7 Winter Weather Makeup Tips for When Your Skin Is Super Dry
2. Deep Moisturize
3. Keep Moisturizing
4. Layer With Antioxidants
5. Moisturize Some More
6. Work On Your Skin’s Texture
7. Use Concealer Sparingly
Winter can be the worst kind of weather to work up a cover that does not look any more artificial than the synthetic ingredients that your beauty stash is likely to be made of. That is, if you haven’t been careful enough in selecting the products you allow to touch your skin.
It’s not an easy season to be wearing makeup but, because we, glam girls, admire Coco Chanel so much, we believe her when she said that, “Nature gives you the face you have at 20; it is up to you to merit the face you have at 50”.
Lovely Makeup Amidst a Horrible Weather
It’s possible. All you got to do is believe it — and, believe it you will if you try these top 8 tips to ace your makeup skills even on super dry skin that can be oh so unwelcoming yet so prevalent in winter:
Tip No. 1: Exfoliate
All glam girls know that all beautiful makeup looks have one thing in common, and that is a flawless canvas. Though it may be hard to correct your super dry skin instantly if you need to put on your makeup right now, a quick exfoliation can still help remedy your situation. Before proceeding, start your makeup regimen using a good, fine-toothed exfoliating brush and you can be certain that the benefits will go a long way.
Tip No. 2: Deep Moisturize
Follow up exfoliation with a deep moisturizing regimen. That you can achieve with a deep hydrating and brightening mask. You only need 15 minutes tops to get this treatment so why not give in for the love of your skin?
Tip No. 3: Keep Moisturizing
Super dry skin needs layer after layer of moisturizers that actually work. You don’t need more products. You just need the right products to get your skin super hydrated. You can achieve that by layering your moisturizers according to their thickness. Start with your essences. These need to be patted, eased out and allowed some time to penetrate your skin.
Tip No. 4: Layer With Antioxidants
Vitamins C, E and B3 (Niacinamide), when applied together and in significant amounts, have the power to revitalize your skin in an instant. These not only quenches your skin’s thirst for hydration that holds and that lasts, but also provides your skin with a layer of protection from the harsh winter conditions.
Tip No. 5: Moisturize Some More
Now, you see that putting on great makeup on super dry skin requires more time priming the skin to its optimal health level rather than actually putting on your pigments? So, keep moisturizing. This time, apply your thicker moisturizers. An eye serum for skin around your eyes.Then, a moisturizer with highly moisturizing ingredients such as hyaluronic acid, collagen, peptides and ceramides will help tame your super dry skin. For day time, a moisture and sunscreen in one formulation, like Solvaderm Dermaxsol, will be ideal.
Tip No. 6: Work On Your Skin’s Texture
Even out those patches with a foundation that is lightweight, has medium coverage, and creamy (never go for matte). When you go for a foundation that is too thick, the tendency is that flakes on your skin will absorb it and then crumble. When it’s too sheer, you have very little coverage to cover the imperfections. Use a good quality foundation brush to even out the product onto your skin.
Tip No. 7: Use Concealer Sparingly
Here, you have to choose your battles. You can blot out your dry skin but, you can use your concealer to even blend in dark under eye circles, acne marks and prominent dark spots. A shimmery concealer will help fake healthy skin while a good quality beauty sponge or concealer brush will help you achieve a nice blend with your foundation.
Being beautiful doesn’t have to be limited by harsh winter weather conditions, not even when you have super dry skin. Come to think of it, isn’t that what makeup was made for? So, use makeup to your own advantage.