Saturday, 13 July 2013

my winter skin savers

Over the past month or so, I have had to crank my skincare up a notch and have been following a very strict regime. Why, you ask? Because Winter plays havoc with skin. Heating, cold winds and not enough sunlight, makes anyone's skin look pale, dehydrated and lack-lustre. So in this blog post, I am going to share with you my secret to getting healthy looking, radiant skin, which is perfectly hydrated throughout the harsh Winter months.

First and foremost, I use the best skincare that I can possibly afford, which happens to be La Mer. If you choose the right products, and, believe me, I have tried pretty much every brand-low and high-end, your skin will thank you for it. I choose to invest in my skin, because, after all, you only get one skin and, given that it is the largest organ of the body, I can justify the expense. 


Consistently following the four steps to great skin-every morning and evening (cleanse, tone, apply serum & moisturise) leaves my skin in tip-top condition each and every day. In conjunction to this, once a week, I use a gentle exfoliant and a hydrating mask.




Add to this routine, my Clarisonic and what you get is perfectly toned, hydrated and radiant skin. Prior to purchasing it, I had heard rave reviews about this sonic cleansing system on the Internet and YouTube. Putting it bluntly, I thought it was all a load of codswallop, but it turns out everyone who had raved about it, was absolutely spot on! The clarisonic is AMAZING! The honest truth is that I simply cannot live without it. Amongst the other benefits I have noticed, my skincare is better absorbed now which has made a HUGE difference to how my skin looks. I'll do a more comprehensive post on this soon, so look out for that in the next couple of weeks.  



My other tip for beautiful Winter skin is using a hydrating foundation. Regardless of what type of skin you have, we all need our skin to be hydrated throughout the day. My top choice is Chanel Vitalumiere in shade #10 Limpide (suitable for dry skins-if you're oily try Vitalumiere Aqua.) It's the perfect shade for my pale Winter skin. I just love it!



I combine these things with a healthy diet (everything in moderation, of course!) and I try to drink lots of water to hydrate my cells on the inside too. 




If you have any questions you'd like to ask about your skin or beauty products, feel free to ask me in the comment section below. 

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Until next time, take care! Enjoy the rest of the weekend. After a two week break , I'm back at work on Monday. Time flies when you're having fun!

Stay stylishly happy!

Yours in style,
Suzi x

photo credits chanel.com & cremedelamer.com.au