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. Tom Ford Radiant Moisture Soufflé
Best for: All skin types. The whipped, creamy formula replenishes, nourishes, and restores energy to tired skin from the outside-in. We warn you that this product is almost constantly sold out.
Buy it here, £70
2. Elizabeth Arden Eight Hour Cream
Best for: Dehydrated skin in need of a serious boost (think rough, chapped, cracked and dry). The deep, healing power of the vitamen E gel-cream works as an all-over facial treatment in the winter months.
Buy it here, £25.
3. Vichy Aqualia Thermal Rich Hydration
Best for: Melting into scaly skin as a soothing overnight treatment packed with hyaluronic acid and thermal spa.
Buy it here, £20.
4. Lixir Universal Emulsion
Best for: Oily skin, smart emulsifying technology, and chasing the new kid on the block (You know it's good when Liberty champions it as one of their beauty advent calendar surprises.)
Buy it here, £29.
5. Origins Ginzing Moisturiser
Best for: A vitamin fix for combination skin. It's not just your immune system that needs added vitamin c during the cold months. The lightweight cream delivers hydration and ultimate vibrancy without putting oily skin in the danger zone.
Buy it here, , £25.