When win­ter ar­rives we read­ily dress more warmly, but how many of us ad­just our skincare and make-up? Me­gan Bed­ford of­fers some timely ad­vice.

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how to care for your skin this win­ter

Win­ter isn’t so bad! It’s a time to pull on warm wool­lies, a hat and boots and go for a long walk on a brisk, blus­tery beach, be­fore re­lax­ing in a hot tub and then curl­ing up by the fire with a glass of wine. Sounds ideal doesn’t it? But our skin doesn’t think so.

Sadly, our favourite things to do when the tem­per­a­ture drops are the ones that can take the big­gest toll on the com­plex­ion. This means win­ter is the time to up­date your beauty sta­ples for ones that care and cod­dle, treat­ing skin as gen­tly as a del­i­cate piece of fab­ric.

And let’s not for­get the rest of our bod­ies too.

The good news is it’s also a time to em­brace deep, rich jewel hues and se­duc­tive new scents.

Face Drink it up

Just as you wouldn’t wear the same clothes in July as you did in Jan­uary, your skin also re­quires dif­fer­ent prod­ucts in win­ter to the ones you’ve been us­ing through sum­mer, in or­der to pro­tect it from the el­e­ments. To re­tain plump, dewy, hy­drated skin that doesn’t dis­play the dulling ef­fects of harsh weather and tem­per­a­ture ex­tremes, the num­ber one re­quire­ment is hy­dra­tion. Go­ing from a hot, dry, heated in­te­rior to a cold ex­te­rior and back again saps skin of its mois­ture, mean­ing it’s es­sen­tial to use pro­tec­tive and nour­ish­ing prod­ucts. Switch­ing from a lighter gel or liq­uid for­mula mois­turiser to a more dense, creamy one is the eas­i­est change to make. Lay­er­ing skincare by ap­ply­ing a ded­i­cated hy­drat­ing and strength­en­ing serum af­ter cleans­ing and be­fore

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