By the middle of winter, any remnant of summer color is gone, which leaves your skin lighter, also since the daylight is dimmer, the skin will also look duller. If you have sensitive skin, your face would be pale and your lips chapped as the products that worked so well two months ago just can’t do the trick at this time of the year. Woman’s Day suggests that you get your glow back by using a gentle exfoliator once a week, then following it up with a layer of moisturizer when your skin is still damp. And be sure to hydrate your winter skin by drinking lots of water. This will leave your skin glowing so that you can get that warm look when you put on your winter outfit.
Top 4 winter make up tips to complement your outfits
- Choose the right foundation for your skin
The skin becomes even more sensitive when exposed to extreme cold. If you have sensitive skin, you have to choose the best foundation for sensitive skin. A hydrating formula that contains moisturizing ingredients such as sodium hyaluronate or glycerin is recommended since the skin also tends to be drier. Ideally, the packaging for the product you choose should indicate that it is safe for sensitive skin. This means that the foundation is non-comedogenic (keeps pores open and breathing) or hypoallergenic (unlikely to cause a reaction base on sensitivity or allergy).
- Disguise dark circles
Winter cold tends to exacerbate under-eye shadows and puffiness. Fix this by dabbing a yellow base cover one shade lighter than your base, applying it as close to the lash line as possible. Try to blend it from the outside edge of your eye socket to the side of your nose as this helps hide the tinge sometimes cast by your eyes.
- Perk up your pale cheeks
The bronzer is the perfect solution to brighten a washed out winter look. The reddish brown ones are good at counteracting the ruddiness brought on by colder air. However, don’t choose one that is more than 2 shades darker than your skin tone otherwise you’ll end up looking muddy. Use the bronzer on those areas that pick up color from the sun naturally. You can enhance the look by adding a pink blush to the tops of your cheekbones. For a glowing look you can also use semi-permanent makeup that assit you to enhance your beauty among people.
- Polish your mouth
Since the lips do not have oil glands, they tend to dry out easily. Combine this with abuse from cold winds and the result is that your skin will flake, leaving your lipstick looking blotchy. To acquire luscious lips even in winter, first remove the dead skin by applying lip balm then gently exfoliating it with a damp washcloth. After this stick to using cream lipstick as they tend to me moister than those with matte formulas.