Winter can often leave us feeling and looking more than a little parched, so it pays to spend a bit of extra time nourishing and caring for your skin at this time of year.
To help counteract some of the drying effects of the cold, central heating and other seasonal beauty threats, we went all out to try and test some of the best beauty products to help create (or fake) a healthy winter glow.
Step 1: CLEANSE
Cleansing often falls victim to an extra five minutes in bed at this time of year, which is why we loved Elemis’ quick fix solution to squeeky clean morning skin. Thei Pro-Collagen Cleansing Balm (£40
http://www.elemis.com/pro-collagen-cleansing-balm.html) is also gently warming, which is lovely on those chilly starts to the day.
Step 2. MOISTURISE
If ever there was a good time to treat your skin, it has to be now. Many light moisturisers simply aren’t up to the job of quenching dehydrated winter skin, but L’Occitane Divine Light Cream reigns supreme in these stakes. It helps fight visible signs of ageing and protects skin from UV rays whilst intensely nourishing at the same time. (£74 www.loccitane.com)
Step 2. SHEER MAKE UP
Winter skin is rarely conducive to heavy or powdery make up, lending more instead towards a light, dewy finish. For this reason, we can’t get enough of Dr. Perricone’s No Lipstick Lipstick (£25 www.Perriconemd.co.uk) which is designed with leading anti-aging skincare technology and gives lips just a hint of a tint and lashings of moisture to boot! For skin, Bare Minerals tinted hydrating gel creams comes up trumps in the sheer finish stakes, providing just the right amount of coverage and moisture in one.