Winter has a reputation for beautiful snowy vistas and savory comfort food. The harsh weather, however, can be a huge detriment to your skin. The following are a handful of tips to help keep your skin and makeup looking great even when winter wreaks havoc on it.

Prevent the Burn

Sometimes it gets so cold it burns. To prevent a bad case of windburn, wear a scarf or hood that covers your neck and nose. Before you go outside, don’t forget to apply an extra-moisturizing lotion or salve to protect any skin that will be exposed to the chill.

Winter Lips

If the cold weather leaves your lips cracked and flaky, try using a lip balm that contains sunblock. You can also use a moisturizing lipstick. However, you should try to avoid matte lipstick because they tend to dry out the skin.

Snow Reflects Sun

If it’s daytime and you’re outside, you should be wearing sunscreen. UV rays from the sun are always a threat to your skin, and the sun-reflecting properties of the snow make it much worse. Whether you’re taking the dog for a walk or going skiing, get in the habit of wearing sunscreen with at least SPF 30 during the winter.

Red Face

If you’ve spent the day outside in inclement weather, chances are your skin looks red and inflamed by the end of the day. To mitigate this, try using a green-tinted moisturizer to hide the redness. If the discoloration is confined to small spots on your face, a concealer will work wonders. If any spots are painful to the touch, simply apply some hydrocortisone cream for instant relief.

Fight the Smudge

High winds, sleet, and snow can cause smudges and smears in our makeup. To prevent a complete meltdown, use waterproof mascara and apply shadow and eyeliner to the upper lids only so the color doesn’t migrate.

Consider Your Cleanse

Your face may feel taut and dry after getting ravaged by the cold weather. To combat this, try using a creamy cleanser with hydrating properties. If dryness persists, get ahold of a humidifier and make your air wetter.


The winter is full of charming traditions and great food. Winter weather, whether you like it or not, can be damaging to your skin and makeup. If you’re suffering from dryness, cracked-lips, or smudged makeup, try the above tips to help. For further questions on all things makeup related, call the professionals at Beauty Studio Inc. Mobile Hair and Makeup.