Prep your skin for spring: post-winter skin fixes
The chillier months may well have brought with them a host of skincare evils (particularly central heating, harsh winds and plummeting temperatures) and as Spring approaches, winter has probably left your skin dehydrated, irritated and dull.
Deep exfoliation, hyaluronic acid and anti-oxidising creams are all your friends when it comes to beating the effects of winter-skin. We also recommend ditching the makeup wipes (cleanse with Micellar Water instead) and investing in a good humidifier for your bedroom if you're still blasting the heating. Drinking plenty of water is always a quick win, too.
So, if you've been chapping and cracking with the frost, fear not. Here are our ultimate post-winter-skin saviours to leave skin feeling nourished, plumped and refreshed.
1. Teoxane RHA Serum
Best for: Dehydrated, dull skin. The serum works to brighten, hydrate and soften. The packaging may be clinical, but the results are glorious.
Buy it here, £85
2. Dr Sebagh Serum Repair
Best for: Simplicity masterminded by London's Wimpole Street cosmetic clinic. Arguably the product which bought Hyaluronic Acid to everyone's attention, Dr Sebagh's serum combines it with collagen for plumped, quenched skin.
Buy it here, £69.
3. The Ordinary Hyaluronic Acid
Best for: Competitive pricing. The serum combines three strains of Hyaluronic Acid for a cheap and cheerful hydration boost that really works. Asos even stocks it.
Buy it here, £5.90.
4. Kiehls Midnight Recovery Concentrate
Best for: Sensitive skin, prone to breakouts. Expect added radiance, and a deep moisture boost that won't leave your pores clogged.
Buy it here, £38
5. Estée Lauder Advanced Night Repair
Best for: Ageing gracefully (all year round). There's a reason this product has been on the lips of beauty aficionados since its launch in 1982. Just use it. You'll see.
Buy it here, £55