Get Glowing No Matter What the Season!
For most of us, spring has not sprung. And your skin reflects that… it is likely dry, dull, lifeless, splotchy, etc. I know here in Telluride, we probably have another solid 3 to 4 months of dry, winter weather. Often when you apply foundation on top of that not-so-hydrated skin, it looks pretty flakey. Just say no to flakes! I’m going to get you glowing in this post with my top five foundation tips for dry winter skin.
Huge thank you to QVC for compensating me for this post.
The key to get glowing skin in the winter, is cleansing properly, and using the right foundation. ~Erin xoClick To Tweet
#1 | Apply Moisturizer Before Taking a Shower
I wish I could take credit for this genius tip, but it comes straight from a pro. Apply your moisturizer before you take a shower to help lock in moisture. This doesn’t mean you skip the moisturizer after the shower. You are doubling down!
#2 | Cleanse & Tone
You should also be sure to cleanse your skin to slough off dryness. I like using a wash cloth to cleanse because it exfoliates. I just tried the Philosophy Purity Made Simple One-Step Facial Cleanser for the first time the other day, and it is AMAZING! It is definitely going to be a regular in my skincare routine. It cleans… AND tones your skin. It is also very hydrating. Your skin feels squeaky clean afterwards.
And your eye makeup comes off SO easily with this, just rub gently with your eyes closed. I was pretty impressed with how easily my mascara and eyeliner came off.
There is a reason Purity Made Simple is one of QVC’s best sellers, and an Allure Magazine Reader’s Choice Award Winner in the Facial Cleanser category in 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012 and 2014! Plus, the bottle is ginormous so it will definitely last a long time.
#3 | Moisturize
So here’s where you add that second layer of moisturizer all over your face, neck and chest. If you opt to try Renewed Hope in a Jar Skin Tint (pictured above), which is a skin tint, moisturizer and SPF all-in-one, you can skip this step.
#4 | Add Primer
Primer not only provides a wonderful base for your makeup, it also hydrates and protects your skin. You should add primer after cleansing, toning and moisturizing.
You can read more about the importance of primer here.
#5 | Choosing the Right Foundation
Choosing the right foundation is VERY important when it comes to getting your glow on. QVC sent me Renewed Hope in a Jar Skin Tint in two colors: beige and sand (love both colors). This is another product that I am truly blown away by! You can see in my pictures above, half of my face is bare, and on the other half… I applied Renewed Hope in a Jar. This is technically not considered foundation, but it has such wonderful coverage. It is also a moisturizer… with SPF 20!
Renewed Hope in a Jar comes with a brush. I used the white tip to scoop out a bit of makeup (see pictures above) and then the brush to blend it in. A little goes a VERY long way so be sure to use it sparingly. I love the way my skin looks and feels with this tint. It’s a subtle, flawless finish. I can see the glow! Can you?
You can see how the Renewed Hope in a Jar Skin Tint looks with makeup above. I showed you one picture with no smile, and one with a smile so you can see that the tint is clearly not settling into my lines.
Philosophy Purity Made Simple One-Step Facial Cleanser and Renewed Hope in a Jar Skin Tint are both available at QVC. The site lists all the ingredients.
QVC ships all over the world. You might want to choose expedited shipping to get your products faster. Regular shipping takes about a week and a half to two weeks.
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If you are a long-time reader of my blog, you may recall me talking about Philosophy’s bath products. They are THE BEST. I linked some of my favorite Philosophy picks below.
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