The start of a new season doesn’t only mean we have to adjust our wardrobes, but also our trusty skincare routines. We have to adapt to new weather conditions, which may have harsh effects on our skin. Switching from summer to winter can be especially drying, with the transition from humid to cold weather, and silky smooth skin can change into dull, dry and uneven skin overnight. So what’s a girl to do?
Well, usually I jump right onto Google to find an answer, such as product suggestions and skincare advice. I also find myself on lookfantastic.com (one of our favorite online shopping sites for skincare products!) at least once a day (just browsing, you know...). You never know what new product or deal you might discover!
By chance I discovered an amazing deal on one of my go-to skincare brands, Murad, who had an Age Reform gift box on special that contained one full size Hydro-Dynamic Ultimate Moisturizer (it’s been my go-to moisturizer this past year!), a full size AHA/BHA Exfoliating Cleanser (sounds perfect for dry, winter skin!) and also a sample size Collagen Infused Serum (the answer to younger-looking skin!). I placed an order, a couple of weeks later my box arrived, and I started using this easy 3-step skincare routine. Did it work and reverse my dry, winter skin? Scroll down to find out...
STEP 1: Murad Age Reform AHA/BHA Exfoliationg Cleanser
This cleanser’s consistency is creamy and almost has a cooling effect on your skin upon application. It contains jojoba beads (which gently exfoliates skin), and other exfoliating agents; salicylic acid, lactic acid, and glycolic acid, which reveals younger-looking skin by loosening dulling buildup on the skin’s surface. I rub it gently all over my skin and wash it off with cool water. It removes makeup and dirt effectively, and leaves my skin squeaky clean and smooth. Now I wake up with bright and soft skin.
STEP 2: Murad Rapid Collagen Infusion
After washing my face with the exfoliationg cleanser, I apply the Rapid Callagen Infusion serum which feels amazing and velvety soft on your skin, literally plumping your skin with moisture and collagen, filling lines and making skin appear and feel smooth. After application, my skin has a silky look and feel to it. This is literally Botox in a bottle!
STEP 3: Murad Hydro-Dynamic Ultimate Moisture
Next, I apply my all time favorite moisturizer, the Hydro-Dynamic Ultimate Moisture, which I've been using religiously day and night for the past year. I love how this moisturizer sinks right into my skin as soon as it’s applied, making my skin feel super silky (not greasy!) on the outside, with all the moisture penetrating deep into my skin (right where it belongs).
After using this routine for only 3 days, I could already see and feel a difference. My skin has transformed back to it's pre-winter, smooth and glowy complexion and has been like that ever since. I've been using these products for a month and the results are still consistent and not once have my skin felt even an itch of dryness.
Get the Murad Age Reform set here.