Tuesday, 16 December 2014

How To: Winter Skin Remedies

If your skin is anything like how mine used to be, it becomes really dry and dehydrated in the winter. However I am here to help you (and your skin) by telling you how to prevent it from drying out!

Facial Scrub
A facial scrub is a must during winter. Infact all year round for that matter. 
Facial scrubs help remove dead skin cells, dirt and grime from pores. They are great at resurfacing the skin in order to allow other products to be properly absorbed into the skin. This will mean that your skin can receive the pampering it needs at this time of year. 

One of my long time favourites is the Soap & Glory Scrub Your Nose In It facial scrub. It doubles up as a mask and really helps exfoliate your face! 

Acid Toner
I understand if this is a completely new thing for you. As it is something I have only recently discovered myself. 
I have mentioned these pads before on previous posts and they have become a staple in my everyday skincare routine. 
Acid toners are another form of exfoliation and they help to even out the skin in the same way a scrub is designed to do. 

Hydrating Toner

I used to have no idea that there were different types of toner. But thanks to Caroline Hirons, I feel as though I am some kind of skincare expert (even though I'm far from it!) and this little bottle has made it's way into my skincare collection!
It is great to add as much moisture into your routine as possible and as long as your skin is still lapping it up, you can keep throwing more hydration at it! Hydration is a must during the colder months as it helps protect your skin from the harsh conditions the winter presents. 

I must admit, serums are the thing I often skip. But I always regret it when it gets to the time to put my makeup on. They help your moisturiser absorb into the deeper layers of your skin. So are great if your skin is really dehydrated and in need of extra moisture. And like I said, as long as your skin is still lapping it up, keep going. 
I am currently using The Body Shop Aloe Protective Serum, but I'm on the hunt for a replacement as it is rather expensive for what you get and I'm sure there are better ones out there. Any recommendations will be greatly appreciated!

Rich Moisturiser
I am so glad I have discovered First Aid Beauty (FAB) as their Ultra Repair Cream is an absolute saviour!
It is super thick and can also double up as an eye cream and lip cream when you're in a rush. 
I love that it has oatmeal in it which helps soothe the skin and help it through the harsh winter weather. 

Lip balm

You can't forget about your lips during the cold months. Harsh weather dries them out and there is nothing worse than scaly lips - especially when you try applying a lip colour on top! 
In order to avoid this rather unattractive look, you should use a lip scrub (Lush make nice ones) or an old dry toothbrush to brush your lips. This will help get rid of dead skin cells and leave your lips lovely and smooth. Follow up with a lip balm (I love Vaseline or Body Shop lip balms) and you're good to go!

Got any tips to keep your skin looking great over winter? Share them in the comments!

Thanks for reading!

Love Charlotte x



  1. Really want to try the Scrub Your Nose In It! How do you think the First Aid Beauty pads would be on sensitive-ish skin? My skin can be a bit weird about anything too harsh! x

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    1. You should try it! It is honestly the best scrub I have ever used! The FAB pads should be ok, my skin can be quite sensitive and they are good on me :) x


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