It is super chilly here in Joburg, so chilly that I finally decided to get out the heaters in the house. Heaters mean one thing for me- dry skin, but hey you have to keep warm! With another three long,cold months ahead of us, today I am sharing some winter skip tips from Vichy, and the products that I am finding very helpful this chilly season. Also today is your last chance to win a R1500 hamper from Vichy- there have been three winners already, and this week is your last chance to win with me. However, if you didn’t win you can still enter the Vichy Ideal Me Contest over here, and win some fab goodies to the value of R40000!
My number 1 rule in winter, is something that I only discovered last year- you have to tone,tone,tone(your skin and your body;)).Many people find toners a little bit confusing and I used to be one of them. Why do you need to use them? Toners restore the skins pH balance after cleansing, and I never understood them until I found what a difference a toner made to my skin last year. Toning not only leaves your skin feeling refreshed and non-greasy, I also found that toning is great for hydration of my skin. So I suggest you invest in one this winter, and let it become a permanent thing in your beauty routine.
Add A Serum
Another confusing thing for many girls, is a serum- what is it, why must I use it, and isn’t it for anti-aging purposes only? Well a serum strengthens your beauty routine, and it is more formulated and intense than a moisturizer, meaning that it provides more hydration, which is very often what our skins lack in winter. I have been loving this Idelia Serum- the texture of it is not too heavy and it smells very pleasant.You should apply this right after the toning and before moisturizing- think of it as layering your skin the way you would layer your clothes on in winter to keep warm. I use mine twice daily and you can feel the benefits of a serum within a few days after using it.
Keep Your Lips Chap-Free
Of course our lips chap in winter like mad, so a nice lip balm is always a goodie. This one has a lovely smooth texture and smells lovely and it lasts a couple of hours before you need to re-apply it. Keep one in your purse or at your work desk to keep a hydrated pout this winter.
Some of these goodies and more are for grabs in the final R1500 hamper today! It is open to anyone and everyone in South Africa, and all you have to do is tell me why you want it- leave a comment here or tweet me and Vichy(@irinadoman and @VichySA). Good luck!