What I'm Using For My Skin This Year
Winter is HERE and she is back with a vengeance on my skin. From about November to March my skin tends to suffer from extreme dryness, thanks to the cold New York weather (and my rising coffee addiction). Also, if you guys know me, you know I have a very real fear of wrinkles. I think it’s important to start using anti-aging and skin plumping formulas while you’re still young so you can avoid botox when you’re old… nothing wrong with botox, but I don’t want to get it. (At least for now.)
So, on that note, I wanted to round out 2018 with a list of products I will be using on my skin this final month of the year, and in 2019. I just treated myself to a little skincare haul (Merry Christmas to me!) and stocked up on some really nice creams and treatments. I’ve included them below and I’ve also linked where to buy each product so you guys can shop (if you want) and give them a try (or gift them to your equally dry and flaky friends and family). If you do, let me know your thoughts because I’d love to hear about your experience!
Skinceuticals Triple Lipid Restore
This lipid cream helps repair my skin by tightening and plumping it. This formula is extremely moisturizing, and it can be used in the morning or as a night cream. I use it as a night cream in the summer, but for both in the winter because my skin is dry AF.
Skinceuticals Phloretin CF with Ferulic Acid
This is packed with vitamin C and antioxidants that help me get rid of any expression lines or discolored and uneven tones in my skin. My esthetician highly recommends all Skinceuticals products, and for good reason. They have high quality ingredients and Skinceuticals doesn’t mess around.
Skinceuticals Hyaluronic Acid Intensifier
You’ve probably heard of Hyaluronic acid and thought “Wow, acid?? That sounds intense and drying…” But it’s actually the opposite. Despite the name, it really helps your skin retain water and moisture. I live by hyaluronic acid and I think Skinceutical’s is one of the best.
Microneedling is the latest trend, and using a dermaroller at home is a less intense version that you can keep up with to maintain your skin. It’s supposed to increase collagen production and it also helps your serums penetrate more deeply into the skin. It’s also a great lip plumper. Roll it over your face and lips, then put a little hyaluronic acid on afterward to really see a difference.
Drunk Elephant Glycolic Night Serum
The best work is done while you’re sleeping, right? Sleep is the most important ingredient for good skin, but unfortunately we all don’t get as much as we should, right? That’s where night products come in. This product contains glycolic, lactic, tartaric, citric, and salicylic acids which is meant to lift and dissolve the dead skin cells off my face and make my skin look more even and smoother.
Peter Thomas Roth Potent-C eye cream
The vitamin-C in this eye cream is supposed to help tighten the wrinkles and dark circles around my eyes from not enough sleep and, once again, too much coffee.
This is probably a good example of me ignoring the “don’t try this at home” warning. But, alas, here I am. I get dermaplaning done a lot when I go in for facials — it’s basically shaving the dead skin and baby hairs off of your face for the ultimate exfoliation. My esthetician would probably kill me if she knew I was doing it at home, but I have seen lots of bloggers writing about the wonders of dermaplaning on your own. I do it every 3-4 weeks. I would watch a tutorial on YouTube and talk to your esthetician before moving forward with this.