Winter is coming. Personally, despite being born in Autumn, I really don’t enjoy the colder seasons. My skin suffers, I hate layering clothes and obviously – it’s bloody cold. I’m currently sitting at my desk with a hot water bottle and a blanket. Over the last few weeks, my skin has really taken a beating. At work, I am still wearing a mask (and in shops of course) and coming in and out of hot and cold places has taken its toll. However, I’ve tried a few things this month that has cleared up my skin quicker than I could’ve imagined. Here are my favourite products for a winter skincare routine.
For me, hydration is king. I’m very pale and so having a bit of a glow is essential for me to not look, well, dead. Every morning after I have washed my face, I add a spritz of hydration straight away. Currently I am using this spray by Pixi. It has hyalronic acid in it which is important for bring hydration to the surface.
If your skin is flaky – like mine was a few years ago, I will use my favourite peel from The Body Shop. Day to day, I remove my cleanser with a wash cloth. It doesn’t have to be a fancy one, I’ve bought a few from Sainsburys and they are great for a mild exfoliation every day.
Once that has had time to settle in, I use an eye cream and serum, both from Antipodes. The serum has gold particles in it to give me a little extra glow. Serums are a great way to put moisture back into your skin and in all honesty, should be a key part of your skincare routine regardless of the weather. Another great serum that I have loved is this one.
To help lock everything in, I then use a moisturiser. I have been using CeraVe for a little while now and whilst I really like it, it isn’t cruelty free and I’m still on the hunt for a really good vegan moisturiser.
Once all of these products have absorbed into my skin, I think finish off my winter skincare routine with my SPF. I use factor 50 every day and I’m currently using this one. It does make you a little shiny which can sometimes be nice, depending on your skin tone. For me, its a little too much and so I add some transculent powder and top and then I’m good to go!
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