on my skin and neck. I let that sink in for a minute, while I tackle some other mundane task, like applying deodorant or brushing my teeth (good god, am I really writing about this right now? Fascinating stuff, my dental hygiene.) Then I layer this oil on and it’s the best part of my skin care routine. Like the one thing that brings my poor, parched skin a little relief. Next I apply this moisturizing cream all over my face and neck. I let it all soak in while I finish getting dressed, then I put on my makeup and spend the rest of the day
conquering the world sitting at my desk.
As for my end-of-day routine, I basically just wash off my make up and then apply coconut oil to my face, neck, and chest. I’m a big proponent of oils, namely coconut and sweet almond. They are so nourishing for the skin and even if you have oily skin I encourage you to give them a try. (Here’s my quick 2-minute spiel on that: “As Americans we hold cleanliness next to godliness and thus tend to over-wash our skin. Many people with oily skin are actually over-washing and stripping their skin of the natural oils, causing their oil glands to secrete more oil to make up for it. If you have oily skin, try scaling back with washing or using harsh chemicals for a few weeks and see if it makes a difference.” Steps off soapbox.)
Anyway, that’s a general run-down of how I care for my skin during the winter. Anyone else out there with dry skin? I’d love to hear about your skin care. Lord knows I’ll try anything for a little relief.
In other news, what’s your weekend look like? We are headed to Michigan to celebrate Christmas early with Tom’s family. I plan to wear ALL the layers and stay as bundled up and warm as possible all. weekend. long. Are you ready for the holidays? If you’re still looking for last-minute gifts, be sure to check out my home decor gift guide for some great (and affordable) options! I hope you have a lovely weekend, be sure to stay warm and cozy!
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