Winter is in full swing, which means we can count on endless snow days, minimal hours of sunlight, and loads of layering. Not to mention the skincare woes that accompany cold weather: dull skin, blotchiness and flaking from blustering winds and artificial heat. While many people focus on boosting their skincare regimen during this time of year, did you know there are a few beauty products that can make dry, winter skin a thing of the past?
Whether in Los Angeles, New York or somewhere in between, making a few tweaks to your beauty routine during the cooler months ahead can lend a lit-from-within glow you’ll want all year-round.
Here are the top five products we’re using:
Start with a nourishing primer: It’s no secret the winter months create a drying effect on hair, skin, nails, and beyond. While we can’t change the weather, incorporating a powerhouse primer can boost skin’s appearance and yield the perfect canvas. Start by sealing in hydration with your favorite moisturizer and then grabbing this Anti-Aging Primer to instantly smooth and blur fine lines with antioxidants and peptides.
Hydrate skin with a luminous foundation: If summer is the time of minimal makeup and a sun kissed glow, winter is about mimicking those results in a mindful way. Opt for a hydrating foundation, like our Natural Finish Foundation, that’s loaded with Vitamin C and Vitamin E and will help defend against free radicals, revealing a bright and luminous finish.
Set makeup without drying the skin: Be sure to set your foundation with a talc-free setting powder that will help seal makeup without drying skin or overpowering your desired finish. Our favorite is the Perfect Setting Powder—it imparts a smooth and airbrushed (never chalking) effect on the skin, no matter the season.
A little highlight goes a long way: Highlighters receive a lot of praise for their light-reflecting effect on all skin types. And rightfully so, they allow for a tinge of light on the face, even when the weather is less than stellar. We love them most because they’re easily customizable and buildable to preference. Our top pick is none other than, Custom Enhancer Drops.
Finish with an illuminating setting spray: Our Illuminating Setting Spray gives makeup all-day staying power while providing instant illumination without feeling sticky or greasy. The best part about it? An alcohol-free formula hydrates skin and sets makeup without a harsh, drying effect and reveals a luminous glow. Now, this is a year-round ritual we can get behind.