Winter Skin Saviours

Yes winter is here in Cape Town and I am really not loving the icy wind and the rain and my skin doesn’t like it much either. So here are a few winter skin saviours of mine that help keep my face and body soft and oh so smooth.

I tried to keep as many budget products in the list so you are not breaking the bank. I did sneak a slightly more expensive product in the list from Sampar but I promise its really worth it. Now in winter having baths really isn’t best for your skin cause its going to dry it out so try stick to showers, for me Dove has always been a winning formula and altough the Dove Deeply Nourishing Beauty Shower isn’t a new product its a great product for keeping skin really hydrated. Which brings me to the Body Cream of which Dove is another winner for me the Purely Pampering Nourishing Lotion is a new body cream but I absolutely love how soft my skin is and oh yes how good it smells. With ingredients like Shea Butter that is super nourishing and warm vanilla frangrance you can’t go wrong.

My beauty regime is so important the older I get but also in winter. I find my products are richer and my masks are all about the hydration and the serums are really important too. I have been using the Sampar Impossible C-Rum (available at selected Edgars stores) for a while now both day and night and I love how it makes my skin feel so hydrated and so smooth. As well as being an anti ageing product which of course I need (38 remember) it also helps recover lost radiance and vitality. I have definitely seen an improvement in my skin since using this. Cleansing is also a serious part of my beauty process to help remove any excess dirt and make sure my skin is clean allowing my serums and moisturisers to work. The Body Shop Camomile Silky Cleansing Oil is absolutely amazing and has been added to my evening skincare routine, its great for taking away all the first and makeup and even stubborn mascara leaving my skin so amazingly soft afterwards and not stripping anything away. Massage into the skin and then wash away with warm water and voila amazing skin.

I don’t know what it is about winter but I always feel tired and rubbish really. I am on the constant hunt to find ways to make my skin looking and feeling better. The Body Shop Vitamin E range really is a winner for the skin I am loving the Vitamin E SPF15 Moisture Lotion, firstly its light and not greasy and has Wheatgerm Oil for extra conditioning of the skin.    My face feels seriously hydrated and super soft and makes makeup application so easy and not the usual dryness that winter can bring.

Lastly the hands I find these suffer the most and yes there are lots of amazing hand creams out there from budget to the more pricey and the hand cream probably needs a post of its own here is a great one the Vaseline Healthy Hand and Nail Condition Cream, its conditioning moisturisers are fast and non greasy. After 2 weeks hands, plams, fingertips and knuckles are  softer and nails are stronger. So remember give your hands some love this winter.

Will definitely be keeping you posted for any other winter skin saviours.

Shahnaz x

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