Get glowing skin this new year

The festive season and winter can leave our skin looking a little worse for wear so why not give your skin some TLC this new year with a new skincare regime.

If you’re a skincare novice, knowing what products are right for your skin type and what product to use can be overwhelming so here’s five simple steps to help you up your skincare game.

Cleanser

Cleansing is the most important step in your regime. It’s the first step to removing the impurities from your skin as well as prepping the skin for your next step. Depending on your skin type, your skin needs more moisture when it’s colder so it’s good to find a cleanser that it is moisturising. Why not try IT Cosmetics’ Bye Bye Makeup 3 in 1 Melting Cleansing Balm, it’s sulphate-free formula infuses the skin with deep-cleansing extracts and botanicals to effectively remove all traces of makeup without drying or causing irritation to the skin. It even has a skin-softening serum that provides a soft barrier of moisture to help you look healthier and younger.

Selfridges, £30

Exfoliate

Reveal brighter, healthier looking skin with a exfoliating scrub. If you’ve got normal to combination skin, it’s recommend to use a scrub two to three times a week to remove dead skin cells and if you have sensitive skin, once a week is enough. L’Oreal’s 100% natural sugar scrub is a deep, yet gentle, exfoliation of the skin. It is blended with 3 fine sugars that all have different properties, including buffing away impurities, moisturising and strengthening for a smooth, soft complexion. It can also be used on the lips!

Superdrug, £6.65

Toner

A toner is essentially a second step to cleansing, it ensures that all the last traces of dirt and oil is gone from your skin. It also helps to restore your skin’s PH balance after cleansing so it’s a step you don’t want to skip. This floral toner from Honest Skincare is perfect to help calm, refresh and improve the texture of your skin. It contains rose and neroli which tightens the pores and rejuvenates the skin. Perfect for on the go when your skin needs a little pick me up.

Great Western Arcade, £25

Eye cream

The skin under our eyes is the thinnest so it’s essential we don’t forget to look after it. Whether you suffer from dark circles, puffiness or wrinkles, there’s an eye cream out there for you. No 7’s Dark Circle Corrector tackles visible dark circles and puffiness in just two weeks. It contains clever colour correcting pigments to conceal under the eyes and helps to perk up tired eyes with its cooling tri-ball applicator.

Boots, £14

Moisturiser

The last step of all your skincare is moisturising. It’s every skincare’s saving grace so it’s important to get one tailored to your skin’s needs. Is your skin sensitive? flaky? dry? Clinique Moisture Surge Extended Thirst Relief offers up to 12 hours of hydration and it instantly refreshes the skin, leaving it feeling smoother and softer while calming the skin. It is lightweight and comfortable which is great for wearing under makeup.

House of Fraser, £34

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