Keeping skin soft and supple is more about what you’re not doing than doing something wrong. Discover the four culprits ruining your winter routine and how to fix them.
Mistake #1: Unintentional Dehydration
It’s not the temperature that decides how much your skin care regimen should change; it’s the wind and humidity levels. During the brisk winter months, a thick, emollient hydrator will last the day and provide skin with protection from the elements.
Skin dehydration can start in the shower. Help avoid dry winter skin by starting a hydration routine with Olay Ultra Moisture Body Wash with Shea Butter. With continued use, you can get all-day moisture and deeply nourished skin.
Tip: Even during the winter months, drinking water throughout the day will help combat unintentional dehydration too!
Mistake #2: Using Powdered Formulas
During the “-ary” months, switch to cream foundations and eyeshadows in lieu of traditional powder formulas. This will help maintain your look against the winter elements.
Tip: Just like foundations, switching blush from powder to cream makes skin look plumper, more youthful and more hydrated. Sweep on a little cream blush using a synthetic brush on the apples of the cheeks for a pop of colour.
Mistake #3: Avoiding Eye Cream
In the coldest months, everyone needs eye cream. Applying a thin layer protects this delicate area from the elements, minimizes the look of fine lines and helps shadows stay on without creasing. Pat it on with your ring finger, which yields the lightest pressure, for the best results.
Mistake #4: Skipping SPF
Sure, you’re wearing lots of layers, but that shouldn’t stop you from wearing a hearty SPF (on your face at the very least) year round.
What’s your go-to winter skin solution? Share it in the comments section below!
Amber is a freelance writer and the founder of Beauty Blogging Junkie, a?hilarious pop-culture infused beauty blog that covers everything from eyeshadow to hairspray. Amber has written for Instyle.com, MTV.com's Buzzworthy blog, New York Press and Girlfriend Getaways magazine.