Another reason to keep your face clean and moisturized: makeup looks even that much better on skin that's shipshape. Says Marilyn Young, owner of the Marilyn Young Makeup Studio in Los Angeles, "If you have good skin you can reduce your makeup. All you natural beauty really comes out."
During the winter months, the skin's undertones tend to become more predominant. But there's a product traditionally used in the summer that can quickly counter this downbeat effect: self-tanning lotion. These creams not only bring back a nice warm glow to the face, they also help you look younger. Explains Young, "Yellow tones always lift the face; blue tones tend to be more aloof and aging."