When the sun is shining and the weather is warm, your skin naturally looks more glowing, hydrated and healthier. But when winter hits, it can strip your skin of that essential moisture, causing dehydration and dullness. On top of dreary conditions and sub-zero temperatures, that’s something you shouldn’t have to deal with. Here’s the good news: you don’t have to. With a couple of adjustments to your skincare routine, and a few beauty products in the right places, you’ll get a perfect summer glow, no matter the season. Read on to find out what you need to look radiant and sun-kissed all winter long.
Choose The Right Skincare
Getting your skin healthy is the best place to start, and there are lots of changes you can make to your skincare routine to keep it looking its best through the winter. For daytime, look for a moisturizer with ingredients like hyaluronic acid, and coconut or avocado oil. For night, your best friend is a hyaluronic acid serum, and a sleeping mask with hydrating ingredients you can layer on right before bed so you’ll wake up to a super nourished complexion.
Then, get your radiance back with ingredients like vitamin C. Vitamin C helps promote collagen production, it can help minimize pigmentation, dark spots, and it’s a powerful antioxidant that can treat inflammation.
Before you apply your make-up, it’s super important to properly prep your skin. The best way to do that in the winter is with a primer, like Nude by Nature’s Perfecting Primer. It’s formulated with nourishing ingredients like vitamin C-rich Australian Kakadu Plum and moisturizing vitamin E.
Swipe On A Little Bronzer
After you’ve applied your moisturizer, sunscreen, primer, and foundation or concealer, get the look of a tan without that UV damage with a pretty dusting of bronzer. Nude by Nature’s Natural Glow Loose Bronzer has light-reflecting particles that effortlessly blend into your skin for a sun-kissed, dewy finish. It’s also formulated with Kakadu Plum, which, again, is rich in vitamin C. For a more natural look grab a tapered, fluffy brush, and dust your bronzer onto the perimeter of your face, focusing on your jawline. Then add a little to your cheekbones, and always blend it well.
If you want to contour with your bronzer and add even more dimension to your face, try the Contour Palette from Nude by Nature. Apply the contour shade on the far right underneath your cheekbones and along your hairline, jawline and temples, and blend it well. Then, apply the middle, bronzing shade onto the apples of your cheeks and up towards your hairline. The highlighting shade is your final step, and it goes onto the tops of your cheekbones, underneath your brow bone and along the bridge of your nose.
Add Some Strategic Highlighter
When you want a glow, why not literally glow with an illuminating hit of highlighter? Adding it to particular points on your face will make your skin look like it’s radiating light, and it can help give definition to it, too. Especially if you’re suffering from winter-induced dry skin, a highlighter with a creamy texture, like Nude by Nature’s Touch of Glow Highlight Stick, is a great choice. Try applying the Champagne shade along the tops of your cheekbones, right underneath your eyebrows, and into the corners of your eyes. You can dot a little onto your cupid’s bow, as well, and the tip of your nose.
If you want an all-over glow, try Nude by Nature’s Sheer Light Pressed Illuminator. With a big, fluffy brush, dust it over your entire face, either underneath a sheer foundation for a more subtle look, or over the top of your make-up for maximum effect. Even though it’s a powder formula, it’s again got that vitamin C-rich Kakadu Plum and avocado oil to keep your skin hydrated while it gives you a gorgeous glow.
Finish It Off With Your Eyes and Lips
Kick your glow into high gear with a couple finishing touches, both for your eyelids and your lips. Dust Nude by Nature’s Shimmering Sands Loose Eyeshadow into the centre of your lids and blend it outwards. Then, dot a little into the corners of your eyes. For your lips, grab a high-shine gloss, like Nude by Nature’s Moisture Infusion Lipgloss. Not only will it treat chapped winter lips with ingredients like shea butter, almond oil and hyaluronic acid, but its non-stick formula effortlessly glides on for a bold, glossy finish.