Winter is great for some things – hot chocolate and snowmen among them – but not so great for your skin. Combining harsh elements with central heating can lead to skin that is dry and lacklustre.
By taking a few small steps, you can keep a healthy glow throughout the colder months. Here’s how.
Your skin will be losing lots of moisture as it battles the elements – make sure you replenish it. Drinking more water will do wonders for a healthy complexion, as will using a moisturiser or serum morning and night. Each evening, do a double cleanse to ensure that you’ve removed every inch of make-up; that way, your moisturiser will really penetrate afterwards.
If your skin feels dry you’ll want to avoid anything too matt as it will only accentuate it. Try using a foundation such as our Skin Base to give your base a more flattering, dewy finish.
(Are you new to Skin Base? If so, take a look at our Shade Comparison Charts to find your perfect match.)
Get the Glow
Now that your skin looks hydrated, we want to give it the extra va-va-voom. For one step to a luminous base, use our Gleam in Aurora. For an all over glow, use this all over the face underneath your base. Alternatively, it can be used on brow bones and cheekbones as a finishing touch.
Not such a fan of cream highlighters? Our Pure Pigment in Furore is a lovely powder alternative.
Pretty in Pink
To finish off your look, you’ll need a warm winter flush. I like to match my blush to the tone of what I’m wearing so it’s good to have more than one. Our new Blusher Duo 1 has two brilliant shades…
Rosy: for a natural, pink flush, my favourite is our Powder Blusher in Hussy. It is highly pigmented but you can build intensity as you desire.
Peachy: if you already have pink tones to your skin and wish to neutralise them, try our Powder Blusher in Lover. A soft, peachy colour, it adds freshness and brightens any complexion.
So there you have it! Some small steps to a healthier, fresher face.
Do you have any more winter skin questions? Tweet me @illamasqua and I’ll be happy to help.
Until next week! Rose x