This Simple Winter Skincare Routine post is sponsored by Mirium. All thoughts and opinions belong to Drugstore Divas.
If you follow me on Snapchat, you know that I post a bunch of ridiculous snaps with text and stickers and small glimpses into what I think is hilarious. But, if you send me snaps, you know a lot of mine are me with filters and weird faces. That’s what Snapchat is for, right?
But if you snapped me over Christmas, you noticed I either exclusively snapped with the filter of the Christmas hat that covered your forehead, or I snapped my Christmas mess. No animal ear filters for me.
Because my forehead was broken out. I had this huge pimple on my forehead that made me feel like Puberty 2.0 was upon me. Really, though, it was just a change of weather, which means I needed to change up my skincare routine.
Simple Winter Skincare Routine
Your skin needs more love in the winter than in other seasons. The cold weather dries out your skin, then you go visit someone who has the heat turned up extremely high so you sweat, and then you leave and your sweaty skin is hit by extreme cold. It just can’t keep up, so your winter skincare routine needs to give your skin a boost of hydration and defense to keep up with the changing elements.
This simple four-step winter skincare routine will be great for your skin. It’s helped me to get back to snapping with dog-face filters and not worrying about covering my forehead.
Step 1: Gentle Prep.
If you’re a morning showerer like me, by the time you’re getting ready for bed, your face isn’t feeling fresh anymore. You have the whole weight of the day on your face. It’s gross, and all you want to do is just wipe the day away.
Simple Cleansing Wipes are perfect for that. Just pull one out of the package and wipe your entire face to refresh and nourish your skin. If you wear makeup, these are great for taking that off too. Plus, they’re so gentle, you can use them to remove your eye makeup (including your waterproof mascara)and not worry about any stinging.
What’s great about these too is the package has a new aqua-lock, making for a great resealable package so you can take one out, close the pack, and the others won’t dry out.
Step 2: Deep Cleanse.
Even if you’re tired before bed, you need to wash your face. A cleansing wipe is a good start, but you need to wash away anything it left behind.
Wash with Noxema Classic Clean to remove deep down dirt, oil, and makeup. It’s made with eucalyptus oil, and it actually tingles as it refreshes your skin. There’s something about a little bit of tingle that really makes it feel like the product is working.
Step 3: Scrub.
Sticking with the daily deep cleanse is good, but every so often you want to scrub your face as well. Three to four times a week, use a product like St. Ives Fresh Skin Apricot Scrub for a radiant glow.
I’ve had that product for a long time and loved it since the first time I used it. It is made with 100% natural exfoliates. As you wash your face with it, you just feel the product removing your dead and dry skin, leaving behind really soft, fresh, touchable skin. My skin can be sensitive to products, so I really appreciate that this is suitable for sensitive skin.
Step 4: Rich Hydration.
Once you’ve cleaned and removed the dry and dead skin, you want to give your new, fresh skin the best chance of staying that way. So hydrating is key, especially with the cold of winter.
POND’S Dry Skin Cream gives a deep hydration for smooth, soft skin. It’s hypoallergenic and won’t clog pores, which is really important. Clogged pores is how you end up with gross breakouts and pimples. And trust me: You don’t want to deal with one of those at this age.
Want to incorporate these products into your winter skincare routine? Now is the time to do it. Most Sunday papers had a coupon for $3 off 2 products. You can pair that with the Walgreens sale this week. From now until January 13, when you buy one POND’S, St. Ives, Noxema, or Simple product, you can get a second for 50% off with your balance rewards card. Be sure to check the store’s flyer and in-store signage for eligible products, and get more details online here.
Which of these steps is the most important to your winter skincare routine? Be sure to let us know in the comments.