Keeping skin healthy and supple during the winter months can be a difficult task. Chapped lips and itchy, flaky skin are challenges all too common with wintertime. Also, if you’re prone to eczema or other skin conditions, this is the time of year when flare-ups are most likely to occur. The cold, blustery weather may seem like our obvious nemesis, but the warmth and dry air from our central heating and toasty open fires can be equally as damaging.

The introduction of a humidifier can be one way of reducing the drying effect of the indoor air as it will add some moisture back into the air. Wintertime walks should also be embraced as a little daily fresh air can aid the skin as well as lifting the spirits. If out and about, remember to protect your skin by applying sun cream to exposed areas as even the dull winter sun has UV rays.