Ah, winter. There are some pros: snow has been great this year — now that I don’t own a car. I love cozying up on the couch with a good cup of tea or hot chocolate, and sweaters and coats are always some of my favorite things to wear.
The cons? Well, some of us get SAD, we get hit with a polar vortex or two, and oh yeah — our skin tends to get all dried out, and it looks incredibly dull. My summer skin routine is a lot more simple — I’m only focusing on beating the humidity and stocking up on mattifying products. However, in the winter? My skin has felt like sandpaper in the past, so I switch up my winter skincare routine in the colder months to give my skin much needed moisture.
My daily winter skincare routine is…quite long. Not going to lie. However, I’m going to quickly focus on some of my favorite products in the routine that will address any skin concerns you might have, yet keep you moisturized.
WINTER SKINCARE ROUTINE
I use this product just in the morning. I’m most likely going to buy it in the smaller size so that I can start bringing it with me while traveling. I only have a large bottle of it now, and it’s not ideal to stick in a suitcase, and I notice a difference in my skin when I travel for several days and don’t use a different — it’s a must-have from me!
I have combination skin, and it’s great for both my dry cheeks and oily t-zone. After using this product for a few days, I noticed my skin was firmer and more radiant. It’s also enriched with anti-aging turmeric to effectively target lines and wrinkles. I personally just use this product in the mornings. However, you can use it twice a day if you’d prefer.
After I use my cleanser and my Daily Microfoliant, I apply Caudalie’s Vinoperfect Concentrated Brightening Essence and wow — after one week of using this product, I had multiple people messaging me and coming up to me saying that I was looking radiant. A few drops of this product will go a long way, and this helped me even out my skin tone and combat some of the dark spots I have on my skin due to acne scarring.
I use this cream at night alongside my normal moisturizer during the day. Since my t-zone still gets super oily, I try not to use any moisturizer that’s too thick during the day, but this product is fantastic to use at night. I usually only use this in the winter/ dry climates as well — it’s a little too potent for me to use in the dead of summer!