Winter, my second favourite season after Autumn (or Fall for my readers over the pond!). Christmas, cosy nights in, chilly dog walks with a well earned pint in front of the pub fire at the end of it, what isn’t to love? Well, my skin does not agree with my enthusiasm for these frosty months.
With oily/combination skin that can also get very dry and itchy in the colder months I knew I needed something that could balance out my skin but also be super gentle and cater for my uber sensitive skin.
Well yet again the call of the John Lewis Black Friday event was too strong to resist and after doing some googling and looking at other beauty blogger favourites, over I went to the Clarins Counter.
After speaking to the very nice lady working for Clarins, I first settled on the “Gentle Foaming Cleanser for Oily/Combination Skin”. Well, this cleanser really is a revelation. It easy dissolves my makeup in the evening, leaving my skin (quite literally) squeaky clean.
For the toner, I had a choice from either the “Clarins Toning Lotion for Oily/Combination Skin” or the even more gentle “Clarins Extra – Comfort Toning Lotion for Sensitised Skin”. After talking with the lady working on the counter we decided on the latter. Its a beautiful toner, that glides onto the skin, leaving it feeling super soft and clean.
Finally for a moisturiser I stuck with my tried and tested favourite, and not something many people would go for! Aldi’s (yes, the supermarket) “Lacura Caviar Day Cream”. Now having heard about this cream through my mum that had used it, I was admittedly sceptical, however I have already gone through one large pot and am on to my second! Its rich, thick (but soaks in quickly, not greasy at all) and is a perfect pre-makeup moisturiser as it leaves the skin feels plump and soft.
So hopefully this regime can help calm my skin for the next few chilly months!
If you have any great winter skincare recommendations for sensitive skin please do let me know in the comments!
Lots of love,