The Winter Skincare Saviours

- No More Dry Skin -

As it gets colder in London, my skin tends to transform itself in a self-peeling surface. It dries out so easily and to be honest I really struggle to keep hydrated during the colder months, I just don’t feel like chucking down a big glass of water when it’s cold. This lack of hydration mixed with the cold weather and radiators isn’t the best combination for glowy, fresh looking skin. But I tell you what combination is really helping to fight against it. I have found three products that work wonders for these cold days. My skin – even though lacking a bit in radiance – hasn’t looked this good in a long time. They are all pretty new in my routine but I don’t see myself ditching them any time soon. 

If you haven’t already bought this cream, get up now and get it. It is honestly the best thing I have bought in the last year. It smells amazing – a bit like a mojito – and works wonders, put this on your face and you wake up with a glow and super hydrated skin without it being oily. The texture is really thick but once you get used to it you won’t go back to anything else. I use it for pretty much everything at the moment as it is the only product helping with my dry winter skin, hands, feet, lips, face, … I apply it in the morning as it works really well as a makeup base and in the evenings to wake up with super dewy skin.

As I said above, these are brands that I haven’t really given much attention to. Weleda, originally from Switzerland has never interested me until I saw people using the Skin Food. My love for the brand has since then only gotten bigger. This oil works as a makeup remover and a basic oil for the skin. Almond oil is known to be good for skin issues like psoriasis and eczema, so it only makes sense to be good for dry winter skin. I apply it on its own or under the skin food. Too much oily stuff you say? it is an amazing combination!

Finally a toner that makes a difference. It has made its way into my routine a month ago and whilst my skin is breaking out a little bit, it is completely normal as it contains active ingredients. AHA’s accelerate the skin cell turnover and therefore the ‘dirt’ that is lying underneath is coming to the surface, so the little breakout are just a sign that the product is doing its job. I really see a difference in my skin’s texture when using it, my face looks brighter and I don’t have dry patches making me look like a lizard shedding its skin. I guess that with the little spots, it is just a matter of time and that it has to get worse before getting better as it usually is when using acids. 

So these are the three main products I use at the moment as well as my beloved Kiehl’s cleansing oil and Glossier Milky Jelly Cleanser that I have already talked about way too many times.