Beauty Recommendations: Winter Skin Saviours
This past fortnight has been so incredibly cold, and the freezing weather has caused my skin to suffer. I’m getting so fed up and I need this lot to get me through it! The colder temperature has really battered my skin and dulls the complexion not only on my face but also on my hands, arms, legs, feet, basically everywhere! I need this lot to help my skin look and feel healthy and nourished again!
Here are some of my Winter skin saviour recommendations:
My Top 5 Hand Creams
Hand creams have shot right to the top of my beauty essentials list! I was sat at my desk the other day and was mortified that, due to the cold, my hands looked old and wrinkly. I had a moment of panic before I went to search for all of the hand creams I had stashed away, new and unused. I now have hand creams on my desk, at my bedside table, in my bag, pockets… from now on, it goes everywhere I go!
Here are some of the ones I’m loving at the moment, which is a nice mix of different scents and price points! They all do a great job of putting moisture back in to your skin and keeping your hands looking youthful and healthy.
From left to right, we have a luxurious Molton Brown’s Pink Pepperpod Replenishing Hand Cream
(£10). It smells really spicy and warm, and feels really nourishing, it’s a firm favourite amongst my family! My mum and sisters swear by it! Jurlique
is another premium brand with this tube costing £17, which is pretty pricy for a hand cream but it really makes a difference. I’ve got a few of these in various fragrances but the rose is my favourite scent.
are a small beauty brand that I’ve featured on my blog multiple times. Their Honey and Crambe hand cream* is a rich formula made from British Beeswax, British Wildflower Honey and British Crambe Oil. You’d expect this to smell of honey, but it doesn’t at all. This one retails at £9 for a 50ml tube.
Organic Surge is another beauty bloggers favourite brand. Their Gardener’s Hand Cream
(£7.99) is made of 99% natural ingredients packed with lime, basil and essential rosemary oils. The scent takes some getting used to, but it is light and fresh!
Now on to the cheapest one out of the lot, from household brand, E45. Priced at £3.99, E45 Repair and Protect
hand cream boosts skin cell regeneration overnight. It replenishes dry skin while you sleep and helps protect the skin’s natural defences. E45 is a hit with everyone due to it’s reliability.
Using a facial oil or a serum helps face moisturiser go that extra mile to protect your skin. It has become an important part of my skincare routine and I can’t be without a face oil or serum. Lately, I’ve been alternating between an oil and Jurlique’s Rosewater Balancing Mist*. The mist is refreshing and rosewater has hydrating and moisturising properties. I apply it by patting it over my face before applying a moisturiser.
I hate moisturising after a bath during Winter because it’s always cold and chilly once you apply lotion. It’s such a chore but it’s pretty much an essential, and lately, I’ve been using two. Laura Mercier’s Golden Honey Musk Souffle Body Creme and Cetaphil Moisturising Lotion.
The Laura Mercier
one smells delicious, it’s a very sweet honey scent but I only use this at night. I think it’s probably too strong to use for the day time, and some people might not take to it very well (my sister and my dad didn’t like it at all, he said I stunk the room out! haha!) For an oder-less body lotion, I recommend Cetaphil’s moisturiser*. It’s not the most glamorous looking thing but it does the job very well!
It’s All About The Balms
Lip balms are without a doubt a beauty essential all year round. I’ve been trying out Happy Lips*, a new product from Blistex and it’s like a vaseline in a stick form. It’s actually better than I thought it would be, and I would repurchase this. It is available in strawberry and mango flavours.
Jurlique Rose Love Balm* (£10), Balance Me Stellar Beauty Balm (£18) and Liz Earle SuperBalm (£17.25) are all suitable to use on anywhere that you suffer dry skin whether that’s on hands, nails, cuticles, elbows, knees, heel. I find that these types of balms don’t work well on my lips but they work wonders everywhere else. When I had a cold and my nose was red and sore, these balms soothed and repaired my skin. It also calms any irritations too. My favourite out of the three is Balance Me 100% natural Stellar Beauty Balm.
Have you tried any of these before? What’s your beauty essential this Winter?