At this time of year I'm always looking to incorporate products into my skincare routine that will not only keep my combination skin under control but will also provide my skin with enough moisture to ensure that my skin doesn't suffer from the harsh cold weather. Winter can be a tough time for our skin, it's often windy and pretty cold outside which is already bad for our skin yet when we get inside we're probably all guilty of popping on the central heating which is known for making dry skin conditions worse.
There are a few things that I've being using to help combat my dehydrated skin this winter so I thought I'd share them with you today. Starting off with an old friend we have the Superdrug Vitamin E Hot Cloth Cleanser which has been a firm favourite of mine for a good while now. It's a simple cleanser that I find works really well at removing my make up, it's fuss free, cheap as chips and doesn't leave my skin feeling stripped of moisture.
New to me this year has been the brand Hand Chemistry. I have being trying out the Hand Chemistry Heel Hydration Complex* which can be used on your heels, hands and elbows; in fact anywhere which is suffering from dry skin. This I would say has to be one of the nicest hand creams I have tried, it seems to sink in so quickly leaving my skin almost feeling like velvet, it's a hard one to explain but it's safe to say that I'm going to repurchase another one as a backup. I feel like I can pop this on and almost immediately carry on with what I'm doing, that for me is a huge plus as I don't like having to wait for hand creams to sink in.
Onto hair I have being using for a while now the Argania Liquid Gold Hair Oil* which has since my initial purchase back in 2012 I believe changed packaging. Now I'm not going to pretend that I have tried any other hair oils to compare this to properly however all I know is that I really enjoy this, I find it light weight and hydrating, what more could you want from hair oils?
My last two products are from Origins which is I would say one of my favourite skincare brands although not everything I have tried has agreed with me in the past. On a whole though I like it a lot and find myself stopping by the counter a lot these days, I am l yet to try the Ginzing Eye Cream which I know a lot of people like so I am quite keen to try that next. The Drink Up Intensive Mask has been a product I've used a lot and is one that I still rate. I really do notice a difference the next morning when I have used this the night before as my skin is left looking brighter and much more bouncy; it's like a jump start to my skin overnight.
The Origins Make a Difference Plus Rejuvenating Moisturiser is a product I picked up in the Christmas sales last year, where if I'm honest I actually made a mistake with this purchase as I had initially thought I had picked up the treatment version. Despite that having now used this on and off for the last year I have been really happy with it; maybe it was fate in the end. This moisturiser is aimed at combination to dry skin whereas I have combination to oily along with dehydration on my cheeks and neck. I can see why this would be aimed towards drier skin as I do find that on good normal skin days this can be a little too much for me, however for the winter time this is perfect. It sits really nicely under my make up and helps to keep my skin hydrated throughout the day, in the summer time I even used this as a night cream at times as it wasn't as heavy as the Origins High Potency Night A Mins which again is another product I adore for the winter time, in fact in hind sight I should have included that in this post too.
What are your hydration heroes?