HOW TO GET GLOWING SKIN IN THE WINTER
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.