We caught up with Made in Chelsea star Millie Mackintosh for her top tips to keeping skin hydrated…
- 1. Drink lots of water
“I try to drink six to eight glasses of water per day whatever the weather, but it is even more important in the winter when skin needs extra hydration. Fruit tea is also a great way to keep hydrated as well as warm when it is chilly outside.
2. Keep Skin Moisturised
Before I go to bed each night, I apply NEW Manuka Doctor ApiNourish Restoring Night Cream (£24.99, 50ml).UMF 18+ Manuka Honey and Royal Jelly, to stimulate collagen and elastin production, helping to reveal softer plumper skin when I wake up.
3. Remove make up before bed
On New Year’s Eve, I committed the ultimate make-up sin and went to bed without taking my make-up off and my skin felt really clogged up the next day. I always take great care to take all my make-up off at the end of the day. I use Manuka Doctor ApiClear Foaming Cleanser (£16.99, 150ml)to wash my face and then remove any remaining stubborn make-up with Manuka Doctor ApiClear Facial Toner (£16.99, 150ml). These are great for anyone suffering with blemishes because they help eliminate daily impurities leaving skin visibly clearer and calmer.
4. Eat healthy oils
Skin tissue is made up of water and fats so as well as keeping it hydrated with water it is important to eat foods rich in Omega 3, 6 and 9. These will to support the health of your skin and hair, leaving you looking glossy and fabulous all winter long. I particularly love fresh salmon as well as avocados, which are both great sources of these good fats and vitamins.
5. Keep lips kissably soft
To keep my lips soft and chap free I keep a Manuka Doctor ApiNourish Lip Ease Balm (£3.49, 10g) in my hand bag for when they start to feel sore or dry. It has a yummy mint scent and leaves my lips feeling tingly and fresh