Sunday, 22 January 2017
Morning Skincare Routine - Winter Edition - for Sensitive Skin
Winter is brutal on my skin. This year it's been tough, since it seems to have been getting windier and slightly colder, which meant I had an increase in dry patches, especially around my nose and my cheeks. Those things are hard to get rid of, especially when you have sensitive skin to begin with, and you don't want to irritate it! Yes, I have been doing the whole 'drink more water' and 'moisturise every day' but a lot of products haven't worked out, and I found it really hard to find anything that would bring back soft skin. Even wearing foundation sometimes was a nightmare as everything seemed to highlight my terrible texture so for a while I have been ditching any cover up.
Whilst it's still not back to normal, I have noticed massive improvements using a few products, so today I'll be telling you more about the little gems I choose in the morning. Keep an eye on here as the evening skincare routine will be up soon and after that, I'll be featuring some of my favourite masks.
Eucerin Refreshing Cleansing Gel - I found this to be the perfect face wash for people who have sensitive skin. Especially in winter, your skin gets more irritated and red but this cleansing gel is quite gentle and when mixed with water it forms a foam that really cleanses your face without drying it too much. You still need to apply a moisturiser of course (who doesn't) but it doesn't feel as stripping as other face washes so you won't need to use anything too heavy afterwards. It retails for less than £10 as well which is affordable and you get so much product too!
Beauty Kitchen Abyssinian Oil Facial Moisture Gel - This moisturiser is a little more expensive, almost £20, but still within a reasonable price range. I love it. Again, a wonderful product for people who have very sensitive skin or acne. All the ingredients used in here are natural and have amazing properties such as Abyssinian oil, which helps replace essential skin lipids without blocking pores. It gets absorbed super quickly and makes the skin really soft within days. I have been using this for a couple of weeks now and my goodness, it really helped me a lot. Even my redness has been tamed and I can finally see a little light at the end of the tunnel with my skin problems.
Eucerin Hyaluron Eye Cream - Probably one of the best eye creams I have tried to date. With a slightly thicker consistency, a little goes a long way and results are visible within days - for me at least as I don't have deep lines yet. I saw an instant improvement in the elasticity and overall look around my eye, as I could feel the whole area more plump and hydrated. It retails for £22 but it's currently on offer if you want to bag yourself a bargain.
What products have you been using to fight the cold?