Morning Winter Skin Care Routine

- Beauty, Skincare

As the temperatures continue to be lovely around these parts – I have been really struggling with keeping my skin moisturized and keeping my makeup in place for the day. I have stepped up morning routine a bit to ensure I stay moisturized throughout the day and don’t have to deal with dry skin by 5 p.m.

Here is a look into what I’m using and why I love the products!

morning skincare routine


1. Murad Clarifying Cleanser has been one of my favorite cleansers of all time – seriously. It is gentle, but I really feel like it does a good job deep cleaning and preventing new breakouts.


2. I next put on Murad’s Age Intensive Diffusing Serum – if you have a serum packed with antioxidants and hydrators, make sure to put it on before your moisturizer to really get into your skin. This serum is formulated with a protein complex, antioxidants and hydrators to help approve the appearance of skin and give a youthful glow. I never think it is too early to use anti-aging products, and any product with extra hydrators in it is helping me out with my winter skin right now!

3. I apply Murad’s Age-Balancing Moisturizer all over my face – this is another anti-aging product and it feels so hydrating when you apply it. It also smells great – a good refreshing scent in the morning.


4. I apply a second moisturizer – Josie Maran’s Argan Daily Moisturizer. This has a very thin consistency, so it is the moisturizer I use on my chest, neck and another layer on my face. This moisturizer is SPF 47, so I’m helping to protect any exposed areas of skin!


5. Unfortunately, no matter how hard I try – I still end up with chapped lips. Medicated Blistex always feels good and seems to help heal them pretty quickly!

6. I have also been using Josie Maran’s Argan Infinity Cream – named so because it has infinity uses – to help repair cracked skin (trust me I apply lotion almost always after washing my hands and this weather is still causing cracked skin), I will place it on my hands, on my lips, around my eyes or anywhere that needs extra moisture and attention! It is a wonderful product and I highly recommend it.

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    February 18, 2015 at 8:17 PM

    I definitely find myself taking more care of my skin in the winter too because it dries out so easily. During the summer I don’t have to work as hard to have good skin.

    Jessica @ Sunny Days and Starry Nights

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    February 19, 2015 at 7:32 AM

    This winter is absolutely SLAYING my skin. No moisture at alllll! I need to try some Josie Maran products- I’ve heard great things!

    Le Stylo Rouge

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    February 19, 2015 at 8:19 AM

    Why won’t winter give us a break? I woke up again with chapped lips and dry skin!

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    February 19, 2015 at 8:36 AM

    We have a lot of the same favorites! I swear by that Murad cleanser too. I love how it prevents breakouts but isn’t super drying. It’s a savior!

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    February 19, 2015 at 9:00 AM

    YOU TAKE BEAUTIFUL CARE OF YOUR SKIN RACHEL. No wonder your face always looks flawless! Argain oil is our best friend for Winter!

    Take care, Ada. =)

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    February 19, 2015 at 10:45 AM

    I love Murad, my office is right next to them. I use the cleanser and eye cream, I love how they make my skin feel. Winter is especially necessary to keep our skin looking healthy without drying out.

    XO Chelsea

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    two birds
    February 19, 2015 at 4:30 PM

    Oh, my skin is SO dry right now. Winter!!! I am loving rosehip seed oil as a moisturizer. I’ll have to check out that argan oil, too!

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    February 20, 2015 at 4:27 AM

    The winter has taken it’s toll on my hair most. I need to put a moisture mask on it, especially my scalp. My skin hasn’t been too bad. I switched to using oils instead of creams and that helped a lot!! These look like great products :)) Happy Friday doll xx

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    February 20, 2015 at 11:00 AM

    I absolutely love that josie maran argan cream. I just bought it the other day and it is seriously a life saver, my hands are so dry sometimes too and it helps so much. Great post!

    Lauren | Disco Daydream

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