Friday, 22 October 2010

Winter skin S.O.S sorted with LUSH!

With this unusual bleak October weather upon us, I think you could say Winter is here. No one likes to admit we’re in winter, well at least I don’t. It has that little air of sadness to it, as we say “bye- bye” to the Summer sunshine.

Winter can be great too however; it gives you the chance to rock the latest knit wear (knitwear galore in the shops at the moment) and keeps your hair in place with the crisp cold air.

Yet, there is one little thing that needs extra attention in the Winter that isn’t so easy to cover up and keep warm: your skin! Yes, you can keep your body warm with lots of layers but your face bears the brunt of winter as it is on show all the time!

The cold weather can be really harsh on your skin causing drying, rawness and as a result; breakouts. Some might argue that their skin is better in winter but the truth is, your skin takes the most looking after in winter; and let’s face it, it’s worth looking after your skin since it has to last you the rest of your life.

So when I was scouting around for some extra special skincare treats recently, I looked to Lush.
For those of you that are unfamiliar with Lush, it is a freshly handmade cosmetics and soap shop. All the ingredients in their products are fresh and organic, putting those harsh chemicals that are in usual skincare products to one side. The smell as soon as you enter the shop is enough to fill your senses with delight.

I invested in the “Ultrabland” facial wash. It has a waxy consistency due to its almond oil and beeswax extract ingredients but also contains rose water, Honey and Iris extract. For the best results, you rub it onto a dry face and wipe it off with warm water and cotton wool. It leaves your skin feeling soft and nourished and it even removes all eye makeup too! Powerful yet gentle.

Another product that can help your skin through the winter and offer it some T.L.C is a face pack. These simply put all the goodness back into your skin and draw out impurities. Once again, I thought I would try a Lush face pack, since they are made with completely fresh ingredients and the contents of each one is geared towards your skin type and specific needs.

A good one for winter is the “Catastrophe cosmetic” face mask. It’s packed full of blueberries, which contain antioxidants to fight against impurities and calming agents to soothe the skin. It also contains camomile – another calming agent that will soothe skin in the cold winter weather.

For a glowing complexion – even in the winter – invest in a good exfoliator and moisturiser – Lush’s “Dream cream” is divine and can be used on the body and face. Also have a look at their “Brazened honey” exfoliator. Couple this with a good, hearty moisturiser to prevent your skin from drying in the cold weather.

So if you are looking for kind skincare and loving ingredients this winter go to Lush, your skin will thank you for it later!
Miss V x
Photography and styling in above picture by Miss V copyright.


  1. ohh never really thought of this brand for skin care !
    lush !

  2. Yup it's really good and you always get great service at Lush!