A Skincare Routine that Works :: Celebrating Winter Skin Relief Day

Monday, January 8, 2018

Disclosure: This post has been sponsored by CeraVe®. All thoughts and reviews are my own.

Winter has barely started and man, I am itching for the sun and warm weather already.

Well, literally I am itching actually.

You see, that's another problem with the winter season - my skin gets so dry and itchy, I can't even handle it. This year I decided to tackle the problem head on and find a solution that would work. And considering today is Winter Skin Relief Day, I thought it would only be appropriate to share with you my winter skincare routine that I use to help tackle this winter skin issue.

So what is Winter Skin Relief Day anyway?
Winter Skin Relief Day is celebrated on January 8th and brings awareness to all the extra attention your winter skin needs.  We know the temperatures are dropping outside - I mean, it was a balmy -11 yesterday here in Indy. That means we are rising those thermostats inside, which saps the amount of moisture in the air, and unfortunately, our skin is first to notice. As winter quickly kicks into high gear, Winter Skin Relief Day reminds us of all the ways we can protect our skin under the harshest elements.

One of my least favorite parts of winter are dry skin. I hate washing my face in the morning or at night and basically feeling like my face is crisping off layer by layer. I'd say my skin type is normal to dry but no matter what I used in the past, my face never felt hydrated enough. I recently started using CeraVe® Skincare products and to be honest - I'm really hooked. The products were developed by dermatologists and is the first and only brand to offer a complete line of advanced skincare products that contain an exclusive combination of ceramides 1, 3 and 6-11. 

Say what? What in the world are ceramides? 

The glue that holds skin cells together, ceramides keep moisture in and irritants out while restoring your natural skin. CeraVe® products use patented MVE technology that releases ingredients slowly over 24 hours, allowing them to absorb into the skin to hydrate and nourish, as well as restore and lock in moisture to protect your skin.  My daily skincare routine is on point for my skin and I have yet to feel like a piece of sandpaper.

I thought it may be helpful to share with you what my skincare routine has been lately because if you are like me, you aren't a huge fan of the crunchy, crispy skin feeling either.

My Daily Skincare Routine

Morning - One of the first things I do in the morning is wash my face. Now I am using CeraVe® Hydrating Facial Cleanser which contains hyaluronic acid to help retain skin’s natural moisture while removing dirt, oil and makeup all while cleansing, hydrating, restoring and protecting my skin. Once my face is dry, I use two pumps of CeraVe® Skin Renewing Day Cream with Broad Spectrum SPF 30 Sunscreen. This cream is designed to reduce the look of fine lines and wrinkles because unfortunately I was not nice to my skin when I was younger. I love that it is light and not too heavy and is a perfect moisturizer for my face before applying my makeup for the day.

Nighttime - I have consistently washed my face every night since I can't even remember when. There is something about washing away a long day before crawling into bed for the night. After using my CeraVe® Hydrating Facial Cleanse, I apply CeraVe® Skin Renewing Night Cream to my face. I simply dot the cream around my eyes, frown lines and forehead and then blend it all together. This cream also contains hyaluronic acid, ultimately helping reduce the look of tired skin and supporting skin elasticity plus is a great moisturizer.

But it's not only my face that gets hit hard during the winter, my hands also are a hot mess. Being a teacher and mom of three littles, I am CONSTANTLY washing my hands. I mean, hello Flu Season. So my hands are super dry and rough. CeraVe® Healing Ointment (National Eczema Association Seal of Acceptance) is an essential product for my winter skincare regime. provides your skin with the intense, long-lasting moisturization it craves during the winter time. This oitment is combined with a non-greasy gentle formula that soothes, temporarily protects and helps to relieve dry, chapped and chafed skin caused by the colder air. I can throw the tube into my purse for on the go and keep the jar right in my bathroom to use after washing my hands. 

My sweet Remy's bum has been red and dry lately too! I mean think about it - the poor kid is sleeping in a cold, wet diaper for 12+ hours a night in these frigid temperatures outside! So for part of our nighttime routine, I coat her bummy with CeraVe® Baby Healing Ointment before putting on her diaper because it helps treat and prevent diaper rash by helping to keep wetness out, while soothing and temporarily protecting and relieving chapped and cracked skin. 

It's only January and I'm over this weather. Funny thing is next week the temperatures are supposed to be back into the forties but then drop right back down to the low twenties. I mean seriously Indiana weather, make up your mind.

Share with me!
What are your winter skincare tips? How do you protect your skin from the harsh elements of the winter season?

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