Well, it’s two routines really, one for morning and one for evening! Winter, even a mild winter such as the one we’ve just had can be hard on my temperamental combination oil-dehydrated skin, so the main thing I add to my routines (AM and PM) is to add an oil.
So, in the evenings, I’ll do a deep cleanse with Nude Cleansing Oil, lots of massage, and removal with a muslin cloth and hot water, then I’ll tone with Darphin Intral Toner, two – maybe three, depending – drops of Neals Yard Frankincense Facial Oil, then I’ll follow this with Neals Yard Frankincense Hydrating Cream. I’ll be honest, I mainly use the Frankincense products for the wonderful heady and intense fragrance, but I’ve found that they do wonderful things for your skin too. These are all old favourites and they’re the products I come back to every winter without fail.
In the morning my routine is the same, but, different:
Because I do a thorough cleanse in the evenings with my nude oil, I just need a tiny wipe over with a touch of Bioderma Crealine in the morning, followed, again, by Darphin Intral Toner (both of which I’m going to have to replace soon, VERY soon), then an oil, and in the mornings I’m using Clarins Santal Facial Oil, which is one of the most beautifully scented facial products on the planet. Redolent of sandalwood and cardamom, it’s a perfect pick me up in the morning, and does a great job of both rehydrating and protecting your skin during the day. Then I’ll use a good old dollop of Kate Somerville Goat Milk cream, which I’ve been using all winter and still love.
My skin survived the winter surprisingly well – in spite of the lack of actives in my skin care – how did you do?
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