Wednesday, 10 December 2014

Battling Dry Sky This Winter

Dry Skin Beauty Review

Every winter my skin goes from being pretty dry and rather sensitive to completely unbearable (I'm talking flaking, soreness and scaliness), so this year I decided to be a little more pro-active than normal when it comes to keeping my dry skin at bay. Despite the skin on my hands/arms/legs getting increasingly drier as the weather takes a turn, the one part of my body that gives the 'I've got dry skin' game away better than any other has to be my lips. So I've been putting a few lip balms to the test and these two have impressed me the most.

Dry Skin Maybelline Baby Lips Dr Rescue Medicated Lip Balm in Too Cool eos Vanilla Mint Lip Balm

Maybelline Baby Lips Dr Rescue Medicated Lip Balm in Too Cool $2.99 - eos Vanilla Mint Lip Balm $2.99

My favourite lip balm this winter has to be the Baby Lips Dr Rescue Medicated Lip Balm from Maybelline in the Too Cool flavour. Anyone who grew up being slathered in Vick's Vaporub any time they had a cold as a child, will definitely recognise the scent when it comes to this lip balm. Not only does it really improve cracked or chapped lips (mine were in a bit of a state before using this) but it also leaves your lips looking incredibly glossy and not that sticky at all, which is always impressive for a lip product like this. And whilst the Maybelline lip balm is much more intensive and moisturising than the eos offering, eos' brand new vanilla mint lip balm smells absolutely amazing. It also leaves your lips feeling nourished and silky smooth, even if you do need to apply it throughout the day. If you fancy winning one of the new eos swirled lip balms then be sure to check out my US treats and sweets blogiversary giveaway (link here).

Dry Skin Products Cocoa Brown La Roche-Posay Bioderma Bio Beaute by Nuxe Super Facialist by Una Brennan

Bioderma Hydrabio Gentle Moisturizing Scrub for Dehydrated And Sensitive Skin* £10.50 - Bio Beaute by Nuxe Anti-Tightness High-Nutrion Balm with Natural Cold Cream* £15.78 - Super Facialist By Una Brennan Rose Hydrate Intensive Moisture Mask* £8.99 - La Roche-Posay Toleriane Riche Soothing Protective Cream* Was £15 Now £11.25 - Cocoa Brown Chocolate Whip Oil Free Body Moisturiser* £5.99

When it comes to keeping dry skin at bay on the rest of my body I now have a bit of routine to battle dry skin and so far so good. For all over moisturising (normally when I've just stepped out of the shower) I have been absolutely loving Cocoa Brown's Chocolate Whip. You don't need to be a fake tan fan to truly appreciate Cocoa Brown. Chocolate Whip really does smell as amazing as you might think that it does. For drier patches such as my elbows, knees and hands, I plump for La Roche-Posay's Toleraine Riche. The fact that this is unscented is a real selling point for me as there are areas of my body that I don't necessarily want to be smelling of strong fragrances, if you know what I mean? 

Then it's all about the face. (Did you notice my attempt to make that sound a little bit like 'All About The Bass'? Hehe.) I tend to alternate these products to really get the most from them and you really do notice a difference when doing this. If my skin is feeling particularly parched, I slather on the Una Brennan Intensive Moisture Mask which leaves the skin feeling fantastic. And when my skin is a little flakier than usual it's time to get scrubbing with Bioderma's Hydrabio Scrub, which has been designed specifically for those with dehydrated and sensitive skin. And then there's my favourite of the bunch; the anti-tightness balm by Nuxe. This really does go on like a dream and soothes the skin in an instant. I definitely need to try more of the Bio Beaute range (who even knew that that was a thing?)

What are your go-to moisturising products to keep your lips and skin hydrated and moisturised? Have you tried any of the products that I've included in this post? If so, what do you think of them?


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