Winter Skincare

Winter skincare

I change up my skincare routine based on the season.ย  Winter seems to wreak the most havoc, so I pull out some of the “big guns” to make sure my skin stays hydrated.

Below are my favorite products for this time of year.


My daily routine during the winter months includes a bit more product than the other three seasons, partly due to the drier air.

Morning Routine

Micellar Water

Micellar water, also known as cleansing water, is somewhat of a new product. Each morning I apply it to my face and neck using cotton rounds. My skin has a tendency to get super dried out of traditional cleansers, so the micellar water is much gentler. My go-to is below!

Pixi Glow Tonic

I was first introduced to toner and in particular Pixi Beauty’s Glow Tonic a little over a year ago. The toner is applied to my face using the same type of cotton rounds as used with the micellar water.

I couldn’t believe that there would still be “stuff” on my face even after cleansing. The Glow Tonic gives me that extra clean feeling and tightens my skin.

My big guy uses the wipes every morning – I love it!

Eye cream

The skin around your eyes is very delicate and thin, so it’s super important to find a cream that is both sensitive and moisturizing. My all-time favorite is the Full Circle Day Formula by Circadia.


Before I apply moisturizer, I make sure I apply my Circadia Vitamin C Reversal Serum. You only need a few drops to help tighten your skin and promote collagen creation.

Moisturizer with Sunscreen

I cannot profess enough the importance of sunscreen. It doesn’t matter if it is sunny or cloudy out, if you’re going to be outdoors for ten minutes or ten hours.

You NEED to apply sunscreen.

AND, you need to reapply the sunscreen throughout the day.

I visit my dermatologist annually for a thorough skin check. This past time she discussed an interesting fact. Even though when we drive, we have the glass windows between us and the sun, the rays still penetrate through. Ever notice that the left side of your face has a bit more color and or/darker spots than the right?

Right now I am switching back and forth between a few moisturizers. My most-used ones are:

Nighttime Routine

Face wash

I am obsessed with the Circadia Micro Exfoliating Honey cleanser. Aside from the heavenly scent, my skin feels amazing afterward.

I go back and forth between the honey exfoliator and the Cleansing Gel with Salicytic Acid.


Kiehl’s Midnight recovery serum has been my go-to for the past two years.

Eye Cream

I opt for the Circadia Full Circle Night Formula or the Kiehl’s Midight Recovery eye cream as part of my nighttime routine.

Night Cream

I am officially obsessed with the Circadia Night Time Repair cream. It is heavy enough to quench my skin, but not too heavy as to clog my pores. I also love the scent!

Lash Boost

Rodan & Fields Last Boost is the last step in my nighttime routine. I saw initial results after about four weeks of nightly use, and love it! I only have to apply one coat of mascara in the AM to look bright-eyed and bushy tailed.


My skin gets DRY. I try to drink a lot of water throughout the day, but the products you use can definitely make a difference.

Body Wash and Scrub

I’m all about the Dove body wash, but also switch off with a body scrub to help exfoliate – removing the dry skin is key! When I use a cream body wash I do use an exfoliating wash cloth. Every little bit counts.

Body Lotion

My new favorite body lotions are either the body butter from Trader Joe’s or this new one that I received from Anthropologie. I am loving the Coconut scented version, but there are a handful to choose from.


Shampoo and Conditioner

I read somewhere that you should switch off between shampoo and conditioners, so I keep two different ones of each in my shower.

L’Oreal EverStrong has done wonders for my thin hair. My stylist even noticed a difference in the strength and thickness. This will forever be in my shower!

I swap between the L’Oreal and Kevin Murphy’s RePair series – shampoo, rinse, and leave-in product.

Hair Masks

Yes, there is a product called a hair mask! Your hair, just like your skin, is exposed to the elements and needs a little TLC.

Once a week I use one of the masks below. I shampoo and condition my hair, then slap on the mask and do the rest of my shower-related items.

Your hair will thank you!

What’s Next?

I hope these recommendations help during the cold winter months. What products do you swear by? I’d love to know!

About The Author

Dana Peller

Dana Peller

Iโ€™m a wife, mom, biz owner, writer, creator, and TV personality. My days are accomplished with a dash of flair, lots of style, and fueled by coffee.

About The Author

Dana Peller

Dana Peller

Iโ€™m a wife, mom, biz owner, writer, creator, and TV personality. My days are accomplished with a dash of flair, lots of style, and fueled by coffee.

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41 thoughts on “Winter Skincare”

  1. Alexandra

    I recently discovered Micellar water, and am so pleased with the results!
    I will have to check out your other product recommendations ๐Ÿ™‚
    I need to start using hair masks, too!

    1. Amanda, that is AWESOME! You are probably taking great care of your skin, making sure those breakouts don’t occur!!!

  2. I need to try these out for sure. I’ve been wanting to find some good products for my skin, especially in the winter when it is so dry.

  3. Great post! Micellar water is incredible, I’ve been using it for about 2 years now as a makeup remover and it’s a million times better than all the wipes.

    1. Thank you, Julie! I completely agree with you that micellar works wonders compared to the wipes!

  4. Considering we live in FL, the weather is pretty much the same all year long. So, I don’t really have to change my routine.

  5. My skin tends to get dry in the winter, when the weather is very cold. Whilst most of the year I don’t use hand creme, in winter it’s a must for me.

  6. Bindu Thomas

    Wow..these all looks like great skin product for the winter. My skin is too fast to get dry and tired. I want to check them out soon fast.

  7. This is great! I love trying new skincare, even though I live in Florida and we don’t get much of a winter.. or weather is so hot/cold that it can do some damage to the skin!

    1. It is a lot of products, but my skin gets SUPER dry. The hair masks are used once a week though.

  8. My skin 100% needs a bit of a different routine when it comes to the winter. These are some great sounding products as well and I’ve been looking for a new micellar water to try.

    1. Sarah, the Garnier one I use is great because it is for sensitive skin. AND it takes off my waterproof mascara ๐Ÿ™‚

  9. Fatima Torres

    I’ve always felt that a nighttime skincare routine can be quite rewarding. Loved how you threw in Pixi beauty products.

  10. Gladys Nava

    Wow! You have lists of amazing products! I hope that all the products you share to us are also there in my country. Skin routine is so important to make your skin healthy!

  11. I am familiar with some of the skin products you mention above. On the long winter months moisturizer is my best friend. My skin can easily get dry and it hurts when when you get some cuts.

  12. You have recommended great skin care products here. I absolutely love pixi! Need to check Micellar water out now!

  13. I use a night lotion and a body moisturising lotion during the winter as my skin gets really dry and itchy.

  14. I’ve been seeing Pixi around quite a bit lately. I’m getting more and more curious to give it a try.

  15. Now that I am getting up there in years, I should really up my skincare routine. However, I am terribly lazy and still only use lotion.

  16. Lots of great beauty product suggestions. I like Fresh Beauty and Kiehls products.

  17. These all seem like pretty good products! I donโ€™t really have a good skin care routine.

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