Going from summer to winter means a big overhaul in all areas of your life. New clothes for the new season, old favourite recipes make a reappearance, but what about your beauty stash? Yep, that needs an upgrade for the colder months too! Dry winter skin can be the bane of our lives, and nailing your routine early on will certainly help you enjoy the next few months to their fullest.
Your winter skincare routine is all about hydrating and moisturising your complexion. Cold windy days and central heating can leave skin feeling parched and uncomfortable, so focus on more indulgent formulas that’ll help soothe your skin. We’re big fans of the Immortelle range from L’Occitane. From the original Divine Cream to the Youth Oil and Eye Balm, every formula in this range is rich and luxurious, really helping to deeply moisturise your skin. They even help tackle the look of fine lines and wrinkles while they’re at it!
Korres is a great stop too for winter-ready skincare. Upgrading your normal moisturisers to targeted hydrators like the Moisturising Day Cream and Nourishing Night Cream, infused with olive oil, will help to keep your skin feeling comfortably moisturised all day, even if the weather kicks up a storm!
We do focus a lot on moisturisers this time of year, but don’t forget about your body wash too. We always make sure there’s some Molton Brown in our stash for winter. Not only does each formula wrap your skin in delightful aroma, they work to deeply cleanse your skin without stripping back the natural oils. The result? Clean, comfortable skin that’s ready for the next step of your routine.
The full-body experience
Here at QVC, we’re lucky enough to have brands that know how to curate the full experience. From cleansing to moisturising, we have plenty of options when it comes to battling dry winter skin. For example, L’Occitane’s Almond Top To Toe Collection is a great place to start. Like the Molton Brown formulas, the two body washes in this edit – Almond Shower Oil and Shea Delicious Almond Hands & Body Liquid Soap – focus on cleansing while retaining moisture in the skin. Once you’ve dried off, there’s silky, hydrating Almond Milk Veil to help lock in hydration. For dryness on-the-go, there’s even the classic Almond Delicious Hands.
If shea is more your thing than almond, that’s fine, L’Occitane has you sorted too. The Shea Heroes collection features a rich body lotion that’ll help your skin feel soft and supple, as well as targeted hand and foot creams. After all, these are the areas that suffer most with the cold!
For a little bit of everything, SBC fits the bill. This collection features a hydrating face cleanser, a lightweight gel to mositurise your face and body, a seasonally-scented hand wash, a gentle body wash, and, of course, it wouldn’t be an SBC edit without a classic Moisturising Gel. Every formula packs a punch of hydration, making it an easy way to upgrade your full-body routine.
Now you have everything to look after your complexion this season, it’s time to get out there and enjoy all that winter has to offer! Check out our winter beauty department for even more seasonal heroes.