The weather is getting colder, and you’re probably staying a little more covered up these days…but in the winter, I try to pay even more attention to my skin than usual. I still like to have nice glowing skin all year round instead of being pale, and dry-looking–like my skin normally tends to get in the winter. I don’t ever go for a dark tan during the winter like I would in the summer, but even just a little bit of color makes a big difference!
Here are some of my tips to looking fresh & glowing all winter long!
My face is primarily what I focus on because in the winter, it’s the only thing that really shows! The two things I do religiously every morning & night are exfoliate & moisturize. If I don’t do this, my skin is definitely going to be dry and flaky the next day which drives me nuts! Not even makeup can cover that. To exfoliate, I either use a wet washcloth or my Clarisonic with a moisturizing face wash. After that, I’ll put on a light moisturizer in the morning or I’ll use an oil on on my face before I go to bed. This lets me wake up with SUPER soft skin! While this keeps my skin feeling fresh, the only problem is that my Air-Tan on my face fades so much faster because I exfoliate so much this time of year.
That’s why I am never without two things –my face spray & bronzer brush! I prefer to use the face spray at night. (Though I know a lot of girls use it in the morning, too!) I’ll use my light moisturizer and let that soak in for a little while, and then I’ll spray on my face spray before going to bed. It’s super easy to use! Then I just wash my face in the morning & I’ll have the perfect glow all day long.
If I wake up & still feel like I need a little color, I’ll use my bronzer brush. This works more like a makeup bronzer (most days it’s the only face makeup I’ll wear!) but it lasts all day until you wash your face at night.
Usually if I keep up this routine, my skin will look & feel great all winter long. If I ever need a little more protection from the dry air, I’ll use Vasoline at night on any especially dry patches. It doesn’t irritate my skin & I can put on a thick layer before I go to bed so it has plenty of time to soak in, and then I can just wash it off in the morning.
I also like to keep a humidifier in my room during the winter. I was shocked at the difference this made when I started using it last year –not only with my skin, but with my hair, throat, nose, breathing, and more. I’m addicted!
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