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Faux silk is a beauty, skincare and lifestyle blog based in Brisbane, Australia. Here you'll find musings, inspiration and some of things that I love. I hope you enjoy my little corner of the internet!

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Imogen

Current Favourite Skincare Winter Edition

Good morning lovelies,

Today I wanted to delve into the ever changing realm of skincare routines and talk about some of my favourite products for the colder months.

In Australia, it is currently the beginning of Winter, which means Autumn quickly transforms (into what we believe) is freezing cold. People bring out the layers and the gloves, hot coffees glued to their hands. For me, I mainly just wear oversized sweaters and pyjama pants on a regular basis because the cold turns me into a crazy person. I love it, though.

The first product I wanted to talk about was my current favourite cleanser: 

The Simple Oil Cleanser 

This product is an absolute lifesaver if your goal is bright, healthy looking skin. It leaves your skin feeling incredibly moisturised and glowy. I've never been so impressed by a $4.99 cleanser in my life.

I generally take my makeup off with a makeup wipe and follow it up with this magical creation. It is an absolute dream and really truly does nourish your skin. I highly recommend it.

Next up I wanted to talk about one thing that has been a life saver for me whenever I get bad breakouts. 

Apple Cider Vinegar

 is Mother Natures' miracle for problem skin. 

It's made by fermenting apples. It's an anti-bacterial, anti-fungal pH balanced natural formula perfect for restoring the original protective layer of your skin that is usually destroyed by pollution, cosmetics and other environmental factors.

Make sure you grab a bottle with "The Mother" in it, which sounds and looks gross but is really important as they contain raw enzymes that are extremely beneficial for more than just your skin . I love the Braggs one, as well as the Just Organic one. I put this on with a cotton pad with a little bit of water on it every night before I go to sleep, and if you can stand the smell, the results will astound you when you see your face in the morning.

You can read more about the wonders of Apple Cider Vinegar 

here

.

Goodness Chia Seed Oil & Sukin Bio Skin Oil

Oils either break me out or fix all my skin issues, and these two oils definitely do the latter! I like mixing the Chia seed oil into my moisturiser, whereas with the Bio Skin Oil (which I've mentioned before in a previous post), I just lather onto my face alone before I go to sleep and I wake up glowing. 

Mario Badescu Rose Water With Aloe facial spray

This stuff is heaven. It doesn't change the appearance of your skin, but leaves it feeling incredibly hydrated and loved. I use it as a primer, makeup setting spray and a finishing touch to my skincare routine. You can even spray it in your hair to leave it feeling fresh.

LANATE Face Cream * 

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This product was sent to me (don't worry, all opinions that follow are completely my own), and when I heard what it did and how it worked, I was ecstatic.

LANATE works to gently remove the surface layer of the skin, repairing the skin through aiding with faster cell renewal and exfoliation of the dead skin cells. Its creamy, light texture glides onto the face easily and leaves skin silky smooth. I've been in love with this for the winter time as I suffer from dehydrated and dry skin during this season in particular. 

LANATE is dermatologically created and is primarily used to help with the treatment of small bumps or dry patches of skin known as Keratosis Pilaris, however it is perfect for anyone who is looking for soft, smooth and hydrated skin. I personally suffer from small, flesh coloured bumps that pop up on my face and can last for weeks at a time. These are hormonal and caused by stress. I've tried

everything

 and really do believe that LANATE combined with my Apple Cider Vinegar routine is dramatically improving the condition of my skin.

I actually held out on writing a review for this product because I wanted to try it for 

at least

 a month to see if it actually worked, and my gosh it does. 

 Read more information about this product 

here

.

For something a little different, I also wanted to mention a tool that I've been loving using when washing my face. It's from Kmart, it was $2 or $3 and it's a

clea

nsing pad.

 You may have heard of these, you may have not - whichever it is, I

really

 hope you give it a go. It's small, oval in shape and made out of silicon with little pore-sized raised bumps. It's used to exfoliate the skin whilst cleansing and it

works

.

Heaps of different brands have come out with their own version of this (including Sephora), so you're bound to find one somewhere.

Here's one from Models Prefer, available at Priceline.

There you have it! My complete list of favourites (so far) for winter skincare. Until next time,

Imogen x

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