Dry Skin Makeup In Winter: 16 Ways To Winter Proof Your Skin

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During the winter, our skin has a tendency to change, I know that my skin, which is normal to combination skin, suddenly changes into a dry skin type because in winter the air becomes drier and it starts to take its toll on our skin.

How to apply make-up to dry skin in winter?

We have compiled a few tips that can help to save your skin during the winter months and make your skin winterproof.

No.1: Vitamins

When it comes to skincare, it is important to remember that it is not only what we put on our skin, but also what we put into our body. Certain vitamins can really help improve the appearance of our skin. Vitamins are usually taken in food or even in capsule form. Some of the vitamins that strengthen our skin are vitamins A, B3, B5, C, D, and E.

Vitamin A is found in vegetables such as leafy vegetables, pumpkins, sweet potatoes, peppers, and broccoli. Vitamin A in the diet has the advantage that it promotes the formation of the collegium and reduces fine lines and wrinkles. It can also help reduce clogged pores.

Vitamin B3 is found in leafy vegetables such as broccoli and asparagus, as well as in meats such as salmon, chicken, turkey, and many other types of meat. Vitamin B3 helps with wrinkles and uneven skin. It also helps reduce and heal acne and reduces hyperpigmentation of the skin.

Vitamin B5 is found in foods such as avocados, mushrooms, lentils, and sweet potatoes. It is known to help the skin by its elasticity.

Vitamin C is found in citrus foods such as oranges, limes, lemons, grapefruits, and tangerines. It benefits the skin by combating UVA rays, which can be harmful to the skin, and it helps the skin to produce more plum, which prevents fine lines and wrinkles.

Vitamin D: It is really important that we eat foods high in vitamin D, otherwise, we will develop skin problems such as eczema. The best thing to try in such circumstances is to ask a doctor for advice on whether you can take supplements to have this important vitamin in your system.

Another way to get these vitamins into our system is to look at supplement products that can help with skin, hair, and nails. I found that these types of products really help make the skin look beautiful when used continuously. This is something you should consider but always consult your doctor.

No. 2: Hydration

During the winter, the air inside, and outside is mostly dry. Our skin can really take a hit from this kind of dry air, making our skin dry and flaky. It is important that we also hydrate our bodies with water so that our skin does dry out. Our body is 60% water, so it is always a good idea to moisturize the body, our skin is separated from our body and would benefit from moisture.

Drinking water can also help to cleanse the skin because it helps to remove toxins from the body that contribute to the development of acne. Therefore, this is one of the many advantages that drinking water can do our body good.

No. 3: Cleanser

The use of a daily cleanser has its advantages, as it is one of the most important skincare regimes that we should encounter in the winter months. As our skin is drier in the winter, it is also a good idea to use cleansing agents that moisturize the skin. By adding more moisture, it can help prevent dryness on the face such as dry spots and uneven skin on the face that we can get during the winter time.

A moisturizing cleanser can help to moisturize the skin, which is why cleansing the skin of dirt and residues that may be on the skin and in the pores is always recommended.

No. 4: Exfoliator

By exfoliating the face at least once or twice a week, dead skin cells that can sit on the skin can be removed. A build-up of dry skin can clog pores and also cause acne. By exfoliating the skin, we can prevent acne and dry spots on the skin. Our makeup can look terrible when we apply it to dry skin, which may be patchy. It will accentuate the texture of dryness on the skin. By using an exfoliator, we can remove these dead skin cells.

There are three ways to exfoliate dead skin cells, a micro-bead cleanser that can be grainy and cleanse the face along with exfoliating the skin, with a buffer, and a brush buffer that is an electronic brush.

An electronic buffer is also a great way to remove dead skin cells from the skin surface. It is electronic and has attached brush heads.

When exfoliating the face, it is always good to ensure that you apply the exfoliator in a circular motion. The circular motion helps to remove the dead skin cells and helps to circulate the blood to the skin surface. By adding this step, you should see immediate results with the texture of the skin. This should help to create a smooth surface for your skin.

No. 5: Toner

Using a toner during winter can work wonders for the skin. Toners usually help to balance the pH of the skin by balancing the oils in the skin. If your skin is too oily, a toner that absorbs oils helps the skin. In dry skin, a toner with more moisturizers can also help moisturize dry skin. A toner also helps remove residues that may be on the skin that your cleanser has not removed. We find that this step helps to cleanse the skin and at the same time allow the moisture to penetrate into the skin.

It is best to use a toner after you have cleansed your face. It is best to apply the toner on a cotton bud and wipe your face with the toner. Your skin should immediately feel refreshed and hydrated, thus preparing your skin for further moisture. A good tip for a good effect of toner during winter time is to use a toner that is alcohol-free, as alcohol makes your skin drier.

No. 6: Serum

A serum is essential in the winter months. Serums usually help to moisturize the skin. A few serums good work on their own, however work better with a moisturizer. Once you have cleansed and tightened your skin, applying toners to the skin helps to moisturize your skin even further.

Usually, we take a few drops of serum and massage it into my face. Immediately, you will notice that your skin looks more hydrated and has more shine. A face serum should be used during the day before your daily face cream and at night before applying the night cream.

No. 7: Face masks

Face masks should be used once a week at least. This is another way to truly detoxify the skin while at the same time moisturizing and pampering the skin. Face masks usually change the texture of the skin for a few days. In winter, it is advisable to use face masks that moisturize the skin. Face masks usually help remove impurities from the skin and cleanse the pores.

However, it is always good to look into moisturizing face masks in winter to keep the skin soft and supple, and hydrated. Face masks usually take 10-25 minutes on cleansed skin, allowing moisture to penetrate the skin. Most face masks also help to remove dead skin cells, depending on the ingredients.

DIY face mask for dry skin:

1: 1/2 cup warm water

2: 2 tablespoons honey

3: 1/3 oats - helps to soothe the skin and has anti-inflammatory effects.

4: 2 tablespoons of yogurt or milk cream - help to bring the skin natural glow to the surface.

5: Mix these four ingredients together and leave them on your face for 15 minutes so they can moisturise your skin.

6: Moisturizers day and night

It is essential to use a day cream with a night cream because winter really dries out the skin by applying moisturizer to the skin. During the day, it is ideal to ensure that your moisturizer has an SPF of at least 15 to prevent damage from UVA UVB rays. Yes, our skin can still be damaged in winter by the sun moisturizing the skin with a moisturizer, preventing dry spots, windburn, flakiness, and roughness. Your daily moisturizer should always be applied to the serum to achieve the best hydration.

It is also important to apply a thicker moisturizer to the skin at night. At night, our skin regenerates and repairs itself so that by applying a well-moisturizing night cream, our skin can also benefit during the day.

No. 9: Eye Creams

It is really important to neglect the area around the eye. This is the area where the skin is thinnest and can take a blow with the dry bitter cold in winter. It is so important to moisturize the area around the eye so that the skin does not dry out. If we do not moisturize the area around the eye, the consequences can be decisive and lead to dry lines that turn into wrinkles, causing crow's feet to begin to show up in the area. To prevent this, it is good to use an eye cream. Eye creams are more moisturizing than moisturizers and are usually formulated to moisturize the thin skin around the eyes. Many of the eye creams moisturize and brighten the eye area, which also helps make the skin look plumper.

No. 10: Face Oils

Face oils are another option if you are not sure if you are using a face serum, it goes on the face drier and not greasy. Especially, it has the same purpose of serum just not as big. Some face oils can be used during the day under a moisturizer or with the moisturizer that is out there and takes depending on the different brands out there. Face oils usually keep the face velvety and not sticky or greasy.

No. 11: What Type of foundation is Best For Dry Skin

The best foundation formulas for the winter

After caring for the skincare portion and a beautiful, hydrated, plumped-up skin, we can now turn to apply makeup. There are certain foundation formulations that we should look for to apply to our skin during the winter months. It is best to avoid oil-free and powdery foundation formulations, as formulations like these can accentuate the textures on our skin. The three most important formulations for our foundation are:

The gel foundation is more of a gel-based texture, in which usually more serums are poured in, which moisturize the skin and help the skin appear more and have a dewy finish. 

Cream foundations contain a lot of moisture due to their formulation. Cream-based foundations are typically full coverage and can provide extra moisture to the skin, which also leaves a dewy like finish. One of my favorite cream foundations is Mac's Full Cover Foundation.

Liquid foundations usually settle well with dry skin. Certain formulas contain ingredients for skincare that can also help with hydration. One of our preferred liquid foundations is It Cosmetics CC Cream, which is a full coverage foundation with many benefits for skin care.

Finally, it's also good to look at foundations that have lighting in them because they can give a boost to tired, dull-looking skin. Lighting fixtures in foundations can give skin a healthy, hydrated glow that's ideal for winter.

No. 12: Lips

When it comes to winter, the only characteristic of our face that seems to suffer a lot is the lips. The lips are really dehydrated because the air is dry and we constantly lick our lips where the saliva can aggravate them. In the winter months, it is best to exfoliate the lips to remove dead skin cells. then it is advisable to keep a good moisturizing lip balm on hand and use it throughout the day to keep the lips hydrated. Always apply lip balm in the evening before bedtime so that the lips are soft and supple in the morning.

No. 13: Cream Lipstick Formulations

Another good time to consider wearing lipsticks, which is more cream formulations because they help with hydration. Avoid wearing matte lipsticks, as they do not moisturize the lips and can highlight dry lines on the lips. It is important to keep the lips hydrated and look juicy and supplied during the winter months.

No. 14: Waterproof Mascara

In the winter months, the wind can be very rough. It can even cause our eyes to tear, ruining the mascara look. There's nothing worse than having mascara smudged around the eyes. By using waterproof mascara, she can avoid the appearance of raccoon eyes caused by dirty mascara.

No. 15: Waterproof Eyeliner

The wind can also ruin the eyeliner. There have been many times that we have used normal eyeliner and found that the winter wind caused our eyes to water, which also ruined our liquid lining.

No. 16: Setting Sprays

If you are still using a setting spray to complete your makeup, it is important to use a setting spray. It is best to use a setting spray to keep everything intact. It would be advisable to use a setting spray that gives the skin a dewy finish or a luminous finish, giving the illusion that your skin is hydrated and luminous, which can be very flattering in the winter months.

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