CELEBRITY FACIALIST ABIGAIL JAMES, LIZ EARLE’S GLOBAL SKINCARE AND TREATMENTS AMBASSADOR, REVEALS HOW TO ACHIEVE HAPPY, HEALTHY-LOOKING SKIN, WHATEVER THE WEATHER…
FASHION FIX Certain natural fabrics that ‘breathe’, like wool, can actually leech moisture from your skin. Avoid wearing them directly next to your skin by popping an extra layer under your jumper.
FEED SKIN FROM WITHIN ‘Good fats’ – think essential fatty acids like omega-3 – found in foods such as avocados, wild salmon, nuts and seeds can strengthen your cells’ protective outer walls. This helps them retain water, bolstering your skin’s barrier function from the inside out.
ON THE GLOW For many people, winter signals dry, uncomfortable, even fl aky skin. To counteract this, exfoliate twice a week, but take the softly-softly approach. Liz Earle’s Gentle Face Exfoliator features perfectly rounded buﬃ ng beads that exfoliate, without scratching, in a rich cocoa butter base.
DIAL DOWN A FEW DEGREES Long hot showers or soaks are a tempting way to warm up, but they can strip skin of its natural protective oils. Counteract the eff ects by dialingdown your shower temperature a few degrees, and always apply a rich body cream, like Liz Earle’s Superskin™ Body Cream, post-bathing.
HYDRATE, HYDRATE, HYDRATE Drink six to eight glasses of water a day and top up with non-caff einated herbal teas. Also use a heavier-duty moisturiser loaded with skin-calming pure plant oils – try Liz Earle’s original Superskin™ Moisturiser unfragranced for sensitive skin if your complexion is easily irritated, or their newest super cream, Superskin™ Moisturiser with natural neroli, for a sensory, skin-smoothing fix.