Save our skin: From £1.85 to £614, the lotions that can help beat the ravages of winter

I just thought I’d share this piece co-written with the fantastic Victoria Lambert for the Mail on Sunday as we both put a lot of time and energy into stratifiying the myriad products we were sent to test (and might I point out we had no control over what we were sent). Victoria loved Creme de la Mer; me, I loved Roche-Posay Lipikar Baume. Comments welcome. 

Winter is a busy time for dermatologist Dr Sam Bunting: her clinic is full of patients suffering ‘medical skin conditions that have a cosmetic impact – these are problems such as eczema and acne that can cause real misery.’
And, she explains, ‘they are all exacerbated by the cold weather and hot stuffy rooms of winter. Not to mention the added effect of seasonal stress and burning the candle at both ends. It’s no wonder my patients are suffering bad break outs of spots, patches of psoriasis and flushing caused by rosacea – and then feeling glum about it.’
And, she explains, ‘they are all exacerbated by the cold weather and hot stuffy rooms of winter. Not to mention the added effect of seasonal stress and burning the candle at both ends. It’s no wonder my patients are suffering bad break outs of spots, patches of psoriasis and flushing caused by rosacea – and then feeling glum about it.’
inter is particularly difficult for those with skin conditions such as eczema and acne.
All of them are exacerbated by cold weather and hot stuffy rooms, and when the effects of seasonal stress and burning the candle at both ends are added, it is little wonder that my patients suffer from confidence-sapping breakouts of spots, psoriasis and rosacea.

Eating oily fish such as salmon two or three times a week can help plump out ravaged skin but at this time of year creams and moisturisers are increasingly important.

Remember – the biggest enemy for skin is dehydration. Even if you are in a rush, take time to rub in or lotions twice a day and you’ll find your skin improves.
Whether you use a barrier cream, an ‘occlusive’ that keeps moisture in, or a ‘humectant’ that attracts water from the atmosphere, you need to give your skin a hand. Here is my verdict on some of the popular creams on the market.
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