Winter does not like me. I do not like Winter. Despite being born in winter, it’s not my season. Dry chapped lips, dull skin and temperamental hair…No. Thanks.
Winter is probably when I neglect myself the most. Hiding away under thick knits and heavy duty thermals, my beauty routine takes a bit of a break due to lack of skin on show. I skip the moisturiser and my toe nails are chipped. Everything is hidden so why bother, right?
Wrong. And as I get older, I realise this. My skin does not appreciate me skipping a rub down with lotions and potions.
Here are a few products I’ve used to help banish away winter nasty’s…
THE BODY SHOP Rose Body Butter
It’s a classic, The Body Shop Body Butter. I don’t know anyone who hasn’t tried this stuff, whatever the scent. I was a huge fan of the body shop in my early teen’s. The Body Shop was the place all birthday presents came from. White Musk and Dewberry mist, I mean, it was an essential, no? Their body butters were a classic though . There’s something about this product that just takes you back for more, and the Rose one is my new fave.
CHANEL Le Blanc De Chanel
I mentioned to my man that I needed a primer for my face, (not that I thought he was listening or bothered), but he came home with Chanel’s Le Blanc De Chanel that night! I know what he did, he went straight to my favourite makeup counter and asked a sales person for a primer because lets face it, if you know my man, (and many other partners out there I’m sure), he knows nothing about primers. But I’m glad he doesn’t, otherwise I may not have got this one! I wasn’t sure at first because it wasn’t what I had in mind, but its just delicious! It’s such a good base coat before applying foundation, especially as my skin is always dryer in winter and needs a little extra help. It’s silky smooth and doesn’t feel sticky and it really does illuminate your complexion. Do give it a go and I would advise applying it with your fingers as it works into the skin much better that a brush.
L’OCCITANE Shower Oil
I’ve never tried a sample of a product and felt the need to go out that very same day and buy a full size version, until I tried this. I received my Christmas My Little Box and this gem was amongst the goodies. This shower oil glides over the skin and turns into a lather when mixed with water. My skin is so sensitive and dry, but after I used this it made my skin feel hydrated and nourished. I didn’t even feel like I had to moisturise after I dried off. That is why I just had to go out and stock up! L’Occitane products don’t disappoint.
YSL Toućhe ÉCLAT Blur Primer
Another primer, but the kind I had in mind when I originally mentioned the primer situation to my man. This light infused transparent gel primer does exactly what it says on the bottle. It literally ‘blurs‘ out pores and fine lines, (and I have a few)! It makes your skin feel so incredibly soft and it creates the perfect canvas to apply makeup. I use this mainly around my eye area, nose and fore head, where the pesky pores and fine lines live! The best bit though? Its got tiny gold flakes that add a little sparkle to your complexion. Who doesn’t love a bit of sparkle?! Exactly.
CRABTREE & EVELYN Ultra Moisturising Hand Therapy
Ive got a thing for hand creams. You kind of have to when you’ve got hands like mine. House work has royally buggered up my hands. Dry and chapped from the chemicals used in household cleaning products, (doesn’t help that I very rarely used gloves), my hands are awful. This little miracle in a tube helps massively though. It absorbs into my skin and leaves them feeling so soft and not at all greasy. Nothing worse than a greasy hand cream! Again with the Rose theme, the smell is divine.
Go try a few, you won’t be disappointed!