Monday, 30 January 2012

Winter Skin Saviours

Hi all!

So I don't know about any of you but in the colder months my skin always suffers, it gets really dry and dehydrated and my normal skin care regime doesn’t cut it. But I think I have found the cure for my winter skincare blues. There are a few key products I incorporate into my skincare to make sure my skin can get some winter relief!

Decleor Cleansing Water

I first came across this product 2 years ago and instantly loved how it felt on my skin and it is one of very few products I have actually used up! That's a big thing for me as I have extremely sensitive skin. I love the brand as a whole, they have really great ingredients in all their skincare, including essential oils which nourish and penetrate deeper into the skin.

This cleansing water is targeted towards people with sensitive and reactive skin, which describes my skin down to a T.  It contains chamomile, neroli and mallow essential waters among other things and is fragrance free and suitable to use on the eye area. It smells like essential oils but it's not an artificial smell and I quite like it and normally I'm not a fan of fragranced products.

The way I use this is to wash my face in  the morning with a gentle face wash and then take a generous amount of this on a cotton pad and wipe it across my face and eyes. It is really refreshing on the skin and instantly gets rid of any tightness and calms my skin. Recently I've been getting dry patches on my face and since I've been using this they have become less and less dry and uncomfortable. 

You can buy this on the look fantastic website with free delivery and they have the big 400ml bottles which is the value size bottle, it will honestly last you forever!

Oilatum Natural Repair Face Cream

This is a super rich and thick moisturiser which gives my skin a serious moisture boost which lasts all day.  Even though it is super thick it does sink into the skin very nicely and it leaves my skin really soft and supple.

I can't use this everyday as it is soo moisturising I only use this if my skin is feeling really tried and dry. I also find if I'm going to be using a full coverage foundation this acts as a fantastic base for my foundation and makes it last all day.

If you have dry or dehydrated skin then you must give this a go, you can find it in Boots stores, at the moment it's buy 1 get 1 half price on all oilatum products.

Like my face my skin in general is really dry and I find using an oil after a bath/shower really helps to lock in moisture. I use any oil (sometimes baby oil or a restoring skin oil) when I get out of the bath then I leave it for a minute or two and let it sink in, and this really helps get rid of that awful tight feeling you get if you have really dry skin. Then I do my next step (look below).
The Body Shop Shea Body Butter
After my oil I then use Shea body butter on my skin, I use the Body Shop one as it is super rich and great for very dry skin and it smells lovely.  I know the combo of an oil and then boody butter may sound weird but believe me it really works, and my skin is soo soft after and there's non of that uncomfortable dry feeling which I can't stand!

I leave the body butter to really sink in and then my skin feels wonderful. Honestly if you have dry skin, just try this out once and you will know what I mean! :-)

The Body Shop Hemp Hand Protector

This stuff is amazing for people with dry hands, it works wonders and when I use this my hands a super soft even the next day! It's really thick and I generally use it in the night as it does leave your hands a bit greasy. It has a really weird smell to it, personally it doesn't bother me but some people may not like it. But for the results it gives I don't care what it smells like...well to a limit! ;-)

This is currently half price on the Body Shop website.

Elizabeth Arden Eight Hour Cream

I don't really have to say much about this, it's a cult product and it works wonders not just for lips but that's really what I use it for.

Hope this has been useful for you, let me know if you've tried any of these products or methods or if you'll give them a go.

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  1. Oooh good post, I've always loved Bodyshops body butters :)

    1. Thanks my lovely :-)
      I have loads of body shop products there really good, you should try the oil and body butter combo, even better! lol

  2. Wow I would slide off the sofa if I used oil and body butter. :-) I love the body shop body butters but can only use them in winter as they are too thick for me.

    1. HeHe! Best give it a miss then, don't want you sliding around everywhere ;-)

  3. Im the same in winter my skin is dry and in summer oily...cant win lol xx

    1. I'm always dry and it's not very nice, except my face weirdly that changes all the time :-/

  4. I love the body shop's hand cream it works wonders!!!!

  5. Nice post :) think I might try the Decleor Cleansing Water sounds like it would help my skin.

    1. it's great stuff, and get it soon coz they have the bigger size bottles for great pices! xxx