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3 Jan 2017Beauty·美容

My Winter Beauty Essentials

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Wrapping up in the biggest scarf you have and having a hot chocolate may keep you warm internally, but what about externally? Flakey, chapped, dull skin isn’t really attractive so I have to add in the extra measures to prevent all of this. It may sound like it’s more effort but it’s worth it in the end. These are what I’ve been using during this winter period.

Body Scrub
With the dry, flakey skin situation here, dull skin is inevitable. One way to get a glow during the cold season is to exfoliate. Getting rid of the dead skin will allow new skin cells to replenish. It also allows the body oil to absorb to penetrate better into the skin. With this combination, I get a nice winter glow.

Body Oil
There were times were a body moisturiser isn’t enough to keep my body moisturised, especially my arms and legs. I had resorted to trying out body oils and had found they last longer and locks in the moisture better. No more dry, flakey skin. This sounds grim, doesn’t it? At the moment, I’m loving Victoria’s Secret Shea Weightless Body Oil. Doesn’t leave a greasy feel. Instead, it leaves a beautiful, warm scent.

Hand Cream
Hands will show your age and my mum always stress that I should always moisturise them regardless of the season. As someone who doesn’t own a pair of gloves (I keep saying I need to purchase a pair. This started a few months ago), I suffer from terrible dry, rough skin. I have hand creams everywhere. One at work, one in each bag I use, next to my bed, desk at home, bathroom. Everywhere. I have enough hand creams to probably last me a year or two. This Jo Malone Vitamin E Hand Treatment is treat.

Lip Mask
I didn’t know a lip mask existed till Laneige Lip Sleeping Mask came into my life. I get that extra TLC needed from this. Sometimes, I keep forgetting to apply lip balm at some point during the day and this helps soothe my lips after a long, harsh day. It also helps removes flaky skin too.

Lip Balm
Having dry lips is like a sin. I drink enough water yet my lips are still dry so lip balm is always an essential item. Like the hand cream, I have lip balms everywhere. Maybe twenty in each bag, five at work, one in each pocket of my coat/jacket and just scattered everywhere. I still purchasing more. I mean, there’s no such thing as too many. I think I have enough to last me a lifetime.

Face Masks
Harsh winters also mean a dull face. I rarely wear foundation these days so I have to rely on a good skincare routine to help get that glow. I always opt for an exfoliating, brightening face mask-like, Elemental Herbology Facial Glow Radiance Peel or anything that contains Vitamin C. Another option is to make a DIY honey and orange juice mask. Lemons can be harsh at times so using orange is a better alternative.

Coconut Oil
We all know coconut oil has so many benefits but I love using it as a scalp treatment. It helps relieve an itchy scalp and nourishes it too. Leaving it as an overnight treatment then washing it in the morning has made a difference to my scalp. It’s not something I would do every day though, more like 1-2 times a week.

What are your winter beauty essentials?


26 responses to “My Winter Beauty Essentials”

  1. Stephanie Merry says:

    I can't live without hand cream in the winter – the Jo Malone one sounds lovely! x

  2. Hannah Latoya Bond says:

    My skin gets dry so these look great. I love using a lip scrub and a body scrub x

  3. Candice Nikeia says:

    Coconut Oil has changed everything about my skin and hair! It also makes your eyebrows grow if you want them thicker!

    xoxo, Candice

  4. Joanna Victoria -x says:

    Hand cream is a must this time of year my hands get so dry.I definitely can say most of the otger products are my essentials too.

  5. Sarah-Louise Bailey says:

    I am just looking into body oils, I am wanting to try this out as my skin is just very dry this winter. I had no idea there were lip masks either, I need to look into that!

  6. Emma White says:

    The soap and glory flake away is a must for me I just love it and use it all the time

  7. Harriet from Toby & Roo says:

    You can't beat coconut oil can you? It is so helpful for dry skin!

  8. Milly Youngman says:

    I love a good body scrub, even though I'm not getting my skin out as much in the winter, I like it being soft and smooth still!

  9. Shannon Bryson says:

    Lip masks? I need to try one! I love a good exfoliation any time of year honestly haha

  10. ana de jesus says:

    I get chapped lips so I definitely need to stock up on more lip balm!

  11. Annie B says:

    Learning more and more that I need lip balm. My poor dry lips from the chilly weather!

  12. Caffeinated Reactions says:

    Lip balm is a must for me during winter! My lips always dry out and get so sore

  13. Teresa Bowen says:

    Hand cream and a good moisturiser are my winter essentials. My very dry skin doesn't cope to well with cold weather.

  14. GlamGlitzGloss says:

    I can't make it through winter without Lip Balm, I love the Burts Bees one in Mango

  15. Stella Olojola says:

    I like the sound of the lip mask. I think I need to try that. Never heard of such a product before.

  16. Claire D. T says:

    I totally agree with your choices. However, my essential products are a hand cream and a lip balm!! 🙂


  17. Laura Ferry says:

    I'm definitely going to check out the Elemental Herbology peel. I really enjoy using their skincare products xxx

  18. Laura Hartley says:

    Lip balm is so important in winter, there's nothing worse than dry cracked lips!

  19. The London Mum says:

    I love coconut oil but just don't know how I'd sleep it in- but really want to do a scalp treatment!

  20. Mumdadplus4 says:

    Oh my son still has some cradle cap I never thought to try coconut oil I think I might give it a try I use it sometimes for dry skin and neve put the two together till you said it relieve an it by scalp x

  21. Sarah Ann says:

    I've never tried a body oil (though I have used a lot of facial oils). I get really dry skin so I'm definitely going to look into them more – thanks!

  22. anthea barton says:

    A wonderful post. I can't live without my hand cream and have tubes of it everywhere (car, bags, desk, kitchen). Nothing worse than a wrinkly dried out old hand

  23. Floral Danielle says:

    Ooh these are great Winter tips!
    I'm going to try the Coconut Oil trick tonight 🙂

    Dani x

  24. Louise Smith says:

    You have some great winter beauty essentials here Nicol. I've been using Flake Away for years and it does a fantastic job of exfoliating my skin 🙂

    Louise x

  25. Jemma @ Celery and Cupcakes says:

    I love having coconut oil in my beauty routine. It's so good!

  26. Nancy Laws says:

    Haha, dry lips are the worst for me too..I have a balm in every bag and drawer…great list of winter essentials.

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