My Winter Skincare Essentials

With winter, it is common for us to be blasting Christmas music 24/7 and snuggling in bed all day while sipping some hot cocoa. While this is a great way to enter the colder season, it is not an excuse to neglect taking care of our skin. Here are some of my winter skincare essentials.

  1. Possibly the most gentle cleanser I’ve ever used, Angels on Bare Skin will leave your skin feeling soft and smooth. With ingredients such as lavender oil and chamomile oil, your skin will be left feeling calm and soothing. Also, all the ingredients in this cleanser are natural, which eliminates the possibility of your skin feeling irritated.

  2. When I started incorporating toner into my skincare routine, the Thayers Rose Petal Facial Toner in particular, I noticed that my skin became less oily. Also, with our skin being more susceptible to dryness in the winter, it is important to keep it moisturized. Some toners are able to act as moisturizers, which is definitely another reason why you should incorporate toner into your skincare routine. 

  3. Speaking of moisture, it is important to ensure your lips do not dry out during winter. After all, you never know if you will be kissing someone under the mistletoe! Therefore, invest in Balm Dotcom. With eight different balm flavors available, you will definitely find a flavor you like.

  4. Life happens and sometimes this means forgetting to moisturize your lips. If you have dry and chapped lips, go to your nearest Lush store and grab a pot of Mint Julips Lip Scrub. A pea-sized amount goes a long way. My favorite lip scrub is Mint Julips simply because it is peppermint-flavored, which is definitely fitting since we’re in the holiday season.

  5. Moisturising your face is an essential step when it comes to winter skincare. I personally like using the Cetaphil face moisturizer just because it is very gentle on my skin and has SPF in it. Despite the lack of sun in the winter, it is important to ensure you are still using SPF as UV rays are still reflected onto your skin in the winter. Therefore, I try to incorporate products which contain SPF into my winter skincare routine as much as possible.

I hope at least one of these essentials caught your eye and compelled you to treat yourself (and your skin) this holiday season. I know I’ll be reapplying my mango Glossier Balm Dotcom to momentarily transport myself to the tropics, avoiding the reality of a bad winter.