What we wear in winter is very different than what we wear in summer and the same goes for makeup. Winters in Bangladesh are usually gentler than many places of the world where it snows. Yet the cold winds and dry weather conditions can surely be trying for most of us. This year, winter is even becoming intolerably cooler. This doesn’t mean you won’t put on makeup. There are just some things you need to keep in mind while you glam up in this weather.
If your face feels taut and parched when the weather turns cold, switch up your cleansing routine. Instead of using a foaming, gel-based cleanser, use milky or creamy cleansers since they have fewer skin-stripping detergents. Massage into dry skin, then remove gently with a facial tissue or cotton pads. If that doesn't help, consider using a humidifier to combat dryness in the air.
Moisturize While You Beautify
A bit of moisturizer under your makeup will help keep skin fresh and will also restore the softness in your skin.
Don’t Skip Sunscreen
Use sunscreen lotion when you go out regardless of what season it is. UV rays are present all the year round. Get in the habit of wearing a broad-spectrum sunscreen with at least SPF 30 daily.
Save Yourself From Windburn
On the most blustery days, create a barrier between your face and the wind by applying a richer, extra-moisturizing emollient or salve. For more protection, put up your shawls, dupattas, parka’s hood, or wear a hat and a scarf that you can bundle up around your neck and nose.
Tear-Proof Your Eye Makeup
Wintry winds and whimsical weather conditions can cause makeup meltdowns and breakdowns. Fight off sooty smudges and smears by applying waterproof mascara, and use eyeliner and shadow on the upper lids only to reduce the risk of makeup migration.
Fight Flaky Skin
Get rid of dry, flaky skin overnight by applying a creamy, hydrating mask (or a rich night cream) to your face for 5 to 15 minutes. Press a facial tissue on your face to absorb any excess, and then head to bed.
Perfect Your Pout
If you have cracked, flaky winter lips, stick with a tinted lip balm that contains sunscreen. If your lips are in good shape, you can opt for moisturizing lipstick, but avoid matte or long-wearing lipstick formulas as they can be drying.
Wake Up Your Complexion
Don't forget blush. It will help a washed-out face come to life. Sweep a soft, peachy-hued (for fair skin) or warm, terra cotta-toned (for darker skin) blush onto the apples of your cheeks and blend towards your cheekbones.