Like most places in the UK, Liverpool has been under a blanket of snow for over the past week (actually at the point I am posting this, it's all gone - Thank god!!). Last Tuesday, we recorded the lowest temperature in the whole of the UK, it was -17 degrees c, colder than Moscow!!
As you can imagine, the extreme cold weather coupled with my agonising 3 hour commute each way to work (which usually takes 30 minutes) and back has left my skin in a bit of a state. Sore, dry and incredibly tight. My skin was not happy with the current weather and boy did it let me know about it.
Imagine how delighted I was to hear Nic from Pixiwoo recommending Oilatum Natural Repair Face Cream in a recent video, as her winter skin saviour. Nic has got fantastic clear skin, although I believe her's leans towards the dry side. Whereas mine is most certainly combination. Either way, her skin looked so flawless and calm that I decided to give it a whirl. You can view the video here . Actually, I just noticed that Sam is also using the same cream and uses it in a 5 minute face tutorial that you can view here. Anything that can make my skin look as good as the Pixiwoo girls, has got to be worth a shot.
I purchased Oilatum Natural Repair Face Cream from Boots and it cost about £7.99. The texture is somewhere between a cream and gel. It emulsifies quickly into the skin, leaving soft, smooth finish. Given that I have combination skin, I have mainly been using this at night and randomly throughout the day while I've been at home. Thankfully, my skin no longer resembles a crocodile. Shame I have to go back to work next week really, but I hope that my commute will be shorter and that my skin won't get into the same angry, painful state as it was in.
Thank you Sam and Nic for introducing me to another great product. Do you have a winter skin saviour?