If, like me, your skin seems to take a strange turn when Winter rolls round and goes from “normal” to as dry as the Sahara desert then these few bits I’ve started using to combat said dryness may be of interest to you!
Liz Earle Cleanse & Polish, €20.75 Boots
A cult classic, Liz Earle Cleanse & Polish is a hot cloth cleanser. Meaning you take it off using a hot muslin cloth, which comes included!
The product contains “purifying eucalyptus essential oil, toning rosemary plus soothing chamomile and cocoa butter.”
After cleansing a lot of cleansers can leave your skin feeling really dried out, but this one works so well at removing make-up and the creamy consistency means it doesn’t dry out your skin. It also has a fresh scent that makes your face feel squeaky clean!
STEP 1) Kiehl’s ‘Midnight Recovery’ Concentrate, €44 Debenhams
This is a little pricey but trust me, a little goes a long way!
Kiehl’s say, “Enriched with a blend of naturally derived ingredients including squalane, evening primrose oil, omega-6 fatty acids, essential oils and lavender. Our formula provides a boost of intensive moisture to dehydrated skin.”
This winter I’ve noticed my skin becoming dry and flaky in patches around my face. Perhaps caused by the constant change in temperature from being outside in the freezing cold to practically sitting on top of the fire/radiator when indoors! Naturally, I took to Google to try suss out a remedy to this newly-found flakiness and was greeted with Kiehl’s Midnight Recovery Concentrate. I picked mine up in the Black Friday sale so I’ve been using it a while and I’m really impressed! It leaves skin infused with moisture but doesn’t leave that icky oily residue behind. It also smells like lavender so nice to apply before bed!
STEP 2) Simple Rich Moisturiser, €5.79 Boots
I have tried my fair share of expensive moisturisers that promise you the world, but I still find myself returning to the this old faithful. Possibly one of the first skin care brands I used as a teenager, Simple’s Rich Moisturiser sinks into the skin easily, leaving an almost matte like finish.
Simple says “Infused with Glycerin, Allantoin, and Bisabolol known to hydrate, calm, and nourish your skin,”
I use this on it’s own in the winter mornings after cleansing, and use it on top of the Kiehl’s Midnight Recovery Oil at nighttime. I’m not going to lie, as my skin got worse coming into winter I became disparaged with this product, but pairing it with something a little stronger has gotten it working again. So I would recommend looking into something to team with your current favourite moisturiser if it’s lagging a bit rather than blowing all your money on the search for a new perfect moisturiser.
Like the Liz Earle Cleanse & Polish, this is a creamy consistency and you remove it using a hot muslin cloth, which comes included.
Superdrug says “Dull dead skin cells are softened and buffed away to help reveal a more youthful-looking complexion. Contains Glycolic acid exfoliant, soothing Cocoa and Shea butters.”
This is a great way to exfoliate without the harshness of your typical scrub exfoliator. It takes away dead skin cells that often sit on top of your skin causing flakiness, without being abrasive, so great if you have sensitive skin!
Quick Fix Facials Mega Moisture Gel, €5.00 TK MAXX
What they say ” Hyaluronic Acid – replaces moisture and helps provide deep hydration to skin. Vitamin E – full of antioxidants that will help keep skin in good condition. Marine Collagen – a source of collagen which will help skin retain moisture and elasticity.”