Through the winter months, cold temperatures, icy winds and low humidity can leave skin dull and dry or red and reactive, spiking conditions such as eczema and psoriasis. Frequent changes to our environment’s temperature, from cosy centrally heated homes to icy blasts, can also play havoc with our skin’s oil production, causing blocked pores and breakouts.

Incorporating naturally derived acids into your skincare routine can help to gently resurface skin to reveal a brighter complexion, as well as treat hyperpigmentation, blemishes and inflammation. With the weaker winter sun, now is also a great time to introduce acids to your facial routine as they can cause sun sensitivity. As always, don’t skip your daily SPF.

We’ve rounded up five acids to try adding to your skincare routine this winter for a range of benefits – plus our recommendations for the best products to buy.