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How to Do My Winter Skincare Routine for Hydration, Anti-Aging and Even Skin Tone

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Skincare routine winter 2022

Everyone’s talking about spring already—but where I’m at, winter is still very much here. (In fact, it’s actually snowing outside as I write this!) That means I’m still wearing heavy sweaters, still drinking hot tea non-stop, and of course, still following my winter skincare routine.

That’s what I’m sharing with you here: all the products I’ve been using lately to keep my skin hydrated and even-toned while preventing the signs of aging.

Here’s an overview of what’s changed since my fall routine, and then my current step-by-process, explained.

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My Winter 2022 Skincare Routine

Skincare routine winter 2022

Alright, here are the main things I’ve switched up with my skincare routine lately:

  • Vitamin C: After finishing an entire bottle of the new SkinCeuticals Silymarin CF last year, I’m still using L-ascorbic acid, just the OG formula instead. In addition to general antioxidant protection, it’s meant to brighten, firm and improve fine lines and wrinkles.
  • Kojic acid and tranexamic acid: These two ingredients are among the best for fading dark marks, which I still have from a few breakouts (you can read about how I caused some of them myself in the fall! 🤪). I’ve added them in a spot treatment alongside my new favourite niacinamide serum. (But you can actually find them all together in SkinCeuticals Discoloration Defense, which was one of my 2019 favourites that I might repurchase!)
  • Deep-cleansing device: I finally pulled the trigger on an ultrasonic skincare device, after mulling over it for probably a year! More thoughts below, but I think that in combination with a BHA, this could be a real game-changer for congested skin.
  • Moisturizer: You may recall that I went on a “no moisturizer” experiment in 2020 based on Dr. Zein Obagi’s belief that most skin doesn’t need it. (More about that in my moisturizer tutorial.) Since then, I’ve only used creams in the wintertime—and not even every day or all over my face. After finishing up my Augustinus Bader The Cream, I’ve now started using another lightweight moisturizer, which I might like even better. It’s actually spiked with a retinoid that is both anti-aging and anti-acne!

Here’s a quick look at my product line-up right now:

The winter 2022 edit

And now I’ll take you through my routine in more detail!

My Morning Skincare Routine

The Inkey List Hyaluronic Acid Cleanser
SkinCeuticals C E Ferulic
Dermalogica Awaken Peptide Eye Gel
Allies of Skin Prebiotics Niacinamide Pore Refining Booster
Versed Out of Sight Dark Spot Gel
Verso Daily Facial Fluid
REN Clean Skincare Clean Screen Mineral SPF 30
Tatcha The Serum Stick
Glow Recipe Watermelon Glow Niacinamide Dew Drops

My Nighttime Skincare Routine

Bioeffect Micellar Cleansing Water
Agent Nateur Acid Wash
Idealove The Balancing Act Aloe Propolis BHA Toner
COSRX BHA Blackhead Power Liquid
A313 Vitamin A Pommade
Versed Firm Ground Retinol Body Lotion
Lansinoh HPA Lanolin

My Skincare Treatments

Dermaflash Dermapore Ultrasonic Pore Extractor Serum Infuser
Red Light Man Combo Bodylight 2.0

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