Winter brings in festivals, parties and celebrations. But do you know what else winter brings? Dry skin of’ course! The toughest part however is to hide the flakey skin when you’re wearing makeup.

We have here some skin care tips on how to prep your skin for the perfect looking base and to camouflage all the dryness...

Exfoliate well
 

Exfoliate well

Exfoliating your skin once every week will be the best thing you will do this winter. To get rid of all the flakiness on your skin, scrub and moisturise regularly. Make sure not to overdo it as it can irritate your skin. If you have a big event coming up, exfoliate the night before.

Strengthen your moisturiser...

We cannot stress enough on the importance of moisturising your skin well and regularly. Our skin needs some extra loving during the colder days. If you think your favourite moisturiser isn’t doing enough for you during winter, then try to add an essential oil to it. Just add a few drops of oils like argan oil or Jojoba oil to your moisturiser for that extra boost of hydration.

Create a foundation mix
 

Create a foundation mix

Don’t go out and buy a new foundation for your winter skin. Make any foundation work for dry skin with this simple hack. Mix in some moisturiser or a drop of oil with your foundation to make it look dewy. This will help your skin stay hydrated throughout the day. People who struggle with acne can add try tea tree oil. It’s known to fight acne.

Makeup setting spray or face mist
 

Makeup setting spray or face mist

Invest in facial mists or setting sprays. Prep your skin with a few spritz of this spray. This creates a healthy looking skin when base makeup is applied on top. For extra glow, spray some setting spray as you blend your foundation or spritz some on your beauty blender to blend your foundation. This not only adds glow but also makes your makeup last longer.

Cream > powder
 

Cream > powder

Opt for cream based products as the powder products will further emphasise your dry skin. Go for cream based highlighters, bronzers and blushes. this will not only look natural and flattering, but will also provide the extra hydration your skin absolutely needs!