In the bleak midwinter… it’s time to take extra special care of your skin. So with Christmas and even chillier months coming up, layer up with a skin-loving combination of supercharged creams and makeup-meets-skincare that’ll get you glowing.
When temperatures drop and the central heating goes up, our skin is often the first to feel the harsh seasonal changes. The result? Dry, dull skin that looks a world away from that post-summer glow of just a few months ago. Luckily, just a few tweaks of your daily winter skincare and makeup routine that get your radiance back just in time for Christmas.
“In the colder months, I reach for a richer, more nourishing moisturiser for the daytime, such as our Hydrate Night Cream” says Lily Lolo founder Vikki Khan. “Dry and dehydrated skin drinks it up, and if I have the time, and as an extra special treat, I apply a thicker layer and leave the excess to soak in for an extra shot of moisture, before massaging the skin to give it a real glow.”
With your complexion prepped, choosing makeup with added skincare benefits is next on your winter skin to-do list. Look for liquid formulations with added hydration and plant-based ingredients that are ideal for cooler temperatures, working to hydrate the skin while minimising the appearance of dryness caused by a sudden drop in temperature.
A tinted moisturiser or Lily Lolo’s bestselling, silicone-free BB Cream combine hydrating benefits with light coverage and a dewy glow that instantly perks up lacklustre winter skin for a natural and healthy looking ‘no makeup’ look.
“For me, this year’s been all about multi-tasking, so the convenience of a product that combines skincare and makeup has been a lifesaver, particularly as we head into a busy festive season” says Vikki, “Our BB Cream has become my daily go-to; it’s the ideal quick fix for when you need to jump on a video call and want to look polished but feel like giving your skin some extra TLC and a break from foundation.”