Is anybody else freezing their butts off? It's classic British weather to wait until March for the coldest week of all time. At least our eyelashes aren't freezing like the gals in Siberia.
But the cold still presents a whole lot of beauty issues that, quite frankly, we would rather do without. So we called in the experts to tell us how to make the snow our friend and not our foe...
Add extra layers to your skincare routine
You need to layer-up your winter skincare the same way you would with your clothes. Try using a facial oil before your moisturiser to help to protect your skin's barrier from the snow. "Reach for serums with anti-inflammatory properties," says Dermalogica Digital Education Executive, Victoria Schofield. "This will combat the sensitising effect of fluctuating indoor and outdoor temperatures. nourishes the skin and relieves dryness. It contains Squalane, which locks in moisture, while soothing Oat Oil helps combat sensitivity and support healthy-looking skin."
Turn redness into rosiness
If your cheeks tend to redden due to the drop in temperature, don’t try to conceal it with heavy makeup – embrace it. “Add a little extra blush," says Makeup Artist . "Sweep it across your nose, too, for that healthy, just-been-outside flush. Flushed cheeks in the cold are super pretty and youthful. Oh, and wear lots of lip balm!”
Disguise a red runny nose
It's likely you'll be suffering from a cold right now and a runny nose is a major makeup ruiner. "Use serums with anti-inflammatory formulas to combat redness and reduce flakiness," says Victoria. "Applying a green concealer under foundation can also help to neutralise red patches."
Ditch your powder for dewy makeup
When your skin is feeling dry and possibly damaged, the last thing it needs is to be caked in powder. “Stick to hydrating, oil-based foundation to ensure your skin stays hydrated and dewy," says Glo Skin Beauty Lead Developer, Amanda Von Dem Hagen. "Powder used in the colder weather can have drying effects on the skin and, in turn, leave it looking dry and unhealthy.” A cream highlighter is also key to faking a healthy glow. We love the .
Snow is wet, people, so as well as an umbrella, you're going to need to go H.A.M on the waterproof products. "It’s essential in the snow to make sure your makeup doesn’t run, especially in those stop-start blizzards we’ve been having of late," says Sascha Jackson, Stila UK's Lead Pro Artist. "Start by using Stila Stay All Day® Waterproof Brow Colour, then move to the eyes with a waterproof liner – a snow staple. A long-lasting base is also key and a matte red lip is perfect for winter days".
Now you're ready to walk in a winter wonderland!