21 January 2013

Skincare | my winter skincare saviours (oh lordy please!)

It's winter, it's snowing, and I have just come down with an almighty cold. Considering I'm 2-days into a 7-day working week, and that I have a job interview in 2 days time, this is not ideal. I am a pastey, flaky, sniffling mess. My flat is freezing, my city is freezing, my workplace is freezing. I have absolutely no outfit warm-enough and I feel disgusting. 

But I'm remaining surprisingly upbeat.


I'm about to smother my face in moisture and hope some of it gets me through the night. Perhaps I'll awake freshly rejuvinated and positively glowing. Perhaps I won't. Only God knows, and I think he's smiting me. Not ideal.

Anyway, I thought I'd do a veryyy quick post on the products I'm putting my faith into before I get smothering...fingers crossed!

1. hydraluron Moisture Booster
I bought this a couple of months ago and I use it everyday under my (absolutely rubbish) moisturiser as it helps my skin hold on to the moisture better throughout the day. I never normally use it at night but desperate times call for desperate measures!

2. Origins Drink Up Intensive Overnight Mask
I've used this a couple of times and really enjoy it. I haven't been as bowled over by it as others but I do notice a difference in my skin after using it. Tonight I plan on putting it on my nose/chin/cheek area as plenty of blowing my nose on sub-standard toilet roll (when will I learn?!) has left the lower part of my face feeling sore and sensitive. It's not that I find the mask greasy or oily, because I really don't, but this evening just happened to also be hair-wash evening and I have found my hair can look a bit greasy after using this all over my face as I never sleep with it tied back.

3. Elizabeth Arden Eight Hour Cream
My last step is to absolutely SMOTHER this over my mouth. And I mean generously. My lips never feel smoother or more moisturised than when I use this and, if you can get past the smell - I like to think a mixture of herbs and, well, poo, although I have definitely gotten used to it over time! - it is a miracle product. I use this constantly and on everything - spots, cuts, dry skin, bites, you name it: it never let's me down. I literally can't wait to cover my lips in this and let it work its magic overnight, it's going to be heaven! 
Any moisturiser suggestions would be more than welcome; I'm really struggling to find one I'm willing to spend money on but I'm in desperate need of a new one!

What are you using to get your skin through this cold-spell?


  1. Really want to try the 8 hour cream, total cult product! x


    1. I'd definitely recommend it - I pretty much use it as a medicine as well as a skincare product, I put it on anything that's dry or sore! I have a tiny version and I've had it for about 2 years, the full size would last forever!

  2. I've been using the Intense Balm from Palm & Sole, the products are perfect for dry skin. I use it on my hands, face and any other dry patches I come across. It's perfect as a lip balm and night cream.

    1. Have never heard of Palm & Sole before, thanks for the suggestion! Love the look of the balms, may have to investigate further...!