With the weather dropping from almost 80° to 20° in a matter of days and a winter weather watch in effect for tonight and tomorrow, it’s my skin that’s been a little confused. Since women of color tend to experience drier skin in the colder months and oilier skin in the warmer months, such sudden fluctuations in temperature could have me bouncing around my facial products like a yo-yo.
About a year ago, I realized that there are three products that I can keep in my regimen all year round without compromising the condition of my skin. The best thing is that they’re very inexpensive. I’ve included links to them, below, and they are paid affiliate links. That just means that I’ll receive a small compensation if you should purchase from them.
Now that the legalities have been tended to, back to it.
Each of these products are great for changing skin for the changing skin of ages 35 and over because they’re gentle. Another reason I chose to include them in my regimen is because they have no parabens, sulfates or alcohol in them.
My makeup remover wipes have to smell nice. Symphony Beauty Makeup Cleansing Wipes aren’t too “smelly” and they work very well on my skin (which has a tendency to express when it doesn’t like something – in the form of red blotches). I’m not quite sure how effective the collagen is in them (I can’t imagine it’s much good, if any), but they definitely don’t make my face feel tight and dry like some I’ve tried.
African Shea Butter is one of my favorite products to use, hands down. I only use 100% Shea Butter and it locks in moisture, protects my skin from the sun and serves as a great primer.
Burts Bees Intense Hydration Moisturizing Cleanser is a creamy cleanser that removes dirt without drying my skin out completely. I’ll usually alternate this with some of my other cleansing products, but I find myself using it at least once a day.
What are your favorite go to skincare products for any kind of weather?