I’ve mentioned before how rubbish the weather in the UK can be, so this will be no shock. But this Winter, it’s actually been fairly mild compared to previous years – but with the mild weather and lack of snow has come a LOT of rain. Plus it’s hardly been warm, just less-freezing than the last couple of winters. In line with the rubbish weather, I’ve picked out a trio of products I’ve been reaching for as my winter skin savers this season. So anyone else with chapped lips/dry hands can have a little bit of help too.
The three products that I’ve been using are:
Elizabeth Arden Eight Hour Cream* (£25) – one with a pretty legendary cult status, you might be surprised to know this is my first time using the original version. Yes, really. I’ve used a version with SPF 50 in a few years back, but not touched the original. And whilst it’s not the choice for all (some find it too heavy and aren’t keen on the ingredients) I’ve found it to be really great for my hands and cuticles. I don’t think I’d use it on my face (perhaps my lips for a quick fix) but for my hands, which are eternally dry, no matter what I seem to do for them – this has been really soothing and hydrating. A little goes a long way with this, so not one to coat your hands in, unless you want to leave handprint marks wherever you touch. But as a winter skin saver, this is working for me.
Blistex Intensive Moisturiser (£2.63) – This is another one I’ve been loving as a winter skin saver, and one I’ve used on and off for years. Generally coming back each time my lips get chapped in the winter. This was my essential post NYC, where my lips were sore and cracked from cold weather, snow and long flights. This for me is a bit of a wonder product, as I find something like two or three applications is enough to rescue my lips from dry, sore and cracking – to their normal state. Definitely a winter essential.
REN Emollient Rescue Cream * (£21) – This is another ‘all rounder’ that I’ve been loving as a Winter skin saver this year. This is a very simple, very creamy skincare product that I have been mostly using for hands (when perhaps the eight hour cream is a bit too heavy) or even in combination, with this for hands and eight hour for the cuticles. But this is creamy and hydrating and seems to last well, whilst absorbing quickly. This is one I’ve been carrying in my bag for any dry-skin emergencies (which I seem to have a lot of…thanks a lot dehydrated skin…)
There are my trio of Winter skin savers…what are yours?