WINTER SKINCARE ROUTINE

Having go-to skincare products for the winter time is so essential for this awful, cold, wet time of year when my skin is dry and lacking vitamin D. Can you tell I’m thrilled about it? Here is a list of products that are saving my skin this winter, and that I look forward to using every night.

YES TO COCONUT HYDRATE & RESTORE CLEANSING WIPES

I’ve been using these for a couple of years now and I love them. I don’t wear foundation or BB cream every day, but when I do I always reach for these and can trust that it will all be removed gently. These wipes are so hydrating and don’t leave my skin feeling itchy or sticky like other makeup wipes I’ve used in the past. They’re inexpensive and can be found at most drugstores, which is super convenient.

DRUNK ELEPHANT’S BESTE NO. 9 JELLY CLEANSER

I started using this cleanser last winter, and I was immediately so impressed! This also gently removes any leftover traces of makeup with its makeup-dissolving emollients, and leaves my skin feeling super clean and soft. It has a gel consistency that creates a tiny bit of a foam as you lather it into your skin which I love. I always find myself going back to this product after trying out different cleansers because I know it will make my skin feel refreshed and clean without drying it out. My favourite part about this cleanser is that a little really goes a long way, my first bottle lasted me so long!

YLLO BEAUTY TURMERIC FACE ELIXIR

Applying this serum is my favourite step in my routine. It leaves my skin feeling super hydrated, and I’ve noticed that it helps with inflammation (I love you turmeric). If I don’t use a mask, I’ll let this absorb for a few minutes before following up with a moisturizer. YLLO Beauty is such an inspiring brand with a great mission. 10% of their profits are donated to charities working to end child marriage around the world. Learn more about their initiatives here.

SUMMER FRIDAYS JET LAG MASK

You’ve probably already heard a ton of things about this mask, but that’s only because the hype is REAL. Although it’s pricey, this product is a must for me to beat dry winter skin. I like to keep it on as a 10 minute mask, but also use it overnight sometimes. This creamy mask is full of vitamins, ceramides, antioxidants and gently exfoliating extracts that leave my skin glowy. My skin’s texture is also incredible the morning after using this. I recommend trying a sample before purchasing though, as I know there are many mixed feelings about this product vis a vis its’ price point. I’m personally in love, and their Overtime mask is next on my list!

Victoria Da Silva