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With the first day of Winter a mere four days away, I have already transitioned my nighttime skincare routine to a more extensive and moisturizing one in order to prepare. As a long-time sufferer of dry skin and psoriasis, Winter weather can wreak havoc on me. And with one Winter storm down and a chilly season predicted, I have to really up my skincare routine to counteract the elements. So today I wanted to share the products that are keeping me hydrated while giving me bright, breakout-free skin.
Thank you to Banila Co for sponsoring this post. All thoughts & opinions are my own.
Banila Co Clean It Zero Cleansing Balm
I begin my skincare routine by removing my makeup and cleansing my skin with Banila Co’s Clean It Zero Cleansing Balm. This product is my first foray into K-Beauty and I’m hooked! Regular cleansers tend to strip my skin of its oils causing it to overproduce and give me breakouts. You know that tight skin feeling you get after washing your face? Ya, you don’t get that with this nourishing cleanser. Clean It Zero is a balm packed with ginseng berry and rooibos leaf that removes makeup, dirt, and dead skin cells (ew) while nourishing your skin and maintaining its pH balance. This cleansing balm comes in four formulations – one for every skin type – but I use the Nourishing version for dry skin.
Tula Dual-Phase Skin Reviving Treatment Pads
If I see my face starting to get flaky in certain areas, once to twice a week I will do additional exfoliation with Tula’s Dual-Phase Skin Reviving Treatment Pads. These pads are essentially a mini facial for a fraction of the cost. Packed with probiotics and witch hazel, you first rub the smooth side all over your face to dispense the serum. Then flip to the textured side to exfoliate your skin. They’ll leave your skin bright and smooth!
Loccitane Almond Supple Skin Oil
This is my favorite trick for the Winter months! I love a good, hot bath, especially when it’s chilly outside, but that warm water only facilitates in drying my skin out. So while I am running the water, I will spritz in an oil to moisturize my skin while bathing. My favorite oils are from Loccitane because they are packed with great ingredients and smell like the spa, but any body oil will do! A little goes a long way, but after only seconds in the water and you can already feel the additional moisture in your skin. Just be careful when standing because it can get a little slippery!
Dermalogica Overnight Repair Serum
In the Winter months, I double up on my serums to really pack an extra punch of moisture. If you’re not using a serum in addition to your moisturizer, let’s chat. Moisturizer is formulated to hydrate the skin and lock that moisture in. Serums, on the other hand, penetrate the top layer of your skin and address damage at a cellular level. So, having both in your routine is vital. I massage 4-5 drops of Dermalogica’s Overnight Repair Serum onto my face and not only does it smell calming and amazing, but the organ and rose oils help to smooth fine lines and brighten my skin.
Dermalogica Multipower Vitamin Serum
Since I am a little extra, I typically combine the Overnight Repair Serum with Dermalogica’s other miracle worker, the Multivitamin Serum to infuse my skin with vitamins A, C, and E. These work together to fight signs of aging and neutralize any hyperpigmentation.
Dermalogica Skin Smoothing Cream
For moisturizer, I have recently made the switch to Dermalogica’s Skin Smoothing Cream. When it comes to chilly Winter weather, be sure to look for products that contain hyaluronic acid. It’s the shit. Your body produces hyaluronic acid naturally, but as you age, these supplies deplete. Using products that contain it help your cells retain moisture and plump your skin. What’s unique about this moisturizer is that it features a state-of-the-art hyaluronic acid complex that works on a molecular level to help reduce Trans-Epidermal Water Loss (TEWL) and infuse skin with 48 hours of vital moisture.
Loccitane Hand Cream
My final step before going to sleep is to slather my hands with Loccitane’s Hand Cream. My hands are one of the driest parts of my body and the area that shows age the fastest! The best part about this hand cream is that it soaks in quickly so you don’t feel greasy – I HATE that feeling! And the scent is unisex so both you and your partner can enjoy it. I keep this miracle worker in my nightstand so I can always have it on hand.
I hope y’all enjoyed this post! If there are any products you swear by, leave them in the comments below!