My go-to winter routine…
When winter comes around, I become a hundred times more precious about my skin and its gets a hell of a lot more love than it usually does! I’ve popped together a KLV HG (that’s Kate La Vie Holy Grail FYI) edit of products that have helped my skin prepare for and protect against the winter chill…
Laura Mercier Foundation Primer (Radiance); If there’s one make up essential for me, it’s a brightening primer. This Laura Mercier loveliness is the perfect pick-me-up on dull days and has such a gorgeous lightweight consistency. Recently I’ve been trying to keep it minimal with my make up to avoid breakouts so it’s great that I can just wear this on its own for a healthy glow and natural off-duty look.
MOA Magic Organic Apothecary Fortifying Green Bath Potion; Even though most of my working day is filled with jobs I enjoy and love, it’s still a necessity for me to take the time to de-stress, clear and calm. Adding a small amount of this potion to my evening bath makes a big difference, and it’s especially essential for when I’m feeling under the weather!
The pepperminty smell is deliciously uplifting – it picks me right back up ready for the next day. Oh, and an added bonus? The gorgeous aroma lingers throughout my entire flat for hours after! Heavenly.
Garnier Intensive 7 Days Shea Butter Body Lotion; I can be a little lazy when it comes to moisturising my whole body, especially on these v v cold winter mornings when a tiny dab of moisturiser can feel like a block of ice. Thankfully, this little wonder makes moisturising something I can actually kinda look forward to. It glides on easily with little to no effort (can I get an amen?!) and dries in a flash, so I can throw on my clothes straight away. Plus, I can’t even begin to tell you how good it smells!
La Roche Posay Hydra Intense; Living in Scotland inevitably takes it toll on my skin from time-to-time. I’m lucky enough to live just on the outskirts of the city, so I’m not constantly battered with the cold and air-pollutants (that and hibernating indoor most days!)
However, most days my skin is just crying out for moisture. I’ve used this mask weekly to inject some much needed hydration into my skin and it feels so good. Can I have velvety smooth baby skin at all times please?!
Peter Thomas Roth 24K Gold Mask; If you really want to bring out the big guns, you have to get in on this miracle worker. This pot of perfection is actually infused with pure 24 karat gold for the most luxe pamper ever. I would usually eye roll at this sort of stuff, but the proof is well and truly in the pudding.
What are your go-to products for foolproof winter skin? Have you tried any of these heroes?