Winter is definitely my least favourite season. It plays total havoc with my skin, and this has only worsened as I've become older!
As a result during winter I change my skincare and beauty routines and definitely up my moisturising game!
Below are some of my winter skincare and wellness essentials.
Rosehip Oil - Trilogy Rosehip Oil Antioxidant+
One of the first products I reach for when the weather starts becoming cooler is my rosehip oil. It is so nourishing, rejuvenating and deeply moisturising.
Rosehip oil is rich in naturally occurring vitamins, powerful antioxidants and essential fatty acids.
A couple of drops of rosehip oil massaged into my skin after cleansing each morning and night not only helps me combat the effects of winter's dehydrating conditions, it also helps me combat the signs of ageing! Yay!
I'm currently trialling this sample size bottle of Trilogy Rosehip Oil Antioxidant+ and am already planning on purchasing a full sized bottle once this trial bottle is finished.
|Trilogy Rosehip Oil Antioxidant+|
As a beauty blogger I know I probably shouldn't admit this but sometimes I become a bit complacent with my body moisturising routine especially when I'm in a hurry in the early mornings, but in winter I make an extra effort to not skip this vital step.
My current body moisturiser of choice is Jergens Daily Moisture Dry Skin Moisturiser. It smoothes and relieves my rough and dry skin, and also gives it a lovely luminous effect thanks to its illuminating hydralucence blend. It locks in moisture for up to 24 hours and leaves my skin feeling beautifully soft and moisturised all day.
It's also very reasonable priced at $5.99 for 250 ml, or $11.99 for 650 ml.
|Jergens Daily Moisture Dry Skin Moisturiser|
My hands are often the first part of my body to show signs of drying out during the cold winter months. The combination of the colder weather, my air conditioned office and frequent hand washing has me reaching for my hand cream even more often in winter than summer to keep my hands moisturised, nourished and soft throughout the day. I keep one opened tube of hand cream at home, one in my handbag and one in my desk drawer at work.
I'm currently using Ego's QV Hand Cream at home.
|QV Hand Cream|
In summer if I can't sleep because my mind is over active I just get up out of bed, potter around doing a few chores or read a book, and then return to bed when I'm ready for sleep.
In winter it's too cold to get out of bed and it's totally frustrating lying there not being able to fall asleep despite being tired, so I've started using Brauer's homeopathic SLEEP Insomnia Relief to help ensure I get a good night's sleep each night. This also comes in tablet form.
It's a homeopathic remedy containing chamomile and passionflower, both of which are traditionally used to relieve sleeplessness and insomnia.
This natural medicine helps my body and mind to relax, is non habit forming and I don't feel drowsy in the morning.
|Brauer SLEEP Insomnia Relief Natural Medicine|
Cold Sore Prevention - Viraprox
Winter and central heating can play havoc on our lips and dry them out. Winter is also a time when my lips become more prone to suffering from cold sores. It's for this reason I've been using ViraproX triple action Lip Balm since the start of winter to specifically help protect my lips against cold sores whilst also keeping them moisturised and protected from the sun. It's been working so far. I've haven't had a cold sore yet this winter!
My last bonus winter essential is not strictly speaking skincare or wellness related, it's warm winter flannelette pyjamas. The type of pjs that you'd be happy to stay snuggled in on the weekend for far longer than you should! Yes, guilty as charged, your honour!
When winter finally struck Sydney I went to pull out my winter pjs from last season only to find them quite threadbare and no longer nearly as warm, cosy or soft as they should be.
This did however give me the perfect excuse to go shopping for some new ones because everyone deserves (and needs) warm winter pjs!
I was lucky to discover Peter Alexander's current sale and I quickly snapped up this cute and cosy Heart Flannelette Nightshirt and Heart Flannelette PJ Pants. They are so soft and warm, plus I love the pretty pink hearts! Both the nightshirt and pants have pockets - yay!.
|Peter Alexander Heart Flannelette Nightshirt|
Now, as soon as I get home from work on weekdays I change straight into my winter pjs. Yes, they are that warm and comfy!
Peter Alexander currently has a wide variety of warm winter pyjamas on sale, and it gets even better! I'm happy to share with you that there is currently a further 30% off the sale price!
Hurry and click HERE to buy Peter Alexander pyjamas on sale if you are needing new winter pyjamas. Be quick, as I don't know how long the extra sale will last for!
What are your must have winter essentials?