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Winter Skin

#beauty, #skincare, #winterskin

If you’re suffering with dry skin, chapped lips or a red nose just like Rudolph then you may need some help keeping your skin moisturised and looking fab.

Here’s our top Winter must haves.





Moisturise more than ever…… Swap your fresh and light summer moisturiser for an oil based one; this will create a protective layer on the skin, helping to lock in moisture.


Palmers Cocoa Butter Formula
For all over body pampering try
Palmers Cocoa Butter Formula
£2.99




Give yourself a hand… your hands are one of the few parts of your body that are always exposed to the elements and the skin here is generally thinner than on most parts of the body and has fewer oil glands too. So, invest in a good quality hand cream and when outside wear cotton gloves to keep moisture in.


Bodyshop Hemp Hand Protector

Bodyshop Hemp
Hand Protector £5.00




Kissable lips… The wind can leave all of us with a less than glamourous pout, so keep a lip balm in your pocket during these cold times, so you can whip it out throughout the day to keeps your lips hydrated.

Vaseline has been around forever, but is still trusted by many a super model.


Rosy Lips

We like their Rosy Lips version
at £1.95 a pot.




Tone it down… If your skin is very dry, avoid using harsh face masks, peels, toners and exfoliators that can strip your skin of vital oils. Instead switch to milky cleansers and masks labelled deeply hydrating and use them sparingly.


Simple Kind to Skin Cleansing Lotion

Simple Kind to Skin
Cleansing Lotion.
£1.59 Superdrug




Exfoliate your troubles away. Your skin ones that is. Exfoliting once a week can help remove dead skin cells that can make your face appear dull.


Simple Kind to Skin Cleansing Lotion

Boots very own essentials
Cucumber exfoliating scrub
is cheap but effective at £1.50.




Get the glow. To keep your body in tip top condition consider using an exfoliating glove or sponge, brushing against the skin in small circular motions is advised.


Simple Kind to Skin Cleansing Lotion

Purple and Lavender are
the in colours for this summer,
which is why we love this ecotools sponge.
£3.50




Did you know that the heating in your house can actually dry your skin out, so where possible try to keep a window ajar when indoors? If you’re going to be outside for long periods of time remember that cold winds and the sun can dry out your skin very quickly…yes you still need to wear sunscreen even in winter!

inally, a hot bath or shower may seem like a welcome treat at the end of a long day at school or a cold walk home, but the heat from the water can actually lead to a loss of moisture, so stick to a warm bath and if your skin is super dry and itchy, pop into the kitchen and borrow a couple of tablespoons of baking powder for a cheap and cheerful relief from any irritation.

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Comments

Ash

These tips really do work. My hands were really rough and now by using these products they r really nice!!

Response to EVBXXO

If you can get grease lightening from lush apply it on the spots when ever you want and as long as they are not black heads they should disappear I absolutely love ❤ grease lightening 😊

evbxxo

I have a few large red spots in my face and that just won't do away any tips

Emzie

I get really chapped lips this is good

Marham

Very helpful

Cupcakecutie101

I would definitely advise getting the aveda coco organic coconut oil, it is really good for your skin it has natural ingredients in it, it is oily and can be used for oily skin as it blends in after a while and you can take your makeup off with it. You can get it from tesco for £4 and it lasts for ages

CUPCAKECUTIE101

The simple moisturiser is really good for dry skin, I had bad dry sky on my face and after a day I noticed a difference

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