Brrrrr! Is it just me or is it chilly outside?
I can’t believe it’s already the middle of November, and it’s finally getting cooler in Los Angeles! Though I love the chillier weather (hello sweaters, scarves, and boots!), my skin is getting a bit dry from all of the cool air and dry winds.
To combat the harsher weather conditions, I’ve taken my usual skincare routine up a notch (or three) and added a few moisture-intense products to help my skin stay hydrated and healthy during these chillier months.
As many of you probably already know from my previous skincare routine post, I swear by Ole Henriksen’s Truth Serum Vitamin C Collagen Booster. During the cooler months, this serum is still a staple in my skincare routine, though I also add in the Innisfree Green Tea Seed Serum into my regime as well to give my skin ample moisture and elasticity.
I typically use the Green Tea Seed Serum during the day, whilst I reserve the Vitamin C Collagen Booster for the night time. Because Vitamin C contains more whitening-based properties, it likewise doesn’t provide as much moisture as I would need during the fall and winter, therefore making me more susceptible to dry skin and flaky patches. By balancing my Vitamin C Serum with a more moisturizing product like the Innisfree Green Tea one, I allow my skin to get the best of both worlds.
As I’ve mentioned a few prior posts, my skin had previously suffered from an allergic reaction, and it wouldn’t absorb any of my normal moisturizers. During this time, I discovered the beauty of oils, which my skin literally drank up and I’ve since fallen in love with Innisfree’s Olive Real Essential Oil! It’s been such a lifesaver to me in these past few months, and I can’t get enough! Since then, I’ve looked at a few other oils as well, such as this Darphin Nourishing Satin Oil that my mom absolutely swears by, and this Boscia Tsubaki Beauty Oil that the sales at my local Sephora recommended me! I can’t wait to finish my Innisfree one so that I can buy try some of these other ones as well! 🙂
On top of serums and oils, I’m now using the Clinique Moisture Surge Intense Skin Fortifying Hydrator instead of its lighter counterpart. During the summer, I use the Moisture Surge Extended Thirst Relief, which is the gel version, but in the cooler months, I find that the intensive cream version works a lot better to keep my skin supple and hydrated. I apply this morning and night as the last step of my skincare routine before I apply my sunscreen, and it keeps my skin feeling so moisturized all day long 🙂
Aside from my normal skincare routine, I’ve also been regularly doing sheet masks as well. While I would typically do masks about once a week during the summer, I now do them every other day or every two days because my skin can really use the extra boost of moisture. Though they feel a little cool on the skin when you first apply them, I love how bright, supple, and glowing my skin looks after I finish! I have a lot of different varieties of masks at home, some from popular Asian brands such as My Beauty Diary, Nature Republic, and the Face Shop, but I also want to try some of these from Too Cool For School, SK-II, and Sulhwasoo.
And last but definitely not least, I’ve even upped my makeup game by occasionally using cushion foundations as well! 😀 Haha I know, extreme right? But my skin definitely needs it! Cushion foundations are generally more moisturizing than regular foundations, and with all of the holiday parties and social gatherings that are happening soon, I know my skin will definitely be thankful for some added moisture. My current favorite is the Innisfree Ampoule Intense Cushion, but after I’m finished with this one, I think I’d like to give the Amore Pacific Color Control Cushion a try as well.
What are you all using for the cooler days? Is your skin also becoming more dry? Let me know in the comments below?