One of the hardest parts of winter is losing that healthy natural glow that comes from getting touched by the sun every day. The cold weather means we stay inside more often and have fewer days to lounge by the pool or enjoy the beach. Fortunately, with the right make-up tools and a proper skin regimen, you can keep your healthy glow year-round, regardless of the weather and season.

Combat Dry and Flaky Skin

Dry air can be a nightmare for anyone, regardless of their skin type. No one wants to wake up to flakes dusting their nose and forehand. As the humidity drops in the winter, more people watch their faces flake and crack, just to fight a losing battle with concealer and foundation.

Dryness can be stopped with prevention. Instead of washing your face with hot water that strips the oils away, stick to lukewarm water that’s gentle on your face. After you wash your face or take a shower, apply moisturizer to your pores. They will already be open from the wash, which means they will seal in the oils when they close. This will keep your face flake-free through the winter.

Switch to Liquid Foundation

Instead of dabbing on endless powders and bronzers which could actually make your face dryer, switch to a liquid foundation through the winter months. If you have naturally oily skin, consider using a liquid foundation and then a powder bronzer to create a balance between the two.

The team at InStyle recommends using a darker shade on your nose, cheekbones, and forehead to create the bright glow that you’re used to in the summer. If you’re afraid of going too dark, start with lighter shades and work your way darker until you’re comfortable.

Consider Trying a Peel

Schedule a monthly appointment for a facial or peel to help rejuvenate your skin from the damages of winter. You skin slows cell turnover in cold climates, which means you could end up with rough skin patches are areas of dead skin collecting on your body. By taking regular facials and trying skin peels, you’re helping remove the dead skin from your body and revealing your softer skin underneath. This will make your skin look new and fresh through the dead of winter.

If you’re worried how your skin will look this winter, make an appointment today, and one of our specialists will help you find the right treatment for your skin type.

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