FFF: Winter Skin



Yes, I am really this pale, even in September!

A lot of you guys have been asking me about my skin regimen on here and in my Ask Me box on Tumblr, so I thought I'd dedicate this week's installment of Frizz Free Friday to skin upkeep in the Winter & Fall. Now,  I'm really fair. Like, really really fair, and my skin gets to be a tad more sensitive in the winter since it gets so dry. So here are some of my go-to's when the temperature really starts to drop:


Skin Trip Body Lotion This is something I've had almost my whole life since my parents use it too. You can pretty much find this at any health food store, or here. If a coconut and ocean breeze had a baby, it'd smell like Skin Trip. This might be the lightest, best-smelling, best all-purpose moisturizer out there. What I love about this the most is that it absorbs super quickly, it's crazy effective at relieving chapped skin and it's light enough to put on your face too.

Nude Cleansing Oil The fact that I use this stuff is proof that getting samples of beauty products out during Fashion Week is effective marketing. I first started using this lovely cleanser when I received it in a gift bag from VPL. If you have dry skin or sensitive skin, it's better to go with a cream or oil cleanser that will keep moisture in. It might seem a bit weird to wash your face with oil, but it's amazing, and trust me, it doesn't clog your pores.

Kiehl's Ultra Facial Moisturizer And this would be my facial moisturizer. Again, it's light and works with all skin types. Pretty basic, actually.

Benefit It's Potent! Pore-fessional Eye Cream One of my main goals in life is to have the practically immaculate complexion my Mom has by the time I'm her age. I did inherit her dark circles though, and since the under eye area has the thinnest layer of skin on one's body, it's important to keep it protected. I'm 19 and I don't use any other age complexion products, but I do use an eye cream, I specifically use this one because it's, one more time, incredibly light.

Kerstin Florian Rehydrating Neroli Water This might be more of an aroma therapy situation since it smells AMAZING, but I carry this in my bag to rehydrate or wake up a bit more in school especially or whenever I need it. Just a spritz and I'm good. *On a side note, Kerstin Florian's Correcting Eye Rescue is one of those products that is 100% worth how ridiculously expensive it is. I tried a box sample of it back during NYFW and the stuff really de-puffs and makes you look a thousand times more awake. You saturate these eye pads with the Neroli Water and keep them on for about 10 minutes, after which time you look brighter and more awake. Craziness.

Neutrogena's Ultimate Sport Spray Sunblock SPF 70 Some people are addicted to watching Parenthood or No Reservations, some people are addicted to eating Pocky, some people are addicted to many other things, but my name is Claire Geist, and I'm addicted to sunblock. There is not one thing on this planet I use more than sunscreen, and I especially make sure to use it in the winter when the sun is super strong and light is reflecting and bouncing everywhere. I like sunscreen spray because it's non-greasy and dries super quick. The rule of thumb also tends to be SPF 50 or go home.

Lumene Sensitive Cleansing Wipes And finally, one of my biggest time savers. Really effective at removing all sorts of whatever makeup you have on and they're unscented, which is a big one for me because when they are scented, they tend to sting the crap out of my eyes. Pond's pads are amazing too for general skin cleansing, like, really amazing, but I prefer to use those in the summer since they have the possibility of drying out my skin in the winter.

Some other tips for keeping skin great during the chilliest of days:

-Don't stress out! More than anything, stress is what causes me to break out. I mean, obviously i can't tell you to not get stressed about something, but be sure to do something nice for yourself and do something that makes you happy for a good portion of the day. Kiss your boyfriend/girlfriend, make some cookies, treat yourself to a new shirt, whatever makes you calm down will help!

-Hydrate! Water, seltzer & tea are the best, but if you do drink sweetened drinks, don't go for something with fake sugar since ingredients like Aspartame are really awful for your skin

-Clean your pillowcases and sheets regularly. This is a big one. This is something that will show visible results since you wouldn't believe how must nastiness gets trapped in your pillows and you put your face on it for hours and hours every night! Hop to it!


  1. You have the most beautiful snow white skin, and it really suits you and your beautiful locks.
    By the way, adoring those leopard print booties!

    Eda ♥


  2. Your skin looks amazing Claire! Currently loving some of the products that you used. Have a great weekend!

    The Owl Girl

  3. You have great skin! I've been thinking about trying out Nude's cleansing oil. I might give it a whirl.



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