Now that the winter months have rolled in, and as I work outside, looking after my skin has become more important than ever. I found this out the hard way last year, with painful crack knuckles and skin around my nose. So I thought following my travel essentials post, I would share my winter skincare favourites to help keep your skin radiant throughout the winter months.
A little bit about me
I’ve always had oily skin and suffered with acne through my early twenties, with regular trips to the dermatologist. Now I’ve gone through what my friends and I call second puberty, I have combination skin. So I’ve had to adapt my skincare products to manage this.
This cleanser claims to not strip your skin of its natural oils and leave you with ‘that squeaky clean feeling’. But it maintains your skin’s elasticity without causing issues for those oily problem areas. At £22 it’s not a cheap cleanser and the oily residue takes a while to get used to. However after a week the benefits start to pay off. After washing my face of an evening I am satisfied all makeup and impurities are removed, without that tight dry feeling, and a break out.
I apply this 2-3 times away instead of a moisturiser at night, I apply a small pea sized pump and enjoy the tingling sensation. It really does make a difference in the winter, my skin is noticeably brighter and more radiant during the day. For £32 this overnight mask goes a long way, I must add as well that my partner loves the fruity smell!
This is a cheap day moisturiser at £4.99, however, it’s a staple on my dressing table. The non-greasy fluid absorbs quickly into the skin. My skin stays hydrated all day and keeps the dry and flakey nose at bay. I always used Clean and Clear dual action moisturiser, however, once my skin became drier I found it wasn’t up to the job.
Again a cheap moisturiser at £2.99, but when you work outside you end up using it liberally, and don’t want it to cost a fortune. It has a fresh scent and a thinner more absorbent consistency than other hand creams I’ve used such as Soap and Glory, which is great when you’re on the go. Definitely a keeper for the handbag.
If you have any winter favourites I’d love to hear from you.