You’re going about your day doing your thang when you look in the mirror and realize your skin is extremely dry and flaky. Every winter when the weather cools down my skin becomes flaky, especially around my nose and mouth. This makes applying makeup immensely difficult and it looks very unflattering. Basically, I end up looking like a snake shedding her skin, and I don’t really think that’s supposed to happen to a human… It’s quite awkward. So, what do you do when you’re in this predicament? Change up your skincare routine, of course! The following products have really helped my skin recover and I no longer suffer from peeling snake skin on my face.
Liz Earle Cleanse & Polish Hot Cloth Cleanser| This has an intense cult following in the UK and I constantly hear about how great this cleanser is so I knew I had to try it out. This is a little pricey, yet still cheaper than many other skincare products out there. It is a very luxurious cream cleanser that melts into your skin and helps clean all that dirt and grime out of your pores. I love gel cleansers, but during the colder months I prefer one with a cream consistency. A little goes a long way with this cleanser. Pump a penny sized dollop into your hands and massage this onto your face, just make sure to use this on dry skin so do not wet your face as you would with another cleanser. Massage this in then run the muslin cloth it comes with under warm water and use it to wipe your skin clean. Once you run the muslin cloth under the water again any grime or makeup that stained it will disappear so it’s no longer dirty. The cloth helps get rid of any dry skin patches and the cleanser leaves your skin feeling very soft and supple. Who doesn’t want that?!
DIY Rosewater| Rosewater is great if you want to tone the skin, calm any irritation, and hydrate your skin at the same time. Spritz this all over your face, let it sink in a bit and wipe off the excess with a cotton pad or spritz this onto a cotton pad until it is fully saturated then rub this all over your skin. Either way, it leaves the skin feeling hydrated, soft, smooth, and refreshed.
EmbryoLisse Lait Creme Concentre| Those Europeans sure do know how to make great beauty products. This moisturizer would probably be too thick for me during the summer months, but during the winter it is perfect and really leaves the skin feeling soft and hydrated. The consistency is very smooth and luxurious so it really sinks into the skin. I like to apply this in the morning after I apply my sunscreen and about ten minutes before I apply my foundation, but you can also apply this at night. This really goes well under makeup and leaves your skin looking and feeling soft and smooth.
Mario Badescu Eye Cream| The skin under your eyes is very thin and needs proper care so applying an eye cream is essential. If I don’t apply an eye cream under my eyes during the winter I get dry patches and flakiness, which makes applying concealer difficult and it doesn’t look good at all. This eye cream is thick so it’s a great night cream; you’ll wake up with hydrated under eyes.
Coconut Oil| At night I like to apply a little bit of coconut oil to the skin because it is nourishing and all natural. Just take a pea sized amount and rub it between your hands to melt/warm it up then gently pat it onto the face and neck. This will help moisturize dry patches and fade any blemishes on your skin (fading blemishes will take time, of course). I don’t apply this every night, but only a few times throughout the week. About a week ago (“week ago” does anyone know that song? lol) the skin on my nose was peeling and looked disgusting. I applied coconut oil that night and the next morning it was hydrated and back to normal. On the nights I do not use coconut oil I like to use the EmbryoLisse moisturizer mentioned above.
I hope this post helps those of you out there who are suffering with dry patches and fighting the winter skin flakies as I like to call them. Using these products on my skin has really helped me, and I hope it helps you too!
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