The ultimate winter skincare routine

Step up your skincare routine this winter with richer moisturisers, rejuvenating lip balms and cream-based cleansers.

Oh, winter! You’re often beautiful to look at, and the ideal temperature for snuggling up to a fire, but after a while, the cold, harsher air wreaks havoc on our skin.

If you’re struggling with a dry and sore complexion during the colder months, you’ve come to the right place. Our beauty experts are on hand to inject some serious hydration back into your complexion. Here’s how…

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Cleansers

Lightweight cleansers are a bit of a godsend in the summer, when excess sweat is more of an issue. But in the colder, drier winter months, a hydrating cleanser is going to be a much better option for your face. Opt for a cream cleanser (like those below) if you can, which is gentler on dry skin but has added moisture built right in.

KORRES Greek Yoghurt Foaming Cream Cleanser 150ml
KORRES Greek Yoghurt Foaming Cream Cleanser 150ml

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Toners

In the summer you’ll want to use a lighter toner for your complexion, but when it’s chilly outside, the benefits of using a moisturising toner are clear to see. In short, these products help return your skin’s pH back to normal after cleansing. Not to mention helping to remove every last trace of dirt, makeup, oil or dead skin cells on the surface. And here’s another tip – apply your moisturiser afterwards while your skin is still damp from the toner. This is because moist skin is better at absorbing active ingredients than dry skin.

Moisturisers

A good moisturiser can help to maintain the elasticity and flexibility of the skin. Most options you can buy will contain a combination of all the good stuff you need, but we’ve put together a few options below to help you narrow it down. If your skin is more acne-prone, look for products containing hyaluronic acid, glycerine, hex-anediol, butylene glycol and sorbitol. But if your skin is dry, you want to look for moisturisers with things like squalene, cocoa butter, shea butter, lanolin and beeswax in them.

Charlotte Tilbury Charlotte's Magic Cream Moisturiser 50ml
Charlotte Tilbury Charlotte's Magic Cream Moisturiser 50ml

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The INKEY List Bakuchiol Moisturiser 30ml
The INKEY List Bakuchiol Moisturiser 30ml

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Antipodes Manuka Honey Day Cream 60ml
Antipodes Manuka Honey Day Cream 60ml

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Lip balms

Want to know how to get soft, hydrated lips in the cold, cold winter? Of course you do. Other than drinking lots of water, not licking your lips too often, and resisting the urge to bite or peel chapped lips, lip balms are the ultimate defense, providing nourishment and moisture 24/7. Try one of our options below and see for yourself.

Omorovicza Budapest Perfecting Lip Balm 10ml
Omorovicza Budapest Perfecting Lip Balm 10ml

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