Combatting Winter Skin



Happy rainy Wednesday, y'all! If you live in Atlanta, how AMAZING was the weather yesterday? It's funny how right after the holidays are done, I am so OVER winter but we still have months left. Yesterday felt more like spring and it was A-OK with me! Today I'm talking about combatting dry, dull winter skin during these colder, drier months. If you're like me, your skin gets SUPER dry in the winter. I also feel like I get to a point where I'm lacking so much color that there is no brightness or color in my face at all. Here are a few things I've been doing this winter to combat those things...

1 | Micro-needling
Y'all... this was a game changer for me. I've never done micro-needling before but I have several acne scars on my face that have always bothered me, along with pretty uneven skintone. Basically I have never been one of those people who felt like they could leave the house without at least a little makeup. This micro-needling treatment at Youthtopia MedSpa was incredible and it's been almost 3 weeks since I did it now and my skin is SO much more even, absorbs my products better, my acne scars are now hardly noticeable my skin just FEELS better. I plan to do this every couple of months because I can't tell you how much of a difference it made! There's a little video for you below (please don't be frightened by my appearance! Ignore my massive double chin... I'm telling myself it's because of the terrible angle but I probably need to start doing chin sculpting exercises...)
 *If you're interested in any of their treatments, mention my name and get $25 off!*


2 | This Countermatch serum
I've used this so much in the last couple months, I'm already ready for a refill. It feels good, smells good and is light on your skin while also being deeply moisturizing.


3 | Self-tanner to the rescue!
If you need some color, self-tanner to the rescue! I have tried so many of these - pricey and drugstore brands - and my favorite since college is Neutrogena Micro-Mist. They've recently redone their scent to not smell so self-tanner-y which is great. I get the 'medium' color and I spray it all over my body after the shower each day until I get the color I want. It doesn't take long! For your face, just spray in your hands and rub all over your face. I have also heard great things about this Clarins product that I plan to try!


4 | GLOPro
This is like a very 'mini' version of micro-needling that you can do at home a few times a week. I do it all over my face 2-3 nights a week after cleansing and before applying my products. It has worked wonders on my skin! 

5 | Mario Badescu Facial Spray
I got this as a gift and it is incredible. I spray it on my face a couple times throughout the day - under makeup or ontop. It immediately refreshes my skin and adds moisture to it, giving a glowy, bright dewy feel. You can't beat the price tag on this one! 


Have any of y'all tried micro-needling? What are your favorite winter skin remedies? I'd love to hear them!