Winter Skincare Routine | Blogmas Day 21

Winter Skincare Routine | Blogmas Day 21

Winter is one of the best times of year for most things. But when it comes to my skin and how hydrated it is. It’s one of the worst. I recently put up a post of a haul of these products, you can check that out >>here<<. And I talk about my first impressions briefly. I’ll be straight up honest, I haven’t stuck to this routine to a ‘T’. Yes, there’s been days where I’ve just managed to moisturise. And then some days where I’ve done the whole routine and more. The days I have done it properly my skin looks and feels amazing. Like right now, it’s a tad dry and could do with some extra moisture ~ but I also probably need to drink more water. Also, I gather we are quite a bit into winter, but the sales are happening next week. And you could also ask for some of these products for Christmas seeing as there still is some more time. So let’s dive into my winter skincare routine for 2017.

Winter Skincare Routine

The first step always is to cleanse. I’m using the Origins frothy face wash. I apply this to a slightly damp face and scrub it around with either a muslin cloth or my cleansing brush. Steer clear of the eyes, this hurts so much removing eye makeup. So I just stick with a micellar water of any kind to remove that. Because I use my cleansing brush I don’t find it necessary to exfoliate every time as it basically is exfoliating for me.

I then move onto the various The Ordinary products that I have. Personally still clueless if I’m doing this right or wrong, please someone let me know. But I start with Salicylic Acid Solution (Direct Acid), just because it feels like a toner and says to be used before creams. It’s good for congested skin. You apply this all over!
I then move onto Ascorbyl Glucoside Solution (Vitamin C Solution) which again is meant before creams and oils. This is good at brightening the skin and reduces signs of ageing. Again you apply this all over.

The fourth step is to use Niacinamide + Zinc (High-Strength Vitamin and Mineral Blemish Formula)  this again is meant before creams and oils. It is perfect for pigmentation, congestion and spotty skin. You can either apply a generous amount to a blemish or all over the face. I like to do a combo when I have spots – which is very rarely now YAY! Lastly is the oil. This is because all the others need to be used before an oil. Plant-derived Squalane is a hydration serum and it’s very lightweight and sinks into the skin perfectly. Again all over the face.

winter skincare routine

With this so far it’s my winter skincare night routine. If I were to do this in the morning, I would skip all of The Ordinary products but the Plant-derived Squalene as this is perfect under makeup. And then the following I skip the Kiehl’s in the morning too. 

So once this has all sunk in. I apply a nice amount of The Body Shop Vitamin C Glow Boosting Moisturiser ~ what a name. This has become such a favourite of mine. Literally obsessed with every bit of it. Again all over, even down the neck. And lastly, right before bed, I’ll apply a generous amount of the Kiehl’s Midnight Recovery Concentrate. Which is such a luxurious product, but I really do notice its benefits. It is amazing for hydration!


If I am feeling like a pamper I’ll apply a face mask after cleansing my skin. I’m currently loving The Body Shop expert face masks, L’Oreal clay mask and 7th Heaven’s. Also, a LUSH lip scrub is always a nice extra if I remember, perfect to prep for a red lip.


So there we have it. How I’m making sure my skin stays hydrated in the winter time. And you basically got a 2-in-1 as I told you my night and day routine. If you have any cult favourite products that you have seen do amazing things for your skin then please let me know in the comments below. And also don’t forget to check out my previous blogmas posts:

>>why I don’t want to be a beauty blogger anymore<<

>>gift guide for her<<

>>last minute gift ideas<<

>>my favourite christmas films<<

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  1. 21st December 2017 / 5:52 pm

    Loved this post as i am looking at changing up my skin routine so this was awesome to read.

  2. 21st December 2017 / 6:00 pm

    i still need to invest in some body shop products! ive heard the vitamin E range is really good!

  3. 21st December 2017 / 9:47 pm

    Loved this! Really want to try out the L’Oréal clay masks so might have to check if it’s in the Boxing Day sales (although being L’Oréal I can’t imagine it being too bad anyway) xx

  4. 22nd December 2017 / 12:26 am

    I do love The Ordinary! I have a few things from them and I find them so good! Especially for the price! Xx

    Sophia | Sophia’s Sphere |

  5. 22nd December 2017 / 8:52 am

    I’ve been loving the L’Oreal face mask too recently, always makes me skin feel amazing! x

    Han | lifewithhan,blog

  6. 22nd December 2017 / 2:23 pm

    I really really want to try The Ordinary stuff, so many of their products look fab and so affordable but I just haven’t gotten round to properly looking through their stuff yet, always a massive lover of The Body Shop skincare aswell, I’m using their tea tree and Vitmain E ranges at the mo and they’re really making my skin glow!
    Alice Xx

  7. 22nd December 2017 / 4:12 pm

    I need to invest in some of The Ordinary range, I’ve heard such good things! Maybe I’ll treat myself after Christmas 🙈x

    Francesca | 🌿

  8. 22nd December 2017 / 6:37 pm

    I love this! It’s always great sharing your skincare routine, I’m sure we change things up for this time of year. With it cold and wet, we need to look after our skin. I have recently added the Ordinary to my skincare range and I do like it, it’s definitely improved. I need to invest in some of their other products though.

    Gemma |

  9. Alicia
    23rd December 2017 / 8:38 am

    I love a good skin care routine I do! I can’t believe I still haven’t tried a product by origins, they sound like they have amazing products! The was a great read Lily xx

  10. 23rd December 2017 / 1:44 pm

    This was so useful for me to understand The Ordinary products a little better as I have no idea what I’m doing when I’m looking at their products haha. The 7th Heaven charcoal peel-off mask is my favourite! It’s amazing. I also love LUSH lip scrubs and I’ve made it a habit to use it as part of my skincare because it really helps in Winter x


  11. Anu
    24th December 2017 / 12:06 pm

    I need to try more from Origins – especially their masks! I love the Ordinary products, the Hyaluronic Acid is so amazing but I want to try more! The Body Shop masks are one of my faves, I use them all the time 🙂 x

    Anu | Based On blog | Bloglovin

  12. jazziepickles
    26th December 2017 / 9:29 pm

    couldn’t be without my electrical cleansing brush during the winter. complete game changer!

  13. 2nd January 2018 / 5:24 pm

    Great post! I’m lucky my skin is really good all year round and don’t really have to do much with it apart from watching what I eat – too much junk and it’ll start breaking out. I love Glorious Mud products, especially their face scrub as it works wonders!

    Julia xx

  14. 3rd January 2018 / 9:11 pm

    I just saw this brand come up at Sephora! I was so interested in The Ordinary but I wasn’t sure if it was a good brand or not. Loved your routine !

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