Keep skin soft and supple with our ten best winter skin savers
Hands can often be the first to show the drying signs of winter weather,
so a heavy-duty hand cream is an absolute must during the colder
months. This super rich, all-natural hand cream is made with sweet almond oil
and vitamin E to moisturise dry skin and beeswax to help seal and shield
your hands from the elements.
Designed especially for sensitive skin, this moisturiser from La Roche Posay is not only super hydrating but also reduces irritation and scratching.
Dryness is always an issue at this time of year and Ameliorate's deeply hydrating skincare line is a great shout. Imbued with sweet almond oil and alpha hydroxy therapy, it'll also help smooth out those pesky bumps on your skin if that's also an issue.
If ever there was an excuse to take a bath, this would be it. Designed to both keep your skin dewy and reinvigorate you, the blend of almond oil, orange, rose geranium and lavender will settle the spirit - even when it's raging outside.
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The cold weather can play havoc with your lips. Once-perfect pouts can quickly become dry, cracked and chapped as the chill starts to bite. An easy problem to prevent, Carmex Strawberry Lip Balm gives lips an instant moisture hit, leaving them feeling soft, but not sticky.
Enriched with the scents of vanilla, evening primrose oil, coconut and geranium, Aromatherapy Associate's Enrich Massage & Body Oil is as much a treat for the senses as it is for the skin. Luxuriously rich, this all-natural oil is a wonder-product for dry, parched skin, transforming dull patches to leave them smooth and soft. The sensuous scent will have you instantly addicted.
A hard-working body moisturiser is a must for the colder months, and provides the perfect end to a long warm bath. Bliss's body butters are a beauty editor's favourite, loved for their intensely moisturising formula that instantly absorbs into the skin. Look out for new fragrance Blood Orange and White Pepper, which leaves skin delicately scented with a fresh citrusy scent.
As the seasons change, so does our skin. The change from warm to cold can have varying effects, which can transform normal skin to dry, or combination to oily, overnight. Elemental Herbology is a range that recognises this, and as a result, has different products tailored to the seasons. The winter collection is gloriously soothing, formulated to repair and hydrate. Case in point is the Wind and Cold Therapy. Sure to quickly become a handbag essential during the chilly months, this multi-purpose formula soothes dry hands, cuticles and lips, to nourish them back to health.
You may have to adapt your beauty regime once the cold weather really starts to bite. The effects of central heating and chill winds can quickly turn once-perfect skin dry, patchy and flaky. The answer can be an intense moisturiser, such as Elemis's maximum Moisture Day Cream. Combining a unique concoction of desert plants, which by their very nature are experts at responding to extreme climate conditions, the moisturiser adapts to your skin's needs throughout the day, while also protecting against ageing free radicals.
If a fading tan is your main concern as the winter months draw in, then never fear, as Soap & Glory has just the answer. Glow Job Daily Radiance Moisture Lotion contains micro Bronzeburst beads, which burst as you rub it into your skin. Leaving a subtle glow, it's all your need for those days when you're feeling particularly pale!
A winter all-rounder, Essential Care's Organic Ultra-Rich Balm is a hydrating treat for dry skin, whether it be on your face or feet, hands or heels. Handmade with organic ingredients, it contains nourishing olive oil and shea butter, to leave skin instantly softer.
Liz Earle's Superbalm is a veritable rescue remedy for skin emergencies. Combining pure plant oils and natural waxes, plus shea butter and echinacea, it calms down dry chapped skin in an instant. We love the mini size pots, which are ideal for popping in your handbag.