I might be one of the few people that genuinely enjoys fall and winter! The fashion is great, your hair looks amazing and your skin seems to always be on point, IF you take care of it properly. Just like the warmer seasons, it’s crucial to adjust your skin routine. Your creams need to get thicker and your cleansers a little bit less harsh. I have combination skin, which I’ve learned, requires a rotation of products – especially in the colder season! I know, it might seem like a lot, but hear me out. Using a group of products that cater to your skin can really give you results and prevent you from caking on the pounds of makeup that we’re all guilty of using when a blemish appears on our face. The products below may not work for your specific type of skin, but I highly suggest purchasing something similar that will work for you.
La Roche-Posay Effaclar Kit
This 3-step system includes a gel cleanser, clarifying solution and Effaclar Duo dual action acne treatment. The first few days of using this my skin was even and super soft, but after a week and a half of using it, my skin got so dry! The blemishes were gone, but the dryness was real. I don’t use all three together unless I broke out, but on regular days i’ll use the clarifying solution and gel cleanser. Available at Target stores and target.com – $30
Mario Badescu Enzyme Cleansing Gel
Once I stopped using all three of the LRP products all together I decided to swap in this gentle, non-lathering cleanser in the mornings and to my surprise my skin went back to normal. The Enzyme Cleansing Gel is one of the most popular products in the Mario Badescu line, and for good reason. With just a small amount I walked out of the shower with a refreshed and hydrated face without any tightness on the skin. Available at ulta.com – $14
NUDE Skincare Advanced Renewal Moisturizer
The thickness of this cream scared the crap out of me. When I felt the texture I kept thinking of all the pimples I’d probably wake up with, but to my surprise I reported back pimple-free! Lol. Unlike other moisturizers that just sit on your face, I really felt like it hydrated my skin and left it even healthier!. A little does go a long way, though. Available at sephora.com – $88
NUDE Skincare Overnight Repair Mask
I’ve never been an overnight mask kinda gal. I always had this assumption that they’d be too heavy and somehow end up on my pillow rather than deep in my pores. But NUDE skincare’s overnight mask has introduced me to a new world. After adding this to my night skincare routine, the game has been officially changed, ladies! The morning after using it, my skin felt revived and it was super soft. I use this immediately after applying the LRP toner, while my skin is still damp to improve the efficacy of both products. Available at sephora.com – $48
What does your winter skincare routine consist of? Let me know in the comments below!