Tuesday, 21 November 2017

5 Ways To Prep Your Skin for Winter

Winter's here and that means, cold air, rain, wind, a drop in temperature and harsh conditions for your skin. There's nothing worse than dry, peeling skin so here's how to prep your skin for those chilly winter months we are about to endure!

Tips for preparing your skin for winter


One thing I can't stand is the feeling of having dry hands in the cold winter air. If you took a peek in my handbag right now you would find at least one type of hand moisturiser to keep my skin feeling and looking soft. I keep hand moisturiser literally everywhere! At my dressing table, at my bedside table, in the bathroom and yes, in my handbag too. As we use our hands constantly throughout the day, it is essential to look after them and I like to do this best with Palmer's Coconut Hand Cream. The scent is absolutely divine and you get quite a good amount for your money. It contains three different oils, including coconut oil, monoi oil and almond oil. Palmer's have also made sure there are no parabens, phthalates or sulfates in the moisturiser so it is definitely kind to your skin. It's quite a thick consistency, but doesn't take long to melt into your skin, making it feel soft and supple again.
 palmers coconut oil hand cream, palmers coconut lip balm

As well as keeping my hands moisturised throughout the cold winter, I also like to take care of the rest of my skin and I do this with Nivea Refreshingly Soft Moisturising Cream. It is a thick and creamy moisturiser which just leaves your skin feeling rehydrated and soft. I usually purchase this moisturiser in a tub so I can grab a large amount in one go, but if you prefer there are other options to choose from. This moisturiser doesn't really have a scent to it, so if you prefer a moisturiser with no scent then this may be the one for you.

nivea body moisturiser, nivea body cream

Lip Care

I don't know about you, but my lips are the worst when it comes to peeling. It is one of my worst habits and I try my best not to pick them, but again, I hate the feeling of loose skin on my lips. To help keep them moisturised I use Palmer's Coconut Oil Lip Balm. I promise this post isn't sponsored by Palmer's, I just really enjoy their products! And the smell of coconut! This formula is super creamy and eliminates all signs of dry, flaky lips. One of the best and most affordable lip balms I've tried.

I cleanse my skin on a daily basis, however, in the winter months I like to use something a bit more gentle seeing as the harshness of the environment already does damage in the winter time. I have recently come across the Clay Cleanser by Sunday Riley, which leaves my skin refreshed and cleansed without stripping it of it's natural oils. Made from French Green clay and Moroccan Rhassoul clay, this cleanser works to purify your complexion as well as tighten pores, which is what I have been looking for in my morning skin routine. I am not a huge fan of the scent of this cleanser, but can look past it as it doesn't linger for long. I usually take two to three pumps and massage it into my skin before rinsing it off. It has been great for my pores and I have noticed a difference, particularly in my cheek area.

sunday riley clay cleanser


Sometimes, I like to really treat my skin and I have recently been doing this with Kiehl's Midnight Recovery Concentrate. Kiehl's has developed a nourishing elixir, full of essential oils to help restore and replenish skin. I usually place two or three drops onto my hands using the dropper provided and then dab onto my face. I like to dab it into my skin rather than rub it in as I feel it gets soaked up better, but it's your choice! This oil is best applied before bed so it can help to replenish skin throughout the night whilst you are asleep. I love using this as it keeps my skin feeling and looking refreshed with a noticeable difference. It makes my skin look brighter and has even helped with blemishes on my nose and chin. Definitely a must-have for happy skin.

kiehls midnight recovery concentrate


And I don't mean alcohol! Water is your new best friend when it comes to rehydrating your dry skin. It's all well and good slapping on some lotions and potions, but if your body isn't getting the hydration it needs, those creams won't make much of a difference. When I drink more water, I really notice a difference in the appearence of my skin, particularly under my eyes where those wrinkles seem to appear. I am the worst at remembering to drink, so I now set reminders on my Fitbit or phone and even have family and friends nag me! Do whatever works for you, but try to drink at least 8 glasses of water a day (the recommended amount).

Tips to prepare your skin for winter

Do you have any tips for protecting your skin from the harsh winter weather?


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