6 winter skin remedies every woman needs
A drop in temperature, cold winds and relentless rain…yes, we’re now bang in the middle of winter. While it may be nice to stay indoors all snuggled up, keeping the radiator on can have harsh effects on your face too. So whether you’re braving it outside into the chill or staying put inside, it’s important to ensure you change your skin care regime at this time of year. From richer, moisturisers to softening balms, overnight treatments to all round rescue remedies, there’s a product to solve all problem spots on a budget that everyone can stretch to.
1. Douvall’s Limited Edition Argan Oil Gift Set (£35, www.beautique.com)
You’ve probably heard of Argan Oil, it’s one of world’s most natural sources. A nut oil, derived from Morrocco, women have been swearing by it for hundreds of years to make them look beautiful from head to toe! Alicia Douvall has taken inspiration from this wonder oil and created her own beauty range, ethically harvested and hand blended by a local Moroccan woman’s co-operative set to enhance the daily beauty regime. Buy the set, containing a moisturiser and all-in-one cleanser and you will notice the difference immediately! The cleanser is a dream to use. Rub into your face, lather up with water and rinse off with a damp cloth for glowing, healthy skin. Argan oil also has anti-ageing properties and is suitable for treating all types of problem skin.
2. Beyond Organic Rescue Salve (£19.20, www.beyondorganicskincare.com)
There’s nothing more reassuring then knowing you’re looking after your skin using natural pure ingredients, which is exactly what goes into The Beyond Skincare range. All products are handmade in Cornwall and contain 100% natural, certified organic goodness with no nasty chemicals. Their Organic Rescue Balm treats and nourishes damaged skin. It contains soothing nettle, chickweed, calendula and chamomile. Simply smooth onto your face. It also helps calm down conditions like eczema, psoriasis and dermatitis.
3. Dr Bragi’s Intensive Treatment Mask (£10 or 3 for £25, www.drbragi.com)
When we say mask, we literally mean mask! Inside every sachet is a single-use cloth that you can place on your face after cleansing and simply lie back and relax. After 15 minutes your skin looks brighter and feels plumper and any signs that you’re suffering from harsh weather are banished! The secret formula is developed in Iceland contains marine enzymes from the Icelandic ocean…so it’s not the kind of beauty goodness you come across every day! Use once a week for best results.
4. Vita Min Fix 24 hour cream (£14.95, www.greenpeople.co.uk)
One of the biggest complaints in winter is skin looking dull and lacklustre, just like your diet, your skin needs a vitamin boost to revive you. Packed full of essential vitamins and minerals this nourishing facial moisturiser is suitable for normal, dry and mature skins. The combination of Squalane (from Olive) and Jojoba others ingredients help to retain moisture instantly soothing and softening dry, dehydrated skin. Nutrients from Shea Butter, Evening Primrose and Avocado Oils protect and nurture the skin and also provide a range of Omega-3, 6, & 9 fatty acids needed to maintain healthy skin balance.
A light, fresh moisturiser in an easy to transport bottle, it’s great to take on winter travels.
5. Dove, Winter Care Rich Moisturising Cream, (£3.29, www.boots.com)
If you’re not already a fan of Dove’s other products then this will make you a convert! A rich, intensive moisturiser, applying it literally feels like a blanket of nourishment. The first ever limited edition from Dove, it's scented with the warm fragrance of amber flower, vanilla musk and a subtle bouquet of white florals creating a cream that literally transports you to a Winter Wonderland. Stock up while you can!
6. Clarisonic Mia 2, (£130, call 0800 988 4864 for stockists)
Professional cleansing without leaving your bathroom? Is does exist! Just like an electronic toothbrush gives your teeth a better clean, the Clarisonic Mia 2 provides six times better cleansing than using your hands alone. Patented sonic technology works with skin’s natural elasticity to gently remove the impurities traditional cleansing methods leave behind, leaving skin softer, smoother and more beautiful. Oscillating at a sonic frequency of over 300 movements per second it gently massages away dirt and oil. A cleanse so effective that skin care products absorb better. Clinical results have shown reduced appearance of pores, fine lines and wrinkles, oily areas, dry skin patches and blemishes and improved skin tone. It’s your 60-second trip to the spa, every day.