20 November 2012

Winter Saviours: Skincare

Dry, dull, flat and far from plump, my complexion suffers the effects of Winter big time - cue my skincare BFF's for the cooler months, or when it's generally feeling all of the above. It's worth noting that a good chunk of these products are for taming dehydrated skin, but hibernating under a layer of hydration won't harm anyone, especially this time of year. Me? My skin is quite well behaved usually, normal I'd say but it does get dry in areas, more so in Winter yet it shows characteristics of dehydrated skin too, not forgetting the odd under-the-skin-lurker!

Now I don't use all of these products together but some of them I pair up and I make sure to give them all a fair rotation. First off is Neal's Yard Wild Rose Balman all rounder and a facial in a pot. It cleanses, exfoliates with the help of a muslin cloth and deeply moisturises, apply it a  little thicker and you have yourself a mask too. I've been putting Hydraluron to the test over the past couple of weeks and it's starting to live up to it's 'moisture boost' promises. A light layer of this before I slather on a moisturiser and my skin has began to look a little less parched, dry patches slowly making a disappearance. The latest addition to my skincare stash is the Aromatherapy Associates Rose Hydrating Mask (post to come!). Leave it on for a quick hydration hit or overnight if your skin is feeling worse for wear and to really go all out, layer it over a facial oil. I've been reaching for Clarins Blue Orchid Face Oil which my skin quite willingly gulps up, not to mention it smells divine - think spa but in the space of your own bedroom. Lip balm never goes a miss and Nuxe Reve De Miel has found a happy place on my bedside table - I think the fact that one is sold every 28 seconds worldwide sums this product up! It's thick, nourishing and smells like chocolate orange, couldn't ask for more!  

Winter is definitely my least favourite time of the year but I have to say I'm enjoying giving my skin a little extra TLC. And it's not just my face that endures cold weather damage - body, hands and nails get an equal amount so keep an eye out for my favourite products to tackle those. Hint: Things are gonna get oily! 


  1. The Nuxe lip balm is getting a lot of love! But I feel like treating myself to the By Terry lip balm! Have you tried that one? xx

    1. It's definitely worth the hype! It's been on my wishlist for a while, it's just so bloomin' pricey! But hey, if you're treating yourself I may as well too ;-) xx

  2. Ive just ordered the Nuxe Reve De Miel Lip Balm, hopefully it can help my chapped lips so that I can wear dark lips :(

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