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How To Keep Your Glow Throughout Winter


Cold weather is not kind on skin. Even those that are typically oily or don't have skin issues can end up dealing with dryness, and those of us that are already dry can end up a flaky mess if we don't take extra special care of our skin. So today, I wanted to share some of my current fave tips for dealing with the cooler weather heading our way, and how to minimise the toll it takes on our skin!

One of the hardest things about dry, stressed skin from the weather, is getting makeup to apply and sit nicely. There is nothing worse than applying your favourite foundation only to find it sits in every fine line and draws attention to dry patches you didn't even know were there.

My first tip for counteracting this is to add a drop or two of a facial oil into your foundation (just mix in your palm), and apply it to your face as normal. Depending on the coverage of your foundation, adding a drop of oil will slightly reduce the amount of coverage, but it will make it sit so much better on your skin and give a glowy, seamless look. My current favourite oil to mix into foundations is Josie Maran's 100% Pure Argan Oil.

My second tip for creating a more flawless base is making sure that your eye area is prepped for concealer. I like to go in with a super rich eye cream (I'm loving bareMinerals Ageless Genius Firming and Wrinkle Smoothing Eye Cream), before I do my concealer, and find my concealer sits much nicer on my skin and resists sinking into dry areas or emphasising fine lines.

Finally, for my final tip for creating a flawless base, I wanted to dispel a common myth. You don't have to set your entire face! In fact, it is much more comfortable for those with drier skin to not set their foundation at all with powder. However, for those that feel that they absolutely must set their face with powder, I recommend just applying a light amount and only to areas that are absolutely necessary (ie: T Zone, under eyes). I recommend a setting powder like bareMineral's Mineral Veil, instead of a foundation powder, which can create a cakey appearance.

In winter, I personally take a less is more approach when it comes to my makeup. Too many layers of makeup can make my skin look drier than it already is, and make it look much older.

I like to take a pink toned blush, and add some colour back to my pale skin (my current favourite is bareMineral's Gen Nude Pink Me Up blush), and then add some colour to my lips. Instead of a drying liquid lipstick, I like to take a gloss like Lipstick Queen's Frog Prince. This one is a fave because it looks green in the tube, but it changes colour when applied to the lips and adapts to your perfect shade of pink.

Now, onto skincare!

It is important to switch up your skincare routine to adapt to the weather. For example, you might only need a hydrating serum in the summer, but reach for a thick, balmy moisturiser in the winter. Listening to what your skin is crying out for is the most important thing. If you are confused about the massive amount of skincare available out there, and just want to keep it simple, consider picking up a trial skincare pack like Skyn Iceland's Winter Rehab Kit, which contains a face wash, face oil, face cream, eye pen, and eye gel to give your skin some extra TLC this winter.


If you are struggling with drier skin now that the weather is cooling, give some of these tips a try and let me know how you go!

Kels x

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