Short cold days, long dark nights, what’s a girl to do to stay in good spirits? To prepare for Winter, I myself start with the flu jab and a stock up of Vitamin C to avoid any unnecessary bouts of illness.
Then I reassess my beauty routine for changes that will benefit my skin in really simple ways that take little time.
Sure, it’s nice to have a few hours to really treat the skin and enjoy some spa ideas in the comfort of your own bathroom, but on other days you need effective beauty that takes only moments to make a difference.
Great skin care starts with cleansing. If dry skin is an issue in Winter, make sure to use a cleansing product that suits.
A cleansing oil is ideal for all the family, it keeps skin clean but also moisturised. Eucerin AtoControl Bath & Shower Oil suits adults and children (over 3 months) and has over 50% of oils for skin that feels comforted and silky, €15.99. Perfect for when you haven’t time for body lotion afterwards, or if a family member suffers itching and very dry skin.
As pleasant as a facial is, it isn’t always possible to spend 30 minutes on your skin when there’s so much else to do at home. Which is why a super speedy, effective treatment mask is the perfect choice. Natural range REN has lots of mask options that exfoliate and brighten skin immediately, but it’s Flash Rinse 1 Minute Facial is a 60 second skin boost. Using water-soluble Vitamin C, it gives the skin instant radiance, dispelling tired and dull looking skin, €38. Apply after cleansing, dampen the fingertips and massage to activate the Vitamin C. Use every 3 days or as suits for brighter skin all Winter.
And so to sleep, the top time to get skin in better condition and looking fresh in the morning. Clean and relaxed, skin is open to all manner of great ingredients that have all night to get working. Sleep masks are the new beauty must-have, cream masks that mop up the day’s damage and revive tired skin without messing up your pillow. Vichy’s Idealia Skin Sleep is leading the charge on masks, they promise results in as little as 8 days, €28/50ml.
Last but not least, one final treat before bed, for your hands and feet. It takes a mere 15 seconds to pop on a little nourishing cream that hydrates, softens and keeps skin healthy. Hand and Nail Cream Reve de Miel by Nuxe (€12.75) is a honey-enriched, silky moisturising layer that nourishes intensely. A quick layer just before slipping under your duvet guarantees smooth hands and feet come morning, it also smells like heaven, sweet dreams!
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Written by Laura Bermingham