Lilian Dikmans skin care and makeup tips
Skin care and makeup routine / Lilian Dikmans

As the seasons change, I adjust my skincare accordingly. There are some basic products that I use all year round, but for the winter months my skin needs a little extra care. This year, I’ve added in a few new products.

Skin care routine, morning and night

First, I cleanse with Aspect Dr Deep Clean Facial Cleanser. I put one pump of the product onto a damp gauze swab, rub the gauze together with my fingers to get the product to foam up slightly and then apply it to my face in circular motions to cleanse. Using the gauze was a tip I picked up from the ladies at Clinica-Lase. It helps to exfoliate your skin and make sure the product gets into your pores.

For extra exfoliation, I’ve been trialing Organic Nation Bioactive Black Rice Scrub, which is an exfoliator for the face. It’s been working really well for me and keeps my skin feeling silky smooth. I use it a few times a week instead of the cleanser.

After drying my face, I apply either Aspect Dr Mutli B Plus Serum or Aspect Extreme C 20 Vitamin C Serum. I alternate between the two. I usually do the Extreme C in the morning and the Multi B Plus Serum at night. They give your skin an intense hit of vitamins.

Now that the weather is cold, I follow up the serum with a hydrating moisturiser. I’ve been trialing Organic Nation Bioactive Hydration Day Cream and Aspect Dr Reservatrol Moisturising Crème. I can honestly say that both are amazing. Being thicker creams, they are just what my skin needs with all the frosty air outside and drying heaters inside.

Make up routine

I usually don’t wear any make up when I’m not working. But when I have to do myself up a bit, I wear a light-weight foundation to even out my skin tone. I’ve been absolutely loving Ere Perez Quinoa Water Foundation. It’s so light that you don’t feel like you’re wearing anything, but it makes my skin look healthy and clear. I use the ‘dawn’ shade for my skin tone. I’ve also written about their Arnica Concealer before, which is great for any breakouts.

I usually avoid powders during winter. In summer I often need to add a powder to keep shine at bay, but during winter I leave it out. I might add some highlighter to my cheekbones for added glow. I love NARS Illuminator in ‘hot sand’.

Lip balm

The final product that is a must for me, particularly in winter, is a good lip balm. I’ve had so much trouble over the years trying to find one that doesn’t make my lips drier! I was sent Aspect Gold Hydrating Lip Balm to try out and it has been the best I’ve ever used. It doesn’t dry out my lips and it’s not too greasy or shiny. It retails for AUD$15.50, but I think it’s worth it and it lasts for ages. If you want to check it out, you can view it on the Aspect website here and find stockists.

Little tip: if you use your finger to rub the lip balm into your lips, don’t waste any excess left on your fingers…rub it on your fingernail cuticles. It’ll leave them looking great too!

For general tips on how I keep my skin clear and avoid breakouts, you can check out one of my older posts here. I hope that helps!

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