Editor Ella tries and tests the best skin protection creams and repair balms to soothe skin after cold-water dips.
Being outdoors in the colder months can be tough on our skin. Try these skin protection creams and repair balms to soothe skin after chilly dips.
PIZ BUIN MOUNTAIN SUN CREAM & LIPSTICK | £8.50
Especially designed for high altitude conditions – so excellent for cold weather. Protects skin from the sun, provides long-lasting moisturisation and blocks extreme cold and wind. The small and convenient cream-lipstick combo means it can easily fit in your pocket. pizbuin.com
WELEDA CALENDULA SKIN PROTECTION BALM | £9.75
Not just for babies! This is made to protect all skin from wind, cold and harsh weather. It smells wonderful and smooths onto skin easily. Feels rich but light and not oily. You can also use on lips and great if you have sensitive skin. weleda.co.uk
PREMAX WEATHER DEFENCE CREAM | £14.99
Exercise-specific facial cream which creates a barrier against cold and windy conditions. It can be paired with Premax Sunscreen for ultimate protection. Again smells wonderful and has a lovely consistency. uk.premax.co
AESOP ELEMENTAL FACIAL BARRIER CREAM | £43.00
This is more expensive but such a lovely product. It is intensely nourishing and provides a soothing barrier. Great for sensitive skin and protecting the skin from harsh conditions. aesop.com
CORNISH WILD SEAWEED SKIN REPAIR BALM | FROM £7.50
This reminds me of Vaseline but is so much nicer. Smells lovely and not as sticky. Loved using it on my lips as well as dry knuckles. Also great to smooth over cheeks before heading into windy weather, creating a lovely barrier and skin glow. cornishseaweedbath.co.uk
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