It's Time

Photography: Slim Aarons | Snow Round the Pool

It's time to switch up the skin care regime as temperatures plummet on this side of the hemisphere. Sometimes wading through all of the products out there can be daunting depending upon your price point and also your skin type. So here is a list of what has worked no matter what your skin type. Recommended by many, and some tested by me personally. Here is the winter skin care low down:

1. Guinot - Protection Reparatrice Face Cream: This cream is extremely hydrating, and is absorbed by the skin instantly. You only have to wait moments before applying make up. It also gives a youthful and hydrating glow to the skin.

2. Dr,  Barbara Sturm Hyaluronic Serum: Used by many celebrities, including Jada Pinkett Smith, and Angelina Jolie, an ampule a day keeps the skin Doctor away. It is especially great when used in cold and harsh weather conditions. Apparently this is the skin care item to gift everyone on your holiday list.

3. Guinot - Gommage Biologique: Another great French product. It is a fruit acid exfoliate, to be used once a week. It can be used on the most sensitive skin. I adore this product, as it leaves the skin hydrated and supple, preparing your skin to fully absorb the application of your other skin care treatments.

4. Borage Dry Skin Body Lotion: I cannot say enough about this product. It is unscented, so it doesn't compete with your favourite perfume or body oil, it is also quick to absorb, and leaves the skin feeling soft and supple as it penetrates deep beneath the skins surface.  It really is a Japanese miracle cream. It is healing and sensitive enough to apply to even chemically damaged skin.