Winter Skincare for Oily Skin

The winter months bring fluffy snow and holiday joy, but also harsh winds, dry air and freezing temperatures that can completely change the way your skin behaves. I have super oily skin that requires a lot of maintenance because it's acne prone and extremely sensitive. During the winter months, my skin especially acts up because of how dry the air is. Through much trial and error throughout my years testing skin care products, I finally found a routine that helps keep my skin at bay. If you have oily sensitive skin like me, here are some products to try!

1.) Cleanser 

Cleansers can be extremely stripping and actually dry the skin out more with sulfates and other chemicals. I've found that jelly cleansers are actually great for removing the dirt and makeup, but also keeping my skin moistrized. My favorite cleanser to use is Glossier's Milky Jelly Cleanser ($18). The consistency is exactly how it sounds and is extremely gentle for those with sensitive skin. If you don't want to go through the hassle of waiting for shipping, I've found that La Roche-Posay Toleraine Hydrating Gentle Cleanser ($15) is a great alternative. You also get more product with La Roche-Posay for cheaper!

2.) Moisturizer

The most important thing and also the most tedious thing about oily skin is finding a great moistrizure that keeps your skin hydrated, but doesn't leave an oily film over your face. The scariest thing for me to try were face oils. I always thought that face oils would just make my face even more oily than it already had been, but that is in fact a complete myth. The best that I've tried has been is the Kypris' Beauty Elixer II in Healing Bouquet ($80) which is a more viscous oil that seeps right into your skin. Another great oil that I have tried is Living Liberation's Seabuckthorn Best Skin Ever ($22) which is a great oil to use at night. 

If skin oils aren't your favorite, the best cream moistrizer that I've tried has been First Aid Beauty's Ultra Repair Cream ($32). A little goes a long way and I've found that it actually helps a lot with clearing my acne. 

3.) Body 

The skin on your body is just as important as the skin on your face. My hands and legs especially get dry during the winter and Goē Oil ($49) has been my saving grace for my hands. As for my body, I've found that mixing oils with my moistrizer has helped imensely with adding additional moisture to my skin. My favorite has been roseship oil which is rich in fatty acids and also extremely affordable. 

In addition to all of these things, a humidifier during the winter will be a saving grace as well as drinking plenty of water! What goes into your body will truely affect how your skin. 

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