Cold Weather Skin Care Tips
When the weather gets chilly, it's time to change your skincare and makeup routine. Cold, windy winter weather can zap the life out of your skin, leaving it dull and dry. With some TLC and the right products, your skin will look fabulous all winter long.
Winterize your makeup
Use a hydrating foundation. In the summertime, you can get away with a light foundation or tinted moisturizer. In the winter, you might need a heavier, creamy foundation instead. Look for foundation with moisturizing ingredients and botanical extracts to keep your skin hydrated and fresh.
Switch to a cream blush. Powder blush isn't the best choice for dry skin. If your skin gets drier in colder temperatures, consider switching to a cream or gel blush. Creams deliver dewy-soft color, while gels provide a quick-drying tint.
Get dark, glossy lips. This winter, purple lipstick is a hot trend. When the holidays roll around, deep true red and shades of cranberry and wine are top choices, as well. Use a cream formula lipstick rather than matte. Creams contain more moisture and resist cracking. Add a dab of lip gloss on top of your lipstick for extra shine.
Winter beauty secrets
The editors of InStyle, Ultimate Beauty Secrets offer these winter skin care tips. The book is available now for $22.95 in bookstores nationwide and at InStyle.com/ultimate.
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