PREPARING FOR WINTER
How to save your skin and makeup from harsh conditions!
Winter is approaching… and we all not only dread the blistering colds, but the wrath it brings to our skin and makeup! Here are some tips on how to save your skin this winter, and keep your makeup lasting through the cold, wind, and all the other goodies winter brings. Save your skin. Save your makeup. Save your life. (A little dramatic, yes… but our skin is our friend. You would save your friend wouldn’t you?)
Get rid of those dead skin cells before they try and overrun that pretty face of yours! Dermalogica’s Daily Microfoliant is effective, or try their Daily Resurfacer Pads for a quick fix! Not only does the scrubbing of the pad manually slough off the dead cells, but they have salicylic acid to offer chemical exfoliation as well!
During the winter and all seasons, you should exfoliate your ENTIRE body. Try an at home remedy, such as oatmeal in the bath!
You MUST keep your skin moisturized. This is not only essential for healthy skin, but to anti-aging and the appearance of the skin. Winter often chaps the areas around the mouth and nose… it is important that after you cleanse to use an anti-aging moisturizer with SPF (Yes, even in the winter the sun is our enemy, ever seen the reflection of sun off the snow? OUCH) such as Dermalogica’s pure light spf30. This moisturizer has ingredients such as Vitamin C and botanicals to help minimize fine lines, as well as a chemical-free sunscreen. This is a medium-weight moisturizer- perfect for winter.
Applying a primer before your foundation is a very important step in order to have your makeup go on smoothly, hide imperfections (fine lines, wrinkles, etc) and also to keep makeup lasting longer. However, during the winter you will want a MOISTURIZING primer. Try one by Makeup Forever or MAC!
We need to keep that makeup on AND keep that skin locked with moisture. The Dew Me Moisturizing Makeup Setting Spray is exactly what you need to ask Santa for. According to UrbanDecay.com, your makeup won’t melt when it’s hot or become dehydrated and cracked when it’s cold and windy because Urban Decay’s patent-pending Temperature Control Technology (beware of imitations!), actually lowers the temperature of your makeup to hold foundation, eye shadow, blush and concealer in place. The finishing sprays by Urban Decay are all a MUST HAVE, but The Dew Me Moisturizing Spray is a necessity for winter.
Purchase a heavy lotion for the winter months. There are many options are out there. Also, try to avoid using any lotions, hand soaps/products with alcohol or added fragrances. These can irritate and dry out the skin.
Quick at home way to keep moisturized? Try Vaseline! It creates a barrier on the skin to lock in moisture from the inside.
Just like your face, your lips should be primed as well! For the same reasons (smoothing imperfections and long lasting color). Try MAC’s Prep+Prime Lip. Remember, always use a chapstick or lip product with SPF during the winter. This is when our lips really take a beating. Also remember to keep them exfoliated! This way your lips will be smooth, and makeup will last longer! An oldie, but a goodie? Burt’s Bees! They now come in a variety of tints and flavors.
AT HOME REMEDY? TRY SUGAR APPLIED TO A TOOTHBRUSH TO SLOUGH OFF DEAD SKIN CELLS. Tastes great as well!
Hats are an old school way of keeping your hair and face covered from the sun and harsh winter conditions. There are so many cute hat trends this season, try some!
What better way to keep your hands protected than a cute pair of leopard gloves? Cute hat and matching gloves? Perfection!
Sunglasses aren’t only for the summer months… winter sun exposure is just as jarring. Remember that even when it is cloudy, there is still UV exposure! Grab your biggest pair and protect that face!
There you go… now you are ready to take winter on. Your skin thanks you.