The second topic for the #2014BloggerChallenge is on Winter Skincare so I'm going to talk about some products that I've been using throughout the colder months. When it comes to skincare I'm not that knowledgeable and find products through trial and error but am fairly happy with most of what I'm currently using; I wish I was the type of person to invest in luxurious products but really am not and so instead take to the aisles of Boots and Superdrug. I think I'm actually publishing this a day late, time management definitely is not my thing. Thank heavens I didn't make any New Year's resolutions, particularly any related to organisation, because I would be out of the game already.
The Vitamin E cream I've been using both in the morning and at night as it's quite a thick moisturiser but sinks in really quickly meaning I don't have to spend a lifetime waiting to put my makeup on. I've nearly finished this which is a miracle as I hardly ever use something up completely and can see myself repurchasing it. The Nivea cream is very rich and so I don't use it very often but more for times when I feel like my skin is more dry than usual or if I've been ill and my skin is looking a bit battered. It's quite a greasy formula and so would probably be good for people who suffer with quite a bit of dryness but for me it's too much and would probably end up in me being an oily mess if I used it every single night.
Lacura Face Treatment Oil
This facial oil is actually from Aldi and is a product my mum picked up but I have claimed as my own *hawhaw*. I like to pour a few drops of this onto my hand and then mix it with some of the Vitamin E moisturiser and feel it gives my skin more moisture and makes me skin feel a lot softer. Again, I don't use the oil every day but about twice a week.
Nip and Fab Eye Cream
I la-la-laaaave this Nivea Lip Butter and much prefer it to the Vaseline tins as it feels so much more moisturising on my lips, check out the lovely dent I've made in it haha. The eye cream I actually got from a Nip and Fab set that I found in a charity shop (it was all sealed, fear not) and it seems to do the job but I want to research different eye creams and find one that I really like but is affordable, I don't ask for much do I?
This is a bit of a boring one but my hands tend to get really cracked (shudder) during the Winter but this hand cream really does heal them. It's a concentrated formula so you only need a tiny amount and even though it smells and feels horrible it does the job really well and so is an essential for me.
Lastly is this facial scrub from St Ives and I'm 99.9% sure everyone would have owned one of these little guys at one point in their life. I use this scrub every time I wash my hair, so about two or three times a week.
So these are the main products that came to my mind when I think of Winter skincare and I've excluded my normal, everyday products such as cleansers and toners as these don't change regardless of the Season! You may have been able to tell from the short sentences that I really wasn't sure what to write about each product apart from the obvious but hopefully you may have seen something you'd like to give a go!
By the time I've got to this point of the post it's 3 minutes until midnight technically making my post two days, WHY DOES TIME HAVE TO PROGRESS SO RAPIDLY?!