Winter Skincare Essentials

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Winter temperatures are terrible if you have dry or combinations skin. Oftentimes, my skin gets to a point where it’s so dry that it starts peeling – eek, not a good look. Since my face is not really covered when I’m out, it gets the dryest. This led me to looking for the best products I could find that would be gentle on the skin + hydrating. Here are a few of the products that I’m loving this winter.

Julep Love Your Bare Face Hydrating Oil

Julep cleansing oil. Perfect makeup remover to use throughout winter.

This cleansing oil is gentle on the face and super moisturizing. It’s best used for taking off makeup. I started using this to replace my makeup wipes and I’m sooo glad I did it.

For one, it doesn’t have alcohol or leave a burning feeling like makeup wipes do. Two, it actually cleanses the skin unlike makeup wipes which just rubs the makeup throughout your face. (Yes, it’s true- makeup wipes don’t really clean your skin). Three, it makes your skin really soft and bouncy. Four, it’s actually not that oily and I would recommend it even if you have oily skin.

Glossier Milky Jelly Cleanser

Glossier milky jelly cleanser. A great addition to your winter skincare routine.

I’m a big fan of Glossier and this is one of my favorite products from them. I’ve tried many many cleansers throughout my teenage years and this by far surpasses all of them. The only cleanser I’ve tried that’s come close to being as gentle as this one is L’Oréal Youth Code which used to be my staple until it was discontinued. (Very disappointed in you, L’Oréal)

So like makeup wipes, most cleansers I’ve used in the past would leave a dry and stripped feeling on my face after usage. Strangely enough, I would actually get breakouts from the dry skin. Most cleansers made my skin worse than they helped. Glossier’s milky jelly cleanser is one the few gentle face wash I’ve come across. It’s so gentle, that it doesn’t even foam – as you know the more lather there is, the dryer your skin gets.

No7 Youthful Replenishing Facial Oil

No7 Facial oil

No7 claims that this oil nourishes the skin by helping it become more radiant and firm. It is suitable for sensitive skin.

I’ve actually never had a facial serum before trying this item. But after I sampled it, I knew I had to purchase. This facial oil is so moisturizing and doesn’t feel greasy at all. I love using it before I go to sleep and waking up with a baby soft face.

No7 Beautiful Skin Day Cream

No7 Day cream

I’ve tried out a few different moisturizers and this one is my favorite so far. Once again, No7 has impressed me with their skincare line. This moisturizer smells really good. It is a bit heavy so I wouldn’t recommend it if you have oily skin. On the upside, a tiny amount goes a long way. I use it for day and night even though there is a nighttime alternative.

Winter skincare essentials

Thank you so much for reading! I’m still in need of a winter lip balm to add to my staples. I currently use Vaseline lip therapy but I don’t like the taste and sticky feeling it leaves when it dries. If you have any recommendations, list them in the comments below!

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