Keep your skin hydrated this winter with these essential products

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It’s no secret that the combination of bitter temperatures and indoor heating can wreak havoc on your skin, but we’ve rounded up the products that will ensure glowing, supple skin all year round.


Whatever the weather outside, a good moisturiser should be an essential product in your bathroom. Suitable for all skin types, the Clinique Moisture Surge™ Extended Thirst Relief, £34 can be used daily to immediately rejuvenate dull, tired skin and create a base for your make up. For a more intense hydration, the Eucerin Replenishing Face Cream 5% Urea, £11, Boots is specially formulated to reduce roughness whilst the Estee Lauder NightWear Plus, £48, John Lewis rebuilds the skin as you sleep.

Face Masks

Take some time away from the hustle and bustle of family parties, heavy nights out and indulgent meals to enjoy a bit of much-needed ‘me time’.

After cleansing the skin, apply the ESPA Overnight Hydration Therapy Mask, £37, Harvey Nichols for a deep, intense skin replenishment. Lightly scented with lavender, the mask will brighten complexion overnight and you’ll wake up visibly more radiant. If you don’t want to sleep in your treatment, the Glamglow Thirstymud Hydrating Treatment, £16 takes less than 20 minutes and is packed with hyaluronic acid and fruit extracts.

Tinted Moisturisers

To increase hydration throughout the day, tinted moisturisers are a great alternative to heavy or matte foundations. Apply a light layer all over for a natural glow, without drying out the skin and creating creases.

With a gel cream texture, the bareMinerals Complexion Rescue, £28, Selfridges will lightly even out skin tone whilst giving your skin a drink of nourishing hydration that it craves in cold temperatures. Similarly, the oil-free Nars Pure Radiant Tinted Moisturiser, £30, Harvey Nichols will add an all-over glow and reduce dark spots, whilst the Charlotte Tilbury Unisex Healthy Glow, £35, Selfridges can be used on its own or under foundation to create the illusion of naturally glowing skin.

Body Oils 

Whilst it’s important to keep your complexion glowing, it’s easy to neglect the rest of your body. To combat tightness and dryness, a good body oil will nourish the skin without leaving a sticky residue and you’ll definitely thank yourself later for taking a few minutes out of your day to pamper yourself.

For a light and dry oil, the Crème de Corps Nourishing Dry Body Oil, £35, Kiehl’s is a cult favourite that sinks into the skin almost instantly, whilst the Almond Supple Skin Oil, £36, L’Occitane can be massaged all over after showering to gradually smooth and soften skin.

If you’re looking for a classic alternative, everyone’s favourite Bio Oil, £14.99, Boots will never let you down. Although commonly used to reduce scars and stretch marks during pregnancy, Bio Oil can also fight the effects of dehydrated skin with a long list of natural oils, including Calendula Oil and Lavender Oil.

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