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My Updated Winter Skincare Routine - What's stayed the same and what's changed

My Updated Winter Skincare Routine - What's stayed the same and what's changed

It’s officially winter here in Chicago. The season has played chicken with us for a bit and lulled us into a false sense of security with mild temps, but those days are over. And my skin is feeling it . My winter skincare routine is not that different from my summer one with the exception of how much I hydrate my skin. I have oily/dehydrated skin that is sensitive and acne-prone so this leaves me with a specific set of issues that I need to address and watch out for. My skincare journey is currently in a state of flux since my skin has gotten used to certain products and I am no longer seeing the results from them I once was. And so I am slowly replacing them with other things or swapping them out temporarily. My main skincare goals are: maintain clear skin, balance oil production and hydration, minimize texture, reduce dark spots and acne scars (I am also looking into micro-needling to help with this) and reduce under eye puffiness. Though I am 38 I am not overly concerned about anti-aging as I don’t have many visible wrinkles (knock on wood). But I feel that a lot of what I use addresses anti-aging anyway though that is not my main purpose for using them. My winter skin care is all about balancing actives like retinols, AHAs and Vitamin C with lots of hydration.


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AM Routine

 

PM Routine

A recent addition to my night time routine has been the Ole Henriksen Glow 2OH Dark Spot Toner. This toner has been advertised everywhere on social media lately and my curiosity got the better of me. I’ve been using it for about two weeks now and so far I like it. My skin has felt softer and smoother but I haven’t noticed any difference as far as dark spots and scars fading. We shall see. When I got the Biossance Eye Gel I also got a small sample of the Biossance Squalane + Vitamin C Rose Oil which I plan on trying soon. I am looking to swap out my The Ordinary Rosehip Seed Oil. I have been using it for about a year now and am looking to dabble in other face oils. The Biossance one has the added benefit of Vitamin C as well. Because my skin is so sensitive I only add one new item to my routine at a time. I like to wait about two weeks between new products (I made an exception for the Biossance eye gel since I am only applying it to my under eye area). This gives the skin a chance to acclimate to the new product (especially if it has actives in it) and if I have a reaction I don’t have to guess which product is the culprit.

 

What are some of your favorite skin care products to use in the winter? Also…face oils! I am on the look out for new ones so let me know of any suggestions you have in the comments!

 
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