My Winter Skin Essentials

Winter Skin Essentials - Politics of Pretty

My nighttime skin routine has turned in to the ultimate first aid beauty kit for a Polar Vortex. Considering a few years ago I barely spent any time taking off my makeup and applying anti-aging cream never crept in to my beauty routine (crazy, I know), I would say my nighttime skin routine has evolved for the better. Today I thought I would share my favorite winter skin essentials. I have a few different cleansing methods—just depends on the night of the week. If I’ve got time, I massage Fresh Soy Face Cleanser on my face (I love its refreshing cucumber scent). If I’m feeling lazy, I rely on Simple Radiance Cleansing Wipes to remove any dirt and makeup (no greasy/oily residue with these wipes). Lately I’ve been dealing with occasional pesky pimples so I dab The Body Shop Tea Tree Oil on my target area. It smells funky but I swear by this all-natural formula. I apply Shiseido Ultimune, a weightless powerful concentrate that protects my skin from environmental stressors. At night I prefer to mositurize with Dr. Jart+ Ceramidin Cream. It’s heavier than most moisturizers but I wake up to a smooth complexion every morning. Hada Labo Tokyo Age Correcting Eye Cream is like a hybrid gel-cream that soaks in to my eye contour area easily (plus the price is totally right… under $22). There are a few different lip balms I’m using on a rotating basis but Napoleon Perdis Auto Pilot Overnight Lip Balm is like a stick of butter on my lips (minus the calories). It lasts all night without having to reapply. I also keep Library of Flowers Forget Me Not Coco Butter Hand Cream on my nightstand. The scent is soothing and since I started applying hand cream every night, I’m rarely dealing with ultra dry, cracked hands.

I’d love to hear about your favorite winter skin essentials. Leave me your picks in the comments section!

Photo by Kate Ann