Winter is officially here, and for many of us that means that our skin begins to take in the dry and brutal cold weather. With the heat indoors, that can suck the life out of anyone’s routine. I have three different work trips coming up, on top of doing NBA All-Star, which means that taking extra care at night is crucial to keep me glowing. Also, I tend to hibernate a bit when I am working like this, so also staying comfy for me is key in cute sweats, like these ones from Sundry. What I love about them, is that they look just as cute with these Nike kicks to run a few errands around town as well!
In the morning, I always start off with my coffee, while doing some reading and using the coolest and inexpensive tool, the Hansderma Ice Roller. I simply roll it over my face and neck to instantly tighten and depuff my skin. I also sleep at night with my humidifier from Amazon. It is the perfect tool to keep hydrated. Also, I drink at least two liters of water a day in the winter, I know it can be hard, but pick up a fun Swell Bottle which makes water seem so much cooler.
As for my skincare routine, I use ReVive Skincare and Malin + Goetz. Both of these lines can be found at Nordstrom. I always suggest seeing your favorite skincare specialist to walk you through the best products for your skin. I tend to not use my Glycolic pads more then once a week during the winter and focus on a once a week mask that is more hydrating!
I wish that I could be honest and say that I had great skin without having to try. Yes, I am a bit jealous of those that are blessed with flawless skin. In my thirties, I have actually had more trouble then ever before. My skin started to change a few years ago, and it became even more oily. This isn’t bad for age, but certainly not good for acne. I also noticed that the dark spots I had were getting worse, and of course those wrinkles were beginning to deepen. This past year with all of the travel my skin was taking a beating, and so I decided to make it important to find a skincare regimen that attacked all of the above. Now let me say it hasn’t been the easiest journey, but I finally feel like my skin is glowing, and my acne is pretty much gone. If I even skip one day of washing my face, I tend to get a zit. So, lately, although a bit lengthy, this has become just as important as working out and eating well.
Below I am sharing my favorite products that I have discovered that will work magic for your skin in any climate or condition. I came across Revive Skincare about a year ago, and I swear that these have changed my life. Their products are a bit on the expensive side, but they truly last a long time, and for me, my skin is an investment so I feel like it is worth it.
I always start my day by cleansing my face with Revive Gel Cleanser. I also use it again at night when I am getting ready for bed.
Once I am done cleansing in the morning, I put on the Revive Perfectif Even Skin Tone Cream with SPF 30. It is very important to find a moisturizer with SPF, and this is phenomenal in fighting against dark spots. I simply add one small pump of the Revive Perfectif Even Skin Tone Serum. This serum has changed my life, and my complexion. My skin is smooth and even-toned once again.
When the night rolls around, once I have cleansed my face, I use the Revive Intensite Crème Lustre Cream, which is an intensive firming moisturizer that helps increase elasticity and reduce sagging skin. It is not too heavy, yet feels amazing. I also add one pump of the Revive Moisturizing Renewal Serum, which penetrates deeply into the skin’s surface to boost the renewal process. I notice a difference every morning with these two products.
With these four products, I do not feel like I need an eye cream, as both serums and creams target fine lines and wrinkles. Although twice a week I use a mask and a glycolic peel.
Malin + Goetz Resurfacing Glycolic Acid Pads are genius. It is the at home equivalent of a glycolic acid peel, just gentler. I use these 2x a week to remove dull skin and promote collagen production. Once a week I use the Boscia Luminizing Black Charcoal Mask. It is a fantastic peel-off mask that helps boost skin clarity and minimizes pores. The charcoal removes dirt and impurities and leaves your skin with a healthy glow. I love that way it molds to your skin, you can literally feel your skin tighten when it is on.
It seems like a lot, but to be honest, this regimen has changed my skin. I have most of these products in travel size as well, so that I never skip a day of the proper cleansing routine!