I absolutely hate winter; mostly because of what it does to my skin. My rosacea flares up a lot, leaving me looking almost permanently flushed and it can also make my face really dry and spotty in patches. My skin also tends to look super dull as well.
Luckily, this year I actually have a few products that have been really helping to keep my skin looking and feel amazing for once, so I thought I’d share them with you 🙂
First up is this lovely cleanser from the Superdrug Simply Pure range that I’ve ubeen using for a couple of months now. Not only is it hypoallergenic, paraben-free and dermatologically approved, it’s also really fab at removing eye makeup too (much better than the eye makeup remover I bought from the same range, that was shockingly bad!)
I generally take my eye makeup off first with a cotton wool ball, dab some blobs of the cleanser round my face and then use my Kathleen sonic cleanser* for a really deep cleanse. It leaves my face feeling so soft and smooth afterwards!!
A couple of times a week, instead of using the Simply Pure cleanser, I’ll use my Bûche de Noël face cleanser that I got from the Lush event. I usually use it when I’m in the shower as I have a tendency to get it everywhere 😀 It smells delicious, like cranberries and brandy, although I keep picking up the smell of Play-Doh as well. It’s not too exfoliating so it doesn’t leave my face looking red but leaves it soft and nourished 🙂
Once I’ve moisturised, I use one pump of my Samaya Ayurvedic skin care anti-ageing treatment oil*. I definitely find I don’t need more as it glides across my skin really well and sinks in pretty fast! It smells incredible; to me it smells like lemon, honey and various essential oils that wouldn’t smell out-of-place at a spa!
I had to fill out an online survey to find my dosha which are, apparently, “the energies that govern every individual.” There are three primary doshas; Vata, Pitta and Kapha. The website goes on to say that “when our particular dosha is balanced, our mind, body and soul are in perfect harmony, which is revealed through healthy, radiant skin.”
My dosha came back as Vata “Energetic and creative in balance, but worried, tired and indecisive when out of balance. Often of slender build and suffers from cold hands and feet. Tends to have delicate dry skin and hair, which may need extra moisturising and nourishment to keep it glowing and healthy.” It sums me up pretty well to be honest, my hands and feet are always cold in winter and I do get pretty worried and tired easily when things are a bit stressful!!
To find your own dosha and see which products are perfect for you, head to Samaya Ayurveda to take the test 🙂
These products really make such a fabulous difference to my skin and I’m definitely going to have to get another pot of the Bûche de Noël before it’s all gone from Lush after Christmas!!
What’s your winter skin care regime like? What products would you recommend? Let me know in the comments below 🙂 x
*These products were kindly sent to me but views, and lovely skin, are my own.