RI Beauty Expert: Ageless Beauty in Winter – It Is Possible

Saturday, February 14, 2015

 

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We’re all looking a little haggard these days; the biting wind and the cold are taking their toll. Not to mention looking-for-parking stress. But we don’t want to wait until spring to bring that glow back. Here are some non-invasive things we can do right in the dead of winter to get some youthful radiance back.

Rediscover masks

Don’t be afraid to try a gentle peeling mask. Masks are an effective way of removing dead cells which will “unmask” more glow underneath. Make dreaded ashy skin disappear with Dior Hydra Life Beauty Awaking Mask if a peel seems too intense. It nourishes the skin as you massage it in. Macy’s

Get a professional brow shape

Nothing lifts and defines a face better than a simple investment of waxing or threading by a professional. Even aggressive plucking can be remedied with a new brow line to work from later. It’s true that fuller brows give a more youthful look but getting the line in shape will give your face more definition and less of that winter washed-out look. Sukhy’s Threading is a great little place to pop into. Brows are all they do and with five convenient locations: Warwick, Pawtucket, Johnstown, Newport, and Seekonk, you’ll get an updated look during lunch.

Use a face oil

Oils are easily absorbed into winter skin and the extra moisture will yield a plumped-up youthful look, not to mention the welcoming comfort factor. Farmaesthetics Nutrient Dense Fine Facial Oil is a treatment elixir filled with skin-boosting nutrients to re-texture dull skin back to a young, healthy glow. Farmaesthetics, Newport

Conceal

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Since we are paler in the winter, our dark circles may be more prominent than ever. Choose your concealer one shade lighter than your skin tone and for instant brightening and use on the outer end of the eye where dark shadows collect. For creamy coverage, try Maybelline Eraser Eye Concealer. Ulta and Target

Rethink Foundation

Many women believe that the older they get, the more foundation they need when the opposite is true. And winter is not the time to overdo any foundation. Prettier younger skin is possible with lighter tinted moisturizers this time of year. Bobbie Brown’s Tinted Moisturizing Balm is great for women who can’t be parted from their opaque foundations. Its light-diffusing pigments cover, highlight and knock off years. Lit from within is the look you’re after. Nordstom.

Parting Note: For those who are really winter-weary, check out Style Week Northeast at the Providence Biltmore running February 13th through 20th. Nothing is more age-defying than fresh new designers and plenty of happy spring clothes.

Donna Macdonald is a freelance writer who enjoys covering topics of interest to women, especially fragrance, style, beauty. She has also written marketing material for a women's book that hit the New York Times Bestseller list and netted her an up close and personal discussion on the Oprah Winfrey Show. Donna currently writes her own personal blog, alovelyinconsequence.blogspot.com where she also writes about issues close to a woman's heart. Donna believes that when a woman finds beauty in the world, she will find beauty in herself.

 

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Retail Therapy

1276 Bald Hill Rd., Warwick, RI

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Beauty Lounge at Magnolia 

1375 Park Ave., Cranston, RI

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Studio B

Studio B

48 Hillside Rd., Cranston, RI

Located in Garden City, Studio B houses it's very own beauty boutique! After you get your makeup applied you can actually purchase the products. 

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KY Michaels Salon

KY Michaels Salon

442 Wickenden St., Providence, RI

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La La Luxe

La La Luxe

139 Elmgrove Ave., Providence, RI

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Tiffany's Salon and Spa

21 West St., Barrington, RI

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The W Salon

The W Salon

713 Westminster St., Providence, RI

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Moss Salon

Moss Salon

114 North Main St., Providence, RI, 02903 

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Flipp Salon Apothecary

Flipp Salon Apothecary

38 Transit St., Providence, RI

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Coiffurium Salon

Coiffurium Salon

800 Hope St., Providence, RI

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