If you’re anything like me, when the cold weather hits, your skin sometimes suffers.
It’s cold, dark and sometimes a bit sad outside, so covering up and staying inside might mean that your skincare regime may slip. This might be because you’re covered up and not thinking about your skin as much, or maybe it’s just hard to keep looking great when there’s so many possible beauty products to choose from.
But it’s easy to keep up your skincare routine without breaking your budget!
I’m always one to champion good quality products that are budget friendly. So here are my favourite skincare products for winter that won’t break the bank.
Weekly Face Mask
A weekly mask helps your skin immensely. I love pampering my skin once a week and feeling instantly refreshed. If you’re short on time, it’s still something you can easily do in between other things like washing your hair and shaving your legs.
My favourites at the moment are Sephora Grey Clay Mask ($9) and the Formula 10.0.6 Deep Down Detox Ultra Cleansing Mud Mask ($8.99). The Formula 10.0.6 mask has a light but delicious citrus smell to it and I have found it clears up any breakouts super quickly!
Bi-Weekly Facial Exfoliant
Exfoliating twice a week helps remove dead skin cells and and any oil build up. For years I’ve loved the St Ives Apricot Blemish Control Facial Scrub ($9.99) and I’m yet to find something that it the same quality without breaking the bank. I love that this comes in a travel size too so I can always bring my routine with me!
A quick spritz every morning will keep your skin hydrated. I swear on using this all year round to make sure that my skin is kept hydrated and fresh even in the cooler climates and constant heating.
My absolute favourite is Mario Tedesco Rose Water Spray ($10) as it hydrates so we’ll with only two or three spritzers, and it smells divine too.
I recommend Keisha&Co for a great facial oil that is light but oh so nourishing. I generally use this after getting out of the shower at night so there’s plenty of time for the oil to soak in to your skin.
Coffee Body Scrub
I think it’s always important to do a weekly scrub all over your body to ensure that you scrub away any dry, dead skin. It’s so easy to get dry skin in winter when you have hotter (and sometimes longer) showers. Coffee scrub also invigorates your skin and smells soo delicious!
I recommend the Frank Body Original Body Scrub ($16.95) or Thankyou Coffee Body Scrub (14.95).
Shea Body Butter
Use Daily to prevent your skin going “scaly” and dry from hot showers or constant changes in temperature (like gong from cold outside to super warm inside). The smell of Shea is the perfect base for perfumes and not too overpowering either.
I recommend the Body Shop Body Butter in Shea ($25) or Soap and Glory The Righeteous Butter Lotion ($17). These both come in handy travel sizes too!
Primer with SPF
Just because there are clouds, doesn’t mean that you should stop thinking about protecting your skin. The UV rating can still be high on overcast days, meaning your skin gets damaged. Even if you don’t use foundation every day, you should still make sure you use a primer with SPF.
My favourite is Mecca Maxima First Base SPF Primer ($20).
What are your favourite skin care products for this winter? Let me know in the comments section!
Bye for now
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