Are you having issues with “winter skin”? Has your nose gone the way of Rudolph? Makeup can work miracles, surely, but it needs a good base so it and you can look your best. Let us paint a picture: dabbing foundation onto flaky winter skin will hardly get rid of flakes.
Yes, there’s wind, cold, and a little snow — no matter the conditions, we’re moving ahead with the goal of seeing happy, healthy, hydrated, beautiful skin. Here’s how to avoid a red nose and chapped cheeks, because we can’t all pull off the same glowing colors as some reindeer we know.
HOW TO WINTER-PROOF YOUR SKIN
So–all about that base.
In the winter our skin needs some assistance with hydration. This mandates a bit of vigor when it comes to a moisturizing routine. Adding extra steps can seem stressful, but here’s a pleasant one. We like to start with an actual hydrator–a product you may not have thought to include in your regimen. Boscia’s cool blue hydration essence is a highly concentrated and light gel formula containing skin boosting ingredients like sake and caffeine. Consider it an external drink of water for your skin.
Of course, endless moisturizers exist to address innumerable concerns, but if you’ve been hesitating to try a face oil, Boscia’s Tsubaki oil is lightweight enough for face oil beginners.
IN A PINCH
For a an extra hydration boost to flaky skin on a when-you-need-it-basis, grab a Dr. Jart Water Replenishment Cotton Sheet Mask. This is a perfect (and enjoyable) extra step to make sure your base is smooth, calm, and healthy before adding any color cosmetics.
If redness is more of an issue than dryness, try Boscia’s aloe packed cool blue calming mask.
PRIMED FOR PERFECTION
Keeping in theme with the added sources of hydration for the skin, we like Dr. Jart’s Pore Medic Pore Minish Primer, a product packed with hyaluronic acid, another moisture-boosting ingredient.
Now that your base is #flawless (and primed), we can move on to any additional cover up required.
FACE PAINT (THE GOOD KIND)
Tom Ford’s Traceless foundation is light enough to barely feel like foundation at all while still providing coverage.
LIGHT, GLOWY COVERAGE
But, if the thought of foundation (period) makes you cringe, try a lighter coverage with a teensy, but subtle glow, like Urban Decay’s illuminating BB cream.
HEAVY-DUTY CREAMY CONCEALER FOR PROBLEM SPOTS
Add extra coverage to any spots with concealer. Conceal any blemishes or dark under-eye spots with Eve Lom’s creamy concealer.
SMOOTH OUT THE EDGES
Finally, for any stubborn dry patches, and soft, kissable lips (we’ll come back to this soon!) keep like 12 of Glossier’s all-purpose balm dotcom around. One in every bag and pocket is a safe bet.
Photographer: Justin Bridges
Makeup Artist/Hair Stylist: Ashley Rebecca
Fashion/Beauty Editor: Alyssa Shapiro
Location: Ammon Carver Studio