Protect Your Glow: 10 Expert Tips for Looking Radiant through Winter

We’re a team of winter lovers in this office!  Crisp leaves, frosty mornings and cosy nights.  Yay!  Our skin, however, is NOT feeling the same and we’re already struggling to maintain our natural glow.

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Fortunately, we’ve spoken to our favourite experts to get advice on tackling winter skin issues the professional way.

  1.  Get a Great Hyaluronic Acid Serum:

Originally used as a lip filler ingredient, Hyaluronic Acid has quickly become a vital element of every beauty expert’s skincare routine.

It works by helping the skin to hold more moisture (it can hold up to 1000x it’s own weight in water).  More moisture means plumper, smoother looking skin!

evolve hyaluronic acid serum 200Try: Evolve Hyaluronic Serum, £30

  1. Protect your skin

The fact that the skies are grey and days are short doesn’t mean that you are from the risk of sun damage, in fact, the sun can sometimes be even harsher in the winter due to its angle in the sky.

Do NOT under any circumstances stop using your SPF30 EVERY day.

Try: Clinique Moisture Surge CC Cream with SPF30, £29

  1. Top up your H2o Levels

You need at least eight glasses of fluid a day to keep your skin hydrated and looking fresh, however managing to drink this much can prove difficult when you lead such a busy life.

Try keeping a reusable water bottle by your desk so you remember to top up each day, and avoid too much caffeine which dehydrates your skin further.

  1. Hydrating Sheet Masks

Originating in Korea, over the last year sheet masks have taken off in the UK and women are now swapping their much-loved clay masks in favour of these easy to use, no mess alternatives.

There are countless hydrating sheet masks available on the market at varying price tags all promoting similar benefits for the skin, and with hyaluronic acid acting as the key ingredient, this allows your skin to enjoy a super-hydrating facial leaving your complexion plump and fresh.

Charlotte tilbury sheet mask

For winter dry, mature skin we love Charlotte Tilbury, Dry Sheet Face Mask, £18.

  1. Facial Sprays

Hydrating facial sprays are perfect for the busy woman who need to top up their skin hydration levels on the go.

A quick spritz all over the face and neck instantly gives you a glowing complexion, eliminates that tight feeling and allows your skin to breathe.

They’re ideal for skins suffering from central heating and tightness, or when you need a post-party pick-me-up.

CAUDALIE BEAUTY ELIXIRTry: Caudalie Beauty Elixir, £32

  1. Rosehip Oil

Rosehip oil is a naturally rich source of essential fatty acids that re-hydrate mature, dry, damaged skin and helps to improve the appearance of wrinkles, scars, burns and stretch marks.

Used regularly, it can completely change the look and feel of your skin, rejuvenating and kick-starting those skin cells.

Try:  Trilogy Certified Organic Rosehip Oil, £34.50

  1. Exfoliate

Exfoliating your skin twice a week will make sure your skin stays soft and supple during the colder months. Invest in a good scrub or exfoliating gloves to rid of the dead skin cells that tend to surface over the winter months.

rose hydrateTry:  Una Brennan Superfacialist Rose Hydrate Facial Scrub, £8.99

  1. Turn the heating down

Us Brits are notorious for whacking the heating on as soon as we feel so much as a small breeze drift our way – however having the central heating on all the time is actually quite detrimental to our skin, drying it out and causing it to look dull and drawn.

Try and prevent putting the heating on too early by wrapping up in jumpers, slippers and cosy nightwear.

  1. Night time Moisture Masks

Our skin loses a lot of moisture overnight, and in the colder months, it’s beneficial to invest in heavy-duty face moisturisers.

Why not try some overnight moisture masks which will allow your skin to enjoy some hydration, whilst your skin works to regenerate itself?

sarah chapman overnight facialTry: Sarah Chapman Overnight Facial, £49

  1. Facials are Fabulous

If you can afford to spend a little more on your skin, why not treat yourself to a professional facial.

Splurging on one of these once in a while can do wonders for your skin, giving it a new lease of life within minutes, and with many different types to choose from you really are spoilt for choice.

Try: Ellipse Beauty Light Facial device.  It works to diminish fine lines, wrinkles and promote a radiant and fresh complexion leaving you party ready

 

 

 

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