While I'm (mostly) here for the crisp but sunny days, my skin is not. The drop in temperature has well and truly dried out my skin, and attempts to reverse the flakiness with extra thick moisturiser applications has left it prone to break outs. With the cold weather here to stay, it's time to take action.
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The super-hydrating moisturising lotion is currently £6.97 (Was £11.41) for the 236ml bottle, so add this little gem to your basket before Amazon Prime Day is over.
Why is it so great for dehydrated skin? To start, it contains hyaluronic acid, a key component in helping to keep skin hydrated.
And, when it comes to the sunshine, it contains three essential ceramides (1, 3, 6-11) to protect the skin’s natural barrier. You'll still have to wear sunscreen too, of course, but this helps to protect the skin from other irritants.
Buy it: CeraVe Moisturising Lotion 236ml | £6.97 (Was £11.41) - 39% off
Let's talk in a little more detail about what makes this CeraVe moisturising lotion so great.
You can use it absolutely everywhere. There’s no faffing around with changing around lotions and potions for different parts of the body, simply slather it on wherever feels dry.
I haphazardly apply it to my face, my hands, my feet and my calves - which will all feel the effects of the cold soon enough, too.
A huge version of the CeraVe Moisturising Cream (a thicker consistency formula will all the same benefits) is also included in the Amazon Prime Day deal, offering the 454g pot for £10.12 (Was £19.22), which is a whopping 47% off, so don't worry about getting stuck in and using the cream everywhere.
The cream is thick enough to feel luxurious but still rubs in easily, it doesn’t feel sticky or greasy and it absorbs quickly into your skin.
It’s particularly good for my sensitive, high-maintenance skin as it’s fragrance-free and gentle as it works miracles beneath the barrier of your skin.
Buy it: CeraVe Moisturising Cream 454g | £10.12 (Was £19.22) - 47% off
And the reviews online seem to echo my words, with over 30,000 ratings on Amazon of which 90% are four and five stars.
"I love it," wrote one user, whilst another commented on how it dries "super fast" and "completely matte" so you don't get any sticky residue which is a welcome feature.
In short, you never feel ready for the drop in temperature climate that autumn brings, but from looking at your skin, nobody will ever know.