Baby, it’s cold out. And you know what that means? Extra layers, cracking fires, red wine and lacklustre, dull, dehydrated skin. So how do you remedy the cold curse of the cooler months (and too many reds) and bring back the glow of summer and good times? With a little help — inside and out.
“For all of winter’s delights, there are a few not-so pleasant skin side effects,” explains Director of Chakra Face and Body (and all-round skin fairy), Kiki Chakra. “Winter tends to be the time when people start to notice their skin getting dry and at times flaky. This occurs as the moisture from the upper layers of the skin is lost, causing it to dry out.” Common glow-sapping culprits include dry air (and lack of humidity), a drop in temperature and artificial heating.
But before you start over-exfoliating or reaching for that extra thick moisturiser, here are some ways to revive your guise and ditch that sad, sallow winter skin. Consider it your IRL guide to a glow-up. You’re welcome.