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Skincare: Five ways to keep your skin supple in winter

With the wind howling and it getting darker and darker in the mornings, it’s pretty clear that winter is now well and truly here in Blightly.

I’m pretty sure you’re all getting out your woolly knits, scarves, coats and hats now, however, as well as changing your wardrobe, it is also important that your adapt your skincare to the seasons too.

Check out my five tips to get keep your skin smooth and supple throughout the winter period.

1. Go for a more heavy-duty moisturiser

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With the strong winds and cold temperatures, it is really easy for your skin to dry out in the winter season. This is why it is important that you ensure your skin is moisturised thoroughly so it doesn’t become sore and flaky. Unlike summer, when you will want a light moisturiser to reduce grease, you will want a much more nourishing product. I recommend No7 Protect & Perfect Intense Day Cream for your face, which has been designed to maintain elasticity and protect your skin from the environment. For the body, I love the Sanctuary Spa Body Butter, which is packed with cocoa butter and creamy shea butter.

2. Still keep up the SPF

clarinsAlthough you may think it’s time to put away the sunscreen, it’s actually important to keep up your SPF coverage in the winter. This is because your skin can still be damaged from UV rays, even though it may not be sunbathing weather. Try and go for a foundation that has SPF care in it such as Clarins Extra Comfort Foundation SPF15 or go for a BB cream like Garnier Skin Perfector BB Cream which already has it built in. If you prefer to go make-up free or you are using a foundation that doesn’t have SPF, then it may be an idea to invest in Piz Buin Ultra Light Dry Face Fluid SPF15, which gives you that protection. The product also dries straight away, so your face won’t be left greasy.

3. Invest in a good lip balm 

Again, with the temperature dropping it is easy for the lips to become dry and chapped if you don’t invest in a good lip balm. I recommend Carmex Moisturizing Vanilla Lip Balm SPF 15. This helps leave you lips supple and the vanilla flavour is delish’. The SPF also gives you extra protection from UV rays.

4. Go for a festive face packmoisture

As I said above, it’s important to step up your moisturisation in the winter. This is especially true for you face as this is the area that will be most exposed to the weather. To make sure you are as supple as can be, why not invest in a moisturising face mask, such as Superfacialist Rose Intense Moisture Mask, or if you’re even more serious, go for Clinique Moisture Surge Overnight Mask.

5. Don’t forget your hands 

As well as your face, your hands can get very dry and chapped if they aren’t looked after properly during the winter season, so much so that they may even crack and bleed if you’re not careful. To avoid this, try Soap & Glory’s Hand Food Hand Cream Pump. You could also invest in the brand’s miniature version of the cream to keep in your handbag.

So there you have it – your guide to the perfect supple winter skin!

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Breast Cancer Awareness Month: Helping through the highstreet

October is the official month of Breast Cancer Awareness. This is a cause that is very close to my heart as many women in my family have suffered with the disease.

That’s why I’ve decided to write this post to recommend how you can easily help raise awareness and funds for this worthy cause just by visiting the high street. Check out the products to look for below & remember that you can also raise awareness by having a ‘Pink Friday’ event at work, school or at home or even entering the Breast Cancer Care WomenOnly Run this Saturday (Oct 18).

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1. Office Metallic Pink Heels – £65 (30% goes to charity)

2. Crabtree & Evelyn Pear and Pink Magnolia Bath & Shower Gel (250ml) – £15 (£1 goes to charity)

3. QVC Charm Bracelet – £23.98 (100% goes to charity)

4. Office Cecilia Pink Glitter Pumps – £56 (30% goes to charity)

5. Official Ribbon & Hearts Tea Towel Pack – £7.99

6. Elemis Limited Edition Pro-Collagen Marine Cream (100ml) – £99 (Elemis are donating £10,000 to the charity)

7. Official Pink Heart Mug – £7.95

8. Asda Tickled Pink Care Bear Onesie – £15 (£1.50 goes to charity)

9. Rosa Rosa Skincare Set – £80