I don't know about you but my skin seems to age 10 years once winter hits. After the humidity of summer that plumps out the lines and wrinkles and gives the skin that beautiful dewy look, it's quite a shock to discover that actually your skin is quite parched! Having the heating on does nothing to help the situation either . One of the hardest things as we age seems to be trying to maintain that dewiness that our younger skin had naturally .I have a few go to products that I use to try and rehydrate and nourish the skin so that it can regain that dewiness all through winter. One of them is using oils on my skin, which soaks it up and helps the skin fight the dryness. A lot of women are hesitant to use oils on the skin , afraid that it will cause oiliness and break outs. Not the case. Oils are great at protecting the skin . Some contain antioxidants which fight free radicals that damage the skin , whilst others have healing, calming properties. Also they work great under a lot of foundations to give the skin that dewy look. My favourite range of oils are the Darphin . Not only do they hydrate really well without leaving the skin feeling greasy, but they smell divine too. My favourite is the camomile and the niaouli which both calm and detoxify. I use them in place of a moisturiser and over a serum, or if my skin is looking particularly dry I use them as well as my moisturiser. You can use them in place of a serum as they are lipophilic and penetrate the skin deeper to moisturise and keep the toxins out.
Below are my top picks for moisturisers that work for me in combatting the effects of winter on my skin. My skin is quite sensitive so I like to go for products that don't have too many additives . My favourite at the moment being the Codage Day Cream. It has Vitamins A C & E that protect and repair the skin . Its also a light but rich cream that is not greasy on the skin. And for night time I love their Night Cream that has hyaluronic acid ( our best friend!) that plumps the skin leaving it looking juicy when you wake.
So heres to regaining the dewy! :) x
I have been a makeup artist for over 20 yrs and am passionate about beauty and helping women to look the best they possibly can. I believe that women are beautiful at any age , and being older myself, am constantly on the look out for products that will help the skin retain its glow and beauty. From a very young age I have paid attention to my skin and have always gone looking for new, innovative - or even tried and true products that make a difference. I take inspiration from my friends and women I meet in my work. These women are the reason I started this blog , so that I can pass on my knowledge and help women to keep looking, and feeling amazing . I love finding new looks that inspire and you can adapt to your own style . I am also a mum with 3 boys which keeps my life very busy ... and never dull as anyone who knows me will attest to! All items posted on this blog are chosen because I have personally tried them and like them. I hope you find something here that you will love and will work for you.