4 Steps To Glowing Skin When The Weather Is Rubbish

If there's one things us Brits constantly complain about, it's the weather. Banish dry skin and clogged pores this season with these essential beauty hacks to get your glow back.

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While 2016 might have been the year we were swayed to debut a Pat McGrath-inspired glitter-coated lip or metallic, mirrored nail varnish, there's one thing that never goes out of fashion – fresh and dewy skin, seen most recently at the 2017 Chanel Couture show in Paris.

Make-up artist extraordinaire Tom Pecheau gave models – including the likes of Lily-Rose Depp, Kendall Jenner and Arizona Muse – bold, natural brows and lightly flushed cheeks, paired with a neutral base and lip, keeping the focus on the dewy, summer-time complexion we're all after this dreary, wintery season.

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Inspired by Chanel, we've rounded up our expert tips on how to achieve glowing skin when the weather outside is anything but radiant.

After all, just because the sky is gloomy, doesn't mean your skin has to be.

You are what you eat

Sugary foods break down collagen and elastin over time, leading to a dull looking complexion.

If you can't kick it to the curb, make sure you combat the side effects with daily meals containing essential vitamins and minerals.

Foods rich in antioxidants, like blueberries, avocados and wholegrain, protect us from free radical damage to keep our skin looking plump and healthy.

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Relieve. Repair. Reveal.

Don't let dead skin cells pile up. When you exfoliate, your skin gets smooth, which in turn helps to reflect light.

Revive dull looking skin by sloughing away any debris in the evening. That way, when you go to sleep, your skin can focus on repairing the day's damage.

Try Anthony's Exfoliating + Cleansing Bar (£14.34) which is infused with jojoba spheres that exfoliate, shea butter to soften, coconut oil to hydrate and cucumber extract to soothe. Our high street favourite? St. Ives Apricot Invigorating Scrub Scrub (£3.99) which gently exfoliates dull surface cells to create radiant-looking skin.

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Stimulate your skin

We're all aware that moisturizer is a daily need (it combats pollution, stress, dehydration, the list goes on), but do you pay attention to what's in the pot?

Look for ingredients that will energise, and protect your skin.

We suggest trying the Body Shop's Vitamin C Glow Boosting Moisturiser (£16). It's packed with the goodness of Camu Camu Berries which contain up to 60 times the vitamin C power of an orange.

Get glowing

By now, you'll be beaming, but if you want to boost your glow, brush the high points of your face (your cheekbones, cupid's bow and bridge of your nose) with a highlighting powder.

Try out blogger-favourite Becca: Shimmering Skin Perfector Pressed (£32) which works so light bounces off the powder, providing the perfect glow without the sheen.

The fine particles pick up the light and reflect it to make you look more radiant.

Are you ready for the glow?

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