There is nothing more agitating than flaky and cracked skin in winter season. Most women have extreme cases of dryness in chillier months. Moisturizing day in and day out does not seem to be an easy way out either because it tends to cause acne breakouts for some. This leads to a great amount of difficulty when applying makeup on our faces before a night out because foundation-induced dry patches can make one look cakey and awful! The trick however is to prep your skin from day one of winter, which essentially means diving into a strict skincare regimen just before matters go out of hand. Here is how to get your skin ready and glowing for all the upcoming festivities you may need to attend:
- Know when to use moisturizer
Most of us use moisturizer after stepping out of the shower. But according to some makeup experts, applying cream before heading in for a bath is a game-changer. The steam in the shower will allow your skin to absorb the moisturizer completely.
- Use toner before foundation
Tone and remove any flakes with a cotton pad. Make sure to soak it into rose water and then applying it on your face. A plus point would be mixing the rose water with a tad bit of glycerin, which serves as a natural moisturizer for rough winter skin.
- Be wise with the primer
Primers come in a variety of different options including those that hide pores, rehydrate skin and reduce the amount of years on one’s face (anti-ageing). Remember to invest in a hydrating primer ahead of winter season. You will not regret it! For better results, mix the primer with foundation before applying on your face.
- Use cream instead of face powder
Some of us use compact in powder form. However, this is not suitable for chilly weather. It is essential to swap it with a cream formula as it tends to hold a little more moisturize and generate a hydrated, dewy and glowing effect.