Winter is the season women have to take more care of themselves than ever. Because of the cold weather, the skin tends to get harsher, the hair – frizzier and many other changes can come up along the way.
Because we know how hard it can be to handle these extremes and still come out looking great, we’ve decided to ask 10 beauty experts about their favorite winter tips. Read their answers below:
Sophie Hannah Richardson
“I struggle with dry lips during winter but love a matte lipstick, so I always pop on a lip balm or Vaseline before applying the lipstick so my lips are hydrated!”
“I couldn’t recommend the Embryolisse Lait Creme Concentre enough. Paired with hyaluronic acid, it soothes my incredibly dry winter skin and helps it withstand the wind and rain in London.”
Molly Thompson (Beauty Spectrum)
“Keep your favorite lip balm on you at all times, the winter weather is the WORST for chapped lips and there’s no feeling more horrible than having your lips constantly burning and stinging! I make sure that I have my Carmex on me wherever I am – I’ve even bought a couple of back up’s in case of lip-emergencies!”
“My best beauty swap in winter is tanning oil to fake tan. My best tip for winter is to keep up the hydration and moisturizer.”
“Carry a lip balm with you 24/7!! I suffer from dry lips so much in Winter and it’s 100% down to the cold wind, a lip balm saves my lips so much and I can apply it constantly. I really miss it if I leave it at home.”
“In the winter, I like to add a super hydrating facial oil in with my foundation or concealer to make sure my face is hydrated and doesn’t look flakey or cakey! I also stay away from any mattifying products during the wintertime.
Swap out your mattifying lipsticks and foundations for creamy versions that won’t make you look dry.
Go deeper with your lipsticks and blushes! I prefer reaching for richer shades like Bordeaux with blush to match. Carry a moisturizing, unscented hand cream with you at all times! Our hands are the first to age and they take a major beating in the winter.”
“Aside from the effect weather has on the skin, public transport love to wack the central heating up really high, so we end up boiling-hot and sweaty, and our skin suffers as a result. I know when I get home from commuting to London I feel just as grimy as I do during the humid summer months. I still swear by Liz Earl Cleanse and Polish because it removes all the grime from my face. I use the Lavender and Rose version currently because I have become completely converted to calming effects of Lavender.
Another one I can wholeheartedly endorse is the Purity, one step facial cleanser, it’s so proficient at removing makeup and leaving you squeaky clean. In winter our lips face a new wrath, bitter winds, frosty mornings, changing temperatures. I still use the Frank Body lips set to scrub away the flaky and dry bits of skin on the lips and finish off with the soothing balm. Lush’s Lip Scrubs are also very effective and smooth out the texture of your lips before applying lipstick.
I think ensuring you get quality sleep is so important because you are often feeling more lethargic than normal due to the dark mornings and afternoons and lack of Vitamin D. I’ve been using Sweet Dreams products by Feather and Down to help encourage a good night’s rest each night.”
“My best beauty tip for winter is moisturizer. I’m always looking for products to hydrate my skin, especially in Winter, when my skin is most dry. I am constantly applying lip balm and face oil to make sure my skin looks as radiant and healthy as possible!”
“My best beauty tip for winter would be to check the ingredients of both liquid makeup and skin care for denatured alcohol, also known as alcohol denat. This ingredient, especially if it is listed early in the ingredient list, can not only dry out the skin but also cause damage. This is especially important in the dry winter months when humectants (such as glycerin) are less likely to be able to pull moisture from the air and into the skin for additional hydration.”
“The central heating in the home, car and at work can really dry out your skin in the winter so my top tip would be to use a deeply nourishing night cream and an overnight mask. At the moment I am loving the Sukin Moisture Restoring Night Cream and Dermalogica Skin Hydrating Masque. Layer them about twice a week for a deeply hydrating treatment!”
Let us know your thoughts in the comment section below and feel free to share your beauty tips, if they differ from the ones mentioned above. What are your best winter beauty tips?