I’ve been meaning to talk about winter skincare for a while. But other things got in the way … as they do. And now winter is almost over, not that you could tell by looking out my window.
I’ve made a few changes in my winter skincare routine over the past few months. And I think these changes have really helped my dry, dehydrated, sensitive, and aging skin. Canadian winter is hard on the skin. Going outdoors is hard on the skin, what with the cold, and the wind, and even the sunshine. And staying indoors is harder still, what with the dry overheated air. We keep our house fairly cool by North American standards. We turn the thermostat down at night, and mostly never have it about 68°F during the day. Part of our problem are the woodfires we have at night. So cosy and lovely. But so drying for the skin.
I’ve filmed a vlog all about my winter skincare and makeup routines. You can watch it below. Please keep in mind that, other than experience, I have no qualifications to advise anyone but myself. I just like chatting about makeup and skincare.
Hope you enjoyed that. Next time I won’t talk so much. Ha. Like that will happen.
I know winter is almost over and, as such, it’s late to talk about winter skincare. But I’ll still be slathering the creams for a while yet. And come spring, and more and more time spent outdoors, the only changes I’ll be making will be the more regular use of sunscreen. My face doesn’t react well to many formulations of creams with a high SPF. So in winter, if I’m staying in, I avoid them altogether. And if I’m going out skiing or walking, I use my SPF 50 and then wash it off the minute I come back indoors. Maybe this spring I’ll experiment wearing my SPF 50 under my Laura Mercier tinted moisturiser which also has sunscreen, although not a factor 50.
I promised in the video to provide you with links to the articles I read about ceramides and ceramide creams. This first article talks about ceramides in general. And this one from The Cut explains how ceramides work and suggests several creams which contain ceramides. Including the one I purchased. Apparently ceramide is the newest “wonder ingredient” in skincare. And skepticism aside, the cream I’ve been using, Dr. Jart Ceramidin Cream, really has made a difference to my skin. By the way, I quoted the wrong price in the video. I paid $60.00 not $18.00. Eek. Bit of a difference. Sorry about that.
I’ll leave the names and links for all the products I talk about in my video at the end of this post.
That’s it for me for this week, my friends. I’m off to slather my face with my new miracle cream and hope that I look ten years younger by spring. Ha. Just kidding. So, how about you? Any winter skincare secrets you’d like to share with us?
Morning skincare products used :
- Biossance Squalane+Vitamin C Rose Oil
- Bobbi Brown Hydrating Water Fresh Cream
- Dr. Jart+ Ceramidin Cream
Makeup products used:
- Laura Mercier Foundation Primer* and Laura Mercier Tinted Moisturizer
- Laura Mercier Gel Brow Definer* (applied with an angled brush) and Brow Dimension (tube similar to mascara)
- Bobbi Brown Shimmer Brick Compact in “Rose”
- Laura Mercier Cream Cheek Colour in “Oleander”
- Laura Mercier Ultra-Longwear Concealer
- Bobbi Brown Foundation Stick
- Laura Mercier Eye shadow primer in “Linen”, Caviar Stick Eye Colour in “Rose gold” and “Amethyst”, and Sateen eye shadow in “Sandstone”
- Laura Mercier Caviar Volume mascara
- *denotes products no longer available
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