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    27 Genius Products To Help Solve Common British Weather Problems

    These might just make cold, dark, and wet conditions a bit more bearable!

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    1. Whether you're heading to school or commuting, this waterproof cover will help to protect your rucksack's contents from rain and splashes. It's got reflective strips too, making it ideal for cyclists and pedestrians!

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    You can choose from a standard size (up to 36L) or an extra-large size (40-50L). It comes in a variety of different colours too, from navy to orange and silver, and it's really easy to use – just pop it over your bag and adjust its toggles for a snug fit! Customers have been wowed by how effectively this cover protects their rucksack from the rain.

    Price: £8.90 for a standard size.

    2. Prone to frizz? This humidity-blocking spray will help to keep your hair fluff-free, even in wet weather.

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    Whether you want to keep your straight hair sleek or maintain that gorgeous definition on your curls, this nutrient-packed spray is here to help. It contains hydrating and gloss-enhancing argan oil along with UV-resistant ingredients! Reviewers say it actually has helped to keep their tresses frizz-free during wet and humid weather spells, with many mentioning how glossy and shiny it leaves their locks. Oh, and as if that wasn't enough, this highly-rated spray works on hair extensions and weaves too!

    Price: £7.46.

    3. Okay, but why am I only hearing about these shoe drip trays now?!

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    Pop them into your wardrobe or leave them out by the door and they'll catch any water or muck that's gathered at the base of your shoes. They can also be used to protect your floors from plant pots!

    Price: £11.99 for six.

    4. If the cold weather is making your lips chapped and dry, it might be time to give this highly-rated lip balm from O'Keeffe's a go.

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    Users say that this balm absorbs really quickly and doesn't leave behind any thick, greasy residue on their lips. Plus, it actually stays put once you've applied it (even after you eat or drink!).

    Price: £3.25.

    5. These (low-key adorable) reflective stickers can be used on everything from bikes to prams and backpacks.

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    There are a variety of patterns included in the pack, such as stars, triangles, and simple stripes! Their self-adhesive backing makes these stickers incredibly easy to apply, and reviewers say that they're impressively reflective and durable.

    Price: £7.90 for 3m.

    6. You might have noticed that your skin is more vulnerable to dryness and breakouts in the colder months, and that could be partly due to lipid layer damage. This highly-rated vitamin E oil will help to replace and repair your skin's natural barrier!

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    Its naturally antioxidant formula will nourish and hydrate your skin, helping to ensure that your sebum levels stay well-regulated and that your skin barrier becomes stronger. Because it's fat-soluble, vitamin E is absorbed quickly and effectively into the protective lipid layer of your skin – no wonder so many reviewers have been impressed by this oil!

    Price: £9.99.

    7. These gorgeous gloves are completely touchscreen-friendly, so you won't have to keep one hand cold while you're scrolling outdoors.

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    Stay cosy AND connected with these lil' phone-friendly gloves! They're made from a wool-blend material that'll keep you seriously toasty, and their design is frankly adorable.

    Price: £7.99 – they're one size fits all.

    8. It can be hard to air-dry clothes in the UK (especially in the winter), and tumble dryers often create those annoying bobbles on your clothes. This easy-to-use fabric comb provides a simple solution!

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    This (satisfying AF) comb works exactly as you'd expect it to – simply run it over your clothes and it'll pick up and remove bobbles as it goes.

    Price: £1.98.

    9. Try this waterproofing spray if you're sick of your fave shoes, bags, and clothes getting ruined by water damage.

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    Simply spray this stuff onto your belongings – it works on suede, nubuck, denim, canvas, and more! After you've applied it, you can buff its water-resistant formula into the fabric for an invisible finish.

    Price: £9.99.

    10. This anti-fog spray will prevent your glasses from fogging up (which is especially handy while you're wearing a face covering).

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    Simply spray this stuff over your lenses, let it dry, and then rinse it off – you'll have fog-proof specs in no time! It's actually designed for scuba divers, so you know it's got to be good (but in case you need even more convincing, customers have given this spray a 4.2-star average rating from 1,483 reviews!).

    Price: £11.99.

    11. This inexpensive dehumidifier will help to prevent your home from getting damp.

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    It contains a filter which absorbs the excess moisture from your room's air, pooling it all into a tray at the base of this unit that you can remove for easy emptying. It also comes with a NFC-enabled sticker that allows you to order refills whenever you need to via your smartphone!

    Price: £11.99.

    12. If (like me) you're really missing sunlight, this sunrise-stimulating alarm clock might just become your new favourite thing.

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    This genius clock will start to brighten up half an hour before its alarm goes off, giving you a gentler, more natural start to the day. With radio, snooze, and colour-changing functions, it seems like there's basically nothing that this highly-rated alarm clock can't do!

    Price: £19.99.

    13. And these vitamin D3 tablets will help to replace some of the good stuff that your body might be missing due to the lack of sunshine! The giant bottle should provide you enough vitamins to last for a year.

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    Vitamin D3 is usually provided by the sun – but in the UK, rays are in pretty short supply. These high-strength tablets provide a simple alternative! Customers love how tiny and easy to swallow these vitamins are.

    Price: £6.99 for 365 tablets.

    14. This heated seat cover will make your car feel toasty in no time.

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    It attaches to the cigarette lighter compartment of your car, and customers say it heats up really quickly. It'll fit all cars (there's a strap you can run around the back of the seat to secure it into place). Plus, this seat cover comes with two temperature settings, and its built-in thermostat means it won't overheat!

    Price: £9.95.

    15. Keep your wardrobe, drawers, and more smelling great, even in the damper months, by nabbing these air-purifying bags.

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    They work by absorbing the bad smells in whatever space you put them in via their carbon filling. Customers say they're really effective, and they look adorable too!

    Price: £6.99 for four.

    16. This incredible umbrella has a reflective strip at its base to keep you visible when you're walking in the dark. Plus, it's designed to keep your car seat and floor dry after you fold it up!

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    Its fibreglass spokes are really durable, and you can open and close it with the touch of a button. This umbrella folds into a V shape so that the dry underside flips out, meaning it won't soak your car seat! Reviewers love how quickly and easily it unfurls and shuts.

    Price: £20.00.

    17. Stay cosy with the help of this blanket hoodie.

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    Its fluffy material is completely machine washable, and customers love how it keeps them seriously toasty. Some reviewers also say that it's ideal for a whole range of different sizes!

    Price: £14.36.

    18. Rain can wreak havoc on your suede and nubuck items, but don't worry – this pair of specially-designed cleaning brushes is here to help.

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    Reviewers say that these brushes clean suede and nubuck brilliantly – they're firm enough to effectively clean your shoes, bags, and jackets, and soft enough to not damage the material.

    Price: £2.60 for two.

    19. This water-repelling solution will help to keep your windshield clear while you're driving in the rain!

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    Apply the solution straight onto your windshield, allow it to dry, and then buff the surface with a cloth. Reviewers have been stunned by how long-lasting and effective this treatment is – it's earned a 4.4-star average rating from 2,704 reviews!

    Price: £5.00.

    20. Your home probably needs all the light it can get now that it's dark at 5:30PM, which is why this motion sensor-enabled strip is such a great buy!

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    Attach the tape-covered strip to whatever surface you like and then mount its battery pack nearby for a long-lasting and subtle result. You can choose between motion sensor and manual modes once it's installed! Customers say the light fits seamlessly under a variety of different objects, from shelves to cupboards and bed frames.

    Price: £7.99 for 1m.

    21. British weather drying your hands out? It might be time to try this highly-rated O'Keeffe's hand cream.

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    It contains allantoin, which makes sure that the moisture already in your skin stays there and creates a protective barrier against drying forces.

    Price: £6.29.

    22. Mould really thrives in colder, wetter conditions. Thankfully, this highly-rated remover spray is here to help!

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    Spray it onto your walls, tiles, grouting, or ceiling, and then leave it for about half an hour to work its mould-busting magic. After that, you can just wipe the residue away to reveal a cleaner, mould-free surface underneath!

    Price: £5.00.

    23. Maybelline's Lash Sensational waterproof mascara has a huge cult following for a reason – if its rave reviews are anything to go by, it looks like this stuff really does stay put.

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    Its smudge-proof formula will define and enhance your lashes (including those tiny ones at the edge of your eyes). Its inky formula has a low wax content so it won't leave any clumps behind, and customers say that it stays put no matter how watery their eyes get.

    Price: £4.95.

    24. If the cold weather is literally proving to be a pain in the neck, this compact massage ball provides an inexpensive solution.

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    It's small enough to fit in your handbag, and its 360° reach means you'll be able to tackle aches across most parts of your body!

    Price: £6.49.

    25. This 2.5-litre screen wash contains anti-freezing ingredients, so your windshield will stay ice-free.

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    Just fill your car's screen wash receptacle with some of this fluid, close the cap, and then spray your windscreen with it whenever you need to!

    Price: £5.39.

    26. Save yourself from having to face a fogged-up windshield in the morning by using this reusable dehumidifier bag.

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    It'll draw the excess moisture out of your car's air, helping to decrease condensation. When it's full, the spot on its side will change colour – after that, you can microwave it for six minutes before it's good to go again!

    Price: £5.94.

    27. The weather might be wet in winter, but chances are that it's making your skin unusually dry. This hyaluronic acid serum has gotten some rave reviews!

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    It binds to the water that's already in your skin to make sure it stays put. Rather than just sitting on top of your face like some moisturisers can, this hyaluronic acid hydrates you from the inside out!

    Price: £6.98.

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