Skincare hacks for a dewy appearance in winter
Winter dryness got you down? Don’t fret. You can still have a radiant, dewy appearance, even in the dead of winter. From makeup hacks to skincare tips, there are several ways to regain that summertime glow.
INVEST IN A HYDRATING GEL
The easiest step you can take is to invest in an all-in-one product that is geared specifically toward getting that radiant glow, no matter how harsh the weather is. Look for products that combine elements like BB cream, CC cream, and especially moisturizing elements. One example is bareMinerals Complexion Rescue, a hydrating gel cream that gives lightweight and radiant coverage.
TRY A HEAVIER WINTER MOISTURIZER
Another option is to switch out that lightweight moisturizer that might not serve you as well in the winter. If you’re not prone to clogged pores, you might even try a night cream during the day in the driest of months.
Otherwise, for oily skin types, there are oil-free moisturizers that bind water to the skin, like Bioelements Beyond Hydration Gel. That will help keep skin hydrated, without turning your dewy glow into an oil slick.
COMBINE FOUNDATION AND MOISTURIZER
If you can’t plunk down money on an all-in-one product or new moisturizer right now, try this money-saving hack. Add just a few drops of your favorite moisturizer to your foundation. That will give your skin a supple, moisturized glow, preventing your foundation from looking cakey, a result that can happen when foundation is applied on top of dry skin.
OPT FOR CREAM MAKEUP
Another way to avoid that wintertime powdery, cakey look is to go for cream-based makeups that you might usually use as powders. It’ll help boost the dewy look. Use a cream-based blush and a cream-based eye shadow. If you tend to get dry lips from lipstick, you can also substitute lipstick for a tinted balm.
BREAK OUT THE ILLUMINATORS AND HIGHLIGHTERS
You might also want to opt for an illuminating lotion, which will give even more moisture and shimmer to your look. However, if you feel like you’re already glowing plenty after some moisturizer changes, opt for a light application of a powder highlighter.
Apply either lotion or powder lightly to the cheekbones, inner corners of the eyes, and the brow bones. For added shine, go for the center of the forehead and the Cupid’s bow above the lip, as well.
This time of the year, opt for a sheer foundation. That will act as a natural brightener and give a natural-looking glow. If you want to go really sheer, opt for a straight up tinted moisturizer.
Michelle Lovrine Honeyager is a freelance writer living in Southeastern Wisconsin. You can find out more about her at https://www.clippings.me/michellelovrine.