Beauty and Grooming

5 Beauty Tips for Dry Skin

The weather is getting even colder, and it’s getting increasingly more difficult to keep skin moisturised and looking healthy – especially when make-up is a must. The chill really takes it out of your skin and can leave it dry, flaky and tired; luckily, with our beauty tips for dry skin, you can cover any blemishes like a professional.

  1. Preparation is key

Whilst it sounds obvious, prepping dry skin for makeup should be a vital part of your January beauty routine. As make-up gathers and cakes on dry patches, make sure to exfoliate and moisturise before applying any cosmetics; we like  the Garnier Pure Active Charcoal Scrub to buff away flakes, and the L’Oreal Paris Dermo-Expertise Triple Active Moisturiser for Dry/Sensitive Skin to properly moisturise the skin.


  1. Use a lightweight primer

To stop make-up settling into creases, prime the skin after letting your moisturiser sink in. Use a separate primer for eyelids and face; the Elizabeth Arden Eye Fix Primer keeps shadow in place all day long, whilst the Japonesque Velvet Touch Primer gives cheeks a silky smooth finish.


  1. Apply foundation with your fingers

Make-up brush junkie? Break the habit in January, and apply your foundation with your fingertips instead; this warms up the product and spreads it evenly over drier areas, whilst avoiding brush-marks on the skin. Make sure to use a hydrating foundation too, and opt for cream or liquid, not powder; favourites include the Inika Organic Liquid Mineral Foundation, Astalift Light Analysing Moisture Foundation, and Bourjois Healthy Mix Serum Foundation.


  1. Cream based products are your new best friend

Say goodbye to your matte lipsticks, eyeshadows and blushers: cream based products are a must this January. New CID Cosmetics I-Colour Cream Eyeshadow is available in a range of beautiful jewel shades and settles onto the skin beautifully; Elizabeth Arden Beautiful Color Moisturizing Lipsticks are ideal for any dry pout, and the Elizabeth Arden Ceramide Cream Blush adds a pop of colour to cheeks – without draining moisture.


  1. Hydrate throughout the day

Your beauty routine doesn’t stop once your make-up is applied: remember to take a hydrating lip balm and hand cream out with you. Dr PawPaw Original Balm is a multi-purpose weapon against the elements and any dry skin flare ups, and can be used on lips, cheeks, hands and body. Try the tinted Dr PawPaw balms as a lip or cheek tint, too!


Lily Shepherd

Lily Shepherd

Fashion & Style Editor

Collector of rose-gold homeware, scented candles and quirky photograph frames, I’m a Southern girl living in Manchester passionate about fashion, beauty and interiors. When I’m not writing about beautiful things, I can be found fashion blogging, or exploring my new Northern home.