How to Layer a Nighttime Winter Skincare Routine

Posted by Brenda Smit-James on

Are you struggling with winter dry skin? The best way to care for dry skin in winter is to moisturize, moisturize, and moisturize, even more, by layering your nighttime winter skincare routine.

Woman with Winter Dry Skin

Establishing a comprehensive nighttime skincare routine is an ideal way to optimize hydration and relieve winter dryness.

Here are the how-to steps to layer your Annique nighttime skincare products for optimal hydration.

 Step #1

Lucid Calming Cleansing Crème

Cleanse your skin once a day, at night, to not over-dry the skin. You don't want to remove too many of the natural oils from the skin. For this reason too, use a cream cleanser which is gentler on the skin than a gel cleanser.

Both Annique's cream cleansers, the Hydrafine Gentle Cleanser for Normal Skin and the Lucid Calming Cleansing Crème for Dry Skin, fit the bill. They also do a fabulous job of removing eye makeup.

Step #2

Essense Moisture Serum

Treat your skin to the best serum for winter dry skin with the Essense Moisture Serum. A serum cares for your skin by penetrating deeper into the skin cells than a moisturizer or cream.

The Essense Moisture Serum contains vitamin E and hyaluronic acid. Hyaluronic acid is a humectant which means that it attracts, maintains, and preserves moisture in the skin. Help it along by layering your skincare products, and by drinking Rooibos tea and water.

Step #3

Forever Young Youth Restoring Masque

Apply an overnight cream-based mask. Leaving the mask on overnight will give your skin an intense moisture treatment.

Choose between Annique’s Forever Young Youth Restoring Masque for anti-aging or the Essense Moisture Masque for, well, moisture and hydration.

Step #4

 Essense Miracle Tissue Oil

Lavish your skin with Annique's number one everything product, the Essense Miracle Tissue Oil. This Tissue Oil nourishes and heals the skin with 6 botancial ingredients: Rooibos Oil, Boabab Oil, Rosehip Oil, Sweet Almond Oil, Vitamin E Oil and Soybean Oil.

Truth be told, the Essense Miracle Tissue Oil can be used from top to toe.

Step #5

Forever Young Eye Crème

Of course, what is a skincare routine without applying our eye cream? Relieve dryness in the tender eye area with Annique’s Forever Young Eye Crème.

Remember to also target the lines in the upper lip area.

Step #6

Forever Young Revitalising Cream

Annique’s crown product, the Forever Young Revitalising Cream is applied after applying the moisture serum, the overnight mask, and the tissue oil which all penetrate deeper into the skin.

The Forever Young Revitalising Cream is Annique’s number one selling product because is trusted to slow aging and to firm the skin. It simply works.

Step #7

Forever Young Crème de Nuit

The next step is Annique’s big gun night cream, the Forever Young Crème de Nuit. This popular night cream is ideal for winter dry skin and for more mature skin.

For younger or less dry skin, consider the Lucid Optimal Night Revewal for Dry Skin or the Hydrafine Replenishing Night Cream for Normal Skin.   

Step #8

Lucid HydraRestore Freshener

Finally, hydrate your skin with a freshener. Annique’s fresheners are pivotal in balancing the pH level of your skin and reducing dryness.They also help to minimize pores.

I have used an Annique freshener for years and I attribute this product, particularly, for balancing the pH level of my skin so that I no longer have an oily T-zone. Don't skip this step!


There you have it: an ideal Annique nighttime skincare routine to optimize hydration.

Click here to download a .pdf which outlines in which order to use all the Annique products.

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