Even with spring just days away Sydney’s weather has been determinedly stuck in frosty, rainy, windy winter. And who knows how long it will last.
There are so many things I love about winter and cold weather; curling up under a blanket and reading, snuggling in big coats and sitting in front of the fireplace.
But the bad thing the cold always brings me is dehydrated and dull skin, and since recently starting my skin care journey I have been on the hunt for the best products to keep my skin looking nourished and radiant through the cool winter months! So here are my 10 skin care picks to help save your skin for as long as this cold patch lasts.
- The Ordinary Hyaluronic Acid 2% B5 – $12.90
Using a hyaluronic acid is a life saver for dull winter skin. Hyaluronic acid can absorb up to 1,000 times its weight in water which can plump and renew your toughed winter skin. To get the most of this product use it in the morning and night for ultimate hydration. Best thing is, you can get this from your local Priceline, bargain!
- Drunk Elephant B-Hydra Intensive Hydration Serum – $68.00
This serum is the perfect addition to your skin care routine if the harsh winter cold is turning your skin dry and dull. Add a drop of this to whatever serum you are using to help improve uneven skin tones and brighten your skin.
- Kiehls Midnight Recovery Concentrate – $68.00
This magic oil is the answer to transforming your dull winter wind-stricken skin overnight. Apply a couple of drops of this oil to your beauty regime after your serums and wake up bright and dewy!
- The Body Shop Aloe Calm Hydration Sheet Mask – $7.00
The brutal cold weather can sometimes make sensitive skin flare up and feel raw. Infused with aloe vera, this sheet mask can settle your skin and make it feel more hydrated and pump in just 15 minutes.
- Ole Henrikson Banana Bright Eye Crème – $55.00
Buying an eye cream can be daunting but fret no more because this is the eye cream to end all eye creams. With a cult-like following, this Ole Henrikson product is the best for brightening your under eyes and works great under makeup.
- Go-To Exfoliating Swipeys – $46.00
These single use facial pads are the answer to gently exfoliating your probably already pretty raw face this winter. Chemical exfoliants give a more thorough exfoliation while keeping it happy and calm.
- The Ordinary Salicylic Acid 2% Masque – $21.90
I can’t help include another The Ordinary product on this list because 1. ITS SO CHEAP and 2. ITS SO GOOD. This is a vegan, charcoal infused mask which works to remove dead skin cells and leaves your skin feeling baby smooth and radiant.
- Eve Lom Cleanser – $35.00- $168.00
This cult-favourite cleanser is a must have to add to your beauty regime, winter, summer or otherwise. Its ingredients include eucalyptus and clove oil, Eygptian chamomile and cocoa butter! Um, yum?!
- Fresh Vitamin Nectar Vibrancy-Boosting Face Mask – $36.00 – $88.00
The perfect mask to get your face glowing and radiant in this tough winter weather. This mask is 50% crushed citrus fruits and the natural AHA’s smooth and refine your skin, leaving it supple and bright!
- Mario Badescu Rose Hips Nourishing Oil – $34.00
If the winter wind is making your skin dry and rough then this antioxidant packed oil will have your skin feeling soft, hydrated and radiant! Add a couple of drops to your serum or use it to finish up your skin care routine morning and night to make the most of it!