Face the Year Ahead with a Healthy Skin Care Routine

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I cannot believe that the new year is here already. With the new year, comes a lot of new changes.

I am not one to make resolutions, I make overall healthy changes, for good. I plan to face the year ahead and top of mind for me is skin care.

I spend a lot of time trying to look my best throughout the year so I need to really spend the time at home to maintain healthy skin. Especially as wintertime is full of travel for me and the cold and dryness is extra tough on my skin, I need to make cleansing and moisturizing an essential part of my face care routine.

I know you’ve heard me preach how important it is to remove makeup each night, but that is only the beginning of cleansing and a healthy skin care routine. The heart of a healthy skin care routine is a thorough, deep cleanse with plenty of added moisture.

With so many great skin care products at Walmart, it is easy to be confused, so I thought I’d share my four favorites that are at the heart of my healthy skin care routine.

I start my current skin care routine with Simple Cleansing Wipes from Walmart. I know you’ve heard and seen me mention these a few times on the blog and on my Instagram. I just LOVE these Cleansing Wipes as they get the job DONE.

Simple Kind to Skin Cleansing Facial Wipes are no match for even hard-to-remove makeup; the cloths are softer than silk, and are designed for sensitive skin. I use these to remove my makeup and just one wipe works for me.

Next up, I add in a bit of moisturization and dissolve any leftover makeup (you never know what gets deep down into skin) with POND’S Cold Cream.

POND’S Cold Cream Cleanser works quickly and deeply to dissolve makeup, it leaves my skin feeling so soft. I apply a very small amount of the cleanser to my skin and gently massage it in and around, then wipe it off with a warm, wet washcloth. My skin starts to take on a glow after this step.

Next up, I exfoliate. Especially in the cold winter months and when I have stressed skin from traveling a lot, I depend on St. Ives Apricot Scrub. I love that I can grab it at Walmart no matter where I am traveling because I am always stocking up!

You know this one as the apricot scrub that deeply exfoliates for clean, smooth and glowing skin, but did you know that it was made from 100% natural walnut shell powder? It works SO GOOD to gently and effectively deeply exfoliate for clean, glowing skin.

I am obsessed with how smooth my skin feels when I use this scrub, but it is important to only exfoliate a few times a week because exfoliating too much can be drying to the skin. Luckily, I’ve never had an issue with St. Ives.

Finally, when I am doing my Sunday-night spa-nights, I use Noxzema Classic Clean, Original Deep Clean Cleansing Cream; there is nothing like this original classic for a deep down clean.

Noxzema Original Deep Cleansing Cream gives me an ultra-clean refreshing, smooth skin. It has this classic Noxzema refreshing tingle that you need to experience if you haven’t before.

It’s a very deep cleanser that reaches deeply into the pores to remove dirt, oil, and makeup without over drying. I apply this to my skin and leave it on like a mask for a few minutes before rinsing off with a warm, wet washcloth. My skin is left extremely clean with my skin super soft and smooth.

I am not afraid to Face Time my family and friends with no makeup on now that my skin is looking good, healthy and clean. Maintaining my healthy skin care routine throughout the season and year ahead will be key in beautiful skin.


Teri Cosenzi

I'm Teri, your resident beauty expert. While I'm not playing with beauty products, painting my nails or shopping for makeup with my daughter who loves trying products with me, you will probably find me sneaking off to Florida with my husband of over 25 years or cheering on one of my three sons. I like baking, re-decorating, drinking tea, fussing with my flowers and facials.