The winter elements can play havoc on our complexions, so I've come up with various skincare routines which I hope will help tackle all your concerns.
For dry/ageing skin
You need to exfoliate up to three times a week as dead skin layers build up to help protect your skin against the harsh weather, but these layers also block your oils and serums from penetrating the skin.
You should also use more serums and oils, and step up to a richer day moisturiser and even a balm at night time. You can top up with your moisturiser throughout the day (paying more attention to very dry areas) and treat your skin to something a little more intense while you sleep, such as Decleor Aromessence Iris Night Balm.
For combination skin
Combination skin tends to become dehydrated, especially on the T-zone, and you may experience some dry patches too. So you need more moisturiser in the form of hydrating products, such as balancing oils and effective daily moisturisers like Decleor Hydra Floral or Elemis Maximum Moisture .
You can step it up a gear at night time with a richer formula. The key is to not use heavier products but layer up with lightweight formulas.
For oily skin
Oily skin is usually 'happier' when washes and gels are used, but what you need to do in the winter months is include something a little more softening and moisturising without being heavy and greasy. If you're using Liz Earle's Light Skin Repair, why not try the Combination option.
When it comes to cleansing you could try Liz Earle Cleanse & Polish or Elemis Pro-Radiance Cream Cleanser, which both have a richer texture – perfect for use at night. These luxurious textures will have a softening effect on your skin.
SBC Propolis Gel also works wonders in the winter months and will not bring you out in spots.
For sensitive skin
If you have sensitive skin, your go-to product will always be SOS Emergency Cream from Elemis. It needs no more explanation – just try it!
Everyone needs to look after their lips in the winter months so no matter what your age or skin type Gale Hayman's Lip Lift will work wonders.