Ugh, Winter. My skin has been flipping out lately, from dry patches to acne to redness… I don’t know what it is exactly, whether it’s the weather or what, but I’ve been restructuring my skincare routine ever since to get my complexion back on track. Today’s post is my top 10 Winter Skin Savers of 2018!
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Fresh Soy Cleanser
Fresh Soy Cleanser is my HG. I recently splurged on it because I was using another cleanser and it was doing horrible things for my skin. The soy cleanser doesn’t strip my skin of moisture or leave it feeling tight. It also smells like cucumbers, so it’s like being at a spa! I find that using this cleanser calms my skin and helps clear up redness/breakouts.
Kate Somerville Exfolikate
I received a bottle of Kate Somerville Exfolikate Intensive Exfoliating Treatment in the 2017 Winter FabFitFun box. I was skeptical about all the YouTuber’s raving about this stuff but it’s actually pretty great. Unfortunately it’s crazy expensive for a small bottle, but I truly believe it’s helping to smooth out my dry patches.
Mario Badescu Rose water Face Mist
I’ve heard so much about Mario Badescu lately, and when I saw that Melina from Melinaelisa was loving the Mario Badescu Rose Water Face Mist I needed to try it out. This mist was only $9CAD on Amazon! It’s very calming on my skin. I sometimes mist my makeup blending sponge with it before blending if I’m too lazy to walk over to the sink to wet it.
The Body Shop’s Vitamin C Energizing Face Mist
The Body Shop’s Vitamin C Face Mist is supposed to boost radiance and hydration. I don’t know if I look especially radiant when using this mist but I will agree that it’s hydrating and works well to set my makeup. I adore the smell of this mist!
Ahava Mineral Hand Cream
Ahava Mineral Hand Cream was also a FabFitFun Winter Box discovery. I am IN LOVE with this hand cream. It absorbs so quickly and doesn’t leave a greasy film. Some hand creams absorb but leave your skin feeling dry. My hands feel soft and hydrated after using this one. I’m not really a fan of the smell but I’m willing to live with it for how well this works for me otherwise.
Neutrogena Hydro Boost Gel Cream for Extra Dry Skin
I reviewed this product Here so I won’t go into full detail. Neutrogena Hydro Boost Gel Cream is my only HG moisturizer and it does wonders for my skin. My dry patches become non existent when I use it. I normally use the version for extra dry skin but right now I’m trying out the Hydro Boost Gel Cream with SPF 15 that comes in a tube instead of a pot.
Any oil will do. It doesn’t have to be specifically called a cuticle oil, sometimes I use face oil samples from sephora on my cuticles. It keeps them from cracking during the winter. Oils are a real winter skin saver, especially if you paint your nails a lot!
Sunday Riley Luna Sleeping Oil
It takes me a long time to use up oil samples, but I’ve been making headway on the vial I have of Sunday Riley Luna Sleeping Oil. This oil is formulated with retinol for anti aging and helps reduce redness, which was very needed for me during the winter cold/flu season. I had like 3 colds over the course of December and January. When I use it overnight my face is SO soft in the morning!
I shared my DIY recipe for a homemade lip scrub Here! All you need is coconut oil, vanilla, and a bit of brown sugar. Although I enjoy using brand name lip scrubs it’s not a necessity.
I’m obsessed right now with my Fresh Sugar Lip products from the Sugar Prep ‘N’ Paint set (reviewed Here)! The Advanced Therapy lip balm is a favourite right now, I use it almost daily when I’m home. I never put it in my purse because I’m scared I’ll lose it and it’s costly to replace. The formula glides on and seems to melt into my lips, it’s great on it’s own or under lipstick. If you want to try it I recommend looking for it in a value set!
What are your Top 10 Winter Skin Savers? Comment below!
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