Products To Banish Dry, Winter Skin.

Thanks to the drop in temperature, my skin has been on the drier side of things recently, meaning I've really had to bring out the big guns to keep things hydrated. Sometimes, your everyday products just don't cut it, so I've devised myself a little routine of products that I know will help transform my complexion back to norm.

I've popped this one under the 'face' category, but really, it's something of a multi-tasker. The Lanolips 101 Ointment* (£10.99) is a natural balm made from ultra pure medical grade Lanolin that can be used on the lips, cuticles, brows and the body. Oh, and ever get a really dry nose this time of year? It's a miracle worker for that too.
I wrote about the diamond that is the Oskia Rennaisance Cleansing Gel (£28) back in the Autumn (read my review here) and fast forward a few months, it still ticks all the boxes in my eyes. Suitable for all skin types, particularly combination, dull and dry, its gel-to-oil formula glides onto the face and leaves it both soothed and soft. And the scent? Think Turkish Delight *nom*.

To exfoliate, it's all about the Clarins Gentle Exfoliator Brightenining Toner (£25). A liquid formula, it works to remove dead skin cells without the need for the harsh grains often found in scrubs. As well as clearing up any existent blemishes, it kicks butt at keeping any more from emerging. Essentially, it's a skincare essential for all.

The Pixi Rose Oil Blend* (£26) is up there as one of my all-time favourites. Again, this one certainly wins in the scent department, but it's also just a really great product overall. Boasting a botanical blend, its rich consistency gives a glowing finish to the complexion and rids of any unwanted dry patches. Lovely stuff.

The Origins Make A Difference Plus + Rejuvenating Moisturizer (£35) is the perfect addition for those with thirst-quenched skin. My skin can get a little irritable this time of year but this really calms down any redness without clogging pores. If you like the sound of this one, head here for my full review.

Time to talk body. My skin can occasionally react to body products with strong fragrances, however the Humble Rose & Frankincense Body Wash* (£8) is something I, and my skin, can rely on. Containing natural, biodegradable ingredients (no parabens or SLS in sight), the formula is not only gentle but thanks to key ingredient, English honey, seriously hydrating.

As I said earlier, I'm not so keen on using grain scrubs on my face, but when it comes to my arms, stomach and legs, I'm all for it. For this, I reach for the Balance Me Skin Brightening Polish* (£18). With natural sea salt, shea butter and sweet almond oil, the product gets the job done without stripping the skin of moisture - it's so moisturising in fact, that you don't even need to apply lotion after stepping out of the shower (the ideal option for gals in a hurry, no?).

I luuurve me some bath salts, so the Botanicals Himalayan Rose Bath Soak* (£24.95) is a dream come true. Designed to revatalize and soothe the skin, a twenty minute soak in the bath revives tired and aching muscles and gets me in the mood for a good night's sleep. Organic, suitable for vegans and never tested on animals, this one is a good'n for all. The soak is my first try from the Botanicals brand, however I'm eager to snap up some more as this is such a pleasure to use.

Body oils are a necessity for the ultimate pamper night, and the Meltiva L'Or Bio Extraordinary Oil* (£25) is no exception. I wrote about it in my recent haul post here, but to sum it up, this gives the most beautiful glow to the skin thanks to a cocktail of five rare and precious oils. Also, the holiday-like scent naturally gives it a few extra bonus points...

If I'm feeling particularly zen-like, the Neal's Yard Aromatherapy Body Butter (£23 - currently on offer for £16.10) is used head-to-toe. This, of course, works wonders on the body (hence it being featured), but it's also a great one to try if you have the dreaded Keratosis Pilaris. Fyi, if you're a fan of Neal's Yard or looking to find out more from the brand, head here for my post on their must-try products.

So there we have it, my round-up of treats for the times you're needing a little extra somethin' somethin'. What products would you recommend for dry and dehydrated skin?



  1. Oooh, I really liked the Clarins exfoliator! It's not available in the states but my sis went to Montreal once and brought that back with her. I didn't know Pixi made that rose oil blend - I'll have to hunt it down because I love rose scents too! I have something similar to the lanolips ointment, it's called Dr. Lipp's nipple balm for the lips haha! But it works really well on the lips, as well as my dry nose.

    becky ♡ star violet

  2. It all sounds amazing! I don't know what I'm most intrigued by... Your photo is absolutely gorgeous, too!

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  4. Oooh! These sure are going to be helpful for people with really dry skin. Thank goodness, I don't fall under that category but sometimes I do need a vaseline to get hydrate my skin.
    Plus you have a very cute looking blog!
    Zoha xx - ZOE and TIMA


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