The weather outside is surely getting frightful and it's not even snow. It's dark, damp and either boiling hot or freezing cold! But nonetheless, I embrace winter with open arms, it's my favourite time of year. My skin, lips and other parts of my body don't welcome it so much. Combating the problems I come across doesn't always happen immediately, so I have tried a few different products and have recommend a few for winter 2016.
If you are using a moisturiser regularly, good. I didn't think I needed to include a face moisturiser as most of us use one. If you don't then count yourself lucky- you don't have to spend money on them! When it comes to a face mask's at winter, it's a good idea to find one that hydrates your skin. Even if you can't feel any dry skin, you face is probably indeed of some hydration. One which I have been loving is the Antipodes Aura Manuka Honey Mask* (£21.99). You smother it all over your face and leave it sink in for 15 minutes (I leave it for 20 because why not). It makes my skin smell like honey and it smooth and helps clear blemishes. It is one of the best face masks I have ever used!
Similar to face moisturiser, if you use it then great but if you're not using a hydrating, creamy body wash, it won't help when it comes to dry skin. I'm using one of the new Lush Christmas products, Candy Cane Roulade (£5.95) and it is fully of shea butter, soya milk and almond oil- what better way to stay hydrated?
It's very tempting to buy the cheap, savers hand soap, I know, I'm a student. But the other day I had a glance at the chemicals in them and wow there's a lot. Obviously there are chemicals in all hand soaps, but I feel much better if I use one that's skin-friendly. Lush's soap, Maypole (£3.25), is a new favourite of mine. It smells like mint aero and leaves my hands smelling fresh!
Lip balm is the one thing I have in every single makeup bag, handbag, Uni bag, suitcase, dotted around my room and in my car. Keeping your lips moisturised is so important, dry lips can hurt, don't look nice, make lipstick look awful and are plain annoying! The Beefayre Organic Fresh Lime & Lemon Lip Balm* (£5) is so refreshing and makes my lips smooth and moisturised. Not to mention it's zingy and fresh!
Naughtily, I have never been a hand moisturised kinda gal. But, I'm learning. I've taken a similar approach like I do with lip balms, I've literally put them everywhere. I find putting them in my car is the best way to use it, when I'm at a red light, I whip a bit on and I'm good to go. To keep my cuticles from drying out, I use the L'Occitane Neroli & Orchidee Hand Cream* (£8). It has a lovely scent and enriched with shea butter (one of my favourites as it reminds me of my Mum at summer).
These are just my most used winter essentials, there are a few more random ones (moisturisers, hair makes etc). Please let me know yours below, I would love some recommendations!
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