I am not complaining - nothing worse than looking at all those Christmas decorations while it's a balmy 15 degrees outside - but the weather has gone considerably colder in the last few days so it is high time I got out my trusted winter skin saviours to battle my dry, irritated and chapped skin.
First up is the amazing Elizabeth Arden Eight Hour Cream, something I reach for all year around to use on my lips but in the colder months I use it as an all purpose balm, mainly on my elbows and dry patches on my legs. The Eight Hour Cream is a combination of petroleum jelly and vitamin E and has a very thick, comforting and soothing consistency. It's a real multi-tasker and I always carry it in my handbag in winter. It can protect you from the evil central heating and air conditioning, it soothes, calms and helps relieve minor skin irritations, including roughness, redness, chapped, cracked or dry skin.
My other can't-live-without product in winter is the world famous Creme de Corps from Kiehl's. I admit, I am very lazy with body moisturisers and for most of the year I use in-shower body conditioners but they don't seem to do the job in the colder months. Creme de Corps is a super rich & thick body lotion that makes my skin feel soothed and get's rid of that dry, itchy and tight feeling immediately. It is packed with moisturising plant oils and butters like jojoba oil, cocoa butter and sesame seed oil. It doesn't have a fragrance, looks very basic but is the best at doing what it's supposed to do! A must-have in winter!
Finally, the newest addition to my winter line-up is the Hand and Nail Treatment Cream by Clarins. In winter I always look for a hand cream that is super moisturising and rich without leaving a greasy film on my hands during the day - I hate that feeling more than anything! This cream does form a protective layer over your skin but doesn't feel sticky or greasy at all. It contains nourishing sesame oil and instantly softens and comforts dry, chapped, irritated skin and is fantastic on nails and cuticles.
So here is my little winter skin saviour trio. What are your favourite winter products? I would love to hear your recommendations!
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