London Fashion Week is upon us but London isn’t showing any signs of warming up any time soon so we need to protect our skin pronto. Here are the cold weather saviours we’ll be relying on as we dash from show to show…
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Problem Area: Cracked Heels
Solution: STARSKIN Walk of Fame Foot Mask, £2.40
Trudging around in socks and boots for days on end can leave our feet feeling a little worse for wear. And did you know wearing flat shoes is more likely to cause cracked heels too? Slip your tootsies into these serum-filled socks and not only will they soothe any swelling, they’ll fill in cracks and rehydrate sore soles in the process.
Problem Area: Red Cheeks
Solution: Bioderma Sensibio AR BB Cream, £15.10
Many rosacea sufferers find that their symptoms flare up in winter, as wind exposure is a common aggravator. If you’re prone to blotchy red cheeks or spidery veins, try this BB cream from French skincare brand Bioderma. It not only conceals redness for an instant fix, but also works over time to stop it from reappearing.
Problem Area: Chapped Lips
Solution: Lanolips The Original 101 Ointment Multipurpose Superbalm, £10.99
Bitter winds mean that our lips are often the first things to suffer in the colder months as they don’t produce natural oils to keep them soft. The original Aussie Lanolips balm is great as it can hold up to 200x its weight in moisture. It can also be used on cuticles and dry skin patches, so it’s a great handbag multi-tasker!
Problem Area: Sore Hands
Solution: The Body Shop Hemp Hand Protector, £11
Cracked palms and peeling nails aren’t an attractive look and you need a heavy duty hand cream to deal with them. This one from The Body Shop is actually loved by construction workers as it gives such serious hydration! Top marks for the fun new packaging in collaboration with renowned street artist Eine too.
Constantly transitioning from the blustery outdoors to dry, central-heated rooms diminishes skin’s natural moisture levels, fast. To counteract it, Garnier’s new day cream contains the natural anti-oxidant pomegranate that delivers an intense boost of moisture and helps revitalise dull complexions. It’s also got SPF in to protect against the winter sun.