Winter can be a difficult time for making our skin look its best. Between the cool air and gloomy days, it’s no wonder we’re bombarded with advertisements for anti-aging creams and other beauty products. To get rid of that winter pallor once and for all, try these tips to get a healthy glow!
Self-tanning products are your best friend during the winter months. They will hide any dulling effects of muted lighting and cold temperatures, giving you a subtle glow for those special occasions. Be sure to pick up some at-home indoor tanning lotions that are easy to apply, like one that’s in an aerosol can. To create a natural look, you’ll want to focus on using the product only on the parts of your body that will be exposed – brows, cheekbones, and shoulders are all perfect for this. Don’t forget to exfoliate before applying your self-tanner so you don’t get any streaks!
Keep Your Skin Hydrated
Keeping your skin hydrated can seem like a difficult task when the cold air makes your nose run and your hands dry out, but it’s important for maintaining a healthy look all winter long. Using face moisturizers, lip balms, and other hydrating products will help protect your skin from the weather and keep it glowing. You can even give yourself a natural-looking, radiant sheen by applying a thin layer of petroleum jelly to your face before you apply makeup.
Use Bronzer For A Healthy Glow
For extra color in the winter months when you need it most, try using bronzer. Look for “bronzers” with pink undertones so they appear more natural on your skin than bronzers with orange tones. Apply the bronzing powder where the sun naturally hits your face – cheekbones, bridge of the nose, forehead, chin – then add a little on top of that on areas where you’d normally get some sun during warmer seasons – shoulders and tops of the hands. Be sure to blend the product in well for a natural look that won’t leave you with “tan lines.”
Moisturize Your Body
The skin on your body isn’t as thick as the external layer of your face, so it gets dried out more easily from cold weather and dry indoor heat. Make sure you moisturize your whole body after taking a bath or shower, especially areas like elbows, knees, ankles, and toes where the skin is less elastic and wrinkles more easily! Try using lotions with vitamin E to make your skin as radiant as possible before stepping outside.
Complement Your Skin
When dressing for winter days be sure to wear comfy clothes that are right for your skin type. For example, if you have dry skin try to wear clothes made of breathable fabrics like cotton or silk, and avoid clothing that is too tight or itchy. You should also dress in layers so you can take off any sweaters or scarves when indoors to let your skin breathe a little bit. Also, avoid hot baths.
Although a nice, hot bath can be relaxing during cold weather, it’s not very good for your skin. The heat from the water dries out your skin and makes it look dull, so try to avoid taking long hot showers or baths as often as you usually would. Stick to shorter showers with lukewarm water instead – cold water will make your skin turn red and puffy! As a bonus, this type of shower is more energy-efficient than a long one.
Take Care Of Your Body
You should only really need to use soap on your hands once in a while throughout winter since they’re not constantly coming into contact with dirt and germs like they do during other seasons. Try using sanitizer instead to avoid over-drying your hands and leaving them looking wrinkled. You may not be able to control the weather, but you can take care of yourself by eating healthy foods throughout winter.
Fruits and vegetables like carrots, oranges, grapes, spinach, and cauliflower are all great because they’re full of Vitamin C – a powerful antioxidant that promotes collagen production in the skin (collagen is what gives our skin its elasticity). Plus Vitamin C keeps your body’s immune system working at its best to fight off any infections or illnesses that come with wintertime!
There are several ways to get a healthy glow and avoid looking pale during the winter. Use moisturizers, bronzers, petroleum jelly, and other products, wear comfy clothing, take shorter showers, avoid hot baths and showers, give your hands a break from soap, and eat lots of healthy foods to stay healthy and fight off that winter pallor!