Skincare Routine Update – Winter

Skincare Routine Winter

I received a few requests to write an update about my skincare routine and I could not be more glad to do so. My skin is having a happy moment and the products that I am using have worked great. I have been switching a few of them for the sake of reviewing new items, but the ones mentioned in this post are the staples that I go back to during this period. As I did in my Summer routine, I divided the post into Morning and Evening Skincare Routines.

Morning

I cleanse my face with the MV Skincare Gentle Cream Cleanser*. I have not dedicated a proper review to this cleanser yet, but I have actually used it for the past two months and I am running out of it already because it is so good. Not only does it do a great job at cleansing the skin, but it is also truly gentle. For someone with combination skin like mine, finding a product that makes both the oily areas of my face and my sensitive cheeks happy is not easy. This cleanser leaves the skin on my forehead and nose balanced, but also leaves the rest of my face very hydrated and soft. After cleansing, I spritz my face with Kahina Toning Mist* (review here) and then apply some Pai Eye Cream (yes, I am still very much in love with it) and then the MV Skincare Soothing and Protecting Moisturizer*. I have already reviewed and talked a lot about these products, so I will not get into more details, but you can find more information in the reviews. Some days, instead of using my moisturizer I apply Kahina Argan Oil because I find that my new favorite foundation (yes of course, Kjaer Weis) blends really well that way. Argan Oil absorbs much faster than the other face oils I have tried, so the combo of oil+foundation works wonderfully, even during daytime when I do not typically wear face oils.

Evening

On the days that I do not wear makeup, my evening skincare is very simple and quick. I use the same cleanser I use in the morning, follow with the toner, and then apply Argan Oil all over my face, neck, and around my eyes. Argan Oil has been working so great for my skin that I have not been reaching for any of my serums since I started to use it. For the days that I do wear makeup, I follow one extra step. Before cleansing, toning, and moisturizing I do a first cleanse using my favorite cleansing oil/makeup remover, the ED4OLO reviewed here. I get one or two pumps of product and I massage it gently all over my face and neck until all the makeup has melted off. Then, I lay a very warm, damp facial towel on my face and I let it sit on my face until it cools off. I follow by wiping all the dirt and makeup off and then follow with a second cleanse with the MV Gentle Cream Cleanser. Then, as described above, I use mist and face oil.

What does your daily skincare routine look like? Does it change according to the seasons?

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  • Mademoiselle nature

    Great post! My skincare routine is pretty much similar..using different products, But It is simple, gentle and effective!
    x

    • Thank you! Glad to hear you enjoyed it! xx

  • Lovely routine! I really need to try that ED4OLO Cleansing Oil!

    • Hi Kammy! If you use makeup I am sure that you will love it too! :)

  • Juliea Smith

    I just purchased Kahina’s argan oil last week. I got a sample from SBL and used it all over. The next morning I was trying to figure out why my skin looked so glowy. Remembered the sample and immediately purchased a bottle!

    • So glad to hear that! Kahina’s Argan Oil has become my skin’s bff. Less expensive than any other serum I own, yet effective and multi-purpose, (I use it on my hair too) ;)

  • I’ve decided to pick up the Kahina Toning Mist! I can’t wait to try it!

    • Hi Kristin! I hope that you will like it as much as I do! Please let me know your thoughts when you try it ;)

  • Great routine! I am also loving Argan Oil lately. I’ve been using it all over my face and under my eyes before bed. I also find it works beautifully under the Kjaer Weis Foundation! I have to try Kahina sometime soon!

    • Hey love, yes I am having a love affair with anything Argan. I never liked it much, but Kahina’s is really great! Let me know what you think if you try it! ;)

  • Lara

    Nice skincare routine. But no spf?

    • Hi Lara! I usually layer my spf on top of any serum/face oil/moisturizer I am using. When I wrote this post I wanted to focus on the products I use to cleanse/tone/nourish my skin. However, I do plan on writing an update about my favorite spf products. Would you be interested in reading it? In the meanwhile, if you like, you could checkout my last post about my favorite sunscreens http://genuineglow.com/my-favorite-sunscreens/
      Thanks for your comment!

  • Ruby

    You state your skintype leans towards the sensitive/acne-prone side but I see no blemish busters! What do you use to combat potential eruptions?

    • Hi Ruby! As far as my skin type, I am definitely a combination skin type. I tend to get oily on my forehead and nose while the rest of my face does not get shiny at all. However, my skin gets easily irritated and I have random blemishes popping out all the time. I recently started to apply the Soapwalla Balancing toner on my blemishes before they erupt, because it contains some powerful anti-bacterial ingredients, and I find that it makes the blemishes die out quickly. I just soak a cotton bud and dab it on the blemish. It works! Is there anything that you are specifically looking for? I would love to help you!

  • Victoria

    Thanks this is so helpful! Would you say these products also help with those who are in their 30s dealing with dryness and the beginning signs of aging? I know your skin is more combination but would love to get recommendations on a great night cream or perhaps read it in a future post!

  • Linda

    Great post! I have purchased a few of the products from Kahina and so far I am in love! I am curious of MV Skincare (Instant Revival Booster) and may try that too but I wonder if it is easy to get just a few drops out of that bottle? It would be just great if you would post an update of your favorite spf products!

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