5 winter skincare essentials to incorporate into your cold weather regimen
Baby it's cold outside
As Jon Snow puts it, winter is coming. For those whisking away to colder climates anyway. 'Tis the season for tinsel, hot chocolate, (battling white walkers) and especially annoying skin gripes. In anticipation, an uptick in sebum production, clogged pores, not to mention redness and peeling from dryness. Urgh. Hail to the polarising curses of winter skin which arrive in tandem with snow and blistering winds. Not a fan.
Before your skin freaks out post-haste — during which you are sure to curse yourself for not finishing this skincare read — we are here to serve the following reminder: do not wait until the eleventh hour to rotate to cold-weather skincare alternatives. Should you procrastinate until your skin gives way to the chill to hydrate, to protect... too little too late.
Truth is, slathering on some moisturiser doesn't take effort, but to ensure that you don't morph into the greatest enemy of Westeros (think: dehydrated skin, sunken eyes and cracked lips), attention must be paid. Below, a dream team ensemble that will overcome that which stands between you and your holiday glow, weather notwithstanding.
You want: A hydrating serum that promises the Fountain Of Youth
You need: Chanel Sublimage L'essence Fondamentale
This redefining serum is formulated to visibly tighten the look of skin while creating the appearance of firmer facial contours and a supple, radiant complexion.
Available at Chanel counters.
You want: A hydrating serum for your oily complexion
You need: THREE Aiming Oil Facial Essence
A lighter formula for those fearing slick and slippery T-zones, this serum supports the skin barrier and leaves the complexion hydrated, firm, clear and radiant.
Available at Tangs Orchard and Takashimaya Shopping Centre.
You want: A tall glass of water for your flaky skin
You need: Eve Lom Rescue Ritual Gift Set
This set of three essentials works hard to shed your dead skin and hydrate your dry, troubled complexion when it's in need of tender loving care.
Available at Escentials Paragon, Tangs Orchard and Sephora.
You want: A rich nourishing cream that transforms your skin into satiny smoothness
You need: La Prairie Skin Caviar Luxe Cream
Formulated with nourishing caviar extract, this winner of a cream elevates your face's natural contours, profoundly improving elasticity and tone.
Available at La Prairie counters.
You want: A kissable yet plump, hydrating pout
You need: Nivea Lips Poppy Red Crayon
Formulated with natural oils, this lipstick-balm boasts a creamy, smooth texture that instantly moisturises and softens the lips. That pop of colour doesn't hurt either.
Available at Watsons.