Cold Weather Skincare

Now that the weather is cooling down, my skin is really feeling it. I have slightly dehydrated skin year-round, but the cold weather and dry heating really kicks it into overdrive, and if I'm not careful I can end up with flaky lizard skin. I've started switching up my skincare to some even more nourishing picks to make up for this so I can keep looking super dewy all the time.

CLEANSER | I use balm cleansers all year to wash off my makeup, but I've been using an ultra-nourishing one as my morning cleanse as well to prep my skin for the day. The Pixi Nourishing Cleansing Balm* is such a thick and luxurious balm that really feels like both a drink for the skin and gives a good cleaning. 

FACIAL OILS | I love a good facial oil, especially when my skin starts drying out. I've got three favorites on rotation at the moment - the Pixi Rose Oil Blend, the Clarins Blue Orchid Facial Treatment Oil, and the Drunk Elephant Virgin Marula Luxury Facial Oil. All three are the perfect consistency to use morning or night - they're heavy duty enough to nourish the skin all night long, but still lightweight enough to wear under makeup without making everything slide around. They all give the skin such a juicy, dewy glow that I'm all about.

MOISTURIZER | When the weather cools down I love picking up some thicker creams that will pack in the moisture longer. The cream I've been using nonstop lately has been the Drunk Elephant Lala Retro Whipped Cream - it's got the most beautiful texture that I've ever tried. It truly does feel whipped, so it's a nice, rich cream, but it doesn't feel heavy on the skin. It contains a blend of oils so it really is intensely nourishing.

MASKS | I really amp up my mask usage in the winter. I go for lots and lots of moisture masks, like the Glossier Moisturizing Moon Mask and the Farmacy Honey Potion.* The Glossier mask leaves the skin so plumped and hydrated, making it perfect for the morning pre-makeup application, and the Farmacy mask is my number one for cozy nights in, as it heats up as you rub it in. 

BODY CARE | After paying so much attention to my facial skincare, it's only natural that I'd step up my body moisturization game. I've mentioned before how itchy and dry my legs can get, and I've finally found the perfect combination of products to combat that. I start off by spraying and rubbing in the Nuxe Huile Prodigieuse* - I've finally tried this, and the verdict is it's a cult product for a reason. It's so hydrating without being greasy or thick - I love that you can just spray it on, and it absorbs so quickly. After applying a layer of the oil, I go in with the Too Cool For School Egg Mellow Body Butter.* This is such a beautiful cream - it almost does feel like butter. It smells so so lovely, and again, it deeply hydrates the skin without being greasy. These two are definitely a dream team.

What kind of products do you start reaching for when the weather cools down?

*Some products mentioned have been sent to me for consideration, but all opinions are my own. Please see my disclaimer for more information.


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