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Saturday, January 12, 2013

Winter Skincare Routine!

Are you ready for an extremely long post?!? Well, I'll try to keep it as "to the point" as I can - but how "to the point" can you be with a skincare routine? Actually, I take that back - you can, but just not when I'm writing it... Second, I am by no means a skincare expert. This is just what has been working for my skin, it may not work for yours, but I'm a bit nosey, so I like these kinds of things.

A little bit about my skin - I have combination/dry skin. It's also, very very sensitive. On the other hand, it's not necessarily "acne prone", but I did struggle with acne for a month before starting this routine, and, let me tell you, it has helped a ton! Now, all I've got to combat is getting rid of these pesky little scars. That being said, here we go!

Morning

To start, I cleanse with the Aveeno Positively Radiant Cleanser. This isn't my favorite cleanser...at all, but it's really gentle and it gets rid of the excess oil that has spread over my face from the night before, all while not drying out the rest of my skin. Not really something I'd recommend, but it does the job.

Next, if my skin is feeling a bit dry or dehydrated, I spray it all over with the Caudalie Grape Water. I'm not going to say anything else about this besides IT'S REALLY GOOD! Then, onto the actual moisturizer. Recently, I've been using the Origins A Perfect World SPF 25 moisturizer. I've been really liking this, for it's really hydrating, but doesn't make my skin oily at all. If I'm feeling especially dry, then I'll use the Yes to Carrots Nourishing Night Cream on places where needed. The last step of the moisturizing stage (phewww), I use the Origins Ginzing Refreshing Eye Cream. It's nice, but I'm not sure how I feel about it yet...

Finally, I'm a bit of a lip fanatic, so I use the LUSH Popcorn Lip Scrub and, as of late, the Aveda Lip Saver. Sometimes, I'll use the Nuxe Reve de Miel lip balm, but it's just so darn expensive and I find this is just as good. It's also matte so it's really good under lip products.

Night

Now this is a bit more extensive. I don't really take off my makeup, for I find it all kind of comes off in the shower, but I may have to get into Bioderma soon...who knows. If I really need some extra help, I'll use Vaseline on a cotton pad for removing my eye makeup and I just leave my face makeup to come off with my cleanser.

To cleanse, I use the Origins Checks and Balances Face Wash (it's AMAZING) with my Clarisonic Mia. Then, I use the Body Shop Tea Tree Toner on a cotton pad just on my forehead  where I tend to break out the most (and am recovering from those pesky scars). Let me tell you something though, this toner has alcohol in it...not the best thing, eh? I'm going to finish it though.

For moisturizing, I use the Caudalie Grape Water (enough said) and the Embryolisse Lait-Creme ConcentrĂ© just through my t-zone, because I tend to not need as much moisture there. For my cheeks and chin, I use the Yes to Carrots Nourishing Night Cream for some extra moisture. For eye cream, because my eyes have been so dry, I've been using Vaseline (???). Who knows, it works.

For a spot treatment (on any oncoming spots), I use the Origins Super Spot Remover. One thing, THIS IS AMAZING. You just put some of this on at night...and in the morning, spot be gone!

I do the same lip routine...et fini!

Oh, one more thing! Every three days, I've been using the Origins Modern Friction after cleansing in the shower and once a week I've been using the Origins Clear Improvements mask. Can you tell I'm on an Origins kick? I just started using these (and the mask is even a sample), but I will definitely keep you updated!

Pheww! That was a long one. I will definitely keep you posted on some of my new skincare additions. Also, tomorrow I will be posting a post on the Clarisonic - "my thoughts and opinions" type thing. I hope you enjoyed this and let me know if you'd like more skincare related posts!

2 comments :

  1. Haha my winter skincare routine is super intensive as well, as I have extremely dry, patchy skin! I've been dying to try some more caudalie stuff after getting a sample of one of their moisturizers and absolutely loving it x

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    1. I'm pretty sure everyone's skincare goes from light to intensive in the winter ;) DEFINITELY try some Caudalie stuff...it's da' bomb! Here's a link to a post I did comparing the Grape Water and the Beauty Elixir (just for reference)

      http://sugartoglitter.blogspot.com/2012/11/battle-of-caudalie-grape-water-vs.html

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