London Bloggers Share Their Secrets For Keeping Their Skin Glowing in Winter

It seems like yesterday we were all in our flip-flops, slapping on SPF every two minutes, blissfully unaware that a new season was about to blast us in the face with freezing air. But here we are, and to be honest, we're feeling quite unprepared in the skincare department.

While you might try and ignore the looming dark and cold weather, the cozier season is a great excuse to adopt a new and upgraded skincare routine. For a little insider info on how to do it right, we turned to the bloggers and influencers taking London by storm for advice on how to transition your products and make your regime cozier than ever. They know what's hot (or, if we're talking about the temperature here, cold) right now and have given us the lowdown on the buzzy beauty products that actually deliver.

Keep reading to get these Londoners' current favorites, plus their top beauty advice for adjusting to a new season.

Patricia Bright

One look at Patricia Bright's feed and you'll want to copy her skincare routine. Luckily we have her secrets.

How do you transition your skin regime for Winter? I just aim to maintain the hydration and moisture in my skin to avoid dryness.

What are your go-to skincare products at the moment? I use a glycolic wash/cleanser, everyday without fail.
My go-to skincare product is the Bea Skin Gentle Exfoliating Cleanser. I'm a huge fan of night creams, too, especially Sunday Riley's Good Genes Repair Cream ($105), Kiehl's Midnight Recovery Oil ($47), the Yuza Sorbet Night Cream ($55), and Erborian's Doudoune Lip Balm ($19).

How did you discover your current favorites?

I can be hesitant to try new skincare products at times due to the sensitivity of my skin, so most of my favorites I've been using for a long time because they work well for me. However, sometimes I get pleasant surprises from publicists, or my sister recommends great products.

Any specific products that make you feel supercozy in Winter?

I love a great serum and moisturizer during the Winter, as my skin tends to get dry due to the season. For my under eye, I love La Mer's Eye Concentrate ($215). I also frequently use the Clinique Fresh Pressed 7-Day System ($27) with Pure Vitamin C and the Clinique Moisture Surge 72-Hour Autoreplenishing Hydrator ($19).

Amelia Liana

Amelia Liana will let you in on all her favorite skincare treatments, Sephora hauls, and her beauty routine on all her social media channels.

How do you transition your skincare routine for Winter?

My skin definitely gets dryer in the Winter because of the cold, so I like to incorporate more oils and thicker moisturizing creams to keep my skin hydrated. I usually start with the Clarins Blue Orchid Face Treatment Oil ($58) and let that sink in for a couple of minutes, then I add a serum (at the moment, I'm using the Neutrogena Hydro Boost Supercharged Booster, $14), and finally the Kiehl's Ultra Facial Cream ($29) to seal everything in.

What are your go-to skincare products at the moment?

Lumene Glow Refresh Hydrating Mist ($19) is a great product to refresh and waken up my skin (especially when I'm traveling). Charlotte Tilbury Charlotte's Magic Cream ($82) is one of my favorite moisturizers, which has hyaluronic acid that helps seal in moisture.

What are your favorite products to make you feel cozy?

I always love doing masks when I'm getting cozy and ready to watch a movie. Some of my favorites are: May Lindstrom Honey Mud Enzyme Cleanse and Masque ($90) and Neutrogena Hydro Boost Mask ($3). As for other favorites, Elemis Pro-Collagen Cleansing Balm ($64) is an amazing balm that takes off all my make up and leaves me with supersoft skin, and Sarah Chapman Liquid Facial D-stress ($45) is amazing especially when I'm in London, as its gives me an antipollution skin shield.

Stephanie Yeboah

Stephanie Yeboah's Instagram will bring you joy, positivity, and the most perfect red lip. When it comes to her skincare must have, Yeboah said, "My mom has used vitamin E all her life within her beauty regime, and her skin is absolutely gorgeous, so I started incorporating it into my own routine."

How do you transition your skin care for Winter?

From September onward, I begin to incorporate my Winter routine via moisturizers first, as I transition from serums to day and night creams. I use hyaluronic acid under my moisturizers to keep my skin hydrated and lactic acid to fade my dark spots, layered with an SPF cream to protect the skin.

What are your go-to skincare products at the moment?

I love vitamin E, so I use The Body Shop Vitamin E Gentle Facial Wash every day. I also love the Eucerin Anti-Pigment SPF 30 Day Cream and the Kiehls Midnight Recovery Concentrate Serum ($47), which my skin laps up during the night. It makes my skin feel so hydrated and plump in the morning. When I want to feel cozy, I use the Origins Flower Fusion Orange Sheet Mask ($7), as the warm scent reminds me of Christmas.

Callie Thorpe

Callie Thorpe's feed will brighten your day, and you can guarantee she'll have some solid advice about her current favorite things.

How do you transition your skin care for Winter?
In the Summer, I am definitely more laid back when it comes to skincare, often favoring lighter creams and serums. When the cold weather comes, my skin tells me it's time to switch because I get dry and flaky and my lightweight products need reapplication.

I tend to favor oils and rich creams more in the winter so I start introducing those into my routine. I use balms instead of cream cleansers to remove makeup and oils more on my body and my face, as they leave my skin feeling more hydrated. I am also a fan of hyaluronic acid for when I need that extra boost to lock moisture in. Masking is also something I love to do when I am feeling the wear and tear of the cold weather, especially as I cycle to the station every morning.

What are your go-to skincare products at the moment?

For makeup remover I love the Pro-Collagen Cleansing Balm ($64). It really helps my skin feel soft and plumped when taking off my makeup. When I'm in a rush, I'll use the Drunk Elephant JuJu Exfoliating Bar ($28). Serum-wise, I am using the Drunk Elephant B-Hydra Intensive Hydration Serum ($52). For moisturizer, I just started trying the new Olay Whip Regenerist Moisturizer ($38), which is really lovely on my skin and keeps it feeling so soft. If I am feeling like my skin is extra dry, I will use Kiehls Ultra Facial Cream ($29), especially when I am cycling. When it comes to oils, I use a variation, but I always come back to my organic rosehip oil; it always leaves my skin feeling amazing Summer or Winter.

Any specific products that make you feel supercozy and wintery?

On a cold wintery evening, I love putting on a mask, then wrapping up on the sofa to watch a film. I still like to exfoliate in the winter to keep my skin from looking dull, and I have been using May Lindstrom The Clean Dirt Brightening Exfoliant Treatment ($70), which is so amazing. May Lindstrom was a brand I had never heard of before and was introduced to the owner herself recently at Space NK when she talked me through her products and allowed me to try them on my skin. Her products are incredible, and you can tell she really cares about her customers.