Skincare Routine

Skincare Routine for Day and Night

It is literally freezing in Chicago today. These below zero temps and dry air are usually awful for my skin. As someone who struggled with dry skin for years, I finally discovered a skincare regime that actually works for me. It’s no fuss, and the products are pretty affordable. So today, I am going to be sharing by Skincare Routine for Day and Night targeted to those with dry skin (like me!).



These, yes five products, are the only things I use. I probably should be using an eye cream, a separate moisturizer for day and night, a toner, a serum, something with spf, and blah blah blah. But really all of those add up in cost and for the first time, a routine has worked for me. I want to eventually add those extras into my routine but right now, I am pretty happy!


Well, when I wake up, I pretty much splash water on my face and then use my Kiehls Panthenol Protein Moisturizing Cream. I don’t use a cleanser in the morning because I don’t want to strip my skin of any more oils, and since I do a really good job of cleaning it in the evening, I don’t feel its necessary all the time.


Since I shower in the evening, my skincare routine usually begins there. I will start by removing my make up off with the Target Up and Up Make-Up Remover Cleansing Towelettes. These are cheap, and for some reason my skin likes them better than the Neutrogena wipes and Say Yes to Cucumbers wipes. I wear waterproof eyeliner and mascara so I need a separate makeup remover for that. I use the Sonia Kashuk Eye Makeup Remover using a cotton pad. Removing make up to me is the MOST IMPORTANT part of my routine. If I don’t do this, my skin will break out. Then I use this gentle and effective cleanser from Trader Joe’s Nourish All-in-One Facial Cleanser. It’s so inexpensive, and lasts forever. I only use about a 1/2 a pump to a pump. Two to Three nights a week, I will cleanse my face using my Clarisonic Mia while in the shower. Then I finish off my night routine with my moisturizer.

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As you can see, this is SUCH a basic routine, but one that works very well for me! What is your skincare routine like? How many products do you use? Leave your answer in the comments below, as I would love to know what you use!



  • Reply Sydney 01/27 at 6:43 pm

    Love, love, love my clarisonic mia! Seriously, couldn’t live without it! Also obsessed with that Kiehls cream and any Kiehls products in general! hehe love this post!

  • Reply Judith DAmato 01/29 at 6:50 pm

    I need to buy the Kiehls Moisture Cream. My dry skin needs a quench. 🙂 Great post!

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