Time for a makeover
Cooler temperatures, less humidity, plus dry indoor air all lead up to one thing: dehydration. As in dryer flakier skin and nails that are more brittle. And just as you swap out summer’s lighter sundresses and tank tops for warm, cosy jumpers, so too should you be trading your gel moisturiser for a creamier version.
We’ve polled some of the most trusted voices in beauty to give you a complete rundown of how to effectively change your beauty routine during the colder months. Read on for their autumn and winter makeup dos and don’ts.
Do: waterproof your mascara
You may equate waterproof mascara with a swim on a hot summer’s day, but Charlie Riddle, global beauty director and head of artistry for Stila Cosmetics advises that it’s equally important come autumn and winter. A waterproof formula is a must when your eyes tear up from the temperature and wind chill, he shares.
Do: remember to mind your cuticles
When we think of winter beauty, we often neglect our cuticles, yet they take a beating during winter months when not paying attention to them can lead to painful hangnails and ruined manicures. Make it a habit to give them extra TLC when the temperatures drop. Applying a nourishing cuticle oil will only add on a few extra seconds to your beauty routine but it will pay you tenfold