Winter Skin Care Transition!!!

So I live in Maryland and this weekend little Miss Winter tried to show off. It’s safe to say that it is time to start transitioning from warm weather routines to cold weather routines. My most important transitions are my clothes, hair care, and skin care!!!!

I’ll probably do another blog tonight on my hair care routine and products, but for now I will start with my skincare routine

Cleansing:

I am sworn by Dove soap, no matter what cleanser I am using I always wash my face with the Dove White Beauty Bar while in the shower (BUT DO NOT USE THE TOWEL YOU USE TO WASH YOUR BODY). Once I am ready to brush my teeth and wash my face, I use my Biore Charcoal Acne Scrub face wash.  I love the exfoliating beads in the winter since the cold air dries my face and leads to a higher amount of dry dead skin. This wash helps breaks down that dead skin leaving me with an even glow. After I wash I use a paper towel to pat my face dry. Wash cloths tend to hold amounts of bacteria and I just rather not have that on my face. I use a clean cotton ball and apply Sea Breeze Astringent the blue bottle for sensitive skin. I love how fresh my face feels after!!!! I allow that to dry completely and then apply a 100% all natural Vitamin E oil. I’m not stuck on one brand for vitamin E oils yet, but I make sure the oil is not super thick, I like the oil as thin as I can find.

Treatment:

I use the Biore Charcoal Self Heating mask at least once a week, and the L’Oréal Pure Clay Charcoal mask that I rotate in twice a month. Clearly I love charcoal, it helps to get deep and really cleans out your pores. My skin can be oily at times and charcoal helps break the oils down.

Tips:

  • Try not to leave makeup on you face overnight
  • Don’t allow your butt towel to touch your face
  • DRINK LOADS OF WATER
  • Notice when you face is telling you that it needs a change in products. I have noticed that my skin does not like too much of the same thing, when I notice a bump coming I switch up my products. For my switch period I normally go to is Neutrogena Oil-Free Acne face wash. I’ll use it for two or three week then go back.
  • If you do not use a face wash with beads in it remember to include an exfoliator in your routine. You want to buff the dead skin away and allow for glow to shine

Emergencies:

When my face has a nasty break out I run to Clean and Clear Advantage 3 in 1 cleanser. This face wash contains Benzoyl Peroxide which can be strong on my skin so I use it once a night for three days, on those nights I do not use my Sea Breeze, but I do still apply my oil. The Benzoyl works wonders on clearing my skin up, but if I use it too much it dries my face and leaves dark marks around my eyes and mouth. So when I say only use it enough for the medicine to get into your skin, I mean that. This stuff will bleach a towel (Seriously).

Let me know what you do for you winter skin care routine, what works and doesn’t work!!

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