Saturday, 20 January 2018

5 Winter Skincare Saviours

We all know cold weather wreaks havoc on the skin, it's no secret, but I've found the past few weeks have been even more treacherous than usual. Just me? The cold, the bouts of snow, I don't know what it is, but my skin has got itself in a right old tizzy. Here's 5 products I've been using to take care of my skin during this cold weather...

Freedom Cosmetics Pro Studio Glycolic Radiance Tonic - £6
Okay, so this is a slight cheat cause I use this pretty much all year round, but I adore this stuff. It's been branded a dupe the the famous Pixie aglow Tonic, but comes it at only £6 for a 200ml bottle rather than £18 for 250ml. I use this on a cotton wool pad and focus it around my nose and chin, the areas where I get the most clogged pores and it leaves me skin feeling squeaky clean and super tight - and yes, the good type of tight skin feeling! 

L'Oreal Paris Smooth Sugar Nourish Cocoa Face Scrub - £6.65
This scrub is pretty new on the market so I can't comment on the long term affects of it, but on initial impressions alone, I adore this stuff. Not only does it smell amazing, like caramel, but it's the perfect balance between gentle exfoliation and leaving your skin feeling buffed down and silky smooth. It can also be used as a lip scrub which is pretty amazing!

First Aid Beauty Ultra Repair Cream -  - £8.50
The first of two moisturisers I've been using recently, First Aid Beauty's Ultra Repair Cream. For me, this works as a great every day moisturiser. It lightly moisturises your skin without feeling greasy and also works wonder for clearing up blemishes. This one can be pretty hard to find, I bought mine in Selfridges when I was in London last Summer but it's also available on Feel Unique.

Lush Skin Drink Moisturiser  - £15.95
Moisturiser number 2 - a classic for any dry skinned beauty lover, Lush' Skin Drink. This stuff is not for the faint hearted. It's thick, it's heavy but it gets the job done, even just after one use. When my skin is super dry (which in winter, is pretty often!) I love to completely slather my face in this right before bed and leave it to work its magic over night. It's might be a tiny bit greasy for some people's taste, but it does the job for me.

Superdrug Vitamin E Hydrating Mist -  - £2.99
Finally, something very new to me, a hydrating mist. A colleague of mine swears by this stuff and is forever spritzing it throughout the day. I picked it up on a whim and I've been using it when my skin's feeling a little unloved but I don't have it in me to do the full shabang - this lazy girls dream! It's also super affordable and smells fantastic!

Which skin care products do you love in Winter? I'd love to hear your recommendations.

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