My Fall/Winter Skin Care Routine

Hello Hello Hello!
I am posting a bit earlier this week right? I have gotten so much done today: I went to the eye doctor to get my prescription renewed, I finished my next post for TheDCLadies.Com which goes live on November 14th, I did a pretty rigorous workout thanks to Blogilates, managed to clean and organize my room a bit, finished my film and literature homework, and now I am working on this post! Anyways, I’ve noticed a lot of people having difficulty finding the right products or routines for fall and winter skin care…so I hope my routine will help you all in some way!

image-6So, I use 4 main products for my routine: Neutrogena Naturals Purifying Facial Cleanser, St. Ives Green Tea Cleanser, Simple Hydrating Light Moisturizer, and Neosporin Ointment. I will admit that on days where I feel like relaxing, I will use sheet masks, but not on a regular basis to call a routine.  So, let’s begin with my morning routine.
image-5So, this obviously occurs after I take a hot shower. I will splash warm water on my face to make sure my pores are nice and open to remove all the dirt and excessive oil. I then use one of my favorite cleansers ever, St. Ives Green Tea Scrub. Now typically I would use an exfoliating sponge along with a cleanser, but I feel like this scrub is pretty good on it’s own and controls the oil well enough. I rinse off with warm water about 5 times then rinse with cold water 5 times to shrink the pores to their regular size. I pat dry with a towel and then move on to my Simple Hydrating Light Moisturizer. I’ve loved this moisturizer because a little goes such a long way and it is great if you have oily and sensitive skin! I apply a thin amount all over my face and pat into my skin with clean hands. Then, if I have a bad cystic acne breakout like I have recently, I apply Neosporin to areas affected. This basically keeps my skin hydrated and protected from the dreaded wind burn, as well as keeps my skin from breaking out all over the place when the weather changes.
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I tend to keep my evening routine quite simple since there are days where I come home late at night and just want to go straight to bed. I would once again splash my face with warm water with clean hands. I use Neutrogena Naturals Purifying Facial Cleanser for bed because I wanted a much more gentle cleanser that doesn’t exactly exfoliate, but still cleans. This cleanser reminds me of hand soap when it comes to consistency, but it is very relaxing on the face! Afterwards, I will rinse with warm water and then rinse with cold water about 2 times each. Then, if any spots need to be treated, I would use Neosporin overnight to kill any excess bacteria.

I know this seems like probably one of the most simplest routines ever, but when you have sensitive skin that goes crazy if too many products are used…simplicity becomes key! I would say that during the fall and winter months, it is best to keep your skin hydrated because of the dry, cold weather! Wind burn and itchiness will run amok. Use gentle exfoliators and cleansers that are moisturizing based or use a really good moisturizer that is suitable for your skin. Recently, my skin has reacted quite bad to the change in weather to where I had a cystic acne breakout that was rather minor, but after a week with this routine, my cystic acne has virtually disappeared. So, let me know your fall/winter skin care routine! What products are you loving this season?

That’s all for tonight everyone and YES, there will still be a Sunday posting! I am debating on whether to do a foodie review or a fashion post. I will let you all know on Twitter (@TaylorRae319)!! With that said, have a great weekend everyone! I hope you are safe in travels and always remember to Live. Laugh. Smile 🙂
Thanks for Reading~! ❤
With Love,
Taylor Rae

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