Winter Skincare Essentials

Monday, 12 December 2016

I switch up my skincare quite often. I'm yet to find a strict routine that works well for me, however, I have a few 'staple' items that I tend to stick to. So, as it's getting pretty darn cold outside, I thought I would write a post on my Winter skin care essentials. 

My skin:
I have quite dry skin and am prone to break outs on my chin, usually hormonal (...damn being a woman). I'm 24, so I guess that still classes as relatively youthful? I get quite large pores on and around my nose and redness to the sides of my nose (sounds pretty sexy if you write it in a list like that). 

I love the cleansing water. I've repurchased it several times. It is oil infused, so great for dry skin. It also claims to be suitable for sensitive skin, whether this is true or not I couldn't confirm. It takes off my makeup so easily and requires no rinsing off. It is also able to get my mascara off without scrubbing for hours. My face feels clean and smooth after using this product and I definitely prefer it to the other non-infused micellar water products that I have tried in the past. It's also a great price and regularly seems to be on offer.

Dermalogica are an awesome brand that do a wide range of skin care products for all types. This masque is aimed at dry and/or prematurely aging skin to boost the moisture. It contains both vitamin A and C, Vitamin A is known for its firming qualities and C aids collagen. I wouldn't say I'm aging, particularly fast, however, I do have some lines under my eyes, which are more noticeable when my skin is dry. This masque definitely smooths and plumps my skin. Almost straight away, I noticed that my skin had much more of a 'glow' to it and my makeup seemed to apply better than usual. I use this around once a week just to give my skin a bit of a boost. The only thing I'd complain about with this product, is the smell, really not keen on it. 
I'd really recommend getting it from pure-beauty, they sell a lot of different products and brands for a discounted price. This product is on average around £35.60 in stores and is currently £32.95 on their website. So if you're looking to get some more skin care, it's worth checking them out first to see if you can save yourself a couple of quid!

As you may be aware, charcoal products are great for the skin. This one also has exfoliating qualities with it. I use this a couple times a week on my trouble areas to try and draw out any dirt that may have built up. I've been using this for a while and can notice a difference when I stop. When this runs out, I may use the Deep Pore Charcoal Cleanser as I hear good things about that product too. Biore in general is a great brand for those pesky pores. 

I came across this particular product because of Jaclyn Hill. Anything she even mentions, I fan girl over and then purchase it within 5 minutes. So far, she has not let me down. This mask is awesome and comes with a little brush to apply it with. Again, I use this once a week to give my skin some moisture. I usually just stick it on whilst I have a bath and rinse it off just before I get out. This product isn't cheap at £39 and the pot isn't the biggest, but it definitely does revitalise dry skin and give it that 'glow' that a lot of us are aiming for. 

I love this product. I use it every day after cleansing and before my moisturiser for even more hydration. It's a very thin, watery consistency and isn't sticky or irritating to the skin. It claims to boost moisture for 48hours, now I can't confirm whether that's true or not as I obviously use other products along side it, but it definitely helps my skin feel fresh and hydrated. The bottle (in the picture above) has lasted me ages and I will definitely be repurchasing it when it runs out! It is currently down from £22.50 to £15 (at the time of writing this post) at feelunique, if you want to try it!

What staple products do you keep on hand during the colder months?



  1. I definitely need to take the plunge and try that glam glow mask!

    1. It definitely helps my skin! Just wish the pot was a little bigger for the price! xx


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