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Smooth Winter Skin: Moisturizer

Oh hi there, beauties. Remember how last week I was talking about my exfoliating routine? Well I’m back, back again, with the sequel to that post … my go-to Winter moisturizers. What good is exfoliated skin if you don’t moisturize it, anyways?

Winter-Moisturizers

So let’s get down to business. In the morning after washing my face , I apply a couple of drops of Fresh Seaberry Face Oil to my face (pretty self explanatory) before I apply my makeup. This oil gives me moisture that lasts all day while creating a nice base for my foundation.

Then, I smother the rest of my body in either The Body Shop Wild Argan body butter or Skin Authority Olive, Fig, Shea body butter. There is really no rhyme or reason as to how I pick one on any given day, I just go wherever the body butter winds take. They are both amazing products with lovely scents, I can’t say enough good things about them.

Then comes night time. After my shower, I follow the same body butter ritual as the morning and then apply either the GlamGlow ThirstyMud mask or the NUXE Masque Crème Fraîche de Beauté if I think I need a little extra moisture over night. Just like with the body butters, I can’t speak highly enough of these two products. They offer amazing results, leaving your skin quenched, and both smell amazing. I prefer the scent of the NUXE mask slightly more because it smells exactly like honeysuckle, which reminds me of my childhood.

And that’s it; my routine is pretty simple. Just the way I like it.

So, tell me. How do you keep moisturized during the cold Winter months?

Photos: beautyXposé; Disclosure

My Current Winter Skin Care Routine: January 2014

The extreme cold and dry air can wreak havoc on your skin during the winter months, but that doesn’t mean you have to stand for it. You are too fabulous to put up with dry, flaky skin, damn it!

Up until this year, I never changed my skin care routine with the change of seasons. However, as I noticed my skin staring to flake in November, I decided to take matters into my own hands and switch up my routine a bit, adding deeper moisturizing products to the mix. I swapped out my Clinique face lotion for Philosophy’s Hope in a Jar, added a night cream and started using a face oil once a day after cleansing. Plus, I snatched up the coveted Bioderma while in Canada over Thanksgiving, and I’ve noticed that removing makeup before using my face cleanser/Clarisonic has more-or-less killed all of the acne I’d been battling in October.

Instead of rambling on and on, Lord knows I could, I’ll share all of my products below in one snazzy photo and a list of links. Who has time to read anyways?

winter skin care routine
Don’t let the harsh winter weather dull your skin (or your sparkle)

Face: Remove | Exfoliate | Cleanse | Oil up | Moisturize (day & night & eyes)

Lips: Exfoliate | Moisturize

Body: ExfoliateMoisturize

So there you have it – my current winter skin care routine. It’s definitely the season during which I use the most skin care products, but it’s worth the extra time to keep my skin healthy and glowing. Check back in a few months (weather in Boston permitting) for an updated springtime skin care routine.

How do you keep your skin healthy during the harsh winter months?

Photos: beautyXposé; Disclosure