This time of year can be rough on our skin. Dry air, heated interiors, or sudden shifts in weather can leave skin feeling dry, and looking dull and rough. During Fall and Winter, I focus on hydration, both inside and out. I make sure to drink plenty of water, and dial up the highly moisturizing formulas in my skin care routine.
This post is sponsored by Colleen Rothschild. All opinions and ideas are my own. Products shown were gifted (though I have purchased several of them previously and have used regularly).
I have a high bar for skincare products. I want them to be effective, but they have to feel good too. Anything that leaves my skin feeling tight and dry, or that sits on top of my skin without absorbing doesn’t make it into my routine.
Skin that’s well-moisturized not only feels better, but looks healthier, and will help your makeup look better too.
In the morning…
I tend to have some dark spots (“pigmented lesions”) and sun damage. In between my annual IPL treatments at the dermatologist, I find a Vitamin C serum helps minimize the resurgence of dark spots. Some Vitamin C treatments are messy oils that can stain clothes. But Colleen Rothschild Vitamin C Treatment Complex is a colorless formula that’s more of a cream, so not messy and non-staining!
I’ve been using Colleen Rothschild Complete Eye Cream for the last few months and really like it! One thing I learned from an aesthetician many years ago is to apply eye cream by tapping gently with your ring finger, around the orbital bone and not on the lid. The cream will get where it needs to go.
Colleen Rothschild Extreme Recovery Cream is the moisturizer I’ve been using nightly for the last few months, and I’ve started using it in the morning too. It’s rich but not greasy, and absorbs like a dream.
And of course, I top it all off with a high SPF mineral sunscreen.
I’ve been using Colleen Rothschild Radiant Cleansing Balm for some time now, and absolutely LOVE it. It removes makeup, and leaves my skin feeling clean but soft, not dry. It does have a bit of fragrance (clove?) which I love. It comes with a lovely muslin cleansing cloth too!
Because I use prescription Retin-A most nights, I like to follow up with products that are soothing. Age Renewal Super Serum uses peptides, collagen boosters, amino acids and more to help improve skin’s elasticity and radiance. Feels lovely too!
Once a week or so, I like to give my skin a little extra moisture boost with a hydrating mask that I leave on overnight. Colleen Rothschild Intense Hydrating Mask is perfect for this. It’s not greasy, and my skin is so soft when I wake up the next morning!
👉 Tip: For when we start traveling ✈️ again, one of my “hacks” to protect my skin from dry cabin air is to apply a hydrating mask at the beginning of the flight and remove toward the end with a makeup remover towelette. Magic!
If you’ve been wanting to try Colleen Rothschild skin care but aren’t sure where to start, the Discovery Collection contains travel sizes of some of the best-selling products. It’s a great “sampler” option!
Colleen Rothschild products are cruelty-free, paraben-free, and made in the USA. You can shop not only by product type, but by skin concern (e.g. blemishes, uneven skin tone, etc.). With Winter almost here, it’s a great time to give your skin a little extra TLC!