Hi doll faces… I hope you’re all doing well & ready for Christmas! I’ve been wanting to get this post up for a while now after lots of requests as to what products I use for my skincare routine. So, I thought I’d get a WINTER SKINCARE post up for you all. Now, I wouldn’t say that I live by all these products every single day of the year. If I miss a couple of days here & there, I’m fine. I tend not to beat myself around the bush about it. I’d say my skin is combination. Generally, my skin is in all right condition. I don’t get many spots nor have I had acne. I like to use products that gel with my skin. Here’s my current winter skincare routine…
OLAY Complete Care Day UV Fluid SPF 15 (£5.10 available HERE) – This is the moisturiser I use in the morning if my foundation doesn’t have any SPF in it (I’m big on SPF if ) This keeps my skin moisturised throughout the ENTIRE day.
amie Morning Dew Matte Finish Moisturiser (£5.10 available HERE) – If you like Clinique’s Dramatically Different Moisturising Lotion you’ll love this little beauty from amie. amie is an all natural brand which is always great to know. It works very well as a BASE for my foundation along with my OLAY moisturiser.
Liz Earle Cleanse & Polish (£12.25 available HERE) – Read my review HERE. Recently, I’ve been using a warm, damp, cotton pad to remove the product as it’s much easier than using the muslin cloth. I find that if I don’t tone my skin after, it can become oily. But, I LOVE how my skin feels after using it! I think the Eve-lom cleanser is next on my list
[ comfort zone ] Everyday Tonic (£19.25 available HERE) – This is by far one of the BEST toners I have ever used! I find a lot of toners are too strong (yes Clinique, I’m talking to you!!) whereas this is PERFECT for my skin. It’s important to use a toner to return your skin it’s normal pH – which is most probably why my skin got oily when I went without it after cleansing.
OLAY Complete Care Night Enriched Cream (£7.99 available HERE) – I bought this when I went on a Boots shopping spree. I wanted to go for a brand which is known for their skincare (which is why I picked up the Daily UV Fluid of theirs too!). This is extremely RICH & skins into my skin fairly quickly which is great as I fall asleep within minutes. I also add another product into this which is…
[ comfort zone ] Renight (£28.75 available HERE) – Renight is one of my favourite products. I put a few drops of this into my night OLAY moisturiser. It’s jam packed with Goji berries which are great for your skin, filled with antioxidants & anti-ageing properties. It’s smells LUSH too! I love knowing that my night moisturiser is boosting with extra goodies for my skin, you could even call it my little
fountain pot of youth It comes with a handy pipette, which means it’s super easy to add into your moisturisers.
[ comfort zone ] Eye Supreme Cream Gel (£27 available HERE) – I never used to use an eye cream but when I got introduced to [ comfort zone ] this was the first products I picked up. Keeping your under eyes hydrated is a MUST. First signs of ageing appear around your eyes & this tube of goodness does not only that but over time it has even reduced the dark circles I’ve had under my eyes. Okay, they weren’t bad but there are days where I can leave the house without concealer because of this
Cherry Carmex Pot (£2.55 available HERE) – I keep this on my bed side table. I find this the only lip balm to really work on my lips. The Carmex pots I find are thicker in consistency & are IDEAL to sleep in ready for baby soft lips in the morning
ONCE A WEEK
The Body Shop Microdermabrasion Vitamin C (£12 available HERE) – for a deeper clean I use this once a week to remove the dead layer of skin on my face. It’s got crushed garnet stones in here, but it’s very smooth & doesn’t hurt at all. I love the zingy-zangy scent of it too. I avoid using this if I do have a spot as it would probably irritate it, which is totally not wanted. I find every time that I use this, I feel super REFRESHED!
[ comfort zone ] Hydramemory Mask (£26 available HERE) – This has been my winter skin saviour this year. I go to sleep in a thin layer of this once a week to ensure that my skin is getting that extra hydration throughout the cold. I will probably use this all seasons as it leaves my skin even SOFTER than cleansing! This is going to be a staple in my skincare routine, that’s for sure.
Benefit Refined Finish Facial Polish (£17.50 available HERE) – after trying this out at Benefit’s skincare launch, I had to get my hands on this! It’s a lovely, gentle exfoliator which removes dead skin & grub off my face once a week. I like that it brightens your complexion over time. My tan has completely disappeared & this is definitely making me feel BRIGHTER Depending on my mood, I sometimes use this as a face mask.
Hope you all enjoyed this post & hope it wasn’t too long or boring! Are there any skincare products you’re all loving this winter? I hope you all have a lovely Christmas Eve by the way. I am looking forward to seeing everyone this break. What are you all up to?
P.S – I thought I’d quickly show you my manicure. It’s ORLY’s Plum Noir layered with Bubbly Bombshell. It’s super, duper Christmassy! What Christmas manicures are you rocking?