In Chicago's cold weather, keeping your skin smooth and silky feels like a daunting undertaking, but beauty expert and makeup artist Jenny Patinkin says it's totally doable all winter long.
In time for the coldest months, Jenny shared these five products to help your skin feel and look its best.
Bliss Pumpkin Powerhouse Resurfacing and Exfoliating Enzyme Mask ($12.99, Target.com)
Why: "It always amazes me how much people don’t do this basic skincare technique, but it's so important: exfoliation! You don’t need a fancy mechanical device either, or a facial. All you need is a washcloth and the right product."
Florence by Mills Cheek Me Later Cream Blush ($14, Ulta.com)
Why: "This tip is what I call 'how to get dreamy creamy.' Move away from powder products and use creams or gels instead!"
Maybelline Instant Age Rewind Concealer ($9.99, drugstores)
Why: "As you age, mattifying powders change your skin by dulling it and accentuating your pores. Using a cream or a gel will give you that silky smooth finish."
Anastasia Beverly Hills Tinted Brow Gel ($22, Ulta.com)
Why: "I call this 'bow to the brow.' Your brows get thinner as you get older. So filling in your eyebrows or covering up those gray hairs will frame your face and give it the illusion of a lift."
Tower28 SuperDew Shimmer Free Highlighter Balm ($18, credobeauty.com)
Why: "Shimmer accentuates your fine lines, especially crows feet. So you’re much better off using a matte or velvet texture. You can find that by using Tower28 SuperDew Shimmer Free Highlighter Balm. It’s a shimmer-free highlighter that looks like a completely clear lip balm. It sinks into your skin and draws light like a beacon to highlight your features and make lines less pronounced. Just tap it on your brows, the corners of your eyes, the bow of your lips. … It’s a natural way to get glowy skin!