13/12/2016

Winter Skincare

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#BLOGMAS DAY 13

Cold weather = dry skin for me. As soon as the temperature drops, I like to up my skincare game. I have eczema and sensitive skin so trying new products is dangerous territory. I've lost count of how many times I've broken out in spots or had a reaction to an item so when I find a product that doesn't, I bulk buy it!
I've tried to limit the amount of products that I use on a daily basis but I do also use a face mask once a week as well as an exfoliator! Here's a look at my favourite products:

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Garnier Micellar Cleansing Water: This is the easiest product to use. Even if I don't do my full skincare routine, just a swipe of this and moisturiser at least gives my skin a light cleanse! I've now started to buy this in the 700ml bottle because I use it so much!

Wilko Skin Therapy Sensitive Cleanser: For 95p, I can't believe how good this is. It's a cream cleanser which works well for dry and sensitive skin and it doesn't require rinsing with water after use either!

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MonuPlus Brightening Boost Serum: I actually won this as part of a giveaway prize from Jordan a few months back and have been using it once a week. I've found that I can't use it when my skin is in bad shape so I use this only when my skin is clear and spot-free!

Superdrug Simply Pure Hydrating Serum: I bought this on a whim a few weeks ago and have been using it every day since. It's perfect for sensitive skin like mine and doesn't break the bank at only £2.69. I use a very small amount every night so it can soak into my skin.

Wilko Skin Therapy Sensitive Toner: Again, at 95p, I wasn't expecting much. I've found that this can be quite drying on skin so I make sure to double moisturise afterwards. It's fairly light compared to other toners I've previously used!

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Asda Protect Dry Skin Intensive Moisturiser: I'm pretty sure this is now a discontinued product but it's okay because I have about 30 tubes of it! I found that buying eczema cream on prescription was far too expensive and wanted an alternative. This used to cost about £1 a tube until one week we found it had gone down to 17p so my dad bought me every tube they had left! I use this as a base moisturiser before applying either of these two.

Boots Simply Senstive Night Moisturiser: This takes forever to sink into the skin which is why I apply this right before going to sleep! I found I didn't like the way it felt on my skin alone hence why I use a basic cream first before applying this.

Boots Simply Sensitive Hydrating Day Moisturiser: This is super lightweight and quick-drying which is perfect for mornings as I'm always pushed for time! The bottle requires shaking every time though or what you squeeze out just looks like water!

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E45 Dermatological Cream: This has been a household favourite for as long as I can remember! I don't use this on a daily basis but I always use it for spots or rashes that I get on my face or anywhere on my body in all honesty! There's nothing this cream can't do!

Nivea Double Effect Eye Make-Up Remover: The holy grail of eye make-up removers. I only use this when I have lots of make-up on as I find micellar water is good enough most of the time!

Do you have any favourite skincare products? Do you change up your routine in winter? Leave me a comment below!
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8 comments

  1. Out of everything I've only tried two products, the Micellar water, which I loved and the Nivea eye makeup remover which I must have an allergy to as it made my eyelids blow up like balloons a few years back! It worked wonders but the after effect weren't so pretty, lol! Some really interesting products and a great blog post as always Sian xx

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  2. They sound like some great products! I've only tried the Micellar Water but absolutely love it - the oil infused one is especially perfect for my dry skin! Great post :)

    Lizzie
    www.lizziegines.co.uk

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  3. That cleanser sounds really good, so cheap too!

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  4. I've heard soooo many good things about the Garnier Micellar water but I've yet to try it for myself, it seems like a holy grail product for so many people with sensitive skin so I need to pick up a bottle ASAP! I'm also a big fan of E45, it's the ideal all-purpose product! Like you say, there's pretty much nothing it can't do! Thank you for sharing your skincare picks with us, Sian! Loving your posts lately!

    Abbey 💋 www.abbeylouisarose.co.uk

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  5. These all sound like great posts! I love the micellar water, I use it almost every day! Haven't tried any of the other products, but I might take a look into some of these

    Lauren | Lauren the Daydreamer

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  6. I've only tried the micellar water but from the sound of it, those products seem worth a try and definitely good for the price! x

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  7. I only use Garnier Micellar for my make-up brushes as it just does not work on my face, which is a shame as so many people love it!!! 95p for a cream cleanser, what a bargain!!!
    I love to use more face masks and moisturizer in the winter, my skin gets so dry!
    Thanks for sharing, love Emma xxox

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  8. Really adore the Nivea makeup remover darling, such a great product! 💜💫✨

    With love, Alisha Valerie. x
    www.AlishaValerie.com | www.twitter.com/AlishaValerie

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