Winter skincare routine

From my experience my skin has different needs depending on the season – what works perfectly well for me during summer won’t necessarily work for my skin during colder seasons. I think it is true to every girl out there unless you are among the lucky ones who won a gene lottery and happen to inherit perfect skin no matter the weather. Nonetheless it is always best to take care of your skin than totally rely on mother nature. Bad choices tend to catch up with us later on.

My skin needs extra attention in winter with all the cold outside, dry heat inside, extended hot showers and 4th helping of hot cup of coffee. Apparently coffee dehydrates the skin as well! Here’s the fact I did not know. I am among the unlucky girls who’s skin cannot take any of that. It all adds up and the result is dry and thirsty skin. Come winter and I get dry peeling skin and a felling of frustration that accompany it. This year I’ve decided to figure out the way no matter what price. Literally.

 

 


$65 a jar doesn’t give a lot of room for error – you don’t want to be stuck with something so expensive that doesn’t work for you


 

 

I first came across Drunk Elephant about a year ago. I’ve purchased the Intensive Hydration gel in August of last year without having any expectations really, just out of curiosity and good reviews. The skin can always use some extra hydration so I thought I’d give it a try. The results were wonderful and after my fist jar was done I’ve purchased another one without thinking. You can read the full review here by the way.

But unfortunately as weather got colder just using the gel wasn’t enough to keep my skin happy. I needed something a little more serious and thick. Luckily Drunk Elephant just came up with new face cream so I was more than willing to give it a try. But before purchasing a full size ($65 a jar doesn’t give a lot of room for error – you don’t want to be stuck with something so expensive that doesn’t work for you) I got a sample from Sephora and boy was I excited when it worked after just first couple of days. I went ahead and made a purchase.


For me face oils are the best products there are on the market


Another wonderful product I’ve been using from that brand is Marula Facial oil. For me face oils are the best products there are on the market because they work the way you wouldn’t believe. I talked about Argan oil not a long time ago here and I’ve been coveting to try Drunk Elephant Luxury Marula Facial oil. I think the biggest concern with oils most people have is that they think it makes your skin oily. Let me bust that myth once and for all. It absolutely doesn’t! As long as you use quality face oil and give it a little time to absorb. I use my Marula Facial oil in the mornings, give it 10-15 minutes to absorb while I’m having my morning coffee and then apply my makeup.

 


Drunk Elephant skincare is definitely at a higher price range but it is so worth the splurge


The beauty of Drunk Elephant skincare line is that you can use the same products in your morning and night skincare routine (if you don’t count C-Firma™ Day Serum and T.L.C. Framboos™ Glycolic Night Serum, which are for the day use and night use respectively and are wonderful extras rather than necessity in my opinion). Also due to the lack of silicones, all products can be mixed or layered in any order you like.

Drunk Elephant skincare is definitely at a higher price range but all in all it definitely is worth the splurge. For me it paid off every penny. I used to wake up with dehydrated dry skin in the mornings no matter the amount of hydrating cream I used the night before. Even keeping my humidifier working 24/7, drinking 90oz of water and cutting on coffee did not help. But after I started using Drunk Elephant the problem disappeared.

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  • Huseyin

    Great post as usual. You always share useful products. I will go ahead and give this product a try since I have same skin problems.
    Thank you for the post and keep up the great work.

    • Oxana Zhirnova Glynn

      Thank you! 🙂