When you think of applying a bronzer, the balmy warm summer months probably come to mind first. Whether you're pale year-round but don't want to miss out looking tan or you're simply trying to keep that vacation glow for as long as possible, summer is definitely bronzing season. But don't count out these frigid chilly months. Lack of humidity, cold conditions and indoor hibernation can easily make your skin look pasty and washed out. Add a little color to your face with an organic bronzer and you'll not only look refreshed, you'll feel it.
Now I'm not talking about going full-on tan. After all, the rest of your body is still as pale as ever. Instead add a barely-there subtle glow with a tinted moisturizer like the Dr.Hauschka Toned Day Cream. It gently protects and hydrates against winter dryness while giving skin this amazing natural-looking tone. Smooth it on to your skin after cleansing and you're ready for the rest of your normal routine. If you prefer to stick with your tried and true moisturizer, blend a drop of the Dr.Hauschka Translucent Bronze Concentrate into it before applying to the face. Just be careful because the formula is potent, and you want your glow to look natural, not carrot orange.
Another popular option that's just as easy is lightly dusting on a bronzing powder. I love the popular and natural-looking Dr.Hauschka Bronzing Powder. Another great choice is the NVEY ECO Powder Blush in 952, a dark bronze hue perfect for medium skin tones. (And don't be afraid that it's a blush. It works just as well all over.) Also try SukiColor Tinted Active Moisturizer in bronze. To apply these bronzers use a large powder brush and lightly dust the color on your forehead, cheeks, nose and chin (the parts that stick out and tend to get the most natural color). If you usually wear foundation, apply it first. And make sure to keep it light-it's still winter after all. The goal is just to liven up your face with warmth and luminosity. Finish the look with a little bit of mascara, some sheer lip gloss or balm and a bit of pink or peach blush on the apples of your cheeks. Now you're good to glow.