We made it through another week & we're getting that much closer to the end of the year and to winter. Just as with most of the country - it's frigid today and I can already start to feel my skin starting to dry out. To combat this I've started a new routine and thought I would share the few products that have been working for me recently!
My routine actually starts as soon as I get home! Almost immediately after walking through the door I can't wait to shower and get comfy!
Serums & Moisturizer ||
I've just started using serums on top of, well actually prior to, my long time favorite moisturizer. I was recently introduced to Poethique - a natural radiance boosting serum with actual lime caviar extracts!! I really love the philosophy of the brand and feel good about putting the serum on my face. I also mentioned the serum that I have been using every night before bed from Kiehl's that was specifically created for my problem areas and works over night with retinol to combat those fine lines. I use the Poethique serum after the shower - it works for about 3-4 hours and then when I start to get ready for bed, I wash my face and put the Kiehl's serum on. I use both about 3 time a week, but the Kiehl's serum I use every night.
What's great about the serums is that you can put your moisturizer on top. For me it feels like it keeps everything working overtime!! At first I felt like a serum would be really oily, but after you work it into your face it doesn't feel much different than a moisturizer. Speaking of - Josie Maran's whipped face butter is the best! I've had it since June & I know I'll be purchasing it again when this one runs out. The reason I like the butter is that it actually lives up to it's name - it feels like a thick cream without a scent - which I really appreciate before going to bed and a little goes a long way.
Eyes, hand & lips ||
This last year I've paid very close attention to my eye area. While I understand that getting wrinkles here and there is just part of life, I'm not sure I'm ready for that part of my life 😆 In order to combat that I've been slathering the Kiehl's creamy eye treatment with avocado and have subsequently gotten every woman in my family hooked on it! I'm on my second bottle & use it every single night before bed. I will unequivocally say that it has reduced the dark circles under my eyes and while I wont say that it's gotten rid of any fine lines, it has reduced their appearance which I'm very happy with!
I'm preparing my lips now for the possibility of getting chapped - the cracking is the worst in the morning if you aren't careful. This little vaseline lip therapy is perfect to dab on right before bed and when I wake up in the morning my lips are still moisturized and thankfully not cracking! Here's hoping that it lasts through the winter!!
My hands also tend to get very dry - especially the area near my pinkies! First Aid Beauty is my go to and has been all year! I don't like anything to have a scent before going to bed and this hand cream seeps right into my skin and doesn't feel greasy at all! My motto is lather, lather, lather to keep my hands from cracking!!
So tell me - how do you combat dry skin in the winter? Are you a fan of serums?
I was sent a sample of Poethique to try - all opinions expressed are my own!
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