Winter can be a tough old time for the skin so I thought I would share a few key (low maintenance) products my skin has really been thanking me for over the colder months.
In my first skincare post, I go into quite a lot of detail about what I look for, the most important thing being that the product has to be suitable for extremely sensitive skin. With this in mind I don’t tend to try new skincare all that much as more often than not it will make me break out or cause irritation.
With this being said, I am going to share my key items for surviving the winter which are mostly old favourites with a few new finds thrown in.
Lets get started.
Origins Gin Zing Refreshing Scrub Cleanser is one of my first favourites – this face wash/cleanser is as refreshing as it claims, provides a thorough cleanse and the little beads within the product acts as a gentle exfoliator without being harsh on the skin which is perfect for me as most exfoliators leave me with little red cheeks.
Aveeno Cream is an absolute winner for repairing your skin when it’s having a bad day. Great for soothing irritation and providing moisture if the skin is particularly dry. This stuff isn’t cheap however, so I tend to steal my boyfriend’s (ssshhh don’t tell!)
Origins Drink Up Intensive Overnight Mask – This is one of the most delicious skin products I have ever smelt! It smells like a mixture of watermelon and orange and feels so fresh and soothing on the skin. I use this product about twice a week, liberally applied before going to bed which results in soft, hydrated skin in the morning.
Origins Ging Zing Energy Boosting Moisturiser – Probably my ultimate favourite at the moment. For a gal who loves citrus scents this moisturiser is my perfect product. It’s gentle, light, smells of oranges and keeps my dry skin hydrated all throughout the day – what more could you want? I am on my second pot and plan to purchase many many more.
Vichy Once Step Cleanser – This is one of my new finds. I find it very difficult to find a cleanser that I really like other than the Liz Earle Cleanse and Polish, however I think I have found one that suits my skin. The creamy consistency is great for leaving my skin feeling moisturised after a cleanse rather than drying which I tend to find if I use a foam based cleanser. It is also very gentle on the eyes which is another important factor for me as I have gone in hard with harsh eye makeup removers in the past which have left me in severe pain!
Origins No Puffery – Can you see a pattern here? I love Origins, I think it’s a great brand. This little baby has been great for giving my sleepy eyes a little kick in the mornings. It helps keep redness and irritation at bay and is great for dryness from the cold weather.
Elizabeth Arden 8 Hour Cream Lip Balm – This has been another new find for me. I was a bit hesitant at the price tag as I don’t tend to get much out of balms normally, however after having quite a hard time with my lips over the winter and receiving a recommendation from my friend, I decided to give it a go. I found the scent of the balm something to get used to which I have heard is the case for others too, however I think it has been a life saver for my poor chapped, dry lips. They are in no way perfect, but having this balm on my desk at work/in my handbag along with my daily mission to drink 2/3 litres of water has definitely shown some improvement, much to my relief as I was really starting to miss wearing a matte lip (ain’t nobody want to be walking around wearing Mac Ruby Woo with hella chapped lips am I right ladies????)
I would love to hear your winter skin saviours as I am always on the look out for new tips and tricks for keeping my skin healthy and looking its best.
As always, thank you for reading!