Today I wanted to share my current skincare routine for the winter!

These are products I’m using every day (seriously, day and night) and I swear by them!

I’ll start by saying this: I have pretty normal to dry skin and I get very few breakouts but especially in the mornings and during this time of the year my skin is very dry, so I am always in need of hydrating products. Plus, this routine really helps before applying my makeup, to make it go on smooth and flawlessly- I love it!

First I use makeup wipes by Neutrogena to remove any leftover makeup and to really get the first layer of dirt off. I use them morning and night because I just love the way it makes my skin feel- plus, it wakes me up and refreshes me in the morning!

Then I grab this facial/body scrubbing brush and apply my Lancer Method polish/exfoliate and scrub it all into my face with my brush, then I rinse with my towel and water really well.

This step I do nightly to remove all the dirt and build up from the day. This product is a bit more on the pricey side, but it’s so worth it and a little goes a long way.

Next, now that my face feels totally resurfaced, soft + smooth, I apply my Cetaphil Gentle Skin Cleanser and rub that into my skin with my finger.


This is my absolute favorite cleanser because it makes my skin SO soft after all the brushing and exfoliating. It’s so gentle I’m pretty sure I will rely on this product forever! I also use their Baby Cleanser Body Wash for Ariah’s skin morning and night.

After completely exfoliating and cleansing my face, I tone it with this Neutrogena toner. Mainly, I use this in my T-Zone (the space between your eyebrows and down your nose) or where I notice my pores are larger. It helps to even out the surface of my skin when I keep this in my morning routine.

If I do find that I’m having a mini breakout I’ll use Mario Badescu Drying Lotion and I swear the next morning it’s either gone completely… or almost unnoticeable!

Next… it’s the holy grail of beauty products- VITAMIN E OIL- and I think everyone should have it as part of their routine!

 I use just a little bit of Vitamin E Oil all over my face and since it’s an all-natural product, I let it soak in. You can really tell it’s working because it doesn’t just sit on your face like other products that have a lot of chemicals in them. The Vitamin E Oil perfectly moisturizers my skin, so I use it all over my body- and ended up tossing almost all of my other lotions… it’s the only thing you need!

Not only does it keep my face hydrated at night, but if I’m applying makeup after the oil sets in, it really gives it that dewy, flawless look that I love. Lastly, this was my go-to for preventing stretch marks during pregnancy… so basically it’s a miracle worker- it does it all!

If I feel like I have a little extra time- or my face just really needs more of a boost- I will apply this Kiehl’s Face Mask after cleansing my face. I’m obsessed with this mask, so I definitely try to apply this at least once or twice a week.


What are your go-to winter-friendly tricks and tips for your skin?