The weather might be dreary, but that doesn’t mean your beauty routine has to be. Make the most out of your winter beauty routine with these seasonal makeup and beauty tips.
Moisturize Your Skin Regularly
Winter can wreak havoc on your skin. Keep your skin looking its best by moisturizing regularly. Switch up your normal moisturizing cream routine and opt for a super hydrating moisturizer. Be sure to look for products that are more like creams than lotions and seek out ingredients such as hyaluronic acid and ceramides. Feeling extra dry this winter? Apply your moisturizing cream in the morning and at night before bedtime. Using a gentle scrub for light exfoliation can also buff your skin, getting rid of dead, dry skin, and leaving your face looking, and feeling, fresh.
Give Your Winter Pout Lip Service
Lips feeling chapped? You might be using the wrong lip balm or chapstick. When choosing a winter season lip balm make sure to look for a product that is not waxy; you need something that can penetrate dry lips. Try to avoid ingredients like lanolin, too. This is especially crucial if you have hyper-sensitive skin or eczema. And, do your best to pass up any lip balms with added fragrance, as its a skin allergen. A product like Kiehl’s Butterstick Lip Treatment should do the trick.
Reach for a Broad Spectrum SPF Daily
Just because the sun is hiding behind gray and gloomy clouds doesn’t mean you should stop applying your SPF in winter. The sun’s rays still exist during the winter season and your skin will continue to absorb them. Experts recommend using a daytime moisturizer with an SPF 30 or higher with broad spectrum protection regularly to keep your skin healthy.
Pass On Powders
Opt for a cream-based foundation instead of a powder product. Cream foundations hold in more moisture, critical during these cold and dry winter months, and give your skin a hydrated and dewy finish. Before applying your foundation, you might also want to consider giving your face a quick refresh by applying a toner. Toner can remove flakes caused by dry skin; simply apply to a cotton pad and massage over your face. Reach for a product like Artistry Youth Xtend Advanced Softening Toner, available at Amway, to seal in moisture and cleanse your face.
Boost Your Natural Blush
Wintertime brings rosy cheeks, but you don’t have to spend time outside in the frigid temps to get a flushed look. Up the rosy factor and take a look at your own natural flush and then deepen it by just one or two shades. Reddish pinks, sheer plum hues and champagne-like peach tones work well during the winter season; the right shade will depend on your own skin tone. And like foundation, reach for a liquid blush rather than a powdered product.
Finish Your Look With a Hydrating Setting Spray
A finishing spray is, well, for lack of better words, the perfect finishing touch to any makeup routine, whatever the season. However, certain finishing sprays are better suited for the winter season. Finish your look and hydrate your skin at the same time with a product like the Urban Decay Chill Cooling and Hydrating Makeup Setting Spray. The weightless spray lasts up to 12 hours.
From moisturizing multiple times each day and using a broad spectrum sunscreen to accentuating your natural flush with blush and choosing the right hydrating setting spray, these tips will keep you looking your best through springtime.