Thursday, 12 October 2017

Making (and Faking) Glowing Skin in Winter

It's so much easier to maintain glowy skin in Summer isn't it? Skin has either a sun kissed hue from days in the sun, you wear less make up and being outdoors more all adds up to fresher, clearer looking skin.
And then winter comes - being indoors most of the time, with central heating, or when you do venture outside, biting winds and cold temperatures can dull and dry out our complexions. To make sure my skin is rid of dead skin cells (which cause dullness) and to give my skin a deep cleanse to help reveal fresher, younger looking skin these are my go to products for making, and one for faking, glowing skin.
The Ordinary AHA + BHA Peeling Solution
The Ordinary AHA + BHA Peeling Solution
The Ordinary AHA + BHA Peeling Solution
Don't be put off that this is a "peeling solution". Yes, it is an acid face mask but don't let the word acid put you off either. My skin doesn't dissolve from the acid or peel off. What it does do, after 10 minutes of putting this blood coloured mask on, is reveal gloriously bright and clear skin. £6.30 gets you this little bottle, which is lasting me ages. Only use 2-3 times a week maximum but try it, seeing is believing.
Botanicals Nourish Face Polish
Botanicals Nourish Face Polish
Botanicals Nourish Face Polish*
If you have sensitive skin, or just don't fancy using an acid mask, then this has to be the most gentle face polish I've used. Botanicals Nourish Face Polish smells lovely, soothing and comforting. The texture is a balm with organic rosehip kernels that ever so gently lift away dead skin cells, revealing brighter, smoother skin. And because of the balm consistency, this polish also leaves skin hydrated and soft. Available to order here. 
Sand & Sky Pink Clay Mask
Sand & Sky Pink Clay Mask
Sand & Sky Pink Clay Mask*
This pink clay mask is all over social media and you've probably seen the ads for it on Facebook. It's pricey - £39.90 for a 58ml pot (not large!) but it is really good. Firstly it's the only clay mask I've used that, after drying down, doesn't have to be removed by intense scrubbing. And it does leave skin glowing and feeling completely cleansed.
Kiehl's Deep Pore Cleansing Masque
Kiehl's Deep Pore Cleansing Masque
Kiehl's Deep Pore Cleansing Masque*
Another clay mask which works really well at deep cleansing pores and leaving skin bright and clear. This is a great one if you are struggling with dull looking skin.
Kiko Scrub & Peel wipes
Kiko Scrub & Peel wipes
Kiko Scrub & Peel wipes
Used by Kim Kardashian, these wipes are quick and easy to use. One side is textured, that's the exfoliating side which I use in circular motions all over my face. The other side is smooth to cool and refresh. These wipes are effective and great for travel.
Pixi Glow Tonic
Pixi Glow Tonic
Pixi Glow Tonic (or any Glycolic Acid)
I'm not so loyal to Pixi Glow Tonic itself but I do love Glycolic Acid, which is a toner that dissolves skin cells, revealing glowing skin. Glycolic Acid is gentle enough to use every day, after cleansing and before moisturiser or serums.
Tanya Burr Illuminating Powder
Tanya Burr Illuminating Powder
Tanya Burr Illuminating Powder in warm bronze
I've got my fair share of highlighters and illuminating powders but this budget friendly powder does both. If you want intense highlighter-this does it. If you want to wake up your complexion-this does it. If you want a glowy, illuminated tone to either your cheeks or eyes-this does it. If don't have glowing skin, this will fake it for you! £7.49 from Superdrug.

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