How to beat the central heating and get perfect, glowy skin this winter

Ruth Negga opts for simple, fresh-faced makeup for an event in New York last November.  Credit: Taylor Hill

It may sound counter-intuitive, but when it’s cold, miserable and you haven’t seen the sun for five months, the best-looking beauty results, or so I’ve found, are to be had from going as sheer as possible – whatever your skin tone. There’s something particularly enticing about a juicy looking complexion when the central heating and other drying out menaces, are cranked up to maximum.

Obviously, the key to this is having healthy looking, clear skin. Scrupulous, gentle cleansing is crucial. I love LixirSkin, a range that launched at the end of last year, courtesy of doctor-in-pharmacy Colette Hayden, who previously worked on HealGel, Ren and Aromatherapy Associates. And as if that track record wasn’t enough, she has a low threshold for beauty industry BS.

LixirSkin vitamin C paste, £32, Victoria Health; Dual Intensity eyeshadow, £21, Nars Cosmetics; White truffle oil stick, £15, Amazon; Bobbi...

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