I know I’m not the only one, but my skin really hates the change from balmy Autumn to chilly Winter. It goes from fairly easy to manage, to a dry and sensitive mess that needs a fair bit of attention! Here are my favourite products for helping to keep skin feeling soft and soothed in this changing climate.
Clarol Skin Flora Re-Balancing Serum is actually designed to destroy bad acne bacteria promoting smoother skin but I find it really nourishing and have noticed a huge difference in the redness of my skin. It has calmed it right down and the cold weather takes a lot longer to make me look flushed. It evens out my skin tone and is incredibly light meaning it sinks into my skin, pretty much instantly. It is a good make up base and helps to prime my skin ready for makeup. It costs £12.95 for 50ml and a little goes a long way.
Featuring an SPF in a winter skin post will probably seem a bit strange but the sun’s rays are still harmful, even on the coolest of days! HEVL stands for High Energy Visible Light, which are produced by normal daylight and can cause as much damage to the skin as UVA and UVB rays combined. With that and the glycolic acid peels I tend to use to keep my skin smooth I really need some protection against further sensitivity and redness.
This SPF 50 Face Creme is light without leaving that weird chalky residue. It is also free from parabens, SLS and perfumes, a great buy at £19.95 for 50ml. It’s the perfect size to pop in a travel bag so it has been coming everywhere with me recently.
The most nourishing of all cleansers is this Carrot and Mango Cleansing Butter by The Rose Tree. It has a slightly savoury yet herbal scent that is so relaxing and the texture is exactly that of butter. It melts into the skin lifting off the most stubborn of makeup, including waterproof mascara. Made using organic ingredients where possible, there are no nasties, just a beautiful product that really leaves skin feeling smooth and moisturised. Organic carrot oil, mango butter, St John’s Wort oil, lavender and rosemary combines to create a real skin saver. I am almost through my first pot already and will definitely be buying another! It costs £27 which is worth it for the ‘light from within’ glow it gives my skin after use.
Probably a random addition, you may think, are these Indulgent Bath Salts from Joan Collins Timeless Beauty. The difference with these is they contain rice bran, grapeseed and rosehip seed oils which nourish the skin with a beautiful gentle scent that isn’t overpowering. I love jumping in a hot bath after a long walk with the dog to warm up and settle for the night.
What would you add to the list this Winter?
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