Hey, hey Wednesday! Just in time for the snow we’re supposed to be getting here in Texas tomorrow, I’m sharing my Winter Morning Skin Routine!
You know how much I love a routine 🙂 .
I pretty much keep my makeup and beauty routine consistent all year long, buuuuut during the winter, I certainly amp up the hydration and tone down anything matte, so today I thought I’d share my every day morning essentials in case your skin is feeling a little dull and you need something to give you a bit of a boost until the warmer weather arrives.
On Monday, after I finished my morning routine, I snapped a pic…
…and then set out all of my must haves for keeping my skin hydrated and not dry this time of year…
#1 Caudalie Micellar Cleansing Water: I shared this with you a few weeks ago! I love this in both the AM and PM! In the morning, instead of using a soap to wash my face, I just swipe this on my skin using a cottonball. It lightly cleanses, refreshes and hydrates without drying out my skin.
#2 Colleen Rothschild Age Renewal Serum: I’ve only mentioned this serum a million times before. It works both morning and night. It’s a super serum…it has everything you need in one pump! Apply before your daytime moisturizer! Speaking of which…
#3 Colleen Rothschild Sheer Renewal Cream: I use this year around as my daytime moisturizer. It’s not too heavy, it goes easily under makeup and it’s super hydrating without being greasy.
#4 Banana Bright Eye Cream: Well, I’ve been raving about this for over a year. I truly noticed a difference in my undereye darkness within two weeks. This is hydrating too, so my concealer doesn’t flake off in the cold winter weather.
#5 Supergoop Glow Screen: The ONLY sunscreen I use on my face! I use it year around and honestly, I think I love it the most in the winter because it’s just a big glow-y so it helps my skin not appear so dull and drab.
#6 GlamGlow Glowstarter: You guys, I’m on my third jar of this!! I’ve told you about this before, but it’s a moisturizer with the perfect amount of “glow” in it that I use as a makeup primer. I love it so much! On days when I don’t wear makeup, I still apply this over my face for just the right amount of “fresh glow”. Because this is technically a moisturizer, it’s super hydrating. Now, in December, thanks to your suggestions, I started also using the product below…I don’t typically combine them (I’ll use one or the other), but on days when my skin is really lackluster, I’ll use this first AND then add the other. Either way, you can’t go wrong. I equally love both of these products as primers.
#7 Charlotte Tilbury Brightening Youth Glow is the best primer I’ve ever used. So many of you knew I loved the product above and told me to give this a try. It’s lighter than the other one and an actual primer (not moisturizer). It has just the tiniest hint of pearl/glow and so it really gives my makeup and oomph when my skin feels the wintery weather.
#8 Foundation Stick: I’ve tried a million other foundations and none of them compare. Despite the weather, no matter the season, this foundation stick is the only one I use. It blends so effortlessly into my skin, provides as much (or as little) coverage as I need and is the only one I use. I use the shade light beige.
#9 Cream Bronzer: In the winter, my creamy bronzer is all I need to add the right amount of glow…without dullness. I don’t know…this might be the sixth or seventh one I’ve purchased. I love this bronzer. It gives a little “been in the sun” look without any powders or dryness.
#10: Balm Lip Tint: I have about six of these lip tints. This one here is in retreat and one of my faves. It stays on all day, hydrates, doesn’t chap or dry out my lips…I love it!
#11 Lip Rescue Balm: The perfect pairing with the lip tint above, this one here is in nude and my favorite. It gives subtle color and major hydration for winter lips.
And of course, I add in 2 to 3 drops of my VERY FAVORITE sunless tanner (in medium) for my face about every five days or so. I use this amazing stuff almost year around (I skip it in the summer when my face is naturally more tan), and it never lets me down. I add the 2 to 3 drops at night with my nighttime moisturizer in the palm of my hand and then spread everything evenly over my face and neck up into my hairline. Simple as that!
Winter skin? No worries! I’m ready for you!
That’s it for this Wednesday! I’ll see you back here tomorrow for something extra fun! xx