It’s officially winter and my skin has definitely been feeling it. Here are my top winter skincare essentials to help you battle the season!
1. Origin’s Drink up Intensive Overnight Mask
A cult favourite, this mask is gentle on the skin and one of my absolute favourite overnight masks for hydration. I love using this when my skin is feeling really dehydrated and in need of a little TLC. It helps to locks in moisture, to nourish and plump your skin and prevents future dehydration. I love the way this leaves my skin feeling the next day, it looks so hydrated and so plump, leaving my makeup sitting beautifully!
Pro tip: Apply it before a flight to lock in moisture
2. Josie Maran Argan Oil
Facial oils are an essential part of my skincare routine, especially in the cooler months. This wonder product is a triple threat, loaded with vitamin e and fatty acids, you can use this to protect and nourish your hair, skin and cuticles. Facial oils help to re-balance the oils in your skin, so they’re essential and safe to use for all skin types – yes even oily. You can use this alone as your moisturiser or on top of your moisturiser for that added boost of hydration!
3. Mario Badescu Facial Spray
Another multi-tasking product, this facial spray is definitely a winter essential for both makeup and skincare! Packed with Aloe, Herbs and Rosewater, you can use this one as a toner, in your hair and as a makeup setting spray. I personally enjoy using this before i apply my makeup, giving me a hydrated finish that lasts all night long! Did i mention it smells absolutely amazing?
4. Lush Oatifix Fresh Face Mask
This is something i’ve recently been trialing and absolutely loving! Loaded with oatmeal, almonds, bananas and vanilla, it’s great for skin that’s dry or with any sensitivities, it’s exfoliating and leaves my skin feeling super hydrated and fresh. I’ve been using this twice a week and have been loving the way this leaves my skin feeling. If you have dry or sensitive skin, you need to try this one!
5. Josie Maran Pure Argan Milk Treatment
For dry or dehydrated skin, I love serums in the form of oils or a milk. Serums are so important because they penetrate deeper than a moisturiser and treat your skin. For this reason, I love Josie’s Pure Argan Milk Treatment, it’s 50% water and 50% argan oil, so it locks in hydration in all forms and delivers amazing benefits for your skin. I love the way this leave my skin feeling, think of it as a drink of water for the skin!
6. Dr Dennis Gross Firming Peptide Milk
If you’re a little more concerned about hydration as well as anti-aging – this one’s for you. This is one of Dr Dennis Gross’ latest releases and I have been loving using this as a serum. It’s made from a firming complex of collagen amino acids and ceramides which lift and plump your skin immediately. My skin just looks so much more nourished, healthier and plump after using this. If you’re not as dry as me, you can definitely use this alone as a moisturiser.
That’s it for my winter skincare essentials, if you have any other suggestions leave me a comment below – stay tuned for my winter makeup essentials!