The Perfect Winter Skincare Routine for Your Skin Type

Winter is just around the corner – which means it’s almost time to pack away all your tank tops and mini skirts, and flaunt your trendy jackets and cardigans! However, it is important to keep in mind that winter is not just all about the good stuff. Needless to say, the dry winter weather can wreak havoc on your skin! It sucks out all the moisture from your skin, leaving you with dry, itchy flaky skin that is a mess to deal with! Therefore, it is important to take extra care of your skin during these harsh weather conditions. Following a great winter skincare routine will help in keeping your skin soft and supple, whilst also keeping those nasty flare-ups at bay! Here I have compiled a comprehensive guide that contains the best winter skincare routines for all skin-types, whether you are an oily skin girl or have excessively dry skin.

Before diving in into the actual skincare regimens, let’s first look into the reasons why you need an appropriate winter skincare routine.

The Reason You Need a Winter Skincare Routine

During the winter season, the air becomes extremely dry due to the decreasing humidity levels. As the air around you continues to get drier, your skin starts losing its moisture and becomes dehydrated, which results in peeling or flaking. The condition can get worse if you’re prone to eczema or other dry skin conditions, thus you need to follow an appropriate winter skincare routine for dry skin to alleviate such problems. Thus, it is important to switch your summer skincare routine to a more hydrating and nourishing one for the winters. The lightweight moisturizers you used during the summer season will not be enough to combat the winter dryness, so you may need to switch to more heavy-duty emulsions. Apart from that, you can also invest in getting a humidifier, as it adds moisture into the air – making the atmosphere more skin-friendly! Also, do not forget to avoid super hot showers or baths, as these can steal all the remaining moisture from your skin and leave it looking dull and dehydrated. Though the idea of a hot shower on a freezing day may seem enticing, it is nothing but a recipe for disaster, so try your best to steer clear of such temptations!

girl staring out window | The Perfect Winter Skincare Routine for Your Skin Type

The Best Winter Skincare Routine for Dry Skin

Are you one of those unfortunate souls that suffer from dry skin? Being a dry skin girl, I know how hard it can be to deal with skin that is always thirsty and dehydrated. Not to mention the flaking and peeling that occurs during the colder months. I cannot stress enough on the importance of moisturizing your skin – especially during the harsh winter season! You must also exfoliate your skin regularly in order to get rid of the dead skin cells that cause your complexion to become darker over time. A good winter skincare routine for dry skin can do wonders for your dull, parched complexion. If followed religiously, it can breathe new life into your skin! Having tried thousands of skincare products, I have finally found the perfect combination of products that dry skin girls can use to combat the effects of this harsh weather!

Morning Routine:

Step 1: Cleanse

The first and the most important step towards healthy skin is regular cleansing. Cleansers help exfoliate your skin and remove the buildup of dead skin cells that cause your complexion to become dark and gloomy over time. My personal favorite is the Penny & Pine Peppermint Exfoliating Cleanser! It has gentle exfoliating beads that massage your skin and eliminate dead skin cells to reveal smoother, brighter and clearer skin. My skin instantly feels energized and revitalized after each use! And the peppermint scent is a complete delight to the senses!

Penny and Pine exfoliating cleanser | The Perfect Winter Skincare Routine for Your Skin Type

Step 2: Eye cream

The eye area is quite delicate and needs as much hydration as the rest of your skin. Not using a good eye cream could exaggerate the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles, making you look a lot older than your age! In addition to that, stress, allergies and sun exposure could all lead to dark circles and puffiness around the eye area. In order to restore the youthfulness of your eyes, you must use a good eye cream religiously! The Penny & Pine Restorative Eye Cream has natural botanical extracts that can instantly lighten up your eye area whilst reducing the puffiness and diminishing the appearance of wrinkles and fine lines. Banish your dark circle with this potent eye cream, which is the perfect treat for your dull and gloomy eyes!

Step 3: Serum

Serums are an essential part of your winter skincare routine, as they boost the hydration levels of the skin and restore its natural radiance and suppleness. Look for a serum that contains hyaluronic acid, as it is a natural ingredient that draws moisture from the air to replenish your skin. Penny & Pine’s Pure Hyaluronic Acid Face Serum can transform your skin with its intense hydration boosting properties!

Step 4: Moisturize

The harsh, cold winds can seize all the moisture from your skin, leaving it feeling dehydrated. Your skin needs extra hydration during this time and a barrier to prevent the loss of excess moisture. Fulfill your skin’s moisture cravings with Penny & Pine’s Day Intense Moisture Cream! This magical cream has the power to revive your dull skin and boost its texture instantly! It also has SPF in it to prevent any sun damages.

Evening Routine

Step 1: Cleanse

Cleansing should be done throughout the day to keep the skin spot-less and dirt free. However, make sure to use a gentle cleanser with natural ingredients – especially if you have dry, sensitive skin! The Detox Brightening Cleanser by Penny & Pine contains coconut and sunflower oils that are perfect to deep cleanse your skin and remove any buildup in a gentle manner. The best part about this remarkable cleanser is its beautiful strawberry scent that captivates your senses!

Penny and Pine detox brightening cleanser | The Perfect Winter Skincare Routine for Your Skin Type

Step 2: Cleanse again

Draw out all the excess impurities by cleansing and massaging your skin using a mild face wash. Penny & Pine’s Rose Hip Seed Cleanser contains a cocktail of essential vitamins that boost the skin’s texture and promote healthier skin. This light and airy cleanser will leave your skin feeling nourished and radiant. Its fresh rosy scent is bound to make you fall in love!

Step 3: Eye cream

Revive your eye area and restore its youthfulness with a second application of Penny & Pine’s vitamin-rich Restorative eye cream. With regular application, you are bound to see a major difference in just a few days!

Step 4: Serum

Use the same serum by Penny and Pine to plump and hydrate your skin. This incredible serum will boost your skin’s luminosity and restore its natural radiance.

Penny and Pine serum | The Perfect Winter Skincare Routine for Your Skin Type

Step 5: Facial oil

Face oils are a dry skin girl’s best friends! They help in improving the skin’s texture and complexion by introducing a variety of antioxidants, proteins, and omega fatty acids that have the power to transform your skin. Face oils help in combating dryness, blemishes, redness and other skin issues to reveal brighter, clearer skin with every use. Penny & Pine’s Face Oil is an all-rounder skincare product that has fantastic skin-boosting properties. This luxurious face oil will instantly transform your skin whilst adding an ethereal glow to it!

The Best Winter Skincare Routine for Oily Skin

If you have oily skin, you might feel that skipping out on your moisturizer is no big deal since your skin does not require further hydration. However, that is far from the truth! In fact, your skin will produce more oil if you do not provide it with the hydration that it needs. Your sebum glands tend to become less active during the colder months, thus causing your skin to become dry and flaky. Therefore, you must take appropriate care of your skin and follow a good winter skincare routine for oily skin to keep it healthy and glowing in the long run.

Morning Routine

Step 1: Cleanse

Start your day with a gentle cleanser to clear out your pores and remove any oil buildup. Excess oil can cause the pores on your skin to get clogged, which results in the formation of acne and pimples. To keep all such flare-ups at bay, use a gentle cleanser, like Penny and Pine’s Peppermint Exfoliating cleanser to purify your skin. Peppermint is a miracle ingredient that can help in regulating your sebum production and balancing the PH levels of your skin.

Step 2: Tone

If you have oily skin, toning is a step that you cannot skip at any cost! Toners help in regulating your sebum glands and tightening your pores. Using the right toner can cause drastic changes to your skin. One of the best toners for oily skin is the Exfoliating Toner by Penny & Pine. This magical toner has salicylic acid in it, which helps in keeping those pesky pimples at bay. If your skin is prone to acne and pimples, this refreshing toner can help you clear up your skin in no time!

Step 3: Eye Cream

Get rid of your dark circles and puffy eyes with regular application of a good eye cream. Believe me when I say, a good eye cream can take years off your skin! So, get your hands on Penny & Pine’s Restorative Eye Cream and witness the results yourself!

Penny and Pine eye cream | The Perfect Winter Skincare Routine for Your Skin Type

Step 4: Serum

Serums help in locking the moisture into your skin – leaving your skin feeling plump and radiant. Use Penny & Pine’s Pure Hyaluronic Serum to rejuvenate your skin and restore the hydration levels. The lightweight formula will instantly soothe and moisturize your skin without feeling too greasy or heavy!

Step 5: Moisturize

Use a vitamin-rich cream generously to replenish the hydration levels and restore the elasticity of your skin. Oily skin girls should definitely get their hands on Penny & Pine’s Day Intense Moisture Cream. This miracle formula revitalizes the skin whilst protecting it from UV damage.

Evening Routine

Step 1: Cleanse

Get rid of excess oils and debris by cleansing your skin with a mild cleanser that contains natural ingredients. Give your skin the detox that it needs by using Penny & Pine’s Detox Brightening Cleanser. This miraculous cleanser will brighten up your skin and even out your skin tone over time.

Step 2: Cleanse again

Rose hip seed oil is a magical skin ingredient for girls with oily skin. This fantastic ingredient contains essential fatty acids that regulate your sebum glands. The best way to incorporate it into your winter skincare routine is to use a face wash that contains rosehip seed oil. Penny & Pine’s Rose Hip Seed Cleanser is a must have for girls that posses oily skin.

Penny and Pine cleansers | The Perfect Winter Skincare Routine for Your Skin Type

Step 3: Tone

Now use Penny & Pine’s incredible toner to eliminate excess oil buildup and prevent breakouts.

Step 4: Eye cream

Wake up your tired eyes with an application of Penny & Pine’s powerful eye cream that has restorative effects. This astonishing eye cream will instantly brighten up your eye area, making your eyes look fresh and radiant!

Step 5: Serum

Now apply a potent serum that contains Hyaluronic Acid to lock in some extra moisture. Penny & Pine’s Moisture Boost Serum is exactly what your skin needs during the winter season – this lightweight serum makes your skin plump and supple, giving your skin a flawless touch!

Step 6: Facial oil

Using a facial oil on skin that is already excessively oily might sound like a bizarre idea, however, your skin releasing excess oil is actually a cry for help! Your sebum glands produce excess oil to compensate for the lack of hydration – thus it is important to keep your skin hydrated if you want to regulate your sebum glands. This lightweight facial oil by Penny & Pine adds the perfect amount of hydration to your skin.

Penny and Pine transformation oil | The Perfect Winter Skincare Routine for Your Skin Type

The Best Winter Skincare Routine for Combination Skin

Having combination skin means that you have your fair share of dry areas as well as oily areas. This indicates that you need to carefully formulate an appropriate skin care routine in order to regulate both the areas and maintain the right balance balance. You need to exfoliate certain areas regularly while continuing to moisturize the entire face to ensure all the areas are cohesive. Here I have compiled the perfect and complete winter skincare routine for combination skin girls:

Morning Routine

Step 1: Cleanse

Exfoliation is crucial to keep your skin healthy and glowing. Regular exfoliation will unclog your pores and rid your skin of the buildup that could lead to breakouts. Use Penny & Pine’s Exfoliating Cleanser to deep cleanse your skin – make sure to focus on areas that are prone to breakouts! This wonderful peppermint cleanser will flood your skin with essential vitamins and minerals, leaving it feeling fresh and glowing!

Step 2: Tone

Now using a good quality exfoliating toner, like Penny & Pine’s Exfoliating Toner, tone your entire face and make sure to target the areas that are pigmented or are prone to breaking out. This step will help in tightening your pores and reducing pigmentation to reveal clearer and brighter skin!

Step 3: Eye cream

Do not forget to pamper your eye area! Take a generous amount of Penny & Pine’s Restorative Eye Cream and massage your eye area using your ring finger. This step will help in smoothening out fine lines and wrinkles whilst reducing puffiness.

Step 4: Serum

Serums are quite lightweight and get absorbed quicker than moisturizers. Use Penny & Pine’s Moisture Boost Serum to flood your skin with an intense amount of hydration. This powerful serum contains Hyaluronic acid, which helps in locking in the moisture and prevents it from evaporating into the air during the colder months.

Penny and Pine serum | The Perfect Winter Skincare Routine for Your Skin Type

Step 5: Moisturize

Now use a potent moisturizer that contains SPF to prevent any sun damage. Penny & Pine’s Day Intense Moisture Cream contains a high amount of vitamin D, which is great for your skin, as it helps in repairing the damage caused by free radicals.

Evening Routine

Step 1: Cleanse

Cleanse your skin using the Detox Brightening Cleanser by Penny & Pine to remove traces of dirt, oil and debris. This mild cleanser contains sunflower and coconut oils to detox your skin and illuminate any dark areas.

Step 2: Cleanse again

Now use Penny & Pine’s Rose Hip Seed Cleanser to target the oily areas of your skin and draw out impurities. Rose hip promotes the creation of collagen and rejuvenates your skin – so do not skip this step!

Step 3: Tone

Using the same exfoliating toner, exfoliate your skin and target your problem areas. This incredible toner contains Salicylic acid, which is great for preventing and treating breakouts!

Penny and Pine exfoliating toner | The Perfect Winter Skincare Routine for Your Skin Type

Step 4: Eye cream

Brighten up your eye area using this potent eye cream. Gently massage your eye area using your ring finger and continue doing that until the product has been absorbed completely.

Step 5: Serum

Hydrate and nourish your skin using Penny & Pine’s extraordinary Serum. This serum will make your skin plump, soft and supple – just like a baby’s bum!

Step 6: Facial oil

Face oils have intense hydration and skin-boosting properties – so these are a must for your winter skincare routine! Boost your complexion and repair the damage caused by dryness with Penny & Pine’s Transformation Oil. This innovative product will transform your skin with just one use! It will hydrate the dry areas and balance oil production in the oily areas – making it the perfect hybrid skincare product for combination skin types!

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No matter what skin type you may have or what products you use, you won’t be able to see the results until and unless you follow your winter skincare routine religiously! It is important to find what works best and stick to it, in order to get the best results.

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