Surprisingly the weather in Manchester hasn’t been all that cold this week – I’ve had to take m coat off on the train because I’ve walked way to fast and overheated. That is not normal for Manchester and I know the freezing cold of last week is about to rear it’s ugly head once again and probably hang around until at least March. I thought today I’d share my skincare tips that get me through the winter months!
This first one is the one everyone hates but honestly, it’s the best – water. Water keeps the skin hydrated and glowy especially the lips. I find if I don’t drink enough water by dinner time my lips are cracked and flaking. That might sound dramatic but welcome to my life. It also helps with my eczema and dark/dry eye bags. Basically, it is god.
Speaking of lips I have two favourite lip products I swear by. The Nuex Reve de Miel and Burts Bees lip balm. The Nuex one is definitely thicker and more of a mask which I typically use noting and nigh, however, I’ve recently been reaching for it through the day as my lips are so dry! The Burts Bees one is perfect for on the go and it comes in a variety of flavours – I cannot wait to pick up a peppermint one for the festive period!
Layering is key for everything in the winter. I once even layered gloves and mittens – like I said I’m very dramatic! It’s so easy to neglect to moisturise your body in the winter but like they say in the gym summer bodies are built in the winter and it’s so important to look after your skin! I like to use a lightweight moisturiser in the morning such as the Neutrogena Body Cream and then a thicker creamier one at night like my Body Shop Hemp Body Cream. I am so tempted to try their Vanilla Marshmallow scent but the hemp is so moisturising. Obviously, I forget/run out of time a lot during the dark months but I do try to make time for it!
Moisture, Moisture, Moisture
Like the body, I also like to later on my face. I’ve recently bought Clinique All About Eyes Rich to keep my eyes hydrated as that is the first thing that gives me away! As in the summer, I layer serum, serum, acid and then moisturiser. Although I usually switch up my moisturiser for something a bit thicker in the winter months I haven’t quite found something perfect yet so I’m sticking with a gel cream from Neutrogena – just like the one I use on my body.
I know it seems a little premature to be talking about the dark, dark depths on winter but they are definitely on the way. The dark nights are already making me want to curl up with a cup of tea and a book by half 6!