Dr-Mercola-Sunshine-Mist-Vitamin-D-Natural-OrangeA winter skincare routine is so important because your skin is exposed to low temperatures when outside then hot, dry temperatures from central heating when inside. These ups and downs can really affect your skin, causing it to become drier than normal. Not to mention the fact that we just don’t get as much sun during the winter and that vitamin D is so important. As well as drinking lots of water, you should pamper yourself. Get your hands on some new beauty products to help you through winter!

Here are some beauty products that will help you through the colder months. The prices of these vary but I’m sure you’ll all agree than none of these will break the bank. Check out the full Shoplinkz list for all the details.

With vitamin D in such short supply and due to the fact that we don’t produce it in our bodies, it’s important to get enough when the sun isn’t shining or when you’re spending a lot of time indoors. This is a non-aerosol spray that gives you a daily dose of vitamin D. This can help your skin health, slow down the ageing process and improve your immune system. $17.97 from My Natural Market.

CliniqueYou can still get sunburnt in the winter so it’s important to protect your skin from those harmful rays. Instead of remembering to put on sunscreen all year round, get into the habit of using a moisturizer with a sun protection factor (SPF). This will ensure you’re always protected. The Clinique Superdefense moisturizer is a great product that will leave your skin looking radiant and youthful while protecting you from the sun too. $48 from Izzy’s Beauty Shoppe.

EosIt’s really important to protect your lips during the winter. Central heating and biting winds can play havoc with our lips and this leads to drying and cracking, which can be as unsightly as it can be uncomfortable. Avoid this by applying a lip balm or chap stick throughout your day. Don’t just save it for when your lips are already starting to hurt.

Petroleum-free lip balms are best for protecting and nourishing skin. While petroleum products (like Vaseline) feel like they’re doing a good job, they’re just trapping what moisture is already there, rather than actively making a difference. Using petroleum products on your lips can actually stop you from producing natural oils from your skin. This means that once the product wears off your lips, they feel drier than ever.

This Coconut Milk EOS lip balm is free from nasty ingredients and is small enough to be popped into a pocket or handbag so you can use it on the go. $3.49 from Walgreens.

Three Rose BalmThis is a multi-purpose balm from a small natural beauty brand in the UK (but they ship worldwide). All Palm and Sole products are handmade with lovely, natural ingredients. The balms come in a range of scents and make great night creams. Use to moisturise dry patches, fight ageing or to soothe a weather-beaten face after a day out in the wind/rain/snow. $16-$25 from Palm and Sole.

What products are you loving this winter?