How to Keep your Skin Hydrated During Colder Seasons

Anyone else struggling to keep your skin from dehydration in the winter time? Well, you are not alone! When the air outside is coldand dry, the water in your skin evaporates more quickly; this makes your skin feel dry and tight, and makes it look flaky. In fact, your skin loses more than 25 percent of its ability to hold moisture in the winter. 

There are plenty of things a person can do to protect their skin from such harsh weather. Love your long hot showers like I do? I bet you spend an extra few minutes in them when its colder outside, but avoiding this is one way to help keep your skin from drying even more. 

Find the Perfect Aesthetician 
Finding an aesthetician that you love and trust is especially important. Living in the DFW area and need a referral? I got you! Jessica Kimmell at Renew Beauty Med Spa (Located inside the North Park mall in Dallas or inside the Stonebrior mall in Frisco) is my favorite. Not only does she provide amazing services, but she is incredibly knowledgeable when it comes to skin.

“When dealing with dry skin, I always recommend using a rich cream at night so the product can sink into the skin while you are sleeping. Doing so will allow you to wake up extra hydrated, and you will not need to apply a heavy moisturizer during the day. Another great way to help with dry skin is to combine the Dermaplaning treatment with the HydraFacial treatment. The Dermaplaning treatment exfoliates the dead, flakey skin so that the HydraFacial serums can penetrate deeper for better hydration.” – Jessica Kimmell 

Need Product Recommendations?
Here is a list of Jessica’s favorites products during the colder seasons: 
Triple Lipid Restore by Skin Ceuticals
Hydrate Luxe by Obagi
Facial Recovery Oil by Eminence 

How Hydrated Skin Makes for Better Makeup Application
We have probably all experienced applying foundation on flakey, dry skin, and being frustrated with the end result. It is not cute. Taking care of our skin, especially in these colder months, is incredibly important. Your skin comes first, and makeup will always be second. 

Beauty Trend: Monochromatic Makeup


Do you want to walk out of the door looking fabulous without spending too much time on makeup, or having to learn a complicated technique on YouTube? The monochromatic makeup trend is your best bet! If you look up the definition of monochromatic, you would read “containing or using only one color.” The example provided would probably be something like “it’s a monochromatic room with a blue rug and blue furniture.” Pick a color, and use it on different parts of your face. It’s as simple as that! I love this trend for the spring and summer time, because it can be so simple and naturally worn on anyone. If you’re anything like me, living in Texas where the summers are hotter than hot, less is definitely more. Using light pinks, or light red shades can give off a fresh yet flirty vibe.

Ways to Apply the Monochromatic Look


When creating a monochromatic makeup look, I personally believe it’s important to play around with texture. For example, glossy lips, matte eye shadow, and a shimmering blush. This tip will add more dimension to the overall look. The pink monochromatic look I applied on the model shown above was slightly exaggerated with the blush product for the purpose of creating an editorial finish. However, I loved using the “Petal Power” blush from MAC cosmetics, because the product itself includes shimmer, and worked as a highlighter as well. Another product that came in handy was the “Pink Pop” blush from Clinque. I used this on her eyes, but intensified the shadow by applying a thin layer of clear gloss on top. I opted out of using false lashes for this specific look to keep it simple and light. A monochromatic look does not have to be dramatic, but feel free to get creative!

I’m excited to see how people use this trend moving forward!