About a month ago now, I decided to do my usual winter skincare switch-up. Though my skin tends to fall on the oily side of the fence, as soon as it hits November, the cold, harsh English weather seems to leave me with a semi-dry and seriously lack-lustre complexion. When this happens, it’s time to whip out some old favourites and crank the hydration up a notch. During winter, you don’t want anything too harsh as the air naturally contains less moisture, leaving skin at a higher risk of sensitivity. Let me take you through my current faves for maintaining that glow…
Cleanse: To remove my makeup, I’ve been loving the IASO Ghassoul Black Cleansing Oil*. This is a very silky cleansing oil, which doesn’t feel at all greasy, but removes makeup like a dream. I follow this up with the Liz Earle Cleanse & Polish Hot Cloth Cleanser in the limited edition scent of Jasmine and Osmanthus. This is amazing for oily skin in winter as the creamy formula won’t strip your skin of its natural oils, but won’t clog pores.
Exfoliate and Mask: Ok, I swear I’m not sponsored by Liz Earle or anything; I’m just a little obsessed! To do my twice-weekly exfoliation, I’ve been reaching for her Gentle Face Exfoliator as it has a nice creamy texture which isn’t overly harsh. It also contains cocoa butter which smells lovely! Twice a week, I also apply the Brightening Treatment Mask. This is really convenient as it only needs to be left on for 2-3 minutes but instantly gives your skin a hint of a glow! Great for the party season…
Treatments: I’ve found a new winter saviour! It comes in the form of the LJH Cosmetics Vita Propolis Ampoule Serum*. This incredible serum looks like liquid gold and this is pretty much what it is for skin! I’ve been applying it every night and I honestly can’t remember the last time my skin looked this glowing during winter. When I do get the odd blemish, I apply a touch of the Dr. IASO AC Booster* to the affected areas. It contains tea tree so is a great anti-bacterial solution, but isn’t as harsh as the pure stuff.
Moisturise: My moisturising routine hasn’t really changed much, as I find the addition of a serum is enough to keep my skin hydrated. I’ve still been using the Clinique Dramatically Different Moisturizer as my daily moisturiser, but I’ve switched up my eye cream to the Dr. Organic Pomegranate Anti-Aging Cream. Yes, I’m only 22, but it’s never too early right?!
So there we have my full routine. It looks like a lot but it’s really not! Do you have any recommendations for dry skin during winter? And have you tried any of these products before?
Thanks for reading! Joanna xxxxx
Disclaimer: Some of these products were sent to me in exchange for an honest review, however I would never feature anything I don’t genuinely like. All of these products have been marked with a *.