As the crisp chill of the winter season cuts in, it’s time to get your warm clothes out and – this is important – revamp your skincare and makeup routine for the season. As the temperature falls and the air gets dry and sharp, the moisture content in our skin tends to reduce as well, commonly leading to drier, flakier skin and chapped lips. The solution is to ensure your skin is well-moisturised and use makeup products that help your skin look plump and dewy for the Christmas and New Year’s eve parties lined up ahead. If you are looking for winter makeup tips, we’ve got you covered.
1. Prep your skin right.
The first tip of every good winter makeup guide is that before you sit down to do your makeup routine, you must take time to prep your skin. This means following the cleansing-toning-serum process diligently. Wash your face with a gentle cleanser, spray on a refreshing toner to close your pores and then apply a serum or an illuminating moisturiser and massage it in. This ensures your skin is soft and hydrated before you apply the primer. The Nykaa SkinRX day moisturiser is the right winter nourishment your skin needs as it is enriched with hyaluronic acid and vitamin C. Ideal for oily skin, the moisturiser helps control oil, hydrates skin, reduces skin pigmentation and enhances skin radiance.
2. Hydrate with a primer-moisturiser.
A useful makeup tip for glowing skin in winter is to switch from a matte primer to one that is lighter and has shimmer. An even better hack would be to opt for a cream that comes doubly packed as an inbuilt primer and moisturiser. The Faces Canada Ultime Pro Primerizer is the makeup product you are looking for. The 2-in-1 primer and moisturiser comes enhanced with Vitamin E that provides your skin with much-needed antioxidants for the season. The shea butter in it hydrates and smoothens the skin allowing you to apply makeup flawlessly. And the formula comes packed with micro shimmers that lend you that healthy glow.
3. Swap powders for liquids.
As your skin tends to get flaky or blotchy this season, a sensible makeup tip for winter would be to swap your powder foundation for liquid foundation. While powder can make your skin look dull, liquid foundation tends to be lighter in texture and glides smoothly on skin. Get your flawless winter makeup look with the Lakme Absolute Skin Dew Serum Foundation. A cream-based formulation, it is lightweight, blends easily and effectively conceals enlarged pores, fine lines, dark circles and blemishes. As it is enriched with Niacinamide and Hyaluronic acid, the liquid foundation also keeps your skin hydrated. Just what your skin needs in winters.
4. Keep a lip balm handy.
Chapped lips are a common problem during the chilly season, largely owing to lower humidity levels in the air. If you want to heal cracked, dry lips, a good winter makeup tip is to carry a lip balm everywhere you go. Choose a lip balm that is enriched with emollients and/or plant-based oils and moisturisers. The IKSU Juicy Gossip Lip Balm is enriched with Jojoba Oil, Shea Butter, and Vitamin E which help keep your lips hydrated. The balm is lightly pigmented lending a soft shine to the lips and it is paraben-free, sulfate-free, and 100% vegan.
5. Don’t forget exfoliation.
With the skin getting flaking this season, there’s no better time than now to indulge in some exfoliation. Exfoliation is a process where you use scrubs, enzymes or tools to remove dead skin cells. As there is lower exposure to the sun, winter is a safe time to do it. Exfoliate your face with The Face Shop Smart Peeling Honey Black Sugar Scrub. Made with black sugar and honey extracts, this exfoliator helps scrub blackheads, whiteheads and dead skin cells away. The mild scrub also moisturises the skin. For a healthy winter look, use it twice a week.