Can you believe we're in 2017 already? Me neither! If you are still using the same autumn moisturisers in January, then let me tell you that it's not a good idea. At all! Once the cold chilly wind starts chapping your skin, you WILL panic and end up getting the bog standard stuff off the drug store shelf without putting much thought into to. Make the best use of those cold, winter evenings with some Netflix running in the background and a cuppa at hand, while I run you through some winter must haves.
To start with the obvious, multi-award winning Elizabeth Arden Eight Hour Cream & Skin Protectant. Think of it as a £26 investment that will limit future splurges on expensive makeup and treatments. This overnight gel-like cream works wonders on soothing inflamed, blotchy, dry patches on the skin and lips and even eczema.
If you’re not a fan of the gooey overnight cream, then go for Kiehl’s Ultra Facial Cream. This light and fluffy 24-hour cream easily glides and penetrates the skin. It’s been specially formulated to protect and hydrate the skin through the frost fest. It conveniently comes in two tub sizes, starting at £24 for 50 ml.
Or just copy my current skin care routine; DHC Beauty Lift Cream followed by Weleda Skin Food on the troubled areas. Every winter, I would have really flaky dry patches around the eyes, nose and chin. After trying almost every intense moisturiser, I settled on Weleda Skin Food. First, moisturise with a good day cream, before slathering some Weleda on the dry patches. It gets absorbed easily, leaving a nice dewy finish. This makes the perfect base for my Mac Face and Body foundation every morning. My skin feels balanced. Not too dry, not too shiny. I've been following this routine every single day and I haven’t had dry patches or breakouts as of yet. Priced perfectly at just under £10 for 75ml, it will leave you skipping happily through the frost feeling like a boss.
On the other hand, DHC is a luxury range of Japanese skin care products, which by the way, do justice to every penny. I am in love with their pink packaging as well as every product I have tried; ranging from Deep Cleansing Oil, Beauty Lift Milk, Beauty Lift Toner to their Beauty Lift Cream. All the DHC products are consistent with their high-quality formula's and leave the skin feeling soft and supple. Its high price point means I also use it sparingly. But if you have the extra moolah, definitely worth stocking the range.