Add harsh winds and inconceivably cold temperatures to an overzealous use of central heating, and what do you get? Chapped, flaky skin screaming for a little TLC. The latest cure-all for winter ravaged skin comes from Japan, where for centuries, people have blended water with micro-exfoliating rice powders to formulate effective skin polishers. The new wave of modern water-activated powders not only slough off dead cells to leave the skin feeling soft and silky, but also come delicately scented and in beautiful packaging. You glow girl.
Sensai Skin Peeling Powder, £55; www.harrods.com
Aesop Tea Tree Leaf Facial Exfoliant, £27; www.aesop.com
Diptyque Radiance Boosting Powder, £38; www.diptyqueparis.com
DHC Face Wash Powder, £9.50; www.dhcuk.co.uk
Givenchy Hydra Sparkling One-Minute Glow Powder, £29.50; www.harrods.com
Bobbi Brown Buffing Grains for Face, £29; www.bobbibrown.co.uk