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The Secret to Glowing Skin this Winter

If tired, dull and dehydrated are words that best describe your skin now that the weather has cooled down – don’t fear. There are a few easy things you can do to make your skin glow this Winter. Harsh winds, indoor heating and dry outdoor air aren’t too friendly on our sensitive skin, sucking out the moisture and leaving behind tired looking skin. Give your skin an extra boost with these tips!


It sounds basic but the main cause of dull skin is lack of exfoliation. Get rid of old, dead skin cells building up on your face and encourage new cell growth. If you already exfoliate every now and then – step your game up. You can exfoliate as often as once a day if your exfoliator is gentle such as asap daily exfoliating facial scrub. Incorporating a cleansing device such as a Clarisonic once a week will also speed up cell renewal and bring glowing skin to the surface.

De-Cake your Foundation

Thick, heavy foundation that only clings to dry skin and highlights big pores should be hidden in the back of your makeup cupboard this Winter. Try a tinted moisturiser that provides good coverage but won’t weigh your skin down. If you’re really attached to your foundation, trying sheering it out with a glowy highlighter like Becca Shimmering Skin Perfecter in Opal.


Thicker Moisturiser

The moisture is constantly being sucked from your skin in the cooler months. It’s important to incorporate a thicker moisturiser into your skincare routine, even just at nighttime to ensure your skin glows. A good one to try is Lancome Genifique Night Repair.


Hydrate from the Inside

There are thousands of products you can put on your face and body to get an outer glow. To get a glow from the inside it’s important to be constantly hydrating. When it’s cold and gloomy the last thing we think of is chugging litres of water. But it’s even more important to drink plenty of fluids in the winter. Try sipping sparkling water with a slice of lemon to make it fancy!


Pinched Cheeks


The only nice thing that cold wind does bring, is that freshly pinched cheek look. To recreate this without standing in sub-zero temperatures you can actually pinch your cheeks – or you can try a cream blush. Cream blushes create the most natural, rosy glow. Try Gorgeous Cosmetics Cheek Creme Blush in Berry Cream.

Now you’re on your way to a glowy complexion even your summer-self would be jealous of.

Renee Volck

Renee Volck

Writer and expert