Glowing Skin in the WinterHow to get glowing skin in winter

As the official start of winter nears, you've probably noticed that your skin is getting drier and lacks its usual spark. Rest assured, this is entirely normal during the colder months. And, contrary to popular belief, you can achieve dewy skin in the wintertime — it just requires making a few simple adjustments to your skincare and makeup routine to accommodate for the dry, cold air and even more drying indoor heating. Check out these expert makeup tips for achieving and maintaining glowing skin throughout winter:

1. Be generous with moisturizer

While this is technically a skincare tip, think of applying moisturizer as a crucial step in your makeup routine. Why? Because it's the best way to achieve a dewy, glowing complexion. Use an intensive moisturizer that's formulated with skin-loving ceramides and peptides, such as LaserAway Beauty Drenched Peptide Enriched Moisturizer. Spend extra time massaging your moisturizer into your skin to boost its natural glow. And be sure to moisturize when your skin is still damp after showering to lock in moisture.

2. Stay away from powder

Powder can easily make skin look dull. Instead, reach for a moisturizing CC cream that's one shade warmer than your skin tone and make sure it contains SPF to protect against sun damage. Also, use a hydrating setting spray for makeup rather than a setting powder that can settle into fine lights and wrinkles, magnifying them.

3. Switch up your primer

Instead of using a traditional matte primer on your face, try using a luminous one. This is because the subtle shimmer in the primer will give your skin a dewy, glowing effect. Plus, the primer adds another layer of hydration.

4. Prep your lips

Constant exposure to arid hot and cold air can quickly dry out lips, causing them to flake. Before applying lipstick, you can prime them by using a moisturizing lip balm, like Jack Black Intense Therapy Lip Balm SPF 25. You can also opt to use a hydrating lip lacquer such as LaserAway Beauty Girl Boss that conditions lips with vitamin E and argan oil.

5. Use a liquid highlighter

Use a liquid highlighter to give yourself instant dewy skin and apply it with a damp makeup sponge. This will help to blend the highlighter with your foundation and keep your skin moisturized. Be sure never to rub the makeup sponge against your skin and instead press it into your skin to avoid flakiness.

6. Apply rosy blush

A light dusting of blush can instantly liven up the face for a perfect rosy glow. Don't use powdered blushes that can dry out the skin — opt for a cream blush that melts into your skin. Apply it to the apples of your cheeks for a natural look.

7. Wear copper and bronze eyeshadow

To round out your glowing, dewy look, sport copper and bronze eyeshadows that give off a warm, shimmery vibe. Choose cream eyeshadows that are easily blendable during the dryer months. They're also more forgiving on dry, chapped skin. Pair with liquid eyeliner to complete your look.

Whatever you do, never stop moisturizing

If you notice your skin getting dry or your makeup getting cakey throughout the day, spray your face with a light mist of water to help set your makeup and add a little extra moisture. Don't forget to exfoliate once or twice a week, too, to slough off dead skin cells that contribute to flakiness.

  1. "20 Dos and Don'ts of Fall and Winter Makeup," Reader's Digest, November 5, 2021.
  2. "The Best Winter Makeup Tips for Glowing Skin, According to Experts," Allure, December 14, 2019.

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