Even though to me the months of March and April is it a time when it starts to get warmer and summer is on its way, England has other views on this. So, with it now snowing outside as I write this, I thought I’d share my tips on keeping your skin tip top during these horrid months.
I don’t just have moisturiser because my skin is different from day to day. One day it’s raining, the next it’s sunny but 2 degrees. I think that you should look after your skin and treat it with the care it needs.
On a normal day I swap between Bobbi Brown Extra Repair Moisturiser and the Elizabeth Arden Miracle Oil. I love the feel of the Bobbi Brown moisturiser, it is really lightweight but so moisturising. It is designed for dry/extra dry skin. Even though I do not have extra dry skin, it helps prevent my skin getting that tight feeling and gives me a fresh faced look. Packed with Sunflower oil and other essential fatty acid ingredients, I feel it keeps my skin feeling fresh for a few days after, even when I’ve gone away for the weekend and forgotten to take it with me.
Anyone who knows me, knows I love a dewy look, and I die a little inside when someone asks for a super matte look with lots of powder so they look like a stone statue. On days when my skin is looking a little dull I use the Miracle oil instead of a moisturiser letting it soak in for a little bit before I put the rest of my makeup on top. However, putting my primer and foundation straight on does make it buff in really easily and in turn not using as much product, so would be good for a day where you want to wear less makeup but still look half human.
Using oil on your face, especially under your makeup, scares a lot of people. If you are one of these people don’t worry, you can also use this at night. Another one of my favourites is coconut oil. Most people have this in their kitchen cupboard and never think of putting it on their skin, but honestly try it! I smother my face in it at night and wake up with lovely soft glowy skin!
This is something everyone suffers with in winter! It is dreadful, you can’t smile without the risk of splitting a lip.
On a daily basis I use Elizabeth Arden Eight hour lip protectant, it’s become a bit of a habit, I just keep it in my bag and pop it on when I’m bored. Another great thing about this product too is that it is available in a tint and they all have SPF 15, so great for the summer months and holidays.
I often use the Elizabeth Arden Eight hour skin protectant on clients before I do their makeup to prep the lips for their lipstick later on.
Sometimes putting lip balm on just isn’t enough. I like to exfoliate my lips every so often when they need it. It’s amazing if you’re planning on wearing a matte lipstick, we all know how that loves to stick to dry lips.
There are many places that sell lip exfoliants such as Lush, they do a very yummy bubble gum exfoliant. This is great to use on clients as it smells and tastes lovely. However, you can make your own cheap and cheerful replacement at home. I keep mine in an old moisturiser tub. I use Vaseline and sugar. Mix them both together in a tub until you get the desired texture. Alternatively, you can use olive oil and sugar. They don’t taste as yummy but they get the job done.