As it starts to cool down for the winter, there are a few products that I put away for warmer months – and a few I bring out to help combat the cold. Generally, my skin gets drier and more sensitive during the colder months so I usually start to double up products to make sure my skin stays happy!
AM: In the morning, I obviously can’t slather my skin is oils and serums or my makeup wouldn’t make it out the door. Instead of just using moisturiser, I use the Mario Badescu Herbal Hydrating Serum which is actually a gel formula! Under makeup, this works a treat because it sinks in straight away and doesn’t leave my skin feeling oily. In the shower, I exfoliate with Soap & Glory’s The Breakfast Scrub – this smells DELICIOUS and leaves your skin feeling nourished after you rinse it off. This replaces my Sugar Crush scrub which isn’t as hydrating. Before leaving for work, I use Antipodes Saviour Skin Balm on my hands and cuticles – they always suffer in the winter!
PM: In the summer months, I use a Rosehip micellar water to remove my makeup before cleansing. As it start to cool down, I replace that with the Tailor Oil Cleanse. Sometimes, I add both to a cotton pad for stubborn makeup – works a treat! After cleansing in the evening, I use a serum or night oil (usually both!) and let that sink into my face as I sleep. My skin always feels more plump and awake in the morning, even when it’s freezing! If I’m feeling like a mask – the Mario Badescu Enzyme Mask is 10/10. It’s formulated to brighten dull, tired skin and it always makes my skin feel less irritated after a day in make up.
Autumn means putting away the mattifying powders and primers and bringing back some glowy hydration. During the winter, I barely touch powders or primers that promise to keep me shine free – unless I’m going to have that makeup on all day and night. I opt for Mecca’s Soft Focus primer these days, although I am itching to try the Fresh Faced Hydrating Primer too! The other day I tried the Josie Maran Argan Enlightenment Illuminizer as a primer and my skin looked photoshopped. No joke I looked like a snapchat filter. This is definitely in my winter glow kit! I’m not sure how this would go in the warmer weather, being an argan oil based product. My setting powder, if anything is the Hourglass Ambient Lighting Palette – this is a must have guys!
I hope you enjoyed reading this little winter beauty swaps post! Let me know what you use in the winter to combat the dry, cold weather.
love, Lyd x