The temps are dropping and it wreaks havoc on my skin. I have eczema prone, sensitive, dry skin, lord what a combination right?! I have to hydrate, hydrate, and hydrate some more. Today I will share my fall skin routine; I am no skincare expert, just sharing what works for me, in hopes it will help someone else out there!
Step 1: Start with a clean face
This is my skin fresh out of the shower. I have cleansed my face with a gentle cleanser, one that claims to not strip the skin of ALL its natural oils. We want the skin to be cleansed, but no so stripped that it’s too raw. I also have exfoliated my body in the shower with a nourishing sugar scrub, try to do this once a week or so, to get rid of those dead skin cells.
Step 2: Apply product
When time permits you should be masking. Whether you need to exfoliate, clean the pores, or nourish. Today I am nourishing, this sheet mask is going to aid in moisturizing the skin. After 15 minutes my skin is left feeling so soft and supple it’s amazing. These sheets masks can be found at any of your local drug-stores for about $2 a pack. After mask removal, there will be an excess of product on the skin, just go on and rub it in, no need to rinse.
I added in a lip mask, because as someone who wears matte lipstick often, it’s important to nourish and treat the lips as well.
Step 3: Tone
I tone with a cucumber witch hazel, but I skipped this step and went straight into applying my facial products. I read that the correct way to apply your skincare products are: serum, eye cream, facial oil, and lastly your moisturizer.
Step 4: Apply serum or facial oil
I don’t have a serum in my arsenal, but I do apply a facial oil. The one I use specifically targets dehydration, which is very important for my skin type.
Step 5: Apply eye cream
Gently tap your eye cream under your eyes and around the lids. I recently started using an eye cream, because mid-thirties!
Step 6: Seal
Seal all this goodness into the skin with your moisturizer.
Lastly, I apply a generous amount of lip balm, and call it a day!
Thanks for getting all up into my pores. In the fall and winter months, I try and use products that clearly have the words: moisturizing, hydrating and nourishing somewhere on the label.
Am I missing something? What tips do you all have for dry, sensitive skin, I would love to read them below!
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