With the ice setting in and the days getting colder, it's more important than ever to ensure we look after our skin! We asked beauty guru and Instagram influencer CC Clarke about some of her top tips to keep your skin smooth and moisturised through the winter months. Here's what she had to say...

1. Intensive hydrating moisturiser - the number one must for your skin in winter is to stay hydrated and to make sure your skin isn’t thirsty! From the bitter cold it can get very dry, so before you put any make-up on or even considering your party looks, the most important aspect is to make sure that your skin is in good condition and that you are regularly taking care of it. I would suggest Lanolips' face base which is great. It’s a leave-on recovery mask that I have been using every day, because I have felt that the weather change has made my skin a bit dryer than it would normally be.

2. Lano also do a lip ointment, so their 101 product for this is a multi-use treatment, but I love using it on my lips for days when I am doing some rest and recovery on my face. I would also suggest using this or another lip ointment or treatment at night so you can be replenishing your skin and lips with moisture that may be lost in the day - all whilst you sleep.

3. The sun may not be out every day, but this doesn’t mean you can’t still be affected by the rays. I encourage people to use SPF daily - there are so many amazing producers with this included, so you don’t even realise you are having to factor in another element to your winter beauty regime.

4. From where your skin will be getting dry over the winter months it’s really important that you remember to exfoliate. Otherwise you are just re-hydrating old skin!

CC Clarke is the UK’s leading beauty blogger - for more information and tips head to her Instagram page: www.instagram.com/ccclarkebeauty.