Winter is here! The most exciting and festive season of a year will bring us a whole bunch of sweet holidays together with three cold and long months. This also means that now it is a perfect time to chance your regular skin care routine a little bit. The freezing temperatures and low humidity leave our skin dry and flaky, so the most important thing during the cold winter month is to keep our skin nourished and moisturized. Today I want to show you some of my favourite skin care helpers, that keep my skin healthy, hydrated and cozy at winter.
Though my skin is pretty dry, I always cleanse my skin with a face cleanser before bed. My favourite face wash at the moment is Balea Erfrischendes Waschgel (or simply Balea Refreshing Cleansing Gel). The cleanser was developed for normal and combined skin types but it is good enough for sensitive skin as well, because it is very gentle and doesn`t dry the skin. I still like to apply some moisturizing cream after I wash my face. Frequent bathing and cleaning can wash out all the essential natural oils off your skin, so try to limit your bath time and don`t forget to hydrate your skin after the shower.
Winter is not a time when you can skip moisturizer, it is very important to have a good hydrating cream, which will protect your skin and restore the skin cells. But I`m not a big fan of a rich and heavy face moisturizers, I prefer to use something lighter. Cell Renew Hydro-Plus Overnight Moisturizer by Stemology perfectly fits my dry skin time, it has a very lightweight formula and consistency of a melted honey. This moisturizer is made of all natural ingredients, they help to restore and hydrate the skin overnight and keep it healthy and glowing throughout the whole winter time.
This product has a very special place on my beauty shelf and in my heart as well. This is an anti - aging serum and it was specially developed to reduce wrinkles, fine lines, discolorations and other skin problems, which occur with age. The key ingredient of the serum is Vitamin C helps to boost up natural collagen production and it serves as a shield, saving our skin from damaging free radicals and severe winter weather. I like to use this serum everyday on a freshly cleaned skin, before applying my makeup, it helps to prime my face and seal in the moisture. The serum is water based, so it absorbes in no time, leaving the skin soft and healthy.
The next product I would like to recommend is a Laneige Lip Sleeping Mask, because our lips also need a very special treatment at winter. You can use this lip mask overnight or apply it during the day, if your lips need some extra hydration. The Laneige mask contains an special Berry Mix Complex - a mixture between raspberry, strawberry, cranberry and blueberry extracts rich with vitamin C, these ingredients help to remove the dead flaky skin cells of the skin during the night and the nest morning lips feel super soft and plump. Use this mask on a daily basis for the best result and stop licking your lips in the cold! This naughty habit will make your lips even more chapped and dry.
The last few products I want to talk about is facial masks. Usually I rarely use facial masks at summer, because I don`t want to over nourish the skin and clog the pores on my face, but winter is the time when I like to treat my skin with some extra attention. The Tony Moly `I’m Real Face Mask` Skin Purifying Mask and Garnier Hydra Bomb are my current favourite masks, I also like using Balea skin masks, because they perfectly fit my dry skin type. For the blackheads, which live on my nose and cheek area I use Tosowoong Blackhead & Sebum Out Nose Packs, the main ingredient of this packs is charcoal and it helps to remove dirt and grease of the pores and minimizes their appearance on the skin.
That`s all for my Winter Skin Care Routine post, now you know all the secrets to keep your skin healthy and beautiful this winter, I hope some of you will find this post useful and interesting. Drink plenty of water and don`t forget to stay warm and cozy this winter.
And what are your favourite winter skin care products?