Friday, 22 January 2016

winter skincare essentials

 

I think we all know that Winter is a nightmare for our skin, entering the cold outside conditions, being subject to central heating... It can be a nightmare. I know that my skin can be so dry in the winter. So I thought I would share with you my favourite skincare products I use. 

1. Garnier Intensive - I always tend to pick up the body moisturiser for dry skin in the winter because it just leaves my skin feeling so much more hydrated for a longer period of time. I hate when you put on a moisturiser and you then think ' did i even apply anything'. 

2. Origins drink up mask - ohhhh my gosh this thing is my holy grail of all winter products. I don't actually use it as a 10 minute drink up mask, as it instructs you to do. I apply this all over my face 1-2 times a week right before bed and leave it on over night. My skin feels SO incredibly hydrated the next day its amazing. I notice if I don't use this one week that my skin is noticeably much dryer despite using a regular face moisturiser every day. 

3. Origins GinZing - I use this in the winter, often instead of the Liz Earle face exfoliator just because it is slightly less abrasive on the skin, as its also from their radiance boosting range I feel like it leaves my skin looking much brighter and more refreshed. I use this product at least twice a week. 

4. Body Shop Camomile cleansing oil - This stuff is incredible for taking your make-up off and is so gentle on the skin, even over the eyes for that pesky mascara. I love this in the winter, because it's oil based it doesn't leave my skin feeling really dry and dehydrated after I use this. I often get quite oily skin so even though this is an oil it doesn't make my skin feel oiler, so don't let that put you off. 

5. Lush Bubblegum lip scrub - Firstly not only does it taste amazing I find that in the winter my lips tend to get very dry and cracked, so I use this maybe once a week to remove the dead skin off my lips (I know gross!!) and it makes my lips feel noticeably softer and I then find that my using a lip balm they stay hydrated and moisturised for a lot longer, than if I don't use this lip scrub.

6. Nivea smooth nourishing hand lotion - I don't know about you but my hands are ALWAYS so dry in the winter. This is definitely by far one of my favourite hand creams, it is a really intensive moisturiser and I just keep it right by my bed and apply it before I sleep. I also carry it around in my bag too, just incase!

These are my go to products, especially during the cold winter months, where our skin isn't always the best, especially in comparison to summer.

I'd love to know what products you guys use. 

Love Jess 

13 comments:

  1. what a great post! these sound like amazing products!

    lifeisashoe

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  2. Lovely winter essentials. The most important thing to do right now is to moisturie my skin because there's so much dryness everywhere and my foundation is sitting on my skin rather than blending beautifully xx adaatude.com

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  3. The Origins drink up mask sounds so perfect for winter time, my skin gets so dehydrated and dry in the cooler months and it's a pain to deal with. Love that you use it overnight as well and still get great results.

    www.thesundaymode.blogspot.com.au

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  4. I love that Orgins Cleanser, it makes my skin feel so fresh and smells amazing X

    Tiffany Tales – A British Beauty & Lifestyle Blog

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    1. omg yes it smells so good, doesnt it. xx

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  5. the camomile cleansing oil is my favorite skin care product ever. its the best for taking off make up.


    loovelle.blogspot.com

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    1. yes, it literally removes everything but its still really gentle. xx

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  6. That Body Shop Cleansing Oil sounds amazing! I also get oily especially in my t-zone so it sounds like the perfect product for me!

    imperfectlyrachel.blogspot.com

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    1. Let me know if you like it, honestly i've been using it for a few years now and still love it. xx

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  7. Gonna try the origins drink up mask,
    my skin is on the dry side so always struggle in winter
    thanks
    http://shesmadeby.blogspot.co.uk/

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  8. Awesome, I love the Lush lip scrubs too! Thanks for the other recommendations :)

    Rags of Love - Alternative Fashion, Beauty and Lifestyle Blog

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  9. Great post, I always struggle with drier skin in the winter months (bring on the sun!) so I'll bare these products in mind when I'm next on the hunt for skincare! Clinique Dramatically Different moisturiser has been a lifesaver for me, I would recommend for sure.

    Jess, hi freckles x

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