10 ways to winter-proof your skin
Love to layer
The main benefit of layering your skincare is that parched winter skin will be infused with extra hydration. A serum is able to penetrate to the deeper layers of the skin and hydrate cells in the lower layers. When these cells come to the surface they are hydrated and healthy, resulting in a more radiant complexion.
Bao-Tam Phan, pharmacist at Avène, says: 'Just as we layer our clothes to protect against the elements, the same should apply to our winter skincare regime. Apply a serum beneath your daily moisturiser to give dull winter skin a boost of hydration.'
Eau Thermale Avène Soothing Hydrating Serum, £17 (www.avene.co.uk) has a lipsome-encapsulated form, which diffuses a continuous stream of hydration throughout the day to soothe and smooth the skin.
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