SOS: Under the Weather Self-Care Tips

Whether you’re getting over a cold or trying to overcome the bad-weather blahs, your skincare and makeup routine can help you look and feel better. Defeat cold, dry weather with these nourishing skin tips and the perfect complimentary makeup look.

BEFORE BED: SKIN CARE

Make Up First Under the weather skin care makeup tips

First, renew your skin by using an exfoliating product to remove dead skin cells on the surface. Follow that up with a gentle cleansing product such as Mario Badescu’s Enzyme Cleansing Gel.

Follow up with a moisturizer that’s suitable for your skin type. Embryolisse Lait-Creme Concentre is a good choice for most skin. Whatever you choose, it’s important to keep the skin (as well as the rest of your body) hydrated.

Condition and protect dry lips with a healing, hydrating product, such as Smith’s Rosebud Salve or . You can also use the Rosebud Salve on chafed cheeks or nose areas!

Cure achey, puffy under eyes with ToGoSpa’s Ice Water Eyes. Diminish dark circles in just 15 minutes, and for extra cooling power, chill in the fridge before you apply.

Finish off your night with an anti-inflammation eye cream, like Bioderma’s Sensibio Eye or Radiant Eye from Embryolisse, and leave your face feeling relaxed and ready for the day ahead.


MORNING: MAKEUP

Make Up First makeup under the weather tips

Start your day off with a splash of cold water on your face to close pores and wake up! Refresh and cleanse your face with Bioderma’s Sensibio H20.

Apply a light shimmer on the eyelids to reflect the light on the lids, especially the inner corners of the upper lids.

Add eyeliner in a cool color such as navy or purple to make the whites of the eyes pop. Kevyn Aucion’s The Precision Eye Definer is our top choice.

Use a kohl pencil (in a flesh tone) on the lower water line to take the red out!

Curl the lashes (we love these from Japonesque) and apply waterproof mascara in black, navy or purple.

Start with a primer under your foundation—the foundation will last longer and keep fine lines, wrinkles, and rough patches away.

Add an illuminzing product, such as Inglot’s Face and Body Illuminator, to your foundation and apply primarily in the center of the face where the light hits.

If you can keep it on after nose blowing, use a yellow concealer, like Becca’s Ultimate Coverage Concealing Creme, on the nostrils to cancel any redness.

To camouflage a sallow, pasty complexion, use a bright pink or peach on the apples of the cheeks to give a flushed (but not feverish) look. We prefer the Senna Slipcover Blush Palette. Add a pop of shimmery blush only on the cheekbones.

Set with a translucent powder to keep makeup in place.

For lips, use a creamy, neutral/pink lipstick, or if you’re feeling bold, a deep cherry lip. Get the entire range of colors with the First by Maqpro Lip & Cheek Palette.

Don’t forget to apply gloss to the lips frequently to keep them hydrated! 

Justin Talaga