While we’ve been very spoiled with warm weather here in Charleston during December and some of January, it now feels like winter. Along with cold temps comes dry skin but I’ve got the best skincare routine figured out that really works in keeping my skin hydrated! It took some trial and error but these products have by far been the best for keeping dry winter skin at bay.
- Step 1 AM/PM – Cleanser:
I usually only wash my face in the evening, though I will in the morning every once in a while! I use the Countertime Cleansing Oil for a gentle rinse and to take off makeup. If I’m feeling extra dry I’ll use the Cleansing Balm and scrub my face really well with a wash cloth.
- Step 2 AM/PM – Toner:
Countertime Mineral Essence – I love this one for maintaining the skin’s moisture barrier and it also helps the skin to absorb the other products used, which is really important. You want everything to work to the best of its’ ability. If you have sensitive skin, I’d recommend the Everything Spray by Primally Pure instead. (The code CAITM10 will save you 10% on your first order with Primally Pure!)
- Step 3 AM/PM – Serum:
Countermatch Intense Moisture Serum – This instantly hydrates, has antioxidants to protect the skin and feels lightweight which is a big plus for me, I don’t like feeling like I have a bunch of stuff on my face!
- Step 4 AM – Moisturizer:
Countermatch Adaptive Moisture Lotion – Lightweight and adapts to the skin throughout the day, giving it the hydration it needs, when it needs it. This is one of my absolute favorite day creams.
- Step 4 PM – Moisturizer:
Countertime Supreme Cream – This night cream is by far the best I’ve ever tried. It is so luxurious feeling and lasts 6+ months! It’s super hydrating and supports elasticity, minimizing fine lines and wrinkles. If you’re just starting out with a routine and don’t want to buy all of the things, you can use the Adaptive Moisture Cream (above) in the evening instead of this night cream. That being said, if you’re looking to treat yourself, I highly recommend this one 🙂
- Bonus 1 – Extra Moisturizer:
No. 3 Balancing Facial Oil – Mix about 2-3 drops into your moisturizer. I don’t do this every time but like to add in a facial oil a few times a week. It smells so good and is a little pick-me-up!
- Bonus 2 – 1x Weekly Treatment:
Use the Cleansing Balm instead of moisturizer for a deep overnight treatment. Just rub it into your face and leave it on, rinsing in the morning. (I don’t recommend this for sensitive skin)
- Bonus 3 – 3x Weekly Treatment:
Overnight Resurfacing Peel -15 botanical acids hydrate, remove dull surface skin cells, soothe, and help brighten complexion with this leave-on overnight peel – This is one of my favorites and my customers love it too! Gives a big bang for your buck, for sure.
- Bonus 4 –3x Weekly Treatment:
Vitamin C Serum – This has two forms of vitamin C and instantly brightens skin – no joke, I notice a difference right after I put it on). Reduces the appearance of dark spots and has turmeric and camu camu (loaded with antioxidants) to protect your skin.
Again, this is the exact routine I use day and night that delivers results while being non-toxic. If you’re looking for a skincare routine that is tailored to your skin’s specific needs, email me or message me on Instagram and we’ll chat!
Ways to save:
If you’re a new Beautycounter customer, enter the code CLEANFORALL20 at checkout and you’ll get 20% off your first order!
Also, the very best way to save with Beautycounter is through their “Band of Beauty” rewards program. The $29 membership gets you 10% back in product credit (so as an example, if you spend $150, you’ll have $15 in your account to use the next time you shop), a product welcome gift (hint-hint: it’s the Charcoal Mask + Overnight Resurfacing Peel!) and free shipping on orders over $100. You can add it to your cart HERE. This ends up saving my customers a lot of money and I recommend it to anyone who thinks they will order more than one time!
For Primally Pure, use the code “CaitM10” for 10%-off your first order! If you’re looking to really maximize this code- the items from Primally Pure I love aside from the Everything Spray I mentioned above, include their Dry Shampoo, Deodorant (we love tea tree and lavender), Body Butter, and Chapstick!