Winterizing Your Makeup Routine
Prepping your skin for the cold, winter months can be challenging, but adapting your routine can make a world of difference. Switch it up! Change your skincare products and you’ll notice the difference in your skin and makeup application. Make Up First’s Rachael Heimbuch shared her favorite tips with Fox this week—read on to get the scoop and watch the full segment below!
-Avoid cleansers with harsh, drying ingredients and gritty scrubs that can over sensitize skin
**Recommendation: Mario Badescu Enzyme Cleansing Gel. It dissolves away makeup, oil and dirt without drying the skin. Contains AHAS (Alpha Hydroxy Acids) which gently exfoliate the skin.
-Swap lotions for creams
-Look for ultimate hydration ingredients: Ceramides (helps maintain and not breakdown skin barrier) Hyaluronic Acid (holds moisture in the skin)
-Add a hydrating serum before cream to give extra boost of moisture
-Press skincare products into the skin as opposed to rubbing in
-PRO TIP: Apply skincare in order from thinnest product to thickest for maximum absorption of products
EYES & LIPS
-Exposed skin (like your lips) requires daily hydration, especially during the winter. Don’t neglect these areas, including the eyes, that aren’t protected from the elements. Choose products for sensitive areas that are easy on the skin.
-Sheet masks are a great way to combat weathered skin, but be sure to use for the recommended amount of time only (do not exceed!). When used for longer than directed they can dry out and have reverse effects of intended result.
SWITCHING YOUR MAKEUP PRODUCTS
-Opt for a hydrating silicone-based primer. Cinema Secrets Ultimate Foundation Primer fills in fine lines, smooths skin texture, and extends foundation wear, creating a barrier on face that soothes skin and helps retain moisture.
-Choose cream blushes over powders, such as FIRST by Maqpro Lip and Cheek Palette, which doubles for cheeks as well as lips!
-Favorite cream eye product: Stilazzi Borderline Gels.