By: Lucy Wyndham
Winter is almost here, and while it’s an amazing time to serve up your fiercest cold weather fashion, it’s also the time of year when we have to deal with winter skin problems. Dry and rough skin, chapped lips, eczema, and winter rashes are just some of the things that we have to cope with once the temperature drops. Fortunately, there are simple things that you can do to solve these beauty woes and look your best even in the coldest weather. So bring on the cold and the snow—we’ve got the solutions to make your skin a beautiful glow this winter.
The cold weather can make you neglect your fluid intake, but drinking water and other healthy beverages is important to fight illnesses, prevent dehydration, and keep skin flake-free. Apart from your nightly mug of hot cocoa, try increasing your water intake for better skin. You can also try drinking healthy juicing combinations to flush away toxins, which can result in clear and supple skin.
Moisturize as much as you can
Your skin needs all the moisture it can get during the winter months. Start by using a moisturizing body wash in the shower, then lock in the moisture with a body cream or lotion. Pay attention to rough areas such as elbows and knees, and take your time in applying the lotion so that it’s fully absorbed. Use a rich facial moisturizer, and don’t forget to coat your pout with a lip balm infused with natural oils to keep your lips hydrated and flake-free.
Adjust your makeup routine
Looking a little pale? Adjust your makeup routine to give your face a glow and banish winter dullness. Smooth on a tinted moisturizer, then set with a bit of translucent powder. Groom your brows, then apply eye shadow, liner, and mascara. Give your cheeks a bit of life with cream blush and finish with a rosy lipstick.
If your lips are chapped, don’t forget to prime your lips first with a lip balm and pick a creamy formula over a matte lipstick to make flakes less noticeable.
A mild exfoliant will take care of dry patches and sallowness. Make sure to exfoliate every day to get rid of dead skin cells and allow moisturizer and other skin care products to work better.
Keep in mind that summer is not the only time that UV rays can damage your skin. Use a sunscreen with an SPF of at least 30 to protect against redness, sunburn, and premature aging. Apart from ensuring that your face gets an even coat of sunscreen, make sure to use SPF lotion on your neck as well.
Follow these 5 winter beauty tips to give you soft, smooth and glowing skin and look amazing all winter long.