It is important to look after our skin all of the time, however, now that it is coming into the colder months, it is really important that we take care of our skin so that it doesn’t dry out. I want to share some of my favourite budget products that I use to keep my skin glowing throughout autumn and winter.
I have been lucky in the sense that I’ve never really had ‘problematic skin’ however, I do sometimes suffer with dryness which can be really frustrating.
Some of my favourite products to combat this are crazy cheap, and ones that you may not think to use!
Firstly, my all time favourite has to be the Childs Farm Baby Moisturiser. Yes, a baby moisturiser, but I use this religiously, day and night! There is an un-fragranced one and a Shea and Cocoa Butter one which is the one I favour, it smells fab. I have fairly sensitive skin so I think there is nothing better than using a moisturiser that I know has no artificial or harmful chemicals in there; if it’s good enough for babies, it’s good enough for me. I also love that the packaging is 100% recyclable.
My second favourite is the Vaseline Aloe Soothe Body Lotion or the Intensive Care Cocoa Butter. Again, a bit of a weird one as these are body moisturisers, but they work so good on my face! My skin always feels hydrated and the bottle is really big so it lasts a long time. You can also get this in Poundland or Savers so it is really cheap! Sometimes I think it is better to opt for these alternatives rather than spending hundreds on a Clarins or La Mer product – they do the same, if not a better job!
Finally, I’m not going to single out a specific brand, but I love a sheet mask and using one regularly can transform your skin and keep it hydrated and refreshed. I used to favour the Garnier Moisture Bomb ones, but because they’re owned by L’Oreal and aren’t an ethical brand, I’m trying to opt for alternatives and there are so many out there. You can find lots of different brands on Beauty Bay and there are even Sheet Mask subscription boxes which I’ve recently discovered and am definitely going to treat myself too!
I think it is definitely worth researching different face creams and moisturisers, to save your pennies but also your skin – it definitely benefits from change! Another tip is to change up what you use on your skin and experiment with new and different products.