Happy Blogmas Day 20… kinda
We’re gonna get into my winter skincare routine. But first I wanna say thank you to all of you for being so cool with me taking a day off of blogmas.
I posted last night on my instagram saying that I was going to have to skip posting last night. I just had a lot going on from just having traveled, Christmas shopping, needing to rest, etc. All that good stuff.
So, I took yesterday off.
Sometimes you gotta do it. And honestly, I also did it because I always want to post something worth reading. I still had this blog post basically done but I didn’t love the pictures I had or the way everything was worded.
By having a day to re-group I was able to get my life together and also edit a post to be better for you. It’s a solid win-win.
Having said all that, let’s get into my realistic & easy winter skincare routine.
My Winter Skincare Routine
I like to keep it really simple in the morning. When I wake up, usually my skin is feeling pretty good. Not too dry, not too oily; just pretty normal. So all I do is spray it a few times with a soothing facial spray. Lately I’ve been using this one from Garnier SkinActive Facial Mist Spray with Rose Water. But I’ve also heard wonderful things about the Mario Budescou facials sprays, so I think I’ll be trying that next. That’s literally all I do as far as skincare goes in the mornings.
I do, however, always use a primer with my makeup. Currently I’m using the Maybelline one with the green tint, but I’m going to switch this over to a cruelty-free brand once this ones runs out.
Basically everyday I wear makeup because my makeup routine is easy and simple af. So I just feel like I get to enhance my natural features a bit. But on the few days where I literally wear zero makeup, I will use a face lotion. I’ll either use the Jergens face lotion to give my skin a bit of a tan, or just Cetaphil all-over normal lotion.
Like I said earlier, I wear makeup almost every day. So first things first we need to get that goop off of my face.
I haaate washing my face out of the shower because the soapy water just runs down my arms and it just gets so messy. So I always use a wipe instead, and my all-time favorite makeup remover wipes are the Neutrogena Makeup Remover Cleansing Towlettes.
To get all my mascara and lipstick off, I usually just wet a corner of the wipe. Together the water with the wipe helps get that kind of makeup off a lot easier.
Next, I’ll moisturize. Again, I have two that I choose between – the Jergens Natural Glow Facial Moisturizer (Medium to Dark) and the Unscented Cetaphil Moisturizing Lotion.
Lastly, if I have any zits, I put a spot treatment on it. I use the Clean & Clear Advantage Spot Treatment. It soaks right up into the skin, and when I wake up in the morning my pimples are a lot smaller and less red. Using this spot treatment has been helping me to not pick my zits which I’m sooo guilty of, and I still do it sometimes. But so far I’ve been doing it less & less which is good.
Shower Skincare Routine
First, if I’m wearing makeup, I always take it off with a wipe before I shower.
Then once I’m in the shower, I’ll always wash my face with the Unscented Cetaphil Skin Cleanser.
Lastly, once I’m out of the shower, I always moisturize with (you guessed it) one of my two lotions. Just depends on my mood and if I’m feeling like using the Jergens Natural Glow Facial Moisturizer (Medium to Dark) and the Unscented Cetaphil Moisturizing Lotion.
Why I’m All About Less is More with Skincare
I used to do the most with skincare. I’ve tried sooo many different products over the years, and I’ve come to the conclusion that my skin doesn’t like that. Our skin already creates its natural oils, so rather than trying to strip my skin of them, I just try to roll with it. It’s why I don’t wash my face in the mornings, because through trial and error I find my skin looks and feels better if I only wash it at night.
Little disclaimer: everyone’s skin is different. This is what works for me because my skin type is combination, sensitive to fragrances, and works with this less is more approach. Maybe with your skin type you need more or less products than I use, but I do have one tip for everyone. If you’re finding that your skincare products are hurting more than they’re helping, maybe try changing up your products. My skin breaks out a lot less now that I’m not using a bunch of skincare products that claimed to help fight acne. Go figure.
But seriously, don’t be afraid to figure out what works for you. This winter skincare routine is what works for me, and hopefully it can help you fight what’s right for you.
Thanks for reading!
Much love, Teresa