Your winter skin toolkit
Keep skin in tip-top condition with our advice and beauty buys, says Beauty Editor, Michelle Nightingale
We all switch to our winter clothes without thinking when it gets cold but do you adjust your skincare, too. “Colder weather can often be a shock to the skin and maintaining its protective barrier function can be more of a challenge,” explains Nivea skincare expert Dr Sven Untiedt. “As we constantly drift between hot and cold temperatures, skin loses essential water, resulting in skin that feels tight and dry. “Consuming plenty of water is just as important in the winter as it is in summer,” says Dr Sven. “Eight glasses of water a day is a good guide, but try eating foods with a high water content such as cucumber, watermelon and tomatoes.” These simple lifestyle changes can help, but adjusting your skincare routine is really important too.