With the icy harsh weather upon us, we need to protect and look after our skin more than ever.

The cold air and wind is every skins’ worst nightmare, as it drys it out, even if you have oily skin. And don’t think that only a moisturiser will protect your skin!

Think about it, we layer up with clothes in the winter months so you need to do the same with your skin care.

CLEANSE

This is the first and last thing everyone should do, to remove the daily grime from pollution, makeup etc.

I recommend BIODERMA Hydrabio H20 Micellar Water.

It removes everything including waterproof makeup without leaving your skin feeling dry or tight!

It’ll leave your skin hydrated and plump.

For a more intense deep cleanse, I recommend a Hot Cloth Cleanser and Liz Earle do ones for both men and women.

 

SERUMS

There is so many out there for different types of skin, depending what you’re wanting to achieve from it, for example, you might want a more plump feeling, or to reduce the appearance of your pores.

I recommend Vichy Idealia Life Serum – It’s perfect for all skin types, it hydrates and gives you a radiant complexion.

Gentlemen – you need to use a serum too! My hubby uses No7 Men Protect and Perfect Intense Advanced Serum and his skin feels hydrated, fresher and smoother.

MOISTURISER

To finish off the layering of course you need to moisturise. Regardless what skin type you are you’ll need something that’s hydrating without that greasy feel and have SPF!

Yes you still need SPF all year round! I recommend La Roche Posay Effaclar Duo+ SPF 30.

This also has the bonus of helping with any blemishes without drying out your skin.

With the change of weather and shaving or wearing heavier makeup, your skin is more prone to having a breakout!

LOVE YOU LIPS!

It still shocks me how many people DO NOT use or even own a lip balm! CRAZY! Think about it, you eat, talk, smile and lick your lips – they go through a lot!

For me it’s the first and last thing I put on and even throughout the day, if I don’t wear a lipstick.

Lips need moisture! You can get ones that leave a tint like Carmex Strawberry Lip Balm Tube with a bonus of SPF15.

Or if you’re a guy, you can opt for Nivea Original Care Lip Balm, that’s clear.

Alongside moisturising your lips don’t forget to exfoliate them, as the cold weather can make them very chapped and you need to remove the dead skin.

I recommend Lush’s Lip Scrubs, they come in some amazing flavours and contain jojoba oil and caster sugar, so you won’t be left with a horrible taste in your mouth, but will be left with super smooth lips.

Drinking plenty of water goes without saying, you’ve got to support your skin from the inside too!

Here’s to a lovely winter, complete with beautiful skin!