Top Tips for glowing skin this Winter

The nights are turning dark before dinner and the temperatures are hitting minus, and let’s face it Winter is inevitably upon us and our skin. Rough hands, Tight skin, chapped lips? Say hello to Winter, about to spread havoc from head to toe. Luckily, with a few tips and tricks, involving products you already have, it’s easy to eliminate unwanted skin problems and keep your complexion glowing and healthy all season long.

  1. Out with the old in with the new

Our skin is a wonderful barrier to the outside world, constantly revolving, regenerating and renewing for every season. Many of us exfoliate dead cells off the body over the summer months as that’s when we tend to show a lot more skin, however, what a lot of people don’t know is that exfoliating in Winter is just as important and a great practice for all year round. Removing old skin cells means that your fancy hydrating toners, serums and moisturisers can properly do their job.

Choose a gently exfoliating scrub and your favourite body butter and lather up your hands, face and lips. Always be sure to moisturise afterwards for beautifully supple skin. An option that won’t break the bank would be to get creative and make your very own, this way you can customise the scent and texture. Some great options:

  • Don’t forget the lips

We’ve all been there and suffered the consequences of the cold, crisp and dry weather of the UK… chapped, flaky, red lips and not to forget the unwanted cold sores. The skin on the lips is significantly thinner than that found on the facial skin that’s made up of 12 extra layers in comparison, so extra TLC is needed in the winter months. To prevent and repair chapping, use a lip balm or petrolatum-based ointment such as Vaseline or Nivea to seal in extra moisture and form a protective barrier. This tip is one for the whole family (MALES INCLUDED) and sure to have you mistletoe ready over the festive period.

  • Treat your skin to a luxury treatment or facial

Winter is the best time of year for skin or full body treatment. A nourishing full body massage or scrub not only has physical benefits of fresher healthier skin but also improves the mental state evoking levels of serotonin and endorphins leading to the release of stress and enhancing your mood. Bye, bye winter blues! The oils and lotions used in massage contain lots of vitamins to nourish & hydrate your skin, making you feel better on the inside & out! Let The Culloden Estate & spa take the worry of Christmas off your back with a 5-star treatment, using only the finest most advanced techniques to deliver the finest modern holistic therapeutic experiences in the world courtesy of ESPA products. Made up of plant extracts, marine actives and essential oils to create the most effective, natural products.  Book your Winter treat here:


One of the best ways to protect the skin from certain temperature drops and drop in moisture levels is to ensure you’re well topped up from the inside, which means hydrating plenty daily and no, your mulled wine doesn’t count as a hydrating liquid. If the thought of a cold glass of water puts you off, an alternative could be a hot port, served with lemon, honey or detoxifying herb teas that are great alternatives to your Starbucks coffee or hot chocolate.

Be winter ready this Christmas with the ESPA range available Directly from the spa at the Culloden Estate or why not gift a loved one, to encourage better skincare routines this new year.

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