As much as fashion is what I love writing about the most, I also really enjoy writing about travel and lifestyle in general, so I thought it might be fun to write a few new segments for the blog; one of them relating back to travel, and one of them focusing on some of my favourite lifestyle tips. So, here we go with my first ever 'QuickTips' post, and to start it off, I thought it would be appropriate to discuss my favourite skin products for Winter. Temperatures are continuously intermittent, so now is the time to ensure that your skin isn't lacking in any vital areas.
1. Bioderma Sensibio Light Moisturiser
I hate moisturisers that are super thick and sticky on the skin - it just makes my skin feel extra clogged. Enter the Bioderma Sensibio light moisturiser - which feels the complete opposite on the skin. It's super nourishing, so you hardly need to apply any, and it just feels really light and fresh. I use it all year round but it's still great for Winter as it keeps my skin looking youthful and less dried out. Bioderma are a great brand for sensitive skin in general, so check them out at a local pharmacy near you.
Pick it up at any local pharmacy or Boots for £14.50.
2. La Roche Posay Makeup Remover Cleansing Milk
If you want a makeup remover product that's going to leave your skin feeling soft and moisturised, then this is the one for you. It's super gentle on the skin, and doesn't activate any 'burning eye syndrome' as I like to call it. It's like using a makeup remover and moisturiser all-in-one, and what better for Winter when the cold winds are drying out your skin?
You can find this product at any Boots pharmacy for only £12 a bottle.
3. LUSH Softy Foot Lotion
I used to be a trained dancer, so my feet are still, unfortunately, that of a dancer - hard, cracked, and veiny. Not a good look. This is my favourite product for combating the dry, cracked heels and softening the skin on your feet. It's made with rich cupuacu, cocoa butters, and marshmallow root, and enriched with essential oils, including lavender which is extremely soothing for worn out skin. This gentle, natural product is really worth it, especially when a 100ml bottle only costs £7.95.
4. Hand Chemistry Extreme Hydration Concentrate
I honestly don't know what I'd do without Hand Chemistry in the Winter, it really is a miracle product in my eyes. A twice-a-day-for-ten-days treatment to repair and rejuvinate tired, cracked, and dry hands, this product starts softening and renewing your skin from the first application, and the bottle lasts for ages, so I always carry it with me. I use it whenever my skin needs a boost, and trust me when I say that it's worth the £19.99 price point!
You can find Hand Chemistry products in any local Boots store.
5. Bioderma Atoderm Intensive and Lip Balm
Okay, so I know I'm kind of cheating by including two (hehem, three in the picture...) products here, but they're from the same range so I'd like to believe it's alright that I include both! Bioderma's Atoderm Intensive is one of the only body moisturisers I have been able to find that can really tackle my dry, sensitive skin, and it's brilliant for combating itchiness, which is something I suffer with. The Atoderm Lip Balm is also a miracle worker for when lips become dry and cracked - a few applications of this for a couple of days, and your lips will be left soft and hydrated. It's a great base for lipstick, too!
You can find the Atoderm Intensive for £13 and the Lip Balm for £5 at any Boots or local pharmacy.