Winter Skincare Essentials

Winter Skincare Essentials

Is anyone else finding that in these harsh cold months their skin needs a little extra TLC? I certainly notice that my skin dries out a lot quicker and ends up looking dull, so I have to add a few more products into my skincare mix to keep me feeling soft and glowy until the days get longer again. You can read about my other skincare faves and my skincare routine here and here.

Here are a few products I’ve recently added into my winter skincare routine.

Clinique 7 day scrub cream

I got this scrub in miniature size as part of a gift set when I purchased some Clinique products a while ago (love Clinique’s promo’s!) and I’m addicted. I’m planning to buy the full size one when this runs out. Whilst it’s gentle enough to use on my slightly sensitive facial skin I still feel like it’s really doing it’s job, which I love. My skin feels so fresh and soft after I’ve used it and is noticeably smoother, my pores are less visible and rough patches are visibly improved. It’s definitely my favourite exfoliator.

Eucerin Replenishing Face Cream 5% Urea

This Eucerin moisturiser is perfect for sensitive skin, or skin in need of an extra boost in winter. I use it in the morning as my day cream but it’s light enough to top up as needed throughout the day too. It’s fragrance free and leaves my skin softer and more nourished.

La Roche-Posay Redermic R

Apologies for folding it so you can’t see the full packaging but I’ve been trying to make the most of every last drop of this beauty. I’m sure you’ve read articles singing the praises of retinol for anti-ageing skincare, and I can concur that this cream is a little miracle worker! I use it as a night cream every few days on my face, neck and décolletage and I definitely notice a different in my overall skin texture and smoothness as well as some of my wrinkles being less noticeable. Make sure you use a high SPF the day after using it as it’s known to make your skin more sensitive to UV. When getting used to it your skin can tingle a bit but I found that stopped after the first few applications. Be a bit wary of using retinol products if you have very sensitive skin, or speak to a dermatologist first.

Not pictured is the Raw Virgin Coconut Oil that I’ve been using as both a cleanser and moisturiser. I’ve found the delicate skin around my eyes has been reacting really badly to the cold recently and is getting very dry and easily irritated. I’ve switched out my usual makeup remover and replaced it with coconut oil. It works like a charm to remove even stubborn makeup and leaves my skin feeling nourished and moisturised afterwards. I’ve taken to slathering it on my eyes at night and it’s been a miracle for healing them quickly.