Its that time of year again when we are literally “walking in a winter wonderland” as temperatures plumit and snowfall accumulates, our skin begins to dehydrate and dry which leaves makeup lacking that luster glow. With parties to rush to , dinners to make and cold nights to prepare for, we can all use a festive glow to carry us into the new year.
First to keep the skin extra hydrated thru the winter months, opt for a serum or cream with hylauranic acid which is a naturally occuring acid in the skin that hydrates. A great medical grade serum I have used is by Skinceuticals.
You can use it day or night before your moisturizer. Over the counter i discovered a reasonable hydrating brand with water from the french alps called VICHY.
Its more pricey then basic brands but worth it. If you want an extra boost of anti-aging ingredients for your nightime routine try Dr. Dennis Gross’s Fiberblast cream with Retinol and Ferulic Acid. Both ingredients will firm, brighten and resurface the leftover dead skin from summer and fall tans. This time of year is also great for home peels since direct sun exposure is limited. My favorite At-home Peel Pads are by Dr Gross as well. Use according to how well your skin tolerates the exfoliation.
Lastly, top off your routine with sunblock in the day time. Those cancer rays are still active even on snowy days.
Now that the skin is plump and supple we can focus on Makeup! When choosing foundation I would look for hydrating and creamy formulas. Most brands now specialize in these so it will be easy to find. More Matte formulas may dry out your skin if your skin is dehydrated. Remember to match it to your neck! If you buy a foundation over the counter you will have to guess the shade which is why i prefer you travel to a department store or cosmetic supply store. If you like a cream stick or pan foundation now is the time to wear them because the cold weather will keep it on your skin because warmer temps tend to melt creams away.
For the winter months keep your makeup fresh with some berry pink or brown blush and matching lips.
But for festive parties go all out! I love rich jewel toned eyes for the season and coordinating liner. This new NARS palette has gorgous shades for all that anyone can wear. Golds, Emeralds and Sapphire shades will give your eyes an extra glisten. YOu can top off your look with a sexy lip in a deeper hue in the wine family or a bright red shade!
Many companies now have Holiday Gift sets which is a great way to get many shades of blush, lip or eye colors at discount!
You’ll Be Walking in A Winter Wonderland Of Beauty in No Time with these tips!