Keep Your Skin Glowing Bright All Winter Long With These Professional Approved Tips

Keep Your Skin Glowing Bright All Winter Long With These Professional Approved Tips
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There's no denying that winter wreaks havoc on our skin, especially for those of us who live up north—here's looking at you, New York and Chicago. When winter's in full-swing, Mother Nature's polar vortex turns cities into frozen tundras, and our skin can't deal. Our beauty routines are no match for this kind of cold. But, no fear, keep winter woes at bay with these easy tricks from a few of our favorite celebrity makeup artists, and we guarantee you'll look radiant all winter long.

Prep Your Skin At Night

Prep Your Skin At Night

NYC-based makeup artist Suzy Gerstein explained to Teen Vogue that moisturizing skin is like keeping a car oiled.

Foundation will apply easier in the mornings if you moisturize at night, she said.

Gerstein suggests using a deep, intense hydration mask once a week. 

A more affordable option might be Allure Beauty Pick, Burt's Bees Intense Hydration Night Cream.

Use a Gentle Daily Cleanser

Use a Gentle Daily Cleanser

Gerstein also pointed out that if you wash your face everyday, it's important to find a gentle cleanser that won't dry out your skin. 

An affordable choice is Neutrogena's Ultra Gentle Daily Cleanser, Allure Best of Beauty Award Winner, which is made for sensitive skin. Neutrogena claims it "protect[s] skin's natural moisture barrier."

Buy online from Target for $7.99.

Splurge on a Great Winter Moisturizer

Splurge on a Great Winter Moisturizer

Without a doubt, the secret to truly glowing skin (in any season) relies on a great moisturizer. But during the frigid winter temps, it might be worth splurging on the really good stuff. 

Gerstein advises looking for “products with moisturizing and anti-inflammatory ingredients to combat the flakiness and irritation that characterize winter skin.”

Allure Best of Beauty 2016 pick, LANEIGE Water Bank Moisture Cream is a Korean skin-care favorite. LANEIGE's moisture cream soothes and relieves dry skin, lasting up to 24 hours. 

Purchase online at Target for $32

Blend, baby, blend

Blend, baby, blend

Makeup artist Edward Cruz told The Huffington Post that the best way to get a "smooth, fresh finish" after applying foundation to dry skin is to blend any trouble spots with face oil.

Snag a super blender from Target for $4.99.

Opt For Cream-Colored Blushes and Skip the Powder

Opt For Cream-Colored Blushes and Skip the Powder

Makeup artist Nick Barose, known for making celebrities (like Alicia Keys) look Uh-mazing, spilled his winter secrets to Glamour.

"In cold weather, powder blush can dry you out and look blotchy," he said. "Cream blush that sets to a velvety finish without being greasy is your friend."

He advises choosing cream or peach finishes, rather than pink.

"Your cheeks will turn pink anyway in the cold, so pink blush can make you look ruddy."

Barose swears by Votre Vu Vu-On Rouge in French Tulip

Sephora's Bite Beauty Multistick is also a great choice—it's a few dollars cheaper, and is a triple-threat. It works on eyes, lips, and cheeks.

If All Else Fails, Hydrate With Egg Yolks. Yes, seriously.

Niki Metz, director of artistry for Jouer, swears by this unconventional beauty hack. It involves egg yolks. She dished the recipe to Marie Claire:

"Here's one for the winter: Take an egg yolk and a tablespoon of extra virgin olive oil, and whip together. Slather all over your face and leave on for 20 minutes before rinsing off with lukewarm water. This treatment is the most hydrating thing you can do for your skin, and it'll leave your face with the most beautiful glow you have ever seen!"

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