How to Keep Your Skin Moisturized During Winter

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When the weather gets colder even the oiliest of skin can begin to dry out. I am very picky with the items I use to moisturize my skin, especially my face. Usually I use argan oil because it does the trick and is super lightweight but it doesn’t provide moisture for long periods of time if you have dry skin. Have you ever heard that you should change your skincare routine with the seasons? I have once or twice and it is something I live by. My skin is extremely moody so one day it may be oily and the next feel like sandpaper in spots. Kinda exaggerating but trust me it gets dry. Once it gets to a certain temperature argan oil just doesn’t work for me and I need an actual moisturizer.

I usually try to steer clear of moisturizers because a lot of the ones I’ve tried are very heavy and feel like you are wearing a mask all day. They also rarely dry right and feel super tacky, but when it comes to wearing makeup you NEED a base under your primer that will keep your skin soft instead of rough. Trying to apply makeup when I am not wearing a suitable moisturizer is a nightmare. It creases anywhere it can and if I have a patch of super dry skin my makeup looks like a mess.

I have been fighting those dry skin days this year with Rico Beauty Essentials Retinol Moisturizer. This moisturizer is lightweight and leaves your skin feeling silky smooth long after you apply it. In the past when I saw Retinol on any skincare products it wouldn’t be my go to choice because I thought what 20 year old needs to worry about anit-aging? First, at 20 you are definitely not too young to worry about that, especially as a mom who has a chronic illness. Second, Retinol isn’t just for anti-aging. Retinol helps reduce dark circles associated with sleepless nights, deep set eyes, and under eye bags.

This moisturizer has also become a huge favorite of mine because it works great for sensitive and acne-prone skin. It doesn’t clog pores or irritate the skin. I love how soft my skin feels and how lightweight of a moisturizer it is. 

Do you change up your skincare routine when the weather changes? Let me know some of your favorites in the comments below.