As soon as winter comes up, I completely change my skincare routine. Indeed, I do not use the same products throughout the year — I have different products for the warmer seasons and others for the colder seasons.
As I love skin care, I try different products all year round and here are the ones that work best for me.
Winter Skincare Routine Step 1: Cleanser
Immediately when I hop in the shower, I clean my face — it’s a good way for me to wake up and get going. Depending on how I feel, I use wether Ceramic Slip Cleanser by SUNDAY RILEY when I feel like I need a deeper cleansing.
When I want a more gentle cleanse, I gravitate towards my trusty Aēsop Parsley Seed Cleanser.
Winter Skincare Routine Step 2: Face Exfoliant
About 1 or 2 days a week, I will use a face exfoliant to get a deeper cleanse and get rid of the dead skin cells. My two favourites are Lush Ocean Salt which I rub dry on my face before getting in the shower, leave for a few minutes and then hop in the shower and wash.
I also really like ExfoliKate by Kate Somerville. This one is very expensive but does wonder on a dull winter skin.
Winter Skincare Routine Step 3: Body Exfoliant
I recently got really into body scrubs. I use it a few times a week — be careful you can damage your skin if used too often. My all time favourite has to be Aēsop Redemption Body Scrub for its fine exfoliation and my second favourite is Lush Scrub Scrub Scrub because it smells way too good to be true.
Winter Skincare Routine Step 4: Toner
As soon as I get out of the shower, I use this toner to restore the pH of my skin before doing any further skincare.
Winter Skincare Routine Step 4: Essence
Winter Skincare Routine Step 5: Serum
I recently got into serums and oils after learning about Korean skincare. These four products are my absolute holy grail when it comes to serums and oils.
Winter Skincare Routine Step 7: Hydration
Usually at summertime, I only use one hydratant cream but in the winter, I really need that extra hydration and I combine these three together to get a perfect, long-lasting hydration boost.
I also recently added LANEIGE Eye Sleeping Mask to my routine AM/PM and the area around my eyes is going so well.
Winter Skincare Routine Step 8: Jade Roller
The final step to my skincare routine is passing the jade roller for a few minutes on my face. It’s really soothing and helps get all the creams, serums and oils into the skin.