How to Winterize Your Makeup Routine

Winter is often harsh on your skin. The colder temperatures and snow lead to chapped lips, duller skin, and dryness. Changing seasons means adapting your makeup routine to suit the variations in weather. Today I share my tops tips to transition your makeup routine into winter.

1. Moisturize 

Even if you moisturize year-round, it is especially vital in the winter. Moisturizing replenishes moisture in the skin. While the sunlight is not as prominent, moisturizer should still contain an SPF.

2. Brighten

Cream blush is a great substitute for bronzer. The rosy colour adds a healthy flush to your cheeks. A pop of colour brightens up a pale complexion. If you are not a blush wearer, a bright lipstick adds colour and dimension to your makeup.

3. Exfoliate

Exfoliating often keeps both lips and skin soft. A lip scrub or a toothbrush excess skin cells and leaves lips soft and subtle. Gently brush the scrub or brush across the lips. Exfoliation should be followed with a lip balm to keep lips smooth. You should exfoliate 1-2 times a week to keep skin smooth and soft.

4. Stay hydrated

Hydration is a must all year-round. Stay hydrated by consuming adequate amounts of water and other liquids. A humidifier also works to retain hydration. A DIY trick: Hang a wet towel from your doorknob overnight – the towel will dry, releasing moisture into the air and your skin!

5. Waterproof & Set Makeup

Unfortunately, snow is still wet. The second I step outside, my eyeliner and foundation tend to melt. On dreary winter days, I keep my makeup weather-proof by using waterproof products. Setting foundation and concealer with a setting powder or spray ensures it stays in place when the snow hits it.

What are your top tips for winterizing your makeup routine? I would love to hear about them! 





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