If you have noticed that your skin has started to look dull and tired, then you are not alone! The cold weather is damaging to your skin, but a few simple lifestyle changes and new beauty products can get your winter skin glowing again.
Check out our round-up of top tips and much-loved skincare products to help your skin this winter – perfect to help give that skincare regime a good boost!
In the colder months it is important to use a cleanser with a formula that will help sooth your skin. The award-winning Liz Earle Cleanse & Polish Hot Cloth Cleanser from Boots will gently cleanse and condition your skin, removing any environmental aggressors revealing brighter more harmonised skin. A cleanser will help you feel hydrated all day long but a multi-vitamin in the winter months will enhance your energy levels, immune system and skin. If you would prefer a more specific vitamin, vitamin C is great for producing collagen or vitamin D will work wonders in the winter months- helping to give you a healthy boost.
Rich moisturisers are perfect for the colder months as they protect your skin from the dry, cold weather and help keep your skin looking plump. We love the Skin’s Shangri La Moisturiser from Lush as it has a rich, silky texture which is great for dull, dry skin that needs regenerating. The most important part of keeping your skin looking healthy, is drinking plenty of water. Water will maintain skin moisture, replenish skin tissue and increase its elasticity so don’t forget to keep your water bottle constantly topped up with that all-important H20.
In the winter the air is drier, and the heating can make your house even more drier which is no good for your skin. So try lowering the thermostat to a cooler, more comfortable setting to avoid the dryness in your home. If you don’t already, add a night cream into your regime as skin cells regenerate quicker in the night when you are sleeping than they do during the daytime. The Elizabeth Arden Visible Difference Gentle Hydrating Night Cream from Debenhams will repair your skin, nourish it and help it recover from any daytime damage.
The skin underneath your eyes is thin and delicate so using a targeted cream for this area will help replenish the skin and keep it looking refreshed. Holland & Barratt sell a great range of products that focus on natural ingredients, the Burt’s Bee Intense Hydration Eye Cream is perfect for harsh climates whilst minimising dark-under eye circles and reducing the appearance of fine lines. Treat your skin gently in the winter just like you do with the skin underneath your eyes. Hot water and long showers can remove natural oils from your skin so limit shower time or use warm water rather than hot.
Protect your skin from the elements this winter by treating yourself to a pamper night with a facemask from Superdrug to make skin look more hydrated and radiant. The Garnier Moisture Bomb Chamomile Hydrating Face Sheet Mask will hydrate and soothe your skin or the Garnier SkinActive Charcoal and Algae Hydrating Sheet Mask will nourish and purify your skin – both amazing for the winter months. A healthy diet of fruit, whole grains, lean proteins and vegetables can help keep your skin looking younger just like a good night’s sleep can.
We haven’t forgotten the guys! For those of you that prefer to use products specifically aimed to target male skin then head to Debenhams for the Clinique For Men' Maximum Hydrator 72-Hour Auto-Replenishing Gel Cream which instantly boosts hydration, is great for all skin types and can be used day or night. The L'Oreal Men Expert Hydra Power Refreshing Moisturiser from Sainsbury’s will give 48 hours of hydration and help nourish skin or to prevent dryness, an after-shave balm like the Superdrug Hawkins & Brimble After Shave Balm will help keep skin looking healthy. Charcoal based products will keep skin clear in harsh weather conditions and stop it from drying out - try the Nivea Men Deep Face Wash with Black Charcoal from Wilko.