During the colder seasons, my skin tends to get really dry and tight.  And since winter is around the corner, I've already changed my skincare routine to include more deep cleansing and moisturizing daily!  There are so many great products out there, but I recently discovered a brush that has worked wonders for my skin - the Magnitone Lucid Cleansing Brush!
Step 1 - Cleansing:
For the best results, it's important to start any skin care routine with cleansers that are tailored to your skin type.  For me, I look for products that are for oily to combination skin.  I'm especially loving items that contain charcoal, which I've found helps absorb oils.  Once you have a favorite cleanser,  it's time to get a cleaning tool to help with that deep cleansing!
I tested out the Magnitone Lucid Brush, though it looks like they have a similar brush here!  What I love about this brush the most is that it has preset times to help guide the cleaning process.  Once you start the brush and lather up your cleanser of choice, you have 20 seconds to clean the forehead and brow area before it beeps.  The next 20 seconds is to clean the cheeks, from the ears to the lips.  After the second beep, you end with the t-zone.  Once a minute is up, the brush automatically turns off.  I used a gentle pressure and moved around my face slowly.  I felt results immediately after the first use.

For your convenience, you can use this in the shower as well.  I can only see myself using this once a day during my morning routine.  Using this brush definitely made me feel more energized, and that could definitely come in handy in the morning!

Step 2 - Moisturizing:
I apply moisturizer immediately after washing because it absorbs better on wet skin (after I pat dry my face).  I could definitely see a difference while applying moisturizer after using the Magnitone Lucid.  The moisturizer absorbed quicker and my face was left glowing and healthy!  I typically use a light moisturizer with SPF during the day, and an extra moisturizing cream for the night.  Olay products are a favorite at the moment.

Of course there are many other steps or skincare products that you may be using - face masks, toning, etc, but cleansing and moisturizing are the most important in my opinion and will always be staples in my daily routine.

I'm always looking to try new things, so I'd love to hear your favorite winter skincare products!

*Thanks to Magnitone for providing this sample in exchange for my honest opinion.  All opinions stated above are my own.