Skincare Routine

As we move into colder weather and away from constant humidity I find myself moisturizing more and moving away from my oil control products to ones that create a more dewy glow.

For the most part my skincare has the same amount of products in it, I just use lighter ones in the hotter months and more intensive ones when it’s colder.

As I have previously mentioned I start off by removing my makeup at night with my Clinique Take the Day Off Cleansing Balm (Click here to read my product spotlight!). This gets every stitch of makeup off so my skin can be reading for cleansing.


In the winter I like using a cream cleanser that’s just really gentle and leaves my face with a really clean feeling. My go-to is Fresh’s Soy Face Cleanser ($38.00). It’s got a subtle calming scent and can be used on all skin types.

Next I grab my toner. I’ve used quite a few of these, some help with acne, some are for brightening but overall I like ones that calm redness. I use Neutrogena’s Alcohol Free Toner ($7.99), it helped balance out my skin, honestly, when I haven’t used it I notice a more uneven skin tone and the texture of my skin is more haphazard (oily in some places, dry in others).


Before going to bed I grab a face oil or an intensive night cream and then I use my eye cream (which is actually just Eucerin’s Aquaphor healing ointment!). Aquaphor ($14.29) was suggested to me by one of my friend’s older sisters who does makeup freelance. She said it’s what all makeup artists tell their clients to get a really hydrated eye area, and I love it! I just keep a big tub next to my bed so I never forget.


My favorite night oil is Kiehl’s Midnight Recovery Oil Concentrate ($46.00), I swear by this stuff when it gets colder and the air is super dry. It doesn’t give me any excess oil and brightens up my skin. Lastly, my night cream, which I’ve been using all throughout college and still use, it never fails to disappoint. Aveeno Positively Radiant Night Cream ($12.72), This cream makes my skin baby soft and actually helps control my oil.

I would love to hear any suggestions for great products to keep skin hydrated and glowing!

Happy Reading!

Maura xoxo


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