Hello my lovelies!
Hope you're all doing well? I love a Sunday and always enjoy writing up a few posts and taking pictures for my lil old bloggy! I've wanted to post the past few days, but all the terrible events in Paris and around the world have left me feeling pretty numb and helpless. Now that winter is upon us I thought I would write a post on how to upgrade your winter skincare. I'm by no means a skincare expert, but I'm lucky to have had some skincare training from Elemis, which is the reason why I love chatting about skincare so much! We all have completely different skin and our skin types can change up to 9 times a day, so this is more of a guide on how you can inject a little more moisture into your skin during the winter. I hope you enjoy this post lovelies and I would love to hear from you in the comments section below! You can also use my social icons to the right hand side if you would like to get in contact a little quicker.
I must admit I love a good cleansing balm regardless of the time of year, but they definitely come into their own during the winter months. Cleansing Balms contain a high concentration of oils that help to dissolve makeup, dirt and excess sebum without drying the skin or stripping important natural oils from your skin and therefore make a fab addition to any winter skincare routine (plus the majority of them double up as a luxurious face mask) I'm currently using the Sunday Riley Blue Moon Tranquillity Cleansing Balm, but I also love and recommend the Emma Hardie Amazing Face Cleansing Balm & the Elemis Pro Collagen Cleansing Balm.
Whether or not you already use a serum they make a great addition to a winter skincare routine! Due to their molecular structure (thinner consistency) they are able to penetrate the skin much quicker and deeper than a moisturiser, which tends to mainly target the top layers of your skin! Serum's are a much more concentrated and tend to deliver a lot more active ingredients to the deeper levels of your dermis - leaving you with hydrated, clearer and brighter looking skin. I absolutely love the Estee Lauder Advanced Night Repair II as it is fantastic to use morning, evening and also mixed with your foundation!
This time last year my lips were dry, cracked and in terrible condition! I couldn't wear any of my nice lipsticks because of the condition of my lips, so this year I did my research to find a truly fantastic lip balm and I've fallen head of heels for the Nuxe Reve De Miel Balm, which is a fantastic way to cure chapped and uncomfortable lips!
There are so many amazing body products out there, but sometimes having a staple fuss free body moisturiser in your winter routine is the way forward, especially in the colder months where your body can suffer from climate change. The Aveeno Daily Moisturising Lotion is my go to body moisturiser and I love that it's totally fuss free, no scent and really just concentrates on doing what it says on the bottle!
Adding an oil into your skincare routine is a great way to not only moisturise your skin, but also to balance it. I'm currently using the NEOM Intense Night Repair Face, Body & Hair oil, which not only covers everything, but it also has fantastic therapeutic oils which make it the perfect relaxation treat!
I hope you've enjoyed this post lovelies and I would love to know how you change your skincare for winter?
Lots of Love