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Make your skin glow this winter

3rd December 2012

While the trees shed their leaves and temperatures drop, we are reminded that the Christmas is just around the corner. With jingle bells and eggnog high on the list, most adults are gearing up for Christmas parties.

We all want to look our best in festive snaps, but the harsh winter weather can make this difficult. Heavy rain, freezing winds and the occasional snowy day can take its toll on your skin. Luckily, there are a number of skin products that can help you to look your best during winter.

The first thing you need to invest in is a good moisturiser. While you should already be using this product on a daily basis, colder weather can really dry out your skin. You may use a light moisturiser during the summer, but a heavier, thicker moisturiser will offer a good basic defence for skin during winter. If you have sensitive skin, invest in a scent and colour free variant.

If you really want your skin to glow this season, make up can make all the difference. A good concealer can help to hide blemishes and discolouration, while moisturising foundations will even your skin without drying it out. A glimmering primer can add an extra bit of oomph to your look, but if you really want to stand out, then a good highlighter will accentuate your natural bone structure, as well as contour your face.

While make-up can hide a multitude of sins, it can also highlight them. If you have very dry skin then foundation can emphasize rough patches. Any redness or pigmentation issues may be hidden by make-up, but scarring, spots or lumps will still be visible. If you have ongoing skin problems then dermatology can offer more help than the latest highlighter. Trained to diagnose and treat skin issues, a dermatologist can offer a permanent solution to many common skin conditions, helping you to confidently and efficiently achieve fresher, clearer skin.

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