Beauties, the weather has changed… it’s starting to get colder and I bet there’s some of you out there that have started to put the central heating on already!

With the change in weather, it’s an opportunity for you to also change up your skincare, as skin can often look a little dull in those winter months… a mix of the harsher weather, the central heating and other factors can come into play.

One thing we’re going to focus on in this post is how to keep hydrated… from the inside out. This can really help to give you that ‘summer glow’ as well as really boosting your internal health.

Consistently hydrated skin needs to be approached from the inside out. Essentially if you’re not ensuring that you’re adequately hydrated internally on a daily basis then whatever you put on your skin will only be a temporary short term fix. We are made up of 60 % water after all!


It’s very easy as we leave summer behind and autumn/winter beckons to want to drink more tea and coffee (which are dehydrating) and less water.

Try drinking a mug or two of warm or hot water first thing in the morning before your tea, coffee or infuse your water with fruit, lemon for example.

If you are a tea/coffee drinker try to match every cuppa with a glass of water to help maintain your hydration levels.

Consider drinks that are high in electrolytes which are minerals that help to maintain the right balance of fluids. For example coconut water has the same level of electrolytes as many of the drinks sold to use after a workout. But if you’re not into that, consider some of fab sachets that you can add to your water that replace electrolytes and contain other skin boosting goodies.

To really make sure you’re getting enough hydration everyday, supplements can also come into play.


Rejuvenated: H30 Hydration

These sachets contain essential minerals and ions including hyaluronic acid that help the water to travel to the cells faster plus trans resveratrol which is a super antioxidant. Not only does this deliver effective hydration, your skin will be plumper and better hydrated, energy will improve and you’ll be protecting your cells from the effects of oxidative stress!

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Symprove Probiotic

This is one of Denise’s favourite probiotics… because healthy skin starts from a healthy body and taking care of your gut health is so important!

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Renew Life Ultimate Flora Ultra Potent 100 Billion

Not everyone likes using a liquid probiotic, so this is another suggestion – this time in capsule form

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BetterYou DLux 3000 Vitamin D Oral Spray

In the winter, we have less sun so making sure to top up with a supplement is a fabulous way to ensure that you get all the vitamin d that your body needs in order to function effectively.

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Red Orchard Organic Vitamin D Gel

This is also an alternative method of taking vitamin d – this time, in a gel.

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Think about updating your cleanser to one that cleanses without stripping your skin of moisture and that leaves your lipid barrier in tact. There are lots of choices available of all different types, so whether you like cleansing balms, cleansing oils, or washes there’s the perfect one for your skin type.

S5 Skincare Neutralise Cleanser

Gorgeous cleanser that doesn’t disrupt the skin barrier whilst being a really effective clean.

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Oskia Renaissance Cleansing Gel

Moving into colder days, these are the sort of cleansers I like best – it has more of a balm texture to me which transforms into an oil when it makes contact with the skin. Beautifully rich and filled with antioxidants.

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Inner Senses Tomato and Carror Seed Cleansing Oil

This cleanser will remind you of summer with the scent of fresh mown grass! A lovely and rich oil cleanser to nourish as well and cleanse the skin.

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Exfoliation is key to removing the dead skin cells that prevent your skin from absorbing your serums and moisturiser.

Alpha H Liquid Gold

Keep your skin glowing with a liquid exfoliant to remove any build up of dead skin cells. Use at night once a week to see amazing results.

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Urban Veda Radiance Exfoliating Face Polish

If you’re more of a fan of an exfoliating scrub, this one from Urban Veda is gentle enough not to damage the skin – but does a great job!

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Herbivore Prism

This exfoliant works a little more like a serum and has that sort of texture – it has fruit acids to exfoliate along with skin loving ingredients to soothe any irritation. Quite gentle so if you’re new to acids, this is a lovely one and I saw results after the first use!

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This is the perfect time to think about adding a hydrating serum to your skincare regime like Hyaluronic Acid which is said to hold up to 1000 times its weight in water and will provide some much needed plumping to your skin.

Tip: Mix your hyaluronic serum in with your other serums, to save the extra step.

Alpha H Hyaluronic 8 Serum

A Hyaluronic Acid serum is a perfect item to include in your routine to increase moisture to your skin. It can hold up to 1000 times its own weight in water so this product will help you get more hydrated skin which is plumper and firmer.

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Casa Mencarelli SOLE E MARE Serum

Like ‘sunshine in a bottle’ this lovely serum is filled with ant-oxidants to give your skin a real boost and glow. It’s non oily and can even be used on the body.

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Vintner’s Daughter Active Botanical Serum

Like a superfood meal for your face. This oil is a comprehensive skin treat… a moisturiser, a nourisher and treatment. It’s not an overstatement to say that this ‘Active Face Oil’ is a skincare game-changer: it’s one of the few oils that I can use in isolation without any other products.

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Skin Alchemist Sesenne Rejuvenating Facial Elixir

Every single one of the ingredients used in this blend is designed to work synergistically to boost your skin and optimise its appearance; this tropical cocktail includes jasmine, nutmeg, rose de mai in its formula creating a bespoke tropical inspired fragrance journey.


Don’t skip the moisturiser… a good moisturiser is key to sealing in the moisture in. Remember that heavy doesn’t necessarily mean effective.

Alpha H Multi Vitamin Super Cream

This luscious cream is designed to optimise cellular function and to defend the skin against those nasty oxidants as well as boosting hydration – this is just the cream you need in your positive ageing toolkit especially as we start to make the journey from summer into fall.

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Tula Day and Night Cream

A lovely rich cream infused with retinol and probiotics!

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Mists are a great invention and are perfect for keeping in your bag, or on your desk.  Many of the newer formulations are more than just water…they deliver antioxidants and humectants.

Think about getting yourself a humidifier for your bedroom and office to reduce the effects of the dry air caused by the heating.

BYBI Mega Mist

A firm favourite here. This mist delivers hydration through hyaluronic acid along with other skin loving ingredients to give you beautifully glowing skin, instantly!

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Omorovicza Magic Moisture Mist

This lovely two-phase mist sprays beautifully and is like a liquid moisturiser – gorgeous.

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Zelens Z Balance Prebiotic and Probiotic Facial Mist

Full of probiotics to nourish the skin!

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