Ensuring your skin is well fed and looked after throughout the winter is essential if you don’t want a dull, dry and dehydrated complexion for the coming months. Royal facialist and founder of Heaven Skincare DEBORAH MITCHELL shares her top winter grooming tips
Many of my male clients say they don’t have the time for a daily skincare routine, so anything you can introduce into your current shaving ritual means you have no excuse but to take care of your complexion.
Post-shave aftercare is vital when it comes to keeping your skin in tip top condition, especially at this time of year. My Post Shave Spray, £46, is quick and easy to use and is designed to close pore, and prevent shaving rash and hair getting trapped in follicles.
Follow up with my SOS Shave Oil, £46, to protect and repair damage, improve texture and add nourishment.
If you really are short of time then my all-in-one Shave, Shower, Shampoo, £37, cleans, moisturises and hydrates; you can use it as a shower gel, a shampoo and a shaving wash. It suits all skin types, does three jobs in one and contains organic essential oils. Win, win.
As your skin ages its requirements change – you’ll find it becomes more dehydrated, while fine lines and discolouration start to appear. You can tackle this with a daily moisturiser that not only hydrates the skin but also tightens at the same time. My best-selling M4M Anti-Ageing Moisturiser, £64, feeds the skin and relieves stress, thanks to its combination of essential nutrients. It works to improves fine lines for a more youthful appearance; perfect for a winter boost.
For so many of us it’s the skin around our eyes that shows those first tell-tale signs of ageing so it’s important to use products that are gentle enough and specifically designed for this delicate area. I created Heaven’s O2 Eye Cream, £37, to tackle fine lines and wrinkles while promote healthier looking skin. Its non-greasy solution is great for the morning after the night before, perking puffy and tired eyes.
Cold days outdoors and central heating inside invariably leads to a whole host of complexion issues and while your everyday cleansers and moisturisers are great to keep the surface of your skin in good condition, adding a regular face mask to your weekly routine can help with dehydration, clogged pores, fine lines and break-outs. Blemish-busting masks – like my world renowned Black Bee Venom Mask, £163 – are designed to penetrate deeper into the layers of your skin, helping draw out impurities, remove the build-up of dead cells and increase hydration to give your face the TLC it really needs.
You can shop the complete Heaven’s grooming range online at heavenskincare.com.