HOW TO GET GLOW­ING SKIN IN THE WIN­TER

Ashbourne News Telegraph - - HEALTH & LIFESTYLE -

Perk up your com­plex­ion with these skin-boost­ing saviours, says KATIE WRIGHT

WHEN the sum­mer hol­i­days are just a dis­tant mem­ory and sun­light feels like a very rare lux­ury, our skin can start to look dull and ne­glected.

Cold weather is harsh on the skin, and fre­quently switch­ing from icy tem­per­a­tures outdoors to hot, dry air in­doors is a recipe for a dry, lack­lus­tre com­plex­ion. But that doesn’t mean you have to aban­don all hope. There are nu­mer­ous ways to put some zing back in your skin nat­u­rally. Try one of these glow-givers...

1 SHEET MASK

POP on an Aro­mather­apy As­so­ci­ates Hy­drosol Sheet

Mask, £42 for 4, for just 10 min­utes and let its pow­er­ful blend of es­sen­tials oils and plump­ing ac­tives de­liver in­tense hy­dra­tion, firm­ness and ra­di­ance.

2 COL­LA­GEN PILLS

FACE creams of­ten con­tain col­la­gen and hyaluronic acid but In­ge­nious Beauty Ul­ti­mate Col­la­gen+ Sec­ond Gen­er­a­tion, £42.99 for 90 cap­sules, gives you a daily dose of ac­tives.

3 SKIN SUP­PLE­MENT

PACKED full of pomegranate, goji berries and chai seeds, Neal’s Yard Remedies Or­ganic Berry Blend – Ra­di­ance, £15.40 (was £22), is high in vi­ta­min C, which helps pro­tect your skin cells against stres­sors. Mix one scoop daily with wa­ter or a smoothie.

4 VI­TA­MIN C CLEANSER

GIVE lack­lus­tre skin the boot with Fresh Vi­ta­min Nec­tar Vi­ta­min C Glow Pow­der, £32 for 12 sa­chets, which is ac­ti­vated with a tea­spoon of wa­ter to cre­ate an ex­fo­li­at­ing, bright­en­ing foam cleanser.

5 CLEANSING BRUSH

UPGRADE your cleansing brush with the Foreo Luna Fofo, £79, Space NK, which con­nects to a mo­bile app to read your hy­dra­tion lev­els and pre­pare a per­son­alised daily rou­tine.

6 NIGHT CREAM

COM­BIN­ING hyaluronic and lac­tic acids, Moo­goo Nat­u­ral Night Time Face Cream, £23.90, not only mois­turises but also chem­i­cally ex­fo­li­ates and pro­motes col­la­gen pro­duc­tion, all while you slumber.

7 CHEM­I­CAL EX­FO­LIANT

(Dcl/pa) in­fused with a blend of five ex­fo­li­at­ing acids, DCL Mul­ti­ac­tion Penta Peel pads, £58 for 50, Cult Beauty, are pow­er­ful enough to dis­lodge dead skin cells but gen­tle enough to use ev­ery day.

8 FACE SCRUB

FOR­MU­LATED with vol­canic rock, the En­er­gis­ing Face Scrub, £24, from men’s groom­ing brand Scrubd, sloughs off the dead skin cells that can lead to dull­ness and spots.

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