Some Skincare Essentials This Winter…
If there’s ever a time I’ve felt the true effects of winter, then it has to be now. Unlike my previous job where I had the luxury of travelling by car every day, I’m now embracing the elements, as well as London’s transport to get to work. Ok, so there might be a slight exaggeration there but the winter chill sure is real. With it of course comes dry skin, chapped lips and the like so as ever I’m upping my skincare as I hate that feeling of tightness on the skin.
You’ll remember from a few posts back I shared with you some products from Lyonsleaf – an all-natural skincare brand. It’s great to be able to discover new brands and even better when those products become staples in your skincare routine. So, just as much as my slippers and blanket, I’ve been reaching for these skincare essentials from Lyonsleaf and they make for a perfect way to keep my skin looking and feeling like it should this chilly winter.
I spoke about the Marshmallow Soften and Rejuvenate Facial Oil * in this Skincare post. Back then, we were in the midst of a heat wave unusual for the UK and this was a little heavy for that time of the year. But as expected, come winter this has become a staple in my night time skincare routine and perfect for my parched skin.
“…the perfect blend of richness…”
It’s the perfect blend of richness whilst still being fast absorbing and one pump is more than enough. You can find out more about the ingredients in my previous post and if you are on the lookout for a facial oil that nourishes and softens the skin without breaking the bank, then this is one to try and there’s both a scented and unscented version too.
This small little pot of wonder that is the award-winning Calendula Cream * is great when my skin needs that extra bit of TLC. It’s suitable for the body, face and eye area but I’ve got the latter two covered and prefer this on areas that are particularly troublesome – I’m thinking the elbows and knees. I also sometimes get random dry patches on my arms and this works wonders at clearing it up.
It’s quite thick in consistency but doesn’t leave the skin feeling greasy and it does have a herbal fragrance but nothing too offensive. Made with cold pressed and organic plant oils (including Almond, Shea Butter, Apricot Kernel and Borage) and a dose of home-grown calendula, this cream is ideal for those with sensitive skin and prone to eczema, psoriasis and dermatitis. The concentrated formula can also be used on skin affected by insect bites and nettle rash so it’s a great one to have to hand.
“a good body butter is a must…”
When it comes to skincare essentials, a good body butter is a must. I like to dabble in a few and the Lyonsleaf Body Butter * is one of those non-gimmicky ones that might not be the most luxurious looking, but does what it says on the tin.
It looks like candle wax but the warmth from my fingertips helps distribute the product with surprising ease to leave not only super soft, but shiny skin too. With organic Shea Butter, Coconut and Avocado, it’s no wonder my skin stays moisturised all day and for long-lasting hydration this is a firm favourite.
If you are interested in finding out more about Lyonsleaf you can check out their website here.
So what are your favourite products to protect your skin against the winter chill? x