Winter is hard on over 40s skin. Chapped lips, dry hands and dehydrated skin. NIGHTMARE. But a few adjustments to your skincare routine will protect your beautiful face and hands from our harsh Aussie winter.
#1 Face Serum
A hydrating serum is like a huge drink of water for your skin - the ultimate winter skin bestie. For winter (heck make that all year round) I love Antipodes Glow Ritual Vitamin C Serum. This 100% natural, potent Vitamin C plus Hyaluronic Acid serum, really is something special! Great for dull, dehydrated winter skin. Wear it under your face oil and moisturiser for an all-day luminous glow - even in dry winter conditions.
#2 Face Oil
A quality face oil is a fab, nourishing addition to your winter skin care routine. And if you've been following me for a while you know which one I am going to recommend. Yup, it's the Mohi Everlasting Elixir 24K Gold. My Holy Grail! A 100% natural beauty product that softens and smoothes fine lines, slows down the signs of premature ageing, boosts collagen production, refines and improves the skin texture. All sing hallelujah! It's the best of the best. If you've Normal to Dry skin, apply 2 - 3 drops on to damp skin morning and night. Combination to Oily skin, apply 2 drop to damp skin at night. Followed by your fave moisturiser.
#3 Natural Lip Balm
Lips often get really dry in the winter, which creates a terrible base for us lippy loving ladies, and makes already shrinking lips appear smaller! To keep my lips in good condition over winter, I absolutely love the stunning Clemence Organics Ultimate Lips. It natural, so you won't be swallowing any nasties and has a hint of refreshing lemon myrtle along with Jojoba and shea nut oils which provide long-lasting hydration. Perfect for keeping those lips luscious and all day long! It even helps prevent cold sores as it contains the lemon myrtle oil which is known for its anti-microbial properties. Don't forget to also apply it before bed so your lips are regenerating and hydrating while you sleep!
We've all been tempted to skip this step in the winter but ladies we mustn't. Our Aussie sun is strong even in our cooler season and it's important we protect our skin from its harmful (and ageing) rays. For winter I love Synergie Skin's Uber Zinc. It's both Aussie sun proof, rich and moisturising. Team it with their EfficaC Vitamin C serum for a match made in heave. Use code AMANDARAMSAY to get 10% off.
#5 Hand cream
A good quality hand cream is a girl's best friend in winter. At the moment I am loving Antipodes Joyful Hand and Body Cream. It's 100% natural and smells, well joyful! And it doubles as a body moisturiser. Scaly, dry hands (and legs) be gone! Keep a tube next to your bed, so you don't forget to slather your legs and hands. A second tube in your handbag or the car is another great tip, so you always have it with you.
Need some skincare advice?
Book a one-on-one session with me and together, we will sift through your current skincare items, review your routine, make tweaks and adjustments that will make a big difference to your skin and in turn your makeup game.
In this personal virtual consult I will suggest new products that will enhance, fill a gap or replace something in your bag that perhaps may be no longer serving you. You will also receive a personalised shopping list with clickable links.
That's all from me for now.
Keep shining bright ladies.
Amanda Ramsay is a multi-award winning, over 40s makeup artist. You can find out more about her here