Want To Maintain Your Beautiful Glow This Winter? Follow These Simple Steps.
Updated: Dec 3, 2019
For those of us whose idea of a winter glow doesn't involve jetting off to a tropical resort, we have the happy task of adjusting our skin care and makeup instead to accommodate for the dry, cold, sharp air and punishing, even more drying indoor heating. Flaky, dry, irritated skin seems to be the norm every winter and yet, still remains to look cute. Lucky for us, there's Make-Up. It's just going to take some TLC to prevent it from betraying us by drawing attention to just how winter-ravaged our skin is. If you have black or brown skin and live in cold climates then this Article is for you as we know that the cold weather can play havoc with the complextion an texture of your skin. I've enlisted a few tips and tricks to show you how we can use makeup and skincare to appear like an ethereal glowing angel in the depths of winter.
1. Don't Skrimp On Your Moisturizer!
As well as being a MUA, I am also a Beauty Therapist and moisturizing is an imperative part of your daily routine because it's the best way to achieve a dewy, glowy complexion before you even think about using founation. Spend extra time massaging your chosen moisturizer onto your face, neck and Décolletage to boost your skin's natural glow. Be generous with it, and make sure your skin is sqeaky clean beforehand.
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2. Know When To Moisturize
Hydration is clearly crucial, but I want to share with you an extra hack: Be sure to moisturize when your skin is still damp after showering. This is the optimal time to give your freshly steamed and washed skin its much-needed hydration. Look for products that are high in vitamins C and E for added radiance.
3. Unless You Have Very Oily Skin, Stay Away From Powders.
Powder can make all shades of skin skin look duller, Instead, I recommend using a moisturizing CC cream that's one shade warmer than your skin tone. I'm a fan of The Body Shop Instaglow CC Cream SPF 25 because it has a subtle reflective pigment in it.
4. Research Your Primer
I recommend using a luminous primer instead of a traditional matte one. The subtle shimmer in the primer will help give your skin that amazing glowing-from-within effect. With winter winds to worry about, we'll take any extra boost of glow we can get. (Plus, the primer adds another layer of hydration.) Try the Pat McGrath Skin Fetish Sublime Perfection Primer.
5. Stick To Liquid And Cream Foundations
The only thing worse than flakes is when your foundation actually highlights your flaky skin. Why not try a foundation with a creamier base, which glides smoothly over the skin. I recommend foundations made for dry, thirsty skin. In contrast, "a matte formula will settle into flakes and dry skin, giving you a patchy and uneven finish." If you don't like your foundation too dewy, you can always set it with powder to dial down shine on your T-zone areas.
6. Moisturize Day And Night!
If you notice your skin getting dry (or your makeup getting cakey) throughout the day, keep a facial mist nearby to spray on a dose of hydration. Spray your face with a light mist of water to help set the makeup and provide a little extra moisture. Any one of these face mists will do the job.
Now I know that Online Shopping is extremely convenient, however, when it comes to Make-Up and Skincare, unless the product is a SoulMates Star Item you will save yourself a lot of time and effort by popping in to your local Department Store and having a consultation with an expert. This way you will get the correct advice on which products suit your skin best, not to mention the fact that you can ask for a sample before you choose to buy. Don't be shy!
With love and service. xx