As the cooler weather sets in, I find my habits changing. More nights spent on the couch, more comfort foods being dished up and more time spent hitting the snooze button! My beauty habits also change during winter as I reach for richer moisturisers and spend time pampering my skin in preparation for the warmer months ahead. I have hand picked my top 5 skincare products that I am swearing by this winter. Stay tuned next week for the makeup edition!
I love this cleanser because it effectively removes all traces of dirt and makeup without leaving skin feeling dry and “over cleansed”. It’s become a staple in my cleansing routine, is gentle on the skin and on the wallet. The QV Face Gentle Foaming Cleanser is also suitable to use all year round, just be sure to double cleanse during the Winter months when makeup tends to go on a little thicker!
This face mask is an absolute must for the cooler months. Exposure to harsher elements and a tendency to layer on more makeup can make way for some seriously congested skin. The Elemental Herbology Facial Detox Purifying Mask has become my best friend on Sunday evenings when I’m getting ready for the week ahead. Create a weekly ritual for some pampering and your skin will love you for it! This mask literally draws out impurities, so they may show up for a few days after using it, but will settle down pretty quickly.
Combat impurities with this wonder product from The Body Shop. Tea tree oil is known for its magic powers at eliminating blemishes and this overnight lotion includes antibacterial properties that helps fight the appearance of damaged skin. My skin is prone to a breakout and I love applying this at night and waking up to some seriously good results.
Don’t forget about the rest of your skin this winter and lather up with this delicious body balm from Aesop. What I love most about this moisturiser is how quickly it is absorbed by the skin, leaving behind a silky smooth texture. The citrus based fragrance is also super invigorating in this grey weather – perfect for applying after your morning shower to wake up for the day!
I feel very indulgent when I use this body cleanser, its almost like being in a day spa. This is one of Aesop’s best sellers, and its no wonder given its heavenly scent and ability to cleanse perfectly without leaving a trace of grime. As if it wasn’t hard enough to get out of the shower during winter, you’ll want to stay there all day with this beauty!