Skin care is a problem for me all year round, but the change of season can especially mess with my body and send my skin into self-destruct mode, much to my despair. I have a few products that are on my bedside currently because they are wondrous and do a better job taking care of my skin then I normally ever do. All 5 have a slightly different use or function, and together they make sure my skin is moisturised and supple, even during these transition seasons.
1. be good with your hands in bed – night time hand cream by anatomicals
anatomicals continue to sneak their way into my trolley each shop, and I continue to not mind because they consistently smell amazing and do the job well. This night time hand cream is technically my all the time hand cream because it absorbs quickly but gives me a long lasting sense of hydration for my hands. It also smells delicious and subtle of creamy, fragrant avocados. Its just another perfect hand cream (see my two other favourites on this post on anatomicals).
2. Burt’s Bees Lemon Butter cuticle cream
I have used this for years now, and it is still one of my favourite cuticle creams to carry around with me and use before bed. I slather this all over my nails and fingers to keep them soft and soothed (and keep dry cuticles at bay). Unlike my other favourite cuticle products, this balmy product doesn’t seem as oily/greasy and soaks into my skin fairly quick. This little classic is full of natural ingredients like almond oil, lemon oil, rosemary, vitamin E and other things that all look like they belong (if I can understand what it is and why its there, I’m happy). The subtle scent of lemon is an added bonus.
3. goodness certified organic chia seed oil
A couple of weeks ago I was lucky enough to attend the launch of this new brand goodness which hosts a range of 5 amazing skin care products featuring organic chia seed oil. I apply this at night and wake up with such radiant, moisturised skin that I already know this will be a new staple in my skin care routine (out goes my beloved rosehip oil). Lightly scented (earthy and nutty scent) and pleasant to use as it doesn’t just sit on my face, I find this does an amazing job of adding in some extra hydration for my face as well as reducing redness and overall just being a bit of a show off. The balance of alpha omega oils are perfect for dry or sensitive skin but can be used by pretty much anyone wanting to add some moisture and goodness to their skin. See the full range over at the goodness website (I have my eye on their beautiful pumice chia seed oil face scrub).
4. Aveeno intensive night cream
Another product that takes care of my face overnight (and often during the day because I am too lazy for two face creams most of the time) is this night cream from the positively radiant range by Aveeno. Another favourite skincare brand, I have never had my sensitive skin react to any Aveeno products, and this night cream is perfect for my difficult, dry skin. This night cream is surprisingly light (which is why it sometimes appears during the day too) but still lasts all night and leaves me waking up with soft, calm skin.
5. Lush Charity Pot – hand and body lotion
This is my perfect body moisturiser for slathering on after a shower before jumping into bed. Its not thick or heavy, and so this lotion soaks into my skin leaving it feeling amazing and smelling like chocolate. Its amazing. I use this generously every day and I don’t think my skin has ever been so uniformly moisturized and healthy. What’s even better about this lotion is that 100% of the profits from this product goes to various good causes like saving the Maui dolphins, aid for developping countries and other amazing work done all over the world. Lush uses the funds from this wee wonder (minus the GST) to help support organisations doing amazing things, so you can feel even more wonderful knowing that your hydrated skin is part of something much bigger and better. Read more over here.
These are my 5 current skin care saviours, what do you use during these season changes to take care of your skin?