With snow on the horizon, autumn has left the building (well, almost). And like wardrobe, who demands the upgrade of Balenciaga shoulder-grazing quilting, your skin-care regime deserves some amped up hydration. Chilly temperatures can deal a huge blow to skin. How, then, to prep the face for Jack Frost? We asked three the makeup artists to share their favorite beauty hacks — pro tips on maintaining healthy radiance throughout the winter season. Here, the industry buffs share their choice cold-weather essentials.
Oils Are Key
“As far as winter saves and faves. My favorite thing is oils. Josie Maran 100 percent Pure Argan Oil is a good one. But really any argon oil hydrates and moisturizers your face superbly. I also find a good mask really refreshes that dead winter skin. Trader Joe’s recently came out with a Face Mask Trio that’s nice and Image Skincare has some great ones. A big thing for me is keeping your lips hydrated. I love to use Aquaphor at night and Burt’s Bees lip balm in the day. I use it over any lipstick to hydrate my lips and give a little shine.” — LA-based makeup artist Aura Schwartz /@beautybyaura
“My winter must-haves are Rosebud Salve for chapped lips, which can be picked up while waiting on line at any Sephora. CeraVe Moisturizing Cream is affordable and loaded with hyaluronic acid which nourishes to hydrate your skin all season long. Armani Maestro Glow foundation is also an absolute essential! This product counters winter dullness giving your face a gorgeous, dewy glow.” — NY-based makeup artist Henya Holtzberg / @henyahmakeup
“To avoid the case of “dull winter face,” my favorites are Embryolisse Lait-Crème Concentré, an amazing moisturizer for all skin types – when I work with clients who have dehydrated skin, I apply it as a mask. Newly discovered, but already a favorite, Korres Greek Yoghurt Foaming Cream Cleanser soothes and removes every trace of makeup. Many cleansers tend to dry, but this product delivers the perfect balance. In the winter months, I eat more almonds containing Vitamin E, an antioxidant that prevents cell damage and is effective in maintaining skin health. I also take Omega 3 supplements, which have anti inflammatory properties and helps ensure smooth and naturally radiant skin.” — NY-based makeup artist Vera Tov / @veratovmakeup