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Autumn/Winter Skincare

The weather is changing drastically all of a sudden and we have almost seemed to have skipped Autumn somewhere and directly landed into Winter, with predictions of an early snow now and then which hopefully shall remain rumours.

What this means is that all the light and fluffy skin care items which seemed perfect in the Summer become redundant at this time of the year. Especially with an extreme contrast of the outdoor-indoor weather combination we have, my skin get gets really confused and needs different products that will pamper it well.

First all, I have a basic everyday skin care set which I use without fail. It consists of an Exfoliator/Scrub, Cleanser/Face wash and a Moisturiser. I choose to use Purity Skincare as its pretty simple and fuss-free and I know for sure it's not going to mess with my skin, especially as it's an Organic brand. 

With basic skincare, the less complexed the products, the better it is really. 

The Exfoliator is a mild creamy one containing tiny granules which work effectively at revealing clearer, smoother skin, getting rid of any impurities or residue from make-up. This is one of the very few Exfoliators out there which can be used daily without it stripping excess moisture from the skin.

The Facial Wash/Cleanser is a basic gel like face wash in a neat dispenser bottle for quick cleanse each morning. It leaves skin squeaky clean without that extreme 'tight-face' effect hence it's a favourite!

The Moisturiser is of a cold-cream consistency and needs to be warmed up between the fingers prior to use. I use it in the mornings before applying make-up, when I don't need to hydrate my skin immensely. It absorbs pretty quickly, leaving a matte, velvety finish and most importantly, does not break out combination skin.

And here are some of my other favourites when I feel the need to pamper the skin a bit more. I don't use these products every day but they are a part of my skincare regime and I tend to use these according to what my skin needs at that moment. 

The Lavender Toner from Neal Yard's is seriously amazing. Not only does it smell awesome but also clears out my skin as it's especially formulated for it. Love this stuff! 

Filorga Sleep and Peel is a resurfacing face cream that peels off dead skin when applied at night and leaves a radiant, smoother complexion in the morning. I use this 2-3 times a week and it works really well. 

Oskia's Micro Exfoliating Balm is what I when I want to feel as if I've had a 30 minute facial. It's a grainy yet hydrating exfoliator with minuscule granules that buff and polish the skin very nicely. 

Weleda's Skin Food is known by all and used by models on the runway too! It's an all-purpose, superbly hydrating cream which leaves my parched skin hydrated for a couple of days after one use. I wish I could use this every single day but it's a bit too rich for that purpose. A must-try if you have dry/normal skin!

Colberts Eye Cream is something I received in my one of my Glossybox's and I have been a fan since then. I use this during the night, after cleansing and its moisturising effects last very long. It surely gets rid of crows feet and any dry areas around the eye. 

Rouge Bunny Rouge Kiss Elixir Lip Balm is a honey-infused lip balm and gloss in one. I have a really bad habit of biting my lips when I'm stressed and this helps chapped lips recover overnight with its intensely moisturising ingredients. It tingles slightly, melts into the skin and is the most gorgeous clear gloss!

Hope my lengthy post did not bore you guys! I will be sticking to this skincare in the months to come besides a few other products that I keep altering now and then for areas of special concern.

I have combination-sensitive skin, mostly dry and slightly oily and these products should be fine with those with similar skin like mine. 

Will you be changing your Skincare routine for the new season?

MEVISH said...

i love anything with lavender i love the scent of it its one of my faves ;) so shall be trying that 1 very soon thanks for the heads up x

J said...

Hi! Could you tell us some of the masks you might be using??!




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