Blogmas Day 12: Winter Skincare Routine

While reading, listen to Silver Bells by She & Him.

This year, one of my goals was to take my skincare more seriously.

Prioritizing a good skincare routine is real adult stuff. It's preventative medicine! It's also the thing we can forget about, because it can be inconvenient, expensive, or we don't understand the value of it.

Nature gives you the face you have at twenty; it is up to you to merit the face you have at fifty.
— Coco Chanel

But the reality is, I have the power NOW, as a young adult, to ensure that I have healthy, vibrant skin decades from now. The condition of our skin is also an outward indicator of what is is happening on the inside. Sugary and salty holiday foods can cause breakouts, not drinking enough water can make our skin red and dull, and puffy eyes can mean we aren't sleeping enough. Not to mention how cold air can make skin and lips so dry!

As I've learned what my skin really needs this year, and how to take care of it (I'm combination, dry in some spots and oily in others), I also know that with Winter arriving, little changes needed to be made. I'm no skin-care expert, but I've discovered some great products and tips to help my skin remain bright, clear and healthy all season! (Pretty inexpensive, too!) I encourage you to see a specialist, get a facial, or take an online skin diagnostic to learn about what your skin type really needs and how to prevent any Winter damage!

So for Blogmas Day 12, I'm sharing MY Winter Skincare Routine! 

Be good to your skin. You’ll wear it every day for the rest of your life.
— Renée Rouleau

Morning Routine...

Evening Routine...

Today's wonderful #ShopSmall feature is Pure and Simple Charm. This shop carries luxurious, and all-natural skincare products. Their lip scrubs, lip balms, and body scrubs are perfect for keeping skin soft and nourished during the cold months. Pure and Simple Charm is offering an exclusive #VTBlogmas discount of 10% off! Just use the code PUREANDSIMPLE at checkout, and enjoy your skincare products! Find shop here.

I decided that tonight was the perfect time to have some face mask and lip scrub fun with my little sister!  

By the way, The Body Shop (I'm obviously a huge fan), is having a 50% off all products AND free shipping online-only deal through 12/14. Go build a skincare routine or pick up some Christmas gifts!

What is your Winter skincare routine? Share in the comments, and keep your skin looking' fresh, people!