10 brightening winter skincare products

We've all been there. Maybe one too many cocktails and definitely too many pigs in blankets can leave you and your skin looking and feeling dull and tired. But, never fear, with a little TLC and some magical products you can turn things around! Here are 10 life-saving products that you need in your morning and evening skincare routines, guaranteed to make your skin dewy, bright and gorgeous again.

Morning routine

When you wake up feeling a little worse for wear, whether it's wine-induced or simply because you've had a bad night's sleep your skin can look puffy and dull. Combat this with a range of clever products designed to hydrate and de-puff leaving you looking back like your fabulous self. Get yourself up and in the shower! Wash your face with your usual cleanser, the magic is about to happen. Take something like the STARSKIN® 7-Second Morning Mask™ pads and swipe them over your freshly washed face, these are designed for a quick fix of hydration and will leave your skin visibly brighter. Massage each pad for 7 seconds on each side and you'll feel instantly more dewy!

If you've got 10 minutes spare to sit down and chill with a coffee then the skyn ICELAND Hydro Cool Firming Eye Gels are well worth a go! In just 10 minutes these cooling patches will de-puff and soothe tired eyes. Make sure that you moisturise your face well before applying any makeup, the Origins GINZING™ Ultra-Hydrating Energy-Boosting Cream is perfect for parched skin! It wakes up dry skin with actual coffee beans and repairs some of the damage that might have been done the night before!

Before applying your makeup use a boosting primer such as the Estée Lauder The Illuminator Radiant Perfecting Primer. This will smooth and perfect your skin and help your makeup last even longer. Finally, once your makeup is all done, spritz a final bit of dewy magic over the top in the form of the Kiehl's Cactus Flower Mist, this will keep everything hydrated and stop your makeup from looking cakey. It also protects skin from 'environmental aggressors' like pollution which is an added bonus.

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Evening routine

Once the day is done and you're ready to hit the sack, it's time to give yourself a mini facial. Take everything off with the Yes To Coconut Hydrating Micellar Cleansing Water, this will help dry skin and take off all the makeup and dirt from the day. Cleanse your face with a repairing and kind-to-skin face wash such as this Bio-Essence Bio-Energy Snail Skin Repair Foamy Cleanser which will remove anything left over that the micellar water didn't catch and it also has anti-inflammatory ingredients which is great if your skin is still a little angry or if there are any breakouts brewing.

Finish with the Alpha-H Liquid Gold if you fancy a serious skin re-boot. This improves your complexion, tightens pores and creates a smoother surface. This product should only be used 2-3 times a week as it's very strong and be careful if you have sensitive skin!

If you still feel like your skin needs a hug and some more TLC then apply something like the Kiehl's Midnight Recovery Concentrate is perfect, apply this instead of the Alpha H lotion, not as well as. This gives everything back to your skin that you've been missing and I guarantee you'll wake up with a glow! Finish everything off with lashings of NUXE Baume Levres Reve De Miel Honey Lip Balm to repair and protect dehydrated lips and keep them soft and smooth.

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