Hey guys 👋 I’m back with a skincare routine, I think I’ve only done one full on skincare routine on the blog so far 🤔, the Night-Time Routine (click the link if you wanna have a read 👀). My Winter skincare routine differs slightly from my “normal” routine as the combination of cold weather ❄️ & strong winds 🌬 dry out my skin SO much. Like an insane amount & at the time I originally started writing this post the Winter just started so I didn’t fully suffer from the cold weather just yet 😓 but now that were in in February my skin has officially become the driest its EVER been 😫.
So what am I doing?
Well, since this is a complete routine I’ll start with the morning 🌅. I’ve been LOVING washing my face with this cleanser from Neutrogena 👇
Its particularly good for when you feel like your skin is about to break out 👎 & you wanna use a cleanser specifically formulated for spotty/acne prone skin. This one contains salicylic acid which keeps breakouts at bay & just helps to calm down my skin 🙌. I don’t wanna make this post into a review so let me know if you guys want me to talk about it in depth.
Pro tip: Leave atleast 10 mins ⏲ between your skincare routine & applying makeup to allow the products to absorb.
After washing my face using my temperature technique (read all about it here ) I apply an eye cream under my eye (over the bags 👜), sweep it across my brows (I feel like it’ll prevent sagging, but what do I know? 🙆) I also found that applying the cream over my brows stopped that ANNOYING flaking I’ve been seeing this winter 😒. Have you guys ever had that? When you’re using a spoolie through your brows & all you see are little white flakes? No? Just me? 🙃. I also have a little trick I’ve been doing with my eye cream for a good couple months now & I can’t wait to share it with you guys… in another post 😉 stay tuned ⏳ (hit the follow button so you don’t miss it).
I apply this serum I picked up in Sephora (to see everything I picked up have a scroll through here). I’m one of those people who apply too much of everything, so I can never apply a grain-sized amount of serum & thats why in just 3 months 🗓 I’ve completely ran out 😭, which means I’m on the hunt for another, let me know if you have any recommendations.
After that I use this lotion, I’ve found that the lotion works better when its “patted” in rather than rubbed in as rubbing seems to disturb the serum underneath 🤔 making it crumbly?… not sure if I’m explaining it properly 😅.
Pro tip: Leave atleast 1 min ⏲ between applying the serum & lotion to allow each product to absorb.
Then I use my Burts Bees Lip Balm, which I’ve been loving since summer ☀️, I find myself applying this multiple times throughout the day as I love the feel of it! Its so nourishing.
My night routine has been REALLY similar to my morning routine, the only difference being this absolute GEM👇
that I completely randomly stumbled upon on one of my trips to Boots (ya girl loves boots) I’ve been using this night cream for 2 months now (I think 🤔) & I know usually I would wait atleast 3 months 🗓 before talking about a product with you guys but you know when the feeling is just so STRONG & the effects are immediately visible? 🙌 I just had to talk about it with you guys, cause otherwise it would feel like I’m cheating y’all 😅. As usual a full review will be up eventually ⏳
Thats all for today
I did a poll on my twitter 🐦 a while back asking if guys would prefer me to half my Winter Skincare routine post as it was getting SO long & most of you said you’d prefer that… so stay tuned for PART 2 on Sunday 🗓, hit that follow button so you don’t miss it 😉. ALSO guys I should mention I’m one of those people who can’t use the same product for too long (whether it be hair, makeup or skincare products) I prefer variation & thats why I’m constantly circling products in & out of my routine.
Lastly… for those wondering why I’m posting a winter skincare routine in February well Instagram had spoken 😆
Sneak peek 👀
Heres a sneak at 1 of the products that’ll feature on Sunday’s post!
…for reading today 💙 If you use any of the same products I do, or have any recommendations for a good serum then please let me know in the comments 👇 & if there’s anything you wanna see me write about then let me know that too! I’m always open to a conversation (cause I just love chatting 😅) P.S to stay up to date hit the FOLLOW button ☺️