Ruth Langsford on winter, her beauty regime and more


Happy New Year everyone, we hope you’ve had a lovely holiday season. We caught up with our Ambassador Ruth just before Christmas to talk festive fun, and also how she gets ready for the winter. Find out what a cosy night in looks like for Ruth, plus her winter regime and more…

Ruth: As soon as it starts to get cold, the first thing I do is get the heating on. We have thermostat war in our house, as in a lot of households across Britain I imagine. Because some men don’t seem to think we should have the heating on at all, or at least not until December, and until then we should just put a jumper on. This is what Eamon does, he’s always hot and I’m always cold, so we now have a ‘silent’ thermostat war. We don’t even argue about it, we just do it – so I put the heating on, he turns it off, and so on!

He was away just before Christmas so I had the heating on and it was so cosy! I love the idea of a real coal fire, there’s just nothing that can beat it, just watching a fire is so mesmerising. I have quite a modern gas fire behind glass with fake logs and I do love to put it on, it immediately makes you feel so snug.

Cosy night in

I also start changing the scents of my candles. So if I have quite fresh smelling candles like grapefruit and linen in the summer, I start changing them for wintry scents like sandalwood and cinnamon towards the winter months. Then obviously I start de-cluttering my wardrobe, packing away summer clothes – which is a job I loathe, but it has to be done.

Mulberry Yankee Candle

I delayed doing this while I was on Strictly… because I just didn’t have the time, so my wardrobe was a hideous mish-mash of T-shirts and winter clothes! I do love getting the vacuum-packed bags out from the loft with my winter clothes though. I love my boots and coats, and discovering a long-forgotten jumper or trousers is almost like going shopping in your own wardrobe.

I find skin does start to dehydrate in the winter months, particularly when you’ve got the central heating on as well. So I look at using more nourishing creams, and more face masks. The lovely Alison Young put together a wonderful box of winter skincare goodies with things like Arnica shower creme, and face masks. She recommended the Gatineau Aqua-Ressourcant Mask and Liz Earle Superskin Overnight Mask. with instructions to apply lavishly to my face, neck and decollete, leave to absorb for 10 – 15 minutes, then massage any remaining product into skin. I also use Saira Khan’s face oil which is very nice, and I also do a bit more dry brushing of my skin in the winter before I get in the shower. I have very dry skin, so I use plenty of body lotion, and rich creams.

Saira Skin Hydrating Face Oil 30ml 218736 and SBC Supersize Arnica Shower Creme 1 Litre 207387

My ideal cosy night in would start with a nice bath, then I would put some nice smelling body lotion and face cream on, some slouchy trousers and a sweatshirt, and get the fire going. I love to put my feet up and watch something nice on the TV – probably a series I’m trying to catch up with. Oh and a nice scented candle, with the dog on my lap – Eamon might be there too! But then he’d want to switch the fire off!

Sounds perfect Ruth!

If you want some more ideas on how to get cosy this winter, take a look at our Winter Wonders. Plus browse Ruth’s fashion range.

1 Comment

  1. Christine Brown January 6, 2018 at 2:01 pm -  Reply

    Hello Ruth Happy New year, love reading your blog but love your shows even more, such lovely quality clothes and such a laugh as well, you can be sooooo funny. Hoping you will continue with your fashion range I have a number of pieces now and must say I am really pleased. Loved you on Strictly, actually loved everyone such a fantastic show. Looking forward to 2018 with your shows and your range of clothing. Thanks

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