Baby It’s Cold Outside is one of my favourite festive songs, and I’ve been singing it to myself every time I step outside lately, because it feels freaking freezing. And I know it’s only going to get worse, so I’m preparing for the cold snap like many others would plan for a trip to Antarctica. I have a North Face coat on order, a stockpile of thermals, and I’ve given my skincare routine a cold-weather update too.
I recently started using a selection of hero products from the dermatologist-recommended brand Eucerin. For years I’ve heard friends, family and beauty bloggers rave about Eucerin’s offering, and now that I’m using their skincare I fully understand the obsession. So, without further ado, here are four cold weather skincare products from Eucerin that have made it onto my winter essentials list…
1. Eucerin Intensive Lip Balm, £6
Dry, chapped lips are my number one winter bugbear. And I struggle with them every year once the temperature starts to dip. But this autumn I started using Eucerin’s Intesive Lip Balm, and it’s made a real difference. Unlike many lip-care products, it doesn’t just act as a barrier against the cold, but also relieves the burn of chapped lips and helps to heal the skin. Plus, if you’re suffering from a cold or the flu and have red, dry skin around your lips it will help to soothe that too. It’s a real miracle worker!
2. Eucerin Replenishing Face Cream, £11
As I’ve mentioned previously, I have normal-to-oily skin, so dryness has never been a big concern of mine. However, during the winter I always get patches of dry skin on my cheeks and along my jawline, which I assume is the result of dehydrating central heating.
In the past I’ve tried switching to a heavier moisturiser, but that often triggers spots in my already-oily T-zone. So this year I’ll stick with my regular moisturiser and apply Eucerin’s Replenishing Face Cream to any areas that feel dry or tight. The fragrance-free cream contains 5% UREA, which binds moisture into the skin, therefore locking in hydration.
At first I was worried this product would feel too heavy on my skin, but it actually absorbs really quickly, and creates a lovely soft/matte texture that acts as the perfect base for makeup. If you have very dry skin, or just struggle with patches of dryness like me, I throughly recommend giving this moisturiser a go.
3. Eucerin AtoControl Bath Shower Oil, £15
Whilst I’m lucky not to have too many dry skin concerns when it comes to my face, my arms and legs do get incredibly dry during the winter. And my legs often become flakey and a little bit red – which is obviously insanely sexy! I apply body lotion every day, but sometimes that isn’t enough. So I was excited to discover Eucerin’s AtoControl Bath Shower Oil, which “cleanses irritated skin and protects against further dryness”. And because this formula is so gentle it’s also suitable for babies, and is popular with those who suffer from eczema and super-sensitive skin.
4. Eucerin DermatoCLEAN Micellar Cleansing Fluid, £9
Now this isn’t really a cold-weather product, but I just love a good micellar cleanser, and feel like DermatoCLEAN is deserving of a shout-out. The 3 in 1 formula is both a cleanser, eye-makeup remover and toner. And because it’s free from fragrance, alcohol and parabens it won’t leave you with dry skin that’s been stripped of all its natural goodness. It can be used morning and night, but I’m currently just using it in the evening because it’s so effective at removing makeup (I still use a cleansing oil in the morning).
Also I’m not sure whether contact lens wearers ever have any sensitivity with makeup removers, I certainly haven’t, but DermatoCLEAN has passed ophthalmological studies. So if that has been an issue for you definitely give this cleanser a try, because the bottle states it’s suitable for contact lens wearers.
Are you a big fan of Eucerin skincare? Which of their cold weather skincare products do you swear buy? Leave a comment below to have your say…
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