Winter is probably the worst time for you if you have a tendency towards dry skin, paleness, and generally looking a little peaky (even when you aren’t). Many of us get the urge to go into hibernation mode when the weather gets cold, but we’ve got some tips and products which can help you to carry on looking radiant even when the mercury plummets.
Often, dry dead skin is responsible for making us look pale so ensuring you slough away all of those dead skin cells to reveal the fresh new ones beneath can really help you to look a lot brighter. Opt for a gentle exfoliator for the face such as Decleor Phytopeel Smooth Exfoliating Cream and something a little more heavy-duty for your body such as Dermalogica Exfoliating Body Scrub to really up your radiance game.
During the summer, you may not enjoy the feeling of heavy, thick or oily moisturisers on your skin, especially when it’s hot and you’re using a daily SPF. However, during the winter you need to increase your moisturising in order to ward off dry skin, so once you’ve exfoliated slather on some Decleor Nourishing Body Milk to replenish any lost hydration.
Don’t Forget Your Lips
Dry lips are a classic sign of being run down in the winter and keeping them clear of flaky skin and well moisturised is the only way to ensure they look their best. Keep a stick of Dermalogica Lip Renewal Complex on you at all times and slick it on any time you feel your lips drying out to keep them kissable all winter.
Use a Colour Corrector
If your skin looks sallow, using a colour correcting base is a really good way to improve things. Areas which look yellow will benefit from a purple concealer, redness can be toned down with green and a yellow concealer can help if you have blue-grey tones under your eyes. Cover your whole face with a light BB cream after concealing and you’ll increase your radiance significantly.
Use a Mask
No, we don’t suggest repurposing the Halloween costumes to keep your face covered all winter! Using a beauty mask can deeply moisturise your skin, reviving it from the inside out and giving you a much needed, long-lasting hit of hydration. Wear one in bed if you’re brave enough!