Whatever the season, I like to make an effort to use hydrating skincare products. These five products are a part of my regular skincare routine and when I use them my skin is noticeably plumper and more hydrated. Here’s a bit more about why I love each one…
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My skincare routine always begins with a great cleanser, and my all time favourite is the Alpha H Balancing Cleanser (£35 for 200ml). I’ve been using the original version of this for a good year now. I recently added the limited edition Damask Rose version to my collection. Not only does it smell divine, but it really helps to keep my skin hydrated and clear. I really notice a difference when I don’t use it, so it’s an essential to my hydrating skincare routine.
I don’t always use a toner or water after cleansing. When I feel my skin is crying out for some TLC I love using the Dior Hydra Life Balancing Hydration – 2-in-1 Sorbet Water (£28.50 for 175ml). The toning lotion is infused with a prebiotic that helps to hydrate and re-balance the skin’s moisture levels. It’s so easy to swipe across my skin after cleansing. I love using it in the evening before applying a rich moisturiser and heading to bed.
When the weather’s harsher I like to use a richer cream on my skin after hydrating and toning. It really helps to lock in moisture and make sure I wake up with plump, hydrated skin. The Pixi Rose Ceramide Cream (£24 for 50ml) is a new addition to my skincare collection. I’ve been using it pretty much every evening since it arrived with me. It’s a rich cream that sinks into your skin beautifully and really helps to lock moisture into the skin.
If I wan’t to go all out with the hydration, instead of a rich cream I’ll go for a hydrating mask. The L’Occitane Mineral Moisture Mask (£32 for 75ml) is my absolute favourite right now. The blue gel does feel a bit tacky on your skin after being applied, but it’s 100% worth it. It really does work overnight to hydrate your skin.
I actually can’t go without applying lip balm at least twice a day. This little pot of goodness is a welcome addition to my balm collection. Not only is the packaging absolutely gorgeous, but the balm is really hydrating. The formula isn’t too thick, so you don’t feel like your lips are smothered in product. The Alpha H Liquid Gold Rose Perfect and Plump (£35 for 15ml) is currently part of a great deal on QVC . You can get the Damask Rose balancing cleanser, Perfect and Plump and Liquid Gold Rose for just £70 (SUCH a steal!).