Apparently we are in for another brutal winter. As the winter months descend upon us, the colder temperatures can dry out skin, causing flakey, cakey makeup and various other cosmetic complications. Maybe you will find that your foundation isn’t blending into your skin well; it just sits on top of it. I see it all too often in my makeup chair. So what is the solution?
First of all, exfoliation is a must! I recommend keeping some kind of scrub (Lavido is a good choice) in your shower and using it daily with your Clarisonic skin brush, if you have one. I have 2 that I alternate between, one that has AHA/BHA and the other that is a Blueberry and Coffee Bean Exfoliator. If scrubs are not your thing, Juvena Pure Lifting Peeling Powder is a great exfoliating choice for sensitive skin, and Elemis Tri-Enzyme Resurfacing Gel Mask does all the work for you – just put it on for 10 minutes to exfoliate the dead skin cells and reveal a smoother more youthful appearance. This newer, fresher skin actually absorbs moisturizers better instead of sitting on top of the dead skin.
Now that you’ve revealed your new skin, it’s time to worry about what you put on that skin! Winter is a good time to switch from your oil free SPF summer moisturizer to something a little richer for daytime, (Travel Beauty loves Cosmetics 27 Baume 27) as well as switching to a moisturizing foundation formula. Applying your foundation with a sponge will help it to blend in and give you a natural looking finish. (For light sheer coverage that still provides mega-moisture, try B. Kamins BB Cream.)
Ditch your summer bronzer for something lighter with some pink tones instead of orange. When applying, make sure to use a big brush for a sheerer finish. The powder will set your foundation and keep your makeup from just absorbing into your skin. The touch of pink in your powder will keep you from looking pale and sallow.
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My Beauty Ammo Kit for the under eye area will also solve the problem of your foundation, concealer, or powder creasing or caking up which is the #1 problem all women face! The Collagen Eye Mask hydrates all day with collagen and shea butter. The Line Putty fills in fine lines, calms and soothes skin with chamomile and the witch hazel helps with puffiness. Finally, the Camouflage Eye Disguise Concealer blends in perfectly giving you the coverage you need without making fine lines look worse! With these minor adjustments, you will look fresh and dewy no matter what the outside temperatures!