Living in the Midwest, I constantly have to change up my skin care products based on what the weather is- from the dry winters, to the humid, sweltering summers, it’s difficult to have a set skin care routine all year round. Due to these constant changes, I have a variety of skin care products and essentials that I use based on my current skin care needs.
Right now, we are dealing with the dry winter weather here in Michigan, causing dry chapped lips, wind burned skin, and dry skin in general. Keeping up with a skin care routine can also be an issue when dealing with the elements, however, I have recently found some great combinations in my skin care arsenal to help beat the winter dryness while testing and trying new products.
Here are my current skin care products I keep finding myself reaching for:
Pacifica Moisture Rehab Rose & Coconut Makeup Removing Wipes:
I came across this gem in the clearance section at Marshall’s- These makeup wipes are super hydrating and moisturizing, I have been using them in the morning to cleanse my face as well as at night prior to my skin care routine, they are extremely refreshing and nourishing. I am really hoping that Pacificia isn’t discontinuing these wipes since I did find them at Marshall’s and when a product is potentially being discontinued it usually ends up at discount stores like TJ Maxx and Marshalls.
Okay, so I had decided I had outgrown GlamGlow products all together. I had been using them for the last seven years, and I just felt as though the products that used to work for me were just becoming too harsh for my skin the older I’ve gotten. I had run out of the Thirstymud and wanted to give it another try due to the cold weather drying out my skin. Furthermore, I placed an order online and was given the option to pick a few samples – so I decided to try Brightmud, and it turns out I love it! It is very nice an exfoliating and scrubs away all the dead skin cells and any other grime on the face and gives you a beautiful glow. I wouldn’t recommend using it every day as the exfoliants could potentially dry out the skin-using it as a nice little treatment once or twice a week works fine for me.
I absolutely love Glamglow Thirstymud- it is the perfect treatment to beat dry skin all winter long. It is a creamy texture and is transparent, it’s so nice and soothing on the skin. I’ve paired this mask with hydrating sheet masks on top of it, as well as other masks such as First Aid Beauty’s Ultra Repair Instant Oatmeal Mask. Although it works just fine on its own, anything you pair with it gives Thirstymud the extra little oomph it needs to help hydrate and keep your skin healthy and glowing.
First Aid Beauty Ultra Repair Instant Oatmeal Mask:
In previous posts, I have mentioned how much I love First Aid Beauty Ultra Repair Instant Oatmeal Mask and how much it has helped my skin. This product is like gold to me! It is a little weird texture-wise when you put it on your skin as it actually does have bits of oatmeal in it, which is my only turn-off with this product, but otherwise it is incredible. I had badly damaged my skin a few months ago by falling asleep with a facial mask on, and it burnt my skin into oblivion. I used this mask twice daily for two days and my skin was repaired within a few days. Not only that, but I have also fallen asleep with this mask on and no troubles whatsoever, only hydrated and smooth skin the next day. Likewise, I don’t suggest using this product overnight, but if it happens, your skin should be just fine the next day.
First Aid Beauty Skin Rescue Purifying Mask With Red Clay:
I am not usually a fan of peel off masks, I don’t like the stickiness of the drying process, and it always seems like I can never apply them evenly and there are always globby areas that take forever to dry. Maybe it was the products I was using, or I have finally perfected the technique of applying peel off masks, but lately, I have found myself reaching for this mask every other day. My skin is so clear and radiant after using this mask, and it never dries out my skin or causes breakouts. Highly recommended for skin maintenance, 2-3 times a week.
Watermelon Dew All Over Serum:
To be honest, for the longest time I had been sleeping on Tony Moly Watermelon Dew All Over Serum. I had a sample from some kind of beauty box subscription and found it while organizing some skin care samples I had sitting in a box and decided to use it. I was actually blown away, this serum is amazing. It is so hydrating and moisturizing. I love that it is not sticky after application and soaks right into the skin. It has a lovely watermelon fragrance that isn’t too harsh. I ended up buying a full size bottle right away, and I have been using it every night. I highly recommend trying this serum out as well as other products from the Tony Moly line-they are incredible.
Erno Laszlo Hydra-Therapy Memory Sleep Mask:
Okay, so let’s face it, Erno Laszlo is a very high-end luxury skin care brand and I would never pay full price for a product like this, however, I found the Hydra-Therapy Memory Sleep Mask at TJ Maxx for $10, and I knew I had to have it. This Hydra Therapy mask’s consistency is so neat, it’s like a whipped texture, not too creamy, and is so soft – it melts like butter right into the skin and of course, is not sticky on the skin. My skin is so smooth and soft in the morning after every use, I love it! Run, don’t walk, to TJ Maxx if you want to try this product because it is selling out quickly!
Glamglow Bright Illuminating Anti-Fatigue Eye Cream:
Dark under eye circles have always been a curse in my life. I have tried and own so many great products that have significantly reduced my dark circles, however, lately, I have been reaching for Glamglow Bright Illuminating Anti-Fatigue Eye Crème every single night. It is a pretty nice consistency, a little thick, but not too thick. I apply this every night with an eyeshadow brush under my eyes and sometimes under my brow area. It’s very moisturizing and helps maintain healthy looking under eyes. I give this product a ten out of ten – worth every penny.
What are some of your skin care go to’s for winter skin? Leave me some recommendations in the comments! I would love to try some of your favorites!