My most used winter skincare products right now:
Shop It: 1| Face Brush 2| True Botanicals Resurfacing Moisture Mask 3| Agent Nateur holi (water) 4| Jojoba Oil 5| Living Libations Seabuckthorn Oil 6| Evan Healy Whipped Shea Butter 7| Jade Gua Sha 8| Solar Recover Save Your Skin 9| Tarli Cosmetics Bright Lily Exfoliating Clay Mask 10| Evan Healy Frankincense Hydrosoul 11| Pomegranate Seed Oil 12| Living Libations All Seeing Eye Cream 13| Almond Oil 14| Canopy Humidifier More not pictured below in post.
The winter is hard on our skin. The cold outside air and dry indoor heat really does a number on it. Thankfully I’ve been making sure to slough off that dead skin more and really layer on the moisture this winter.
My Winter Skincare Products
I use a face brush at least 3 days a week to slough off dead skin. I would do it more, but once I start washing my face, it’s game over. You want to use a face brush on dry skin without any product on it. Shop A Face Brush.
Besides face brushing, I exfoliate more often in winter. Other skincare products soak in so much better after we have sloughed off the dead skin. I like to rotate exfoliators and masks. Right now I’m rotating between:
Tarli Cosmetics Bright Lily Exfoliating Clay Mask: It’s the most gentle clay mask that I’ve ever used. I just add a very small amount to my wet palm in the bath, rub my hands together, and then apply to my face in a circular motion. Although so gentle, it is still effective. This is my favorite smelling mask. The Reishi mushroom powder in it smells so soothing. Use code tarli20 for 20% off any item. At the time I am writing this, shipping is free over $45.
Solar Facial Exfoliator: A grainy exfoliator that is still very gentle. I get a warming sensation on my face when I use this one. The most forward scent is a warm cranberry scent. Although geranium oil is last in the ingredients, I smell that slightly herby rose scent coming through a bit as well.
True Botanicals Resurfacing Moisture Mask: A lactic-acid based mask. This one gives me the best glow.
Oil cleansing is especially great for winter as it adds a good amount of moisture as well. These are my go-to oil cleansers right now:
Best Skin Ever Seabuckthorn: An amazing oil cleanser and moisturizer in one and my most go-to product.
If you decide to get a Best Skin Ever oil, try solely using the product for a week to 10 days without anything else – even makeup if you can help it! There might be a transition period, a breakout, dryer skin, but once your skin rebalances, it will be oh so worth it! My husband has more oily skin and I more dryer skin and we both like this product.
Cold Pressed Unrefined Organic Jojoba Oil: It’s an oil that mimics the skin’s natural sebum/oil so it feels great on the skin. It’s also a great makeup/eye makeup remover. Just put a little on a cotton pad with water first so you don’t tug at the skin. The fact that it works and is SO inexpensive is why I continually buy it. Plus my husband uses it everyday. I’ve recently switched to this brand. To make it seem a little more luxurious, I’ll sometimes add in a few drops of frankincense which is also amazing for the skin.
Hydrating Mists & Toners
I’ve been all about misting and toning this winter. Besides the added moisture and toning (if it’s a product that tones as well), I really love the aromatherapy feeling it brings. Right now I’m using the Solar Recover Save Your Skin (moisturizing lavender/not a toner), Evan Healy’s Frankincense HydroSoul (cooling facial toner that still adds moisture), and holi (water) – the priciest, but best toner I have used.
Being winter, I add in a little of the Evan Healy Whipped Shea Butter to my face here and there. It’s a heavier moisturizer, so I don’t need much, but it feels great when my skin is extra dry. l think it smells great too.
Besides the oils already mentioned above, I’ve also been using up some pomegranate oil. Pomegranate oil is a great anti-aging face oil as it is known for diminishing fine lines and wrinkles. I really like the fruity (but not too sweet!) scent. I just add a few drops with the jojoba oil on my fingers and apply it to my face. It’s thicker than jojoba oil so I don’t need much, but I’ve noticed it really boosts the moisture in my face when I use it. I’ll be keeping it around. It’s also inexpensive and a little goes a long way.
I notice such a difference in my face when I faithfully Gua Sha 3+ days a week. My face looks more sculpted, less puffy, and just better overall. It’s helping drain that lymphatic system! I also love the feel of it. It relaxes me, releases tension, and makes me slow down while I’m doing it. I have this beauty that I got for my birthday a few years back, but I have a less expensive amethyst one that I grabbed at a boutique for travel. There are so many good Gua Shas out there. Just grab what you are drawn to and can afford. Some options: This one has the same ridges and curves as my jade stone. Here are other options as well.
I always have a lip balm on, especially in winter. I’m using up this lovely lavender one right now, but I’ve really been wanting to try out the different Living Libations lip balms. Right now I’m concentrating on using up everything I have first though.
If you have a favorite clean lip balm you like, please share with me below in the comments. I always like trying new ones!
I have more products that I rotate in as well, but these are my most used winter skincare products right now. I hope you gained something from it! 🙂 You might also enjoy reading Living Libations Products or My Bathroom Beauty Tray if you have not done so already.
What are your favorite skincare products this winter? Comment below, I’d love to hear! Xx Riane
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