3 Products You Need This January

Cold weather leaving your skin dry? It’s time to up your game this month. If you already have dry skin (like me) then putting on makeup becomes even tougher this season. However, underneath are my 3 top skin-saving products that you should try if your skin has become difficult this month.

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The Body Shop Vitamin E Intense Moisture Cream £14: As someone with dry skin, moisturising my skin has been a must throughout my life. Just by simply getting my face wet, it can be left tight and dry (ironic, right?). In the past, I used Olay creams but I found they lacked moisture, leading me to go and try something new – which can be daunting if your skin is sentive like mine also. I went straight to The Body Shop. I trusted this brand as I have used many of their makeup products (probably almost all of them) and I have only ever gotten a reaction to one (I think it was down to the pigments in the product). I had previously used the Vitamin E Sink In Moisture Sleeping Mask which I was very impressed with, leading me to go buy the Vitamin E Moisture Cream. Now I can’t stop buying it. I use it at least 3 times a day. My face doesn’t feel tight and my mum even noticed the difference straight away. It has helped me apply makeup so much easier now as it just glides on. It is one of the best buys I have ever made.

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Laura Mercier Foundation Primer – Hydrating £29:
Finding primers that cater to dry skin can be difficult as many leave your face tight and flaky, especially when the cold has made your skin worse. But finally the search is over – Laura Mercier’s Foundation Primer – Hydrating is very moisturising and has become an essential in my daily routine. I apply it straight after using my Vitamin E Moisture Cream, and then a minute later I dab my foundation on with a cosmetic makeup sponge. I also use the primer before applying concealer under my eye, as this area is very dry for me and the primer adds a kick of hydration.

 

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Nars Sheer Glow Foundation £31 (£34 with pump): This product has converted me to putting foundation into my daily routine. I never used to, instead I would stick to bb creams or even nothing, yet Nars Sheer Glow Foundation does what it says- it leaves my skin glowing. As well as giving my face a dewy look, the foundation is recommended for dry skin and you can apply more layers to build the coverage. The only faults I do have with this product is that the person who colour matched me used a shade slightly lighter than my skin tone, and on some days, when my skin is severely dry, it does become flaky at the end of the day. However, this is purely due to my skin, and nevertheless the foundation remains a staple in my beauty bag.

Let me know if you try any of these products and what your thoughts on them are.