Transitioning Your Skincare for Cooler Weather

Transitioning Your Skincare for Cooler Weather

posted on: 12.17.2013

skincare, how to transition your skincare for cooler weather, Josie Maran Argan Cleansing Oil, Embryolisse Lait-Creme Concentre, L'Occitane Divine Eyes, SW Basics of Brooklyn Cream, Indie Lee Squalane Facial Oil, Cetaphil Daily Facial Cleanser, Cetaphil Moisturizing Lotion, Yes to Blueberries Eye Firming Treatment, Aveeno Eczema Therapy Moisturizing Cream
 The weather has been incredibly wonky here in Florida lately, and my skin just cannot handle this tomfoolery. For those of you who live in cooler climates, you are probably already a pro at changing up your skincare for cooler weather. So, I am dedicating this post to all of my Florida girls. On Saturday, it was 85 degrees out, and Sunday it was 68 degrees out (and at night it was 46 degrees!). Yea. Crazy. This is my skin's worst nightmare. And don't even get me started on my allergies. I'm barely surviving!

Because of all of this, I have changed my skincare routine dramatically. Even though I have combination skin that leans more towards the oily side of things, my eczema flares up with this crazy weather and I have a ton of dry patches. But I have found a solution! I'm using a lot more moisturizing products, and applying products in layers. I also use gentle cleansers, because I don't want to strip my skin of its natural oils. I've also been using a lot of natural skincare with less ingredients, and have noticed a major difference in my skin.

For cleansing, I've been using the Josie Maran Argan Cleansing Oil (alternative: Cetaphil Daily Cleanser) twice a day. At night, I am still using my Clarisonic Mia to get rid of any dead skin and to lightly exfoliate. After that, I apply my moisturizer, which is the Embryolisse Lait-Creme Concentre (alternative: Cetaphil Daily Moisturizing Lotion). Next, I apply my eye cream, which at the moment is the L'Occitane Divine Eye Cream (alternative: Yes To Blueberries Eye Firming Treatment). During the cooler months, it is vital to use eye cream, as the eye area tends to get extra dry and sensitive. Then, I apply a really thick and moisturizing cream onto any areas that tend to get dry and patchy. I'm really loving the SW Basics of Brooklyn Cream (alternative: Aveeno Eczema Therapy Moisturizing Cream) at the moment. Then, to finish my regime up, I add a natural oil like the Indie Lee Squalane Facial Oil (alternative: argan oil) to my face. I only use a couple of drops, warm it up between my hands, and pat it on my face. By applying the oil last, you are creating a barrier to lock in moisture. If you apply the oil first, your creams and moisturizers won’t be able to penetrate the skin. Science!

I've noticed that my skin is a lot more moisturized by using this routine, and I haven't been breaking out as much. Have any of you given this a try?

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  1. I recently received a sample of the Embryolisse Lait-Creme and it's wonderful! I can see how it would be suitable for dry winter skin as well.

    Jordan | Boho Vanity


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