Winter Skin Care Essentials

First and foremost let me say that we have not been having a Pittsburgh winter and that has confused my skin like no other.

Normally, my combination skin gets drier than normal during the cold winter months. HOWEVER, we are going through a late Indian Summer so my usual go to skin products are leaving my skin somewhat oily.

BUT.. this is Pittsburgh. I know in a blink of an eye it will be snow everywhere and I will be back to using these babies.

So I decided to compile a short list of a few of my favorite winter skin care essentials. This list will change because lately I’ve been on a skincare kick and have been testing out a bunch of skincare products lately.

For starters here are a few of my favorite winter essentials:

Ponds Dry Skin Cream

POND’S® Dry Skin Cream

Although I have combination skin this stuff is a godsend during the colder months. It does leave my skin a tad bit greasy but it still keeps my lovely T-zone moisturized. Plus, I only use this lovely item during the evening.

CLEAN & CLEAR® Essentials Dual Action Moisturizer

Essentials Dual Action Moisturizer

This dual action moisturizer is perfect during my winter routine. It provides moisture while helping to prevent pimples. I don’t breakout often except during my lovely time with Mother Nature however this provides the right amount of moisture.

Julep Restorative Facial Milk


I’ve recently started to use this moisturizer and I instantly fell in love with it. I often use it in conjunction with my day and night time moisturizers. It provides the perfect amount of oil and moisture for my skin.

Patchology Flash Masque Trio

Lately I’ve been obsessed with flash masque’s and all the moisture they provide. I was introduced to these lovelies from my favorite YT guru Jackie Aina.  These things are amazing. I’ve purchased about 4 of these packs and find myself constantly reaching for them. I love these because you are able to sample each masque and see what works for you.

Those are just a few of my current essentials. I’m testing out a new exfoliator and moisturizer along with a few oils and will dedicate another post to my current skincare routine.

What are a few of your winter skincare essentials?

Peace and Love


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