2016 is coming to a close and holiday season is upon us, which means two things – temperatures are dropping and you are going to be busy attending parties, get togethers, and outings with family and friends. You need to look your very best to cut a stunning figure at such yearly gatherings. Dropping temperatures pose a major hurdle in looking as beautiful as you can, as make up and chilly temperatures don’t go hand in hand. The cold also robs the skin of natural moisture. Inadequate hydration makes applying makeup a difficult task, especially for people with dry skin. Knowing the secret to looking your best in winter, however, is not rocket science. Follow some of the tips discussed in this blog and use a makeup blender sponge/ blender bud/makeup sponge blender and other top quality makeup products. Take a look.

1. Apply Exfoliant At Least Once Every Week

Dropping temperatures can result in various skin problems such as dry patches and itchiness. The low moisture levels can rob the skin of its radiance. Applying makeup to conceal such spots is, at best, a temporary measure. To address the problem, apply exfoliant at least once every week to remove dry skin cells. Follow up by applying a layer of moisturizer to the dry skin. Increase your water intake to ensure proper hydration.

2. Mix Moisturizer With Foundation

Foundation smudges easily when it comes in contact with snow, ruining your overall look. Snow can also make dry patches more prominent. To avoid such problems, always mix equal parts of foundation and moisturizer, or use a tinted moisturizer that minimizes skin imperfections and helps conceal wrinkles.

3. Apply Sunscreen Before Going Outdoors

Many women consider using sunscreen a must in hot weather but skip it in winters, as they believe the sun rays lose their intensity with the drop in mercury. The true is skin damaging UV rays are present all year round. Protect your skin and make sure your makeup lasts long by applying a layer of sunscreen before stepping outdoors. A word of advice – don’t settle for any product with an SPF of less than 30.

4. Cleanse Carefully

Spells of dry, cold air can stretch the skin, making it dry. Using foaming/gel based cleansers, some of which may include skin-stripping detergents, can compound the problem instead of providing relief. Instead, use milky/cream-based cleansers that are soft on the skin and exclude harmful detergents. Remove the cleanser using soft tissue paper/soft pads that are not harsh on skin. Proper cleansing improves your skin texture and tone, helping you easily apply long lasting makeup.

5. Take Steps to Avoid Windburn

Cold temperatures and low humidity can deplete the skin’s oil levels, resulting in it peeling off. Windburn can also make the skin extra-sensitive which can cause problems when applying makeup. To avoid this problem, use scarves, mittens, hats, and headbands to cover different body parts. Before wearing makeup, apply a coat or two of moisturizing sunblock/sunscreen on the skin and lips to maintain hydration levels.

6. Ensure Your Makeup is Meltdown-Proof

Dry winds, sleet, and snow are all bad for your makeup. Prolonged exposure to these elements can result in makeup meltdowns. Applying waterproof mascara help you avoid such a problem. You can also apply eyeliner and shadow on the upper lids to avoid smudges and smears.

7. Address red Blemishes/Spots

Air dryness during the winter season can break down the skin’s protective barriers, resulting in the formation of red patches/blemishes on the face, arms, and other body parts. Any makeup routine is incomplete without accounting for such skin imperfections. Apply a tinted moisturizer before wearing makeup to conceal the spots. Use color correcting concealers if the coverage area is smaller than usual. Makes sure the product doesn’t include harsh ingredients and use 1 percent hydrocortisone cream when dealing with painful blemishes.

Final few Words

Using methods discussed in this blog post helps you maintain your skin during winter, making it easy to apply makeup. You need to choose the right makeup products, including foundation blender, and blender sponge to ensure the best results every time when applying makeup. NYC Designed provides a range of innovative cosmetic tools and related accessories, such as a makeup blender bud, to help you achieve a flawless look. To learn more, fill out our contact form and we’ll get back in touch shortly. You can also call us at +1 914 265 2260.