Tuesday, 15 October 2013

Tuesday Ten: Cold Weather Essentials...

As always, there's no steady flow from one season to the next here in England; one day it's shorts and slinky sandals in the blistering sun and then its well...ski-wear. So here I am dressed in everything from thermal underwear to fluffy earmuffs with moisturiser slapped on like there's no tomorrow. My skin always gets a bit crazy when it suddenly gets cold and this year is no different! Hot showers, central heating and the temperature change make skin, lips and hair dehydrated and uncomfortable so I have a few products on hand to keep me in check...

Let's start off with skin. My skin always gets really dry and flaky during the cold months, making the situation even worse when I am acne prone. This makes it really hard when applying makeup but they key is to moisturise, moisturise, moisturise! To keep this in check I like to apply 1.Dr Jart Water Fuse BB Cream as this is super hydrating, dewy and glides on seamlessly, ignoring the dry, flaky skin. Also a cold weather skin essential is the 2.Trilogy Organic Rosehip Oil. Whenever my skin is feeling dry, dehydrated, congested or just generally looks dull I always apply this to ensure my skin goes back to be being bright and perky! This is also a good product for acne sufferers. Another dry-ski savoir is  3.Origins High Potency Night-A-Mins; the incredibly thick, luscious and hydrating overnight cream puts dullness to rest, while providing your skin with vitamins C, H and E.

Does anyone else's lips turn blue when they're cold? Mine sure do and it looks like I've got frostbite. To counter-act blue lips, swipe on a touch of orange-toned lipstick (which is actually very on-trend) like 4.Revlon Lip Butter in Tutti Frutti. It's also really moisturising for if you suffer from dry lips, alongside the 5.Nivea Pure Honey & Milk Lip Balm too. If you're looking for that perfect autumn scent then look no further than 6.Jo Malone Blackberry & Bay 30ml. It's fruity but warm, fresh but woody, and is deliciously addicting.

In the cold months, my frizzy, dry, wavy hair looks like I've been electrocuted, especially when that horrible in-the-air rain mists about. To combat this, I always apply a generous amount of the 7.Philip Kingsley Elasticizer Pre Shampoo. It gives a good bounce to the hair and conditions the cuticle to prevent split ends. Because this pre shampoo is amazingly moisturising, it stops all of those light, frizzy strands from flying away, which is a big bonus. The eighth product in this list is the 8.Moroccanoil Light Oil Treatment 25ml which I am sure you have all heard of. The ultra-light formula is absorbed by the hair instantly, resulting in a natural, silky finish and brilliant shine without leaving a residue. It revives, restores and hydrates hair too. Also a must-have hair product is the 9.L'orĂ©al Ever Riche Nourishing & Taming Conditioner. Equally amazing is the shampoo but the conditioner focuses more in nourishing and hydrating the hair as to washing it. It contains botanical oils, giving your hair a super-luxe feel. 

And last but not least, we need a product for our little hands right? I've always loved 10.Soap&Glory Hand Food: a super-silky, gorgeously-scented, non-greasy, hydrating hand cream featuring fennel and lotus flower extracts, which leaves your hands super smooth. 

What are your cold weather essentials?


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