It may not be as bitingly cold as it currently is in other parts of the world, but I’m still feeling the early morning and night time chill in the air and if not taken care of, my skin can definitely lack the lustre I get from a good summer glow. Determined to find skincare products that can keep dryness away during the winter months, I set out on the hunt. Here I have a few recommended products that have helped to nourish my skin and fight off those dreaded dry patches – hopefully they can help you too!
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I know not everyone is a fan of Face Oils and to be honest I had stopped using them a while ago due to overly sensitive and acne-prone skin – however, since I discovered this particular Face Oil, I have made it a part of my nighttime skincare routine as it hasn’t triggered any acne flare-ups and just a few little drops help to pump my face with the hydration it needs.
For those who do not like anything sticky or oily on their face, this is your saviour. The clear gel formula is very light and sinks into my skin beautifully. It can be layered, giving me full control over how much moisture I want on my skin, for example on the nights that I am using the face oil, I will only apply a very thin layer of this product but on the nights I’m using a retinol, I will apply a thicker layer to avoid the added dryness that can come from that.
This is something you can use for both face and body. It moisturises and helps to restore the protective skin barrier and best of all it contains hyaluronic acid – a must-have for dry skin types and it really helps to plump the skin during the winter season. This is a lightweight lotion and can be used sparingly – you really don’t need a lot to get the moisturising benefits this formula has to offer.
I’ve been using this deep conditioning moisturiser for a few weeks especially on my knees and elbows, which unfortunately seem to be even drier during the winter months and now it’s become one of my favourites. The formula contains pure African Shea Butter as well as ‘an illuminating Hydralucence’ so it does exactly what it says on the box and always leaves my skin feeling very nourished, not to mention it smells very good.
I was intrigued to try this cream as I had heard about the positive effects of using Kumkumadi on the face. Kumkumadi is an age-old Ayurvedic herb said to help with skin dullness and dryness – my two main skin concerns during the winter. This cream is not oily which is great for sensitive skin types and also sits well with my SPF 50 and under make up.