Embrace the Chill: 5 Winter Makeup Tips and How to Combat Dry & Flaky Skin

As the winter season sets in, our skincare and makeup routines need a little extra attention to combat the harsh effects of cold weather, particularly here in the UK right now! The chilly air can leave our skin feeling dry and flaky, making it essential to adapt our routines. In this blog post, we'll explore five winter makeup tips and delve into effective skincare practices to keep your skin radiant and healthy throughout the colder months.

Hydrate, Hydrate, Hydrate:

Winter air tends to be dry, leading to dehydration of the skin. Before applying any makeup, ensure that your skin is well-hydrated by using a nourishing cleansing balm and hydrating moisturiser suitable for your skin type. Cleansing balms, like our Peptide Calm Balm contain hydrating ingredients such as peptides and shea butter. These hero ingredients work to lock in moisture as they cleanse, preventing your skin from feeling stripped or tight. The hydrating properties of a cleansing balm are especially beneficial during winter when dryness is a common concern. By maintaining the skin's natural moisture balance, a cleansing balm acts as a foundation for a healthy and well-prepped complexion.

peptide cleansing balm

Invest in a Quality Primer:

A good primer acts as a barrier between your skin and makeup, providing an even surface and helping your makeup last longer. During winter, choose a hydrating primer to create a dewy finish. Look for primers with ingredients like vitamins E and C, which not only hydrate but also nourish the skin. We love our Vitamin Babe Brightening Primer which is packed with vitamin C and helps hydrate skin as well as protect it from environmental stressors.

brightening vitamin c primer

Creamy Concealers for the Win:

Opt for creamy formulations that won’t emphasise any dryness. Creamy concealers blend seamlessly into the skin, providing coverage without settling into fine lines. Our Vitamin Babe Concealer is oil-free and is formulated with advanced hydra-fit technology which creates breathable, long-lasting coverage, no matter the season.

the beauty crop concealer 

Add a Pop of Colour with Cream Blush:

Bring a natural flush to your cheeks with a cream blush. Cream blushes offer a dewy finish that complements your winter glow. They are easy to blend and give a healthy, radiant appearance to your skin. Choose shades that mimic your natural flush for a subtle and fresh look. Our Glow Milk Cream Blushers are packed with Vitamin E for hydrating wear and come in 4 versatile shades. 

cream blusher

Seal the Deal with Setting Spray:

Use a hydrating setting spray to set your makeup and lock in moisture. This will prevent your makeup from looking dry or cakey throughout the day. Look for setting sprays that include ingredients like purslane and hyaluronic acid for guaranteed hydration. We’ll definitely be reaching for our Oui Cherie Dual-phase Mist this winter. 

Lip Oil Not Lipstick

We all love a good lipstick but try a pigmented lip oil in the winter for more lip hydration and less chapping. Our Lipped Cream Lip OIls contain Jojoba oil & vitamin E to help protect your lips from the winter weather, as well as plump and nourish them. Choose from 5 shades!

Skincare Tips to Combat Dry & Flaky Skin:

  1. Moisturise AM & PM: Keep your skin happy with twice-daily moisturising. Winter is the perfect time to get out your more indulgent moisturisers, too.
  2. Lip Care: Keep your lips moisturised with a hydrating lip treatment, as they are prone to drying and cracking in colder weather. 
  3. Weekly Masks: Treat yourself to a hydrating face mask once a week to replenish moisture and nourish your skin.
  4. Sunscreen Application: Even in winter, protect your skin from harmful UV rays by applying sunscreen in the AM. Our Vitamin Enriched Glow Primer SPF45 is a great option for a protected base. 
  5. Stay Hydrated: Drink plenty of water to maintain internal hydration, supporting your skin from within.

With these winter makeup tips and skincare practices, you can confidently embrace the chilly season without compromising your skin's health and appearance. Remember, a well-hydrated and well-nourished complexion is the key to achieving a flawless and radiant winter makeup look!

Shop our winter skin favourites here. 

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