Top beauty fixes for great skin in winter

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Top beauty fixes for great skin in winter

As the days for frolicking at the beach dwindle away and jackets and scarves come out of hibernation, it’s time to start prepping for the not-so-cute effects of the colder weather.

Not only is it important to change up your skin care with the seasons, but also rotating the go-to products in your make-up bag will ensure you’re covered for any winter emergencies.

Because we have your back – well in this case, your face – here are our beauty fixes for the top four pesky concerns that pop up every winter!

Green concealer for a red nose

The cold snap usually brings with it just that, colds. The nose starts to drip and before you know it, you have blown your way through an entire box of tissues. We all know the aftermath is never pretty.

The constant rubbing causes the skin around your nose to become inflamed and red, so we recommend picking up a green concealer – stat. It may look and sound scary, but a green concealer is your new BFF in these situations.

The green pigment cancels out redness and once blended into the skin, the neutralising effects of the colour corrector banish any trace of a Rudolph nose. Look for a creamy consistency to help the blending process along.

bh recommends:

  1. Nutrimetics nc Colour Corrector Mint
  2. Australis Conceal Correct 4-in-1
  3. Physicians Formula Gentle Cover Concealer Stick

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Primer for rough skin texture

As we expose our skin to harsh winter conditions without proper protection, the texture of our skin can change. Prepping with a good skin care regimen is the most common way we learn how to protect our skin, but once you’re out and about for the day, your make-up choices can also help.

Applying a primer before make-up ensures there is a barrier between you and the elements. Priming not only helps make-up stay on longer, but can also aid in prevention and assist with smoothing any texture changes your skin experiences in winter.

There are countless primers on the market for different concerns, but look for hydrating, smoothing and even illuminating kinds to help add that extra boost you particularly need in winter.

bh recommends:

  1. Elizabeth Arden Flawless Start Instant Perfecting Primer
  2. L’Oréal Paris Lumi Magique Primer
  3. Rimmel London Lasting Finish Primer

RELATED: How to reap the rewards from your primer

Highlighter for dull skin

As the weather starts to change, so can the appearance of our skin. The life and vitality of a summer glow starts to fade and skin can become dull and grey.

To boost that illumination back into your skin, bh recommends Rimmel London Wake Me Up Foundation which instantly adds a radiant, glowing finish to the complexion. Pairing the foundation with a cream highlighter will help moisturise the skin and prevent it from clinging to any dry patches like a powder can.

Highlighting points of your face such as the bridge of your nose, centre of your forehead, cheekbones, upper lip and inner corners of your eyes adds that touch of radiance your skin is longing for.

bh recommends:

  1. Clinique Chubby Stick Sculpting Highlight
  2. Models Prefer Instant Glow Face and Body Highlighter
  3. Benefit High Beam

RELATED: How to ditch dull winter skin

Lip oil for cracked lips

One of the more painful ways winter can wreak havoc on us is through chapped lips. Cracked, dry lips are never fun, but in winter when our skin is drying out more than usual, bringing them back to life is just that little bit more tricky.

Swap drying, matte lipsticks for more hydrating and moisturising formulas, which will prevent any product clinging to your dry, flaking skin as they work their healing magic.

We recommend giving a lip oil – a hybrid between a treatment and a gloss – a try. The nourishing ingredients treat your lips while offering a tint of colour and finishing shine.

bh recommends:

  1. Yves Saint Laurent Volupté Tint-in-Oil
  2. The Body Shop Wild Argan Oil Solid Oil Lips
  3. Clarins Instant Light Lip Comfort Oil

RELATED: Why you need to swap your lip balm for lip oil

What are your must-have winter make-up products? Do you have go-to remedies for those SOS winter emergencies?

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