It may seem a little ridiculous considering it has been super nice these last couple of days (and for the next fortnight too, I hear).
It is technically winter very, very soon and, along with a flu jab, you should also get your skincare into order. Summer is very laidback. Summer is body oils and a smear of lip balm.
But not winter.
Winter is layers of creams and serums and hydration masks. Winter is tubes of hand cream.
I find not only is it important to up the consistency of your product, you should also up the consistency of application. I myself will probably apply three layers before I head out for the day and three before I head to bed.
Day: serum, moisturiser, sunscreen (always, always wear SPF, I like 50+)
Night: serum, moisturiser, eye cream (I’m lucky that I don’t have any dark circles or dry under eyes … but it couldn’t hurt)
I like to keep a rotation of products because, well, let’s face it: skincare is really fun. The different textures, scents, packaging. Plus I tend to keep different products in different areas of the house and in different bags. For example, I have a set in the bathroom, obviously, a set by my bed and, weirdly, a set underneath my coffee table. Just in case when I Netflix and chill and feel a bit dry. There are no excuses.
Normally I use a face mask twice a week, depending on how vigilant I am (or if I remember). As the weather gets cooler and your skin gets dryer, I like to up this to about two to three times a week, even though my skin is a little oily at times, I have very dry patches on my cheeks. It does help that I really enjoy face masks – I always like to accompany them with a glass of red. Obviously that’s optional. But I highly recommend it.
Pictured: Hydraluron Moisture Jelly, Glossier Priming Moisturizer, Ole Henriksen Empower Hydrating Hand Cream, Sunday Riley Flora, Glossier Soothing Face Mist, Philosophy No Reason to Hide, Estelle & Third Fresh Water Lily Body Lotion, Glossier Mega Greens Galaxy Pack, Kiehl’s Creamy Eye Treatment, Zoella Beauty Creamy Madly Dreamy Body Lotion, Jurlique Rose Moisture Plus Moisturising Cream Mask, RosehipPLUS Rosehip Oil, Glossier Balm Dotcom, Benefit It’s Potent!, Embryolisse Lait-Creme Concentre, Nuxe Reve de Miel, Dermalogica Multivitamin Recovery Masque, & Other Stories Arabesque Wood Hand Lotion