Wednesday, 2 December 2015

Winter skin savers/ saviours 2015

Shea butter whip
This is a life saver in the colder months. It just keeps skin looking glowy and smooth. 
Moisture is kept on lock.Which I am thankful for. 
Ashy skin will not prosper here lol!
 This is great all year round really but it really comes into its own when you need extra defence against the very cold and changeable weather, hot baths, heaters being on and general chill your skin experiences.
 Here is my Shea butter whip recipe, that I swear by, your welcome!

Face oil (custom blend)
 People can be a little scared of putting oils on the face but controlling the amount you use 
with a dropper is handy and testing it to see how your skin reacts is always best.
 If your face doesn't like it you can use it on your body. 
For the last 2 years I have been making my own DIY custom oil blends.
I will do a post in future.

This is a great light gel formula that provides much needed moisture.
The hyaluronic element is a great way to promote moisture in the skin.
 A great way to use this is layering it under Shea butter especially 
on areas that maybe be exposed to water and cold more often such as hands.

Coconut oil
 This is just LIFE! Coconut oil has been one of the super stars of 2015 and it really works well for me.
 I am lucky enough to have skin that works well with coconut oil and doesn't suffer any comedogenic issues. This multi-purpose oil is a great one to have on your shelf. 

The Body Shop Hemp hand protector
 This is a long time holy grail product in my family. My mum has used this for donkey years. 
A great handbag essential. It is thick and intensely creamy and nourishing. 
This definitely is a winter defence product.
 It doesn't smell that great but as you can see nearly every last drop has squeezed out as it is that great.
Sale times are great times to stock up for the year!

Alba Botanica mask
 This has been one of my most prized finds of the year!
It is organic, paraben free and all that good stuff.
It is an affordable, long lasting non-abrasive exfoliating mask and has done wonders for my skin.

Madara Claryifying toner*
My skin really took to this toner so well and it has become a really good Autumn/winter toner. 
Another non-abrasive exfoliant, which is keeping my small amount of pores minimised and my PH levels pretty much on point. I am really pleased to have found it.

 I have a weird thing I do where I bite my lips when I am thinking. I am doing it now!
This leads to me occasionally having a dry patch or two which I will nibble on subconsciously.
 Hence a vicious unstoppable and annoying cycle ensues.
 Bites lips, gets dry patch, nibbles on dry skin, rips off skin, apply balm and restart.
 As a result of this, a tube of Lucas' Pawpaw ointment is always in my bag. 
I use lots of lip products interchangeably but this never leaves my bag EVER. 
It really sorts my lips out and is another multi-purpose balm to keep in your SOS box.

Crystal collagen eye masks 
This is an oldie but a goodie for me. 
I don't use them often so always have a supply. 
I buy a pack of 5 from eBay or friends going to china annually and they just give me a bit of a boost. 
My eye shape means that I have epicanthal folds but not wrinkles.
Luckily I don't get eye bags or have extreme discolouration around my eyes.
When  I am tired it's more my actual eyes going red/ blood shot. 
So these are just to make my skin feel good and pamper myself with.

So these are a few of my staple savers/saviours for Autumn/Winter.

What are your must haves?

Stephanie aka Wednesdays Girl

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  1. The Alba deep sea facial mask used to be my staple. I have to try this one! Great list!

    1. Hey Lauren,
      Everyone keeps telling me that The deep sea facial mask is amazing!
      I need to bump it up my list for sure.
      Thanks for stopping by.

  2. ahh these all sound so useful! I'm laughing though because i have a friend who thought she could eat coconut oil, ate half a jar of it and then got really sick and now i can't see it without laughing xD

    Great post!


    Anne // A Portrait Of Youth

    1. Hey Anne,

      My friend is addicted to the smell of coconut oil and finds cooking with it just isn't enough.
      So she limits herself to a spoonful a day! Lol
      Thanks for stopping by :)