5 ways to achieve radiant skin this winter

Follow our skincare tips and make-up tricks

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Prep

If you want a glowing complexion throughout the dark days of winter, put cleansing and exfoliation top of your to-do list. One sure-fire way we’ve found to boost radiance and create a silky, smooth base is with Braun Face, a skin-perfecting gadget that’s an epilator and cleansing brush in one. It removes pesky, unwanted hair from the root (200 times faster than tweezing!) for up to four weeks and the soft, add-on brush-head deep cleanses, gently exfoliates and evens the skin’s tone, revealing a soft, smooth base for your moisturiser to sink into.

Hydrate

Set your skin up for winter with a great moisturising routine. Choose a cream cleanser, which will gently lift impurities and remove make-up without stripping the skin of its natural oils. Then apply an antioxidant-rich, hydrating serum to lock in moisture and protect skin from the vagaries of harsh weather and central heating. Replace your summer moisturiser with something richer and don’t be afraid to slather it on – your skin will thank you.

Treat

It might seem like eons ago, but your skin still needs restorative care after the summer’s sun damage, so pencil in time for regular facials to help your skin reconstruct its natural barrier and boost moisture levels. For a low-cost alternative, give yourself a DIY skin treat by applying an indulgent face mask once a week to keep your skin glowing.

Diet

As soon as the nights start to get dark, we instantly crave comfort foods. Try to incorporate a rainbow of vegetables into your diet to provide you with the nutrients you need to fight off winter bugs and keep you looking your best. Yellow and orange foods are especially good for skin, so stock up on vitamin-rich sweet potatoes, carrots and red peppers to help keep skin healthy.

Keep it simple

Thanks to new advances in foundation, the most innovative formulas now include light-reflecting particles that emit different tones to cancel out imperfections like redness, uneven skin tone and dark under-eye circles, giving skin an ultra-natural, glowing translucency. Swap your powder blusher for a cream one and opt for a natural lip colour to finish your radiant winter look.

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