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Winter skin-care secrets from the founder of Balance Me, Rebecca Hopkins

As the winter chills set in, it’s definitely time to start thinking about layering up in cosy knitwear and protecting your skin from the harsh winter winds. In this special guest post, Rebecca Hopkins, Co-Founder and Director of award-winning skincare brand Balance Me talks about protecting her skin for winter. Thank you, Rebecca!


The joy of running your own beauty company is that I have a bathroom cabinet bursting with lotions and potions for every seasonal skincare need. I guess the same applies for Mandy but for her it’s clothes!

When the weather turns wintery, I indulge in a selection of my Balance Me favourites to keep skin hydrated and those dreaded wrinkles at bay.

I apply our stellar beauty balm at night to my face and dry areas for some overnight plumping, replenishing and skin-smoothing. With its anti-oxidant protection and skin-quenching natural butters to target dehydrated skin, the balm calms and protects my skin around the clock. I can even go for an early morning run and know my skin still has a barrier of moisture to shield me from chilly winds. It’s my desert-island beauty must!

In the morning, I start with our naturally active oil-based cleanse and smooth face balm with anti-oxidants and gently polishing oatmeal powder. I then massage on our radiance face oil to give my skin an extra layer of protection and even out skin tone, before applying our moisture-rich face cream. This light yet rich daily cream smells heavenly and contains Arctic Cloudberry seed extract (from berries that survive arctic climes, which if last winter is anything to go by, is a pretty accurate description of a typical UK winter!).

Very excitingly, this winter I’ll use our brand new BB natural perfection SPF25, as featured in Vogue. Its lightweight super silky, creamy formulation is rich in anti-oxidants and contains an innovative sun filter to help protect and prime skin for a flawless finish.

This skincare armour sets me up to face the cold as I accompany my daughters to school on our scooters (it’s a race each day to see who’ll reach the school gate first!) and then on to work near Tate Modern.

Balance Me sell award-winning natural, high-performance, paraben and sulphate free, aromatherapy skincare products, made in the UK. Click here to enter our competition to win a Winter Skin Saviours package plus a Chunky Waterfall Cardigan.