To maintain a healthy, sunny glow year-round, Co-founder and Co-CEO of Birchbox Katia Beauchamp swears by bronzer.
“Bronzer is your best friend!” she laughed. “When I don’t wear bronzer, I walk into the office and everyone asks if I’m feeling okay!” Katia recommends bronzer, as it will make you look like you’re getting outside in the sunshine more than you actually are during the winter.
Katia recommends using a powder bronzer in moderation, always tapping the brush in between applications to eliminate excess powder.
When applying, Katia recommends you visualize your face as having two sets of facing “3’s”: swoop the brush over both sides of face along the curves of the “3”, then add a bit on bridge of nose and chin. Follow with blush on top for a rosy glow all season.
When it comes to specific brands for powder bronzer, Katia recommends a brand called Jouer.
For more of Katia's winter beauty tips, see the slideshow below:
Katia Beauchamp, Co-Founder & Co-CEO of Birchbox, insists that even when it’s cold, you absolutely still need to be wearing sunscreen every day to protect your skin! If your moisturizer doesn’t have SPF, make sure you’re using a foundation or powder with at least an SPF 30 or above.
To help keep your skin fresh and glowing, the first step is to remove dead skin by exfoliating. Be sure to use an exfoliator with beads, and scrub at least three times a week depending on your skin's sensitivity.
Katia and the Birchbox team is all about the bold brow this season. "This winter is the season to get a brow pencil," said Katia. "Feel comfortable, play around with the look and try it out on the weekends."
As a quick remedy for dry, static-y winter hat hair, rub a dryer sheet on your hair. Another insider tip: rub a dab of hair oil on your hands and work it into the ends of your hair.
"Bronzer is your best friend!" said Katia. "It makes you look like you are getting outside more." Use a powder bronzer sparingly, always tap your brush three times before applying and be sure to blend well.
If you’re suffering from dry lips this season, you may not be drinking enough water. Vitamin E capsules are also another quick remedy for dry lips.
Katia recommends cleansing your face twice daily, though she also warns against harsh cleansers that can be tough on skin. After cleansing, your skin should not feel squeaky clean or too tight. Katia recommends staying away from foaming cleansers that contain alcohol, as these tend to be harsh and drying.
In the winter, masks and at-home spa treatments are a great thing to do while you're indoors watching a movie. Katia recommends mud masks from brands such as GlamGlow to keep skin healthy and bright.
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