This year I’ll be experiencing my first full Scottish winter in two years, I usually come home for about a month at Christmas anyway, but as I’ve been away for a while I’ve become a wimp.
It’s only halfway through October and I’m already beginning to think my body and skin can’t take it.
So, all self-pity aside, as it’s rather cold here already and my skin is having big issues with this, I’ve picked out the products that are really helping me through these tough times (ha).
The first being Antipodes Aura Manuka Honey mask, the perfect mask which nourishes and hydrates skin, leaving it looking bright and healthy. Any exposure to the cold weather and I smother my face in this. If you find your skin going dry and dull during the winter months, I really recommend this for a burst of hydration.
Central heating teamed with blow drying tends to make hair dry and static in winter so I’ll be treating my tresses to my favourite hair mask, Bumble & Bumble Quenching Masque. Ten minutes with this on the ends of my hair makes all the difference and I know it’ll be a saviour come the really cold months. This also makes my hair so smooth and straight, I look like the missing Hanson.
A favourite of mine no matter what the weather is NUXE Huile Prodigieuse, an all over, multi-use dry oil that my skin adores. I highly recommend this for dry patches, it’s one of the only products that really moisturises my skin. If I’m using a body lotion, I often mix a few spritzes of this in to the cream for an intense moisturise. You can use this at the ends of hair, cuticles and on the face so it’s a wonder product.
For daily use, I have the Emma Hardie Amazing Face Cleansing Balm on hand to help remove makeup quickly and also leave a lovely feel to my skin. I always go for cleansing balms in the colder months as I find they give back to my skin what the cold and central heating take out.
After this, my winning product at the moment is this Aesop Oil Free Hydrating Serum. I had quite a few samples of this but I can definitely see myself purchasing a full size. It’s ideal for overnight hydration.
Lastly, a product that I couldn’t live without is the Eve Lom Kiss Mix lip balm, it’s one of the only balms that really helps my lips and I love how refreshing the menthol scent is.
What are your essential products for the colder months?
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