Central heating, wild winds and biting temperatures can wreak havoc on your skin leaving you with a whole host of problems like dryness, redness and dullness. We’ve got the answers…
Switch to a cream cleanser. Foaming cleansers are great in summer when you need something slightly more astringent to break through the sweat that sits on the surface of your skin, but in winter you need something gentle and nourishing. Try a cream cleanser such as Estée Lauder Perfectly Clean Multi-Action Crème Cleanser/Moisture Mask, £22, which also doubles as a mask. Win win!
Don’t forget to scrub. Without a sun-kissed glow to keep you looking fresh, your skin can look a little lacklustre. Two to three times a week use Jan Marini Holiday Exfoliator, £42.99, which smells so festive and uses glycolic acid, as well as pineapple and papaya enzymes to gentle “eat away” at dead skin cells. You’ll be left with a seriously smooth and radiant complexion.
Layer like you would your clothes. You wouldn’t go outside when it’s -2 degrees in a slinky little vest top, and you shouldn’t skimp on your skincare during the winter months either. Layer, layer, layer! After you’ve cleansed, apply an oil – they penetrate deeper than a moisturiser so they should be you next layer. Try Darphin The Revitalizing Oil, £24, and use any excess on your elbows and the ends of your hair.
Switch lightweight lotions for richer creams. Something like b> Dove Winter Care Cream, £3.29 steps up the intensity to really give your skin the added nourishment it craves during winter. If you have oily skin, just use this at night.
Don’t skip the sun cream. Whether you’re hitting the slopes or not this winter, SPF should ideally be worn all year ‘round as UV rays aren’t just emitted when the sun is shining. Pick a lightweight lotion that’s designed for your face as these won’t clog your pores and often have anti-ageing properties. Try Piz Buin In Sun Radiant Face Cream, £10.