Although winter brings its joys, it can play havoc with our skin. The combination of low temperatures, bad weather, and central heating can cause dry, itchy, dull skin, and can leave us feeling like hibernating until the spring sunshine returns!
But fear not, we have rounded up the industry favorite winter-busting skin products, to get you back to your summer glow back.
Products alone can’t fight dull and dry skin. Water is vital for plumping skin and encourages collagen production, as well as flushing out toxins which helps avoid those pesky spots. It is recommended that we drink two liters of water a day to give our skin the best chance of being hydrated and glowing all year round.
If you struggle with . . . sore, tight skin
Cleansing is vital for clear, glowing skin, but a common misconception is that using face wipes is enough. The chemicals in some face wipes mean that they are actually very drying, so opt for a gentle cleanser instead that won’t leave your face feeling tight and stripped.
Why it works: Bobbi Brown Soothing Cleansing Oil is made with jasmine flower extract, plus kukui nut oil to soothe skin, while a moisturizing blend of organic oils including sunflower, olive and jojoba dissolve makeup without leaving skin feeling tight or dry. Available here.
If you struggle to . . . find time to take care of your skin
Night time is the best chance to restore your skin from the daily onslaught, so you need a product that is really going to work hard. We love Charlotte Tilbury Magic Night Cream as it leaves skin hydrated and restored by morning.
Why it works: This gives you instantly more beautiful, youthful skin. With Daphne Stem Cell extract, it’ll give you a youthful, supple and firm looking complexion overnight. It also contains red algae to give you soft skin and protect you against their environmental damage. Available here.
If you struggle to . . . protect your skin daily
Applying a moisturizer with SPF every day is one of the most important things you can do to protect your skin.
Why it works: Elizabeth Arden’s Eight Hour Cream Intensive Daily Moisturizer has SPF15 and it’s famous formula will leave you with hydrated skin all day long. It’s a great base for makeup, and importantly, will protect your skin from sun damage. Available here.
If your makeup dries out your skin . . .
Foundation can be drying, which can lead it to not sit evenly on the skin and soak into dry patches causing flakiness. MAC Pro Longwear Nourishing Waterproof Foundation does exactly what it says on the tin.
Why it works: This foundation has the coverage of a heavy studio foundation with a formula that repels moisture and blends seamlessly on your skin. It’ll nourish your skin as well as protect your foundation from slipping off. Available here.
If you forget to care for your skin at the weekend . . .
Glamglow have achieved a cult following since the release of their multi-award winning Youth Mud, but we’ve found their Thirstymud Hydrating Treatment is like a kiss of life for winter skin. It’s the perfect skin treat for a night in, and only takes 20 minutes to leave you with gloriously soft, replenished skin.
Why it works: The most advanced extreme hydration technologies are contained in tihs mud, it restores, replenishes and calms the skin. The perfect super strength weekend treatment! Available here.
Written by Lucy Wilson
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