Winter is probably the best season of all. You don't have to deal with scorching heat, never-ending rains or extreme humidity. Just chilly weather, hot cocoa in bed, cozy sweaters and fluffy socks! But don’t be fooled by these winter wonders. The coldest of seasons brings with it dry skin, chapped lips, dull hair and makeup problems that make it hard for you to enjoy the season. Well, what if we told you that you can trust these winter beauty tips to be on top of your game, even when the temperature outside is at its lowest? Sounds great, right?
We have some really useful and brilliant beauty tips for the winter season that every woman should know. These tips will help you keep all your winter beauty woes in check and help you get healthy hair and skin and on fleek makeup effortlessly. Take a look at nine winter beauty tips you should follow to keep your hair, skin, and makeup on point this season.
- Tip 1: Skip powder foundation
- Tip 2: Wear non-drying lipstick
- Tip 3: Use a cream blush
- Tip 4: Say no to hot showers
- Tip 5: Limit the use of heat styling tools
- Tip 6: Hydrate your tresses
- Tip 7: Moisturize properly
- Tip 8: Exfoliate your lips and moisturize
- Tip 9: Sunscreen is still a must-have
- *Did you know?
Tip 1: Skip powder foundation
Since your skin tends to get dry due to the harsh winter winds, it’s best to stick with creamy and liquid foundations while doing your base makeup. Here’s a winter beauty tip that’s going to change your makeup game. Pick a lightweight formula that not only gives full coverage but also makes your skin look hydrated and healthy Use a setting spray to lock the makeup in. If you have oily skin, top your base makeup with a dusting of loose setting powder to combat shiny zones and mattify your look.
Tip 2: Wear non-drying lipstick
Your lips need much TLC in winters. Applying a lip balm before your lipstick is non-negotiable. However, to avoid dry and flaky lips, opt for non-drying matte lipsticks that seal in the moisture or better yet, go for glossy or creamy formulas. We swear by this winter beauty tip for gorgeous and moisturized lips. Wear a creamy matte for a c or a bold pout in a glossy or satin finish that doesn’t leave your lips dry and chapped.
Tip 3: Use a cream blush
The number one beauty tip for winter is that anything powdery is high-risk. Be it your blush, highlighter or foundation; pick the creamiest formulas to combat dryness and flakiness on your face. Since your cheeks show the first signs of dryness and dullness in winter, wear a cream blush that gives you a natural pink flush with a hint of glow. It kills two birds with one stone as it keeps your skin moisturized and makes you look fresh even in the cold season.
Winter Beauty Tips for Hair
Tip 4: Say no to hot showers
It's cold outside and taking a hot shower is only obvious. No matter how good and relaxing it feels to shower with steaming hot water, it is not doing any good to your hair. Hot water strips the natural oils from your scalp and leaves it dry and rough. Here’s what you should do instead. Use warm or lukewarm water to wash your hair, if not cold. It lets your scalp retain moisture Follow this winter beauty tip and you won’t struggle with dry hair at all!
Tip 5: Limit the use of heat styling tools
To avoid hair static, frizz and damage, skip the heat tools when they are not absolutely needed. Instead of blow drying your hair, towel dry and then air-dry it to keep it healthy and hydrated. If at all you need to use your flat iron or blow dryer, always apply hair mousse and heat protectant on your hair before using your styling tools to protect it from damage.
Tip 6: Hydrate your tresses
Your scalp and hair will become dry because of the low humidity in the atmosphere. Keep your hair moisturized and conditioned to keep roughness and dullness at bay. After your hair washes, use a conditioner and apply a leave-in serum on damp hair. This will keep your hair soft and nourished even on the coldest of days. Another winter beauty tip for healthy hair is to pamper it with a hot oil massage before every hair wash and a hydrating hair mask every week to keep it healthy.
Winter Beauty Tips for Skin
Tip 7: Moisturize properly
Stating the obvious, but the only way to fight winter dryness is to moisturize your skin as your life depends on it, ‘cause it actually does. You need a rich moisturizer for your face and super hydrating body lotion to keep your winter-struck skin supple and hydrated. Also, every night, slather on a nourishing face oil or serum on your face to lock in the moisture wake up to glowing skin in the morning. Once a week, use a moisturizing face mask for an extra boost of hydration.
Tip 8: Exfoliate your lips and moisturize
To get rid of flaky and chapped lips, exfoliate with a gentle lip scrub and get smooth and soft lips. DIY a lip scrub using honey and brown sugar and use it to scrub your lips gently. You can use your toothbrush to do the job, just remember to scrub your lips with soft strokes. After exfoliating, moisturize your lips with a lip balm. A hydrating lip balm is the winter BFF you can’t skip, no matter what. Reapply a lip balm through the day to seal in the moisture.
Tip 9: Sunscreen is still a must-have
If you thought a sunscreen is only a summer staple, you are wrong! This is one winter beauty tip no one told you about. You need SPF protection in winters as much as you need it in summer. The UVA/UVB rays are still there and can harm your skin. Even on a cloudy winter day, UV rays can pierce through clouds and damage your skin. To save your skin from sun damage, never go out without applying a broad spectrum sunscreen on your face.
Q. Which foundation is best for winters?
A. You should pick a mousse foundation if you have oily skin and a liquid foundation if you have dry skin. Also, always apply foundation on moisturized skin to keep the product from drying your skin out.
Q. How can I apply honey on my face in winter?
A. Honey is a natural moisturizer that does wonders for dry skin in winters. You can massage pure honey directly on your face or prepare a mask with other natural ingredients like yogurt or coconut oil and leave this mask on for 15-20 minutes before washing it off.
Q. How can I protect my scalp in winter?
A. Oiling your hair regularly is the key to keeping your hair healthy and luscious in winter. Take any hair oil you like, warm it up and massage it gently on your hair from root to tip for 10 minutes before every hair wash.
Q. How often should you wash your hair in winter?
A. For a healthy and clean scalp, wash your hair twice a week or once every three days. However, if you have really oily hair, wash it every two days. More than this can strip the natural moisture from your scalp and leave your hair dry.
Q. How can I hydrate my skin in winter?
A. Not only your face but the skin on your neck, arms and legs also get dry in winters. Make it a point to use face cream and body lotion to make sure your skin is hydrated. Also, always keep a lip balm handy to avoid dry and chapped lips.
*Did you know?
Your skin and hair become dry in winter because of the low humidity levels in the air caused by the drop in temperatures. This dry, cold winter air strips your skin of its natural oils and leaves it dry, flaky and chapped. Thus, it is important to keep your scalp, skin, and lips moisturized at all times during winters.
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Written by Anjali Agarwal on Jan 14, 2020
Author at BeBeautiful.