Liz Earle Face Mask*
I love Liz Earle all year round but I use their Intensive Nourishing Treatment Mask and Brightening Mask all winter as a great pick me up.
Review here/available to buy here and here from £13.50
Clarins Blue Orchid Face Treatment Oil*
Aimed at dehydrated skin and applied before your moisturiser at night this facial oil will make sure you wake up with lovely hydrated skin. A perfect little treat for your skin in the winter months.
Available to buy here and Clarins counters for £29.70
I would be lying if I said that I used a lot of body creams in winter as I feel no one really sees my body but keeping your skin looking nice in the winter will give it a better appearance when the summer finally comes around. My current two favourite at the moment are Kiehls Creme de Corpse* available here from £16 and Elizabeth Arden Eight Hour Cream Intensive moisturising Body Treatment* available here from £21.25, they are both very reach and offer very intensive moisture. If you are looking for something more inexpensive try the Good Things, The Body Shop or Soap & Glory Body Butter. Body oils are also great alternatives when I am feeling lazy I often reach for No7 Dry Body oil as it has a spray and is easy to apply. Bio Oil is also a good choice as it also helps tackle any scars and uneven skin tone but my favourite is Neom Organics Organic Body oil £30.
Every day I use a hair oil on the ends of my hair after washing it, I love Moroccan Oil(Available here) and Loreal Mythic Oil*(Available here). I have also recently started using the John Frieda Brilliant Brunette Liquid shine* which I also quite like. If you have thick hair I would recommend the Moroccan oil but for thinner hair the Mythic Oil is probably enough.
Hands are always exposed to the cold weather and can end up quite sore of you don’t take care of them. Currently my favourite if the Di Palomo Fig & Grape*(Available here) it smells Divine. DP London* (available here) also offers a beautifully rich hand cream which would look perfect on a bedside table or desk.If you are looking for a totally organic hand cream free of parabens, mineral oils the Estelle & Thild Ecorganic Hand cream is beautiful but if you want something less pricey I Love…* does a range of hand creams.
One of the things I struggle with the most in winter is chapped lips so I find it really important to have some good lip balms in your bag at all times. I have been using Carmex for years now inexpensive, easy to get hold of and does the trick but if you want something a little more special try Kiehl’s Lip Balm or the Elizabeth Arden Lip Protectant*. For night time I like Neutrogena Immediate Repair Lip Balm which also leaves my lips very smooth the next morning.
It might seem like a bit of a waste to fake tan during winter but I think that having a light glow all year round really makes you look and feel great. If I am honest I do only tan my arms, chest, face and maybe the tops of my feet which although sounds ridiculous, it doesn’t make too much difference as I use Xen Tan Daily Self Tan* which is a light gradual tanner.