The onset of winter comes with many fun activities: Walking down snow-covered streets, sipping hot cocoa, and shopping for a big puffy jacket are among them. Unfortunately, when it comes to your skin, winter can actually make you look a little, well, duller than usual. Plus, being cooped up inside with dry air from your heater can leave you with dry skin. But it doesn’t have to be that way. Want to get that glow back and help ensure you look radiant all season long? Add the following tips (and skin care products, including moisturizer and self-tanner) to your skin care routine and reap the benefits!
winter skin care tip #1: switch to a brightening facial cleanser
Regardless of your skin type, washing your face should be the first step in your skin care routine. If your complexion is looking dull this winter, consider using a brightening facial cleanser, like the L’Oréal Paris Pure-Clay Detox & Brighten Cleanser. It’s formulated to brighten the appearance of your skin and remove impurities from skin’s surface without over-drying. Just squeeze a small amount of facial cleanser into your hands and add water to transform it from clay to mousse, then gently massage it over your face before rinsing off thoroughly with lukewarm water and patting dry.
winter skin care tip #2: add a face scrub to your weekly skin care routine
If exfoliation isn’t already a step in your regular skin care routine this winter, it should be! Dead skin cells can build up on the surface of your skin, leaving your complexion looking flaky and dull. Try the L’Oréal Paris Pure-Sugar Smooth & Glow Face Scrub, which immediately leaves skin feeling smoother and looking glowing. Use after use, skin feels baby-soft, smooth, and comforted. Use as part of your skin care routine three times a week. Smooth a small amount with dry fingers onto clean, dry skin. Massage it all over your face with wet fingers, then rinse thoroughly with lukewarm water. Bonus: You can also use this face scrub on your lips!
winter skin care tip #3: SLATHER ON A HYDRATING MOISTURIZER MORNING AND NIGHT
We won’t sugarcoat it: Winter and dry skin can go hand in hand. And when your skin is dry, it can end up looking lackluster. So, consider swapping out your regular moisturizer for a more hydrating pick. And don’t think you can get away with skipping moisturizer if you have oily skin—your complexion needs love, too! Try the L’Oréal Paris Hydra Genius Daily Liquid Care for Normal/Oily Skin, L’Oréal Paris Hydra Genius Daily Liquid Care for Normal/Dry Skin, or L’Oréal Paris Hydra Genius Daily Liquid Care for Extra Dry Skin, all of which are formulated with hyaluronic acid and aloe vera water to help provide long-lasting hydration.
winter skin care tip #4: DITCH YOUR REGULAR FOUNDATION IN FAVOR OF A LUMINOUS-FINISH ONE
During the dry, winter months, you might be frustrated that your skin looks dull. Ready to glow again? Fake it ‘til you make it by swapping out your regular foundation for one that has a luminous finish. Try the L’Oréal Paris Infallible Pro Glow Foundation, which is formulated for normal and dry skin and has a radiant finish. Before applying your foundation, smooth out the surface of your skin with a thin layer of the L’Oréal Paris Infallible Pro Glow Lock Makeup Primer. After you’re done with primer, apply foundation to your cheeks, forehead, and chin with a makeup blender, like the L’Oréal Paris Infallible Blend Artist Foundation Blender, making sure to blend outward. Finish your look off with a face powder, like the L’Oréal Paris Infallible Pro-Sweep & Lock Loose Setting Face Powder, to help set your makeup.
winter skin care tip #5: WEAR A HIGHLIGHTER
Illuminate the appearance of your skin by using a highlighter, such as the L’Oréal Paris True Match™ Lumi Glotion Natural Glow Enhancer or L’Oréal Paris True Match™ Lumi Glow Amour Glow Boosting Drops. Regardless of which highlighter you choose this winter, just make sure it’s one with a liquid formula, as powders can accentuate dry patches. The highlighters we just mentioned can be worn under, over, or mixed with your foundation. You can use a makeup brush to blend highlighter onto your face or use your fingers for a quicker, fuss-free application.
WINTER SKIN CARE TIP #6: FAKE A TAN WITH A SELF-TANNER
Another great way to get a winter glow is by using a self-tanner. You don’t have to go on vacation to get a tan—you can get bronzed skin without ever leaving home. The L’Oréal Paris Sublime Bronze™ Towelettes for Body are quick and convenient. Apply a towelette daily until you reach your desired level of tan, then once a week to help maintain the golden color.