If you are anything like me and share the same pale, fair sensitive skin you may be currently looking and searching for a cure to calm the red patches and soothe those dry areas. Usually by now the sunshine has cleared up my dry skin and my freckles are out and about to say hello to all, but as we have only just recently got rid of the latest bout of snow I have been left still feeling the full effects of 'winter skin' in April!
I tend to suffer from very dry patches doted over my face when the weather dips and the central heating gets hiked up to the max, usually I cope okay and feel happy-ish knowing it will only be a few months but this time around it seems to be never ending. And my poor face has been suffering!
Along with the delights I described above broken sleep and early mornings have undoubtedly contributed to my lack lustre appearance...and even some fine lines (agghhhh) so I thought I would let you all in on my skincare saviours that have pulled me through the dark early mornings and 2am feeds!
1. Liz Earle Cleanse and Polish Hot Cloth Cleanser and Liz Earle Superskin Moisturiser
Cleanse and Polish is my holy grail product, I cant believe that for years I used scratchy face wipes to remove my make up. My skin is just not cut out for wipes, even sensitive ones. I have tried alternative hot cloth cleansers but always come back to this, I just cant get enough! In the Autumn/Winter I like to team it up with the superskin moisturiser which is a lot richer than the original formula and you can feel it sinking in combating the dryness from the inside out. Once the weather picks up I will switch back to the original formula but for now I am sticking with this bad boy.
2. Perricone MD Formula 15*
I am falling in love with this product for what it has done for my skin, it is aimed at targeting those pesky fine lines and restoring your skin giving it that glow. When I received this product I was in definite need of a 'glow' Finley had been waking multiple times a night, teething, being back at work! Sheesh the list goes on. But whilst being a strong acting formula it has definitely eased the 'night feed' lines I was getting without being so harsh that it broke me out. And as an added bonus it seems to have evened out my skin tone! I cant wait to see the results in a few months time and I might even be able to go foundation free. It is definitely a considered purchase priced at £99 but you have months and months of use in this one bottle...and it does what it says it will do.
3. YSL Forever Youth Liberator Serum
I know this product is mainly targeted at the anti ageing market but it has really helped my skin the past few months. I have used it in conjunction with all the creams and serums mentioned and I love it! I received this little mini in a Glossybox months back. Unfortunately I fell out of love with Glossybox last June/July? I couldn't justify the cost to what we were receiving, and it seems many have followed suit since. Its a shame as I did love receiving my lucky dip of products every month but £10 a month when on statutory maternity pay just wasn't a priority....sorry Glossybox. Anyway...this serum left my face silky soft and looking fresh as a daisy. I still have a tiny little left but I'm doing my best to save it for a rainy day!
4. Caudalie SOS Thirst Quenching Serum
I love or should I say loved this product! Sadly Mr SOS serum was completely used up the other day and I can feel myself mooching over to the feel unique website very soon to stock up on more! This little beauty was another sample from Glossybox and I stowed it away knowing I would benefit most during the cold snowy months. And it does exactly what it says on the tube, thirst quenching it is indeed. It is a smooth silky serum that sinks instantly into your skin leaving no residue, just a couple of smooth cheeks...oohh err! Defo love this and cant wait to stock up when pay day comes around.
I hope that has given you a little insight to what is stacked up on my bathroom shelf, well along with a million other products and poor Matthews one deodorant!
Hopefully the sun will be out and here to stay very soon so I can show off how my skin has survived to its very best since last September and get them freckles dazzling...on a side note, I love freckles sooo much, I am hoping Finley will inherit mine on that squishy nose of his. If you have freckles embrace them, they are beautiful, someone at work once told me they bought a freckle remover cream from boots and I was shocked that 1, there was such a thing as freckle remover cream and 2, why would you want to remove them, they are blumming cute?
Anyway please let me know if you have any tips or tricks for skincare, especially really pale dry skin as I am always on the look out to try the next best thing. I am big on skincare at the moment, maybe even more than make-up...did I just say that? Eeekk...how my priorities change with the weather. As soon as the sun hits I will be raving about coral cheeks and lipsticks haha :D
Love Kayleigh x