Winter Skincare for Acne

As we know the winter weather wrecks havoc on our skin and hair. Dry, crisp, limp. Especially as of recent where temperatures have soared to below zero. This is particularly problematic for me, as I have combination skin. I wish to eradicate dryness, but I also can’t over moisturise as I will break out in yucky spots. It’s an ever-aching battle of dry vs oil.

I’ve managed to source from my expansive skincare wardrobe, four mandatory products for acne sufferers this winter. I’ve concentrated on ingredients that are specifically targeted at acne prone skin.

Here’s the low down:

1. The Body Shop, Mineral & Ginger Warming massage Clay mask, £11 for 100ml

I adore a warming mask, it’s a grand treat for skin that relaxes you immensely. This Clay mask contains Kaolin Clay which is recommended to purify skin. This face mask draws out impurities, and mattifies without drying your skin out.

2. Doctor Babor, Lifting Cellular Dual lift face serum, 2 x 15ml, £125

I have been using this dual serum for the last six months, and I keep receiving comments on how I look much younger than my actual age! I conclude that this serum must be working. I love that it’s got a targeted system, you get a dual function and each section is for a different part of your face. Unlike other serums it doesn’t dry out my face nor does it aggravate acne prone skin. A face lift in a bottle!

3. The Ordinary, Hyaluronic Acid 2% + B5, £5.90

Hyaluronic Acid encourages skins collagen synthesis, collagen is the protein that provides the skins elasticity. As we age, collagen levels decline. This Hyaluronic Acid is perfect to boost and plump acne ridden skin. Harsher ingredients aimed at acne sufferers like Salicylic Acid, can dry out skin making it dull and lacklustre.

4. The Ordinary, Advanced Retinoid 2%, £8

Retinol is amazing. It’s an anti inflammatory ingredient, so it is brilliant for acne. It also helps to clear scarring by pulling out dead skin cells. It’s also effective at anti-ageing, double whammy! I’d advise anyone who suffers from break outs to invest in this. I apply it at night (followed by a suitable moisturiser), and by the next morning you can already see and feel the difference in your skins appearance. You must be careful not to use other retinol products whilst using this one, and be sure to apply SPF throughout.

These are literally my favourite products for breakouts. Although, you do need a decent moisturiser to follow any of the aforementioned products. Add them into your skincare routine and you are ready to go!


  1. February 18, 2019 / 5:00 pm

    I’ve heard great things about the ordinary products, I may have to invest and give them a try 🙂 x

    • michelleprestige
      February 18, 2019 / 5:16 pm

      I would highly recommend them! They are relatively cheap also 😀 x

      • February 18, 2019 / 5:23 pm

        are they really? I’ve never looked at the price of the products mind so I’ll have to look into it more 🙂 they sounds canny though x

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