It’s a tale told a hundred times. Bracing the British elements means that your skin will take a monumental bashing. To stay afloat of the situation and keep pasty patches at bay, here’s your Aesthetic key to moisture lock-in…
Our first port of call for moisture lock-ins is the face. Exposed to the elements, we turn to a nifty, tried-and-tested combination to ensure our skin is kept at its’ best. Beginning with a cleanser that removes impurities and injects moisture, we love the Kiehl’s Washable Cleansing Milk (£18). The unique, simple milk formulation of this cleanser works best generously daubed on the skin with a cotton pad. Leave it to do its’ thing for 5-10 minutes and then rinse off with warm water.
Other moisture wonders that we adore include the REN Hydra-Calm Global Protection Cream (£27). Hailed by Sarah as the perfect choice for drier skin, the cream leaves your skin baby soft and prepares it for make-up application.
By night? Our only night cream go-to remains to be the Laneige Water Sleeping Pack (£23.50). A thin layer works wonders overnight to improve the complexion and boost moisture and radiance.
Prep the body for its’ moisture lock-in with a good exfoliator. Exfoliating removes dead skin and ensure the skin is prepped to soak in the goodness of moisturisers. We love the Soap & Glory Flake Away Body Scrub (£7.50)
Body wise, we’re fans of both the oil and the butter. Tips from the team include the Palmer’s Cocoa Butter Formula Skin Therapy Oil (£9.99) layered on after a hot shower or drizzled into a bubble bath. Or both if you’re feeling wild (skinned). We’re also recent converts to Soap & Glory’s The Righteous Butter Body Butter (£10.50). Pop a set of proper pyjamas on and get to your beauty sleep for perfectly plumped pins the next day.
For a bouncing bonce, we’re currently obsessed with the Timotei Organic Delight Health & Nourishment shampoo and conditioner pairing (£3.49 each). Affordable and lightweight in the hair, it promises a swishy head of locks and leaves your hair nourished and shiny. Follow up with a swig of the Macadamia Healing Oil Treatment (£28) through the ends to give extra protection against the elements.
Finally, with air-con woes, smartphone checks and constant glove use, your hands are in need of TLC throughout the autumn/winter. Our tried-and-tested choices include Soap & Glory’s Hand Food (£2.50), Aesop’s Reverence Aromatique Hand Balm (£19) and the Kiehl’s Ultimate Strength Hand Salve (£14) – all ideal for the deskside beauty bounty.
Michelle Chai is a self-confessed colour avoider, avid coffee enthusiast, multi-tasker extraordinaire and, by night, a regular fashion blogger at Daisybutter. She edits Aesthetic (both online and print) and really enjoys her ongoing quest for the perfect knit. FYI, this one came close to nabbing the title.