10 Cures for the Winter Beauty Blues

Banish parched skin and staticky hair with these pick-me-ups.

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Make Up For Ever HD Blush

You've spent most of your time indoors—and it shows. A pop of bright pink like Make Up For Ever HD Blush in 210 ($26; sephora.com) adds a healthy flush to sallow skin. The velvety formula is also surprisingly sheer and blends easily.

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Shu Uemura The Lightbulb Foundation

Get glowing with Shu Uemura's The Lightbulb Foundation ($55; shuuemura-usa.com). It contains an assortment of radiance-enhancing ingredients: Macadamia oil for dewiness; silky pearls for luminosity; and amino acid-coated pigments which give skin a natural finish.

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Dr. Andrew Weil for Origins Dark Circle Minimizer

Dr. Andrew Weil for Origins Dark Circle Minimizer ($25; origins.com ) delivers eight hours of sleep in a jar—or, at least makes you look like you got that much shut-eye. The formula tackles the primary causes of undereye circles: inflammation, allergies, fatigue and sun damage. Molasses reduces discoloration, centella asiatica (a Madagascan plant) restores skin density, minimizing shadows, and gold and peach optical diffusers neutralize that purple haze.

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Estée Lauder Double Wear All-Day Glow BB Moisture Makeup

There are lucky women with enviable porcelain skin. And then there are the rest of us who can be better described, mid-winter, as pasty or ashy. To the rescue: Estée Lauder Double Wear All-Day Glow BB Moisture Makeup SPf 30 ($38; nordstrom.com). It combines the hydrating benefits—and ease—of a BB cream with pearlescent particles, which reflect light to give all skin tones a luminous finish.

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Neutrogena Norwegian Formula Foot Cream

Just because your feet are hidden inside boots doesn't mean they don't deserve attention. A little maintenance goes a long way: Neutrogena Norwegian Formula Foot Cream ($5; ulta.com) contains hydrating glycerin and urea, which keep calluses from ever forming.

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Olay Ultra Moisture In-Shower Body Lotion

Got legs drier than the Sahara? Enter Olay Ultra Moisture In-Shower Body Lotion ($6; olay.com), a nourishing formula that allows moisturizing agents to cling to and penetrate skin—even under running water. Simply apply it after body wash and rinse off.

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GlamGlow ThirstyMud Mask

Alas, donning a ski mask off the slopes is not really socially acceptable. So good thing there is GlamGlow ThirstyMud Hydrating Treatment ($69; sephora.com) to help repair wind-whipped skin  The clay delivery system traps a blend of soothing botanical actives, like orange blossom honey, apple saccharides, and olive leaf dust (which contains anti-inflammatory linoleic acid) beneath the skin for optimal absorption.

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Tresemmé Climate Control Finishing Spray

Plagued by static? Put down that dryer sheet and spritz on Tresemmé Climate Control Finishing Spray ($5; ulta.com). It contains a blend of olive oil, keratin and polymers to smoothe and protect hair from dry weather-induced flyaways.

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Kinara Hydrating Lactic Acid Serum

When it's cold and dry out, exfoliation sounds like a recipe for skin irritaion. However, failing to exfoliate at least once a week means dead skin cells will build up on your face—and your favorite moisturizer won't be able to penetrate. Got your attention? For the coldest, dryest weeks of the year, we recommend Kinara Hydrating Lactic Acid Serum ($75; dermstore.com); it gently sloughs away dead skin with lactic and glycolic acids, while also calming inflamed skin with a blend of green tea, chamomile, and algae extracts.

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Urban Decay Ultra Nourishing Lipgloss

Packed with nourishing vitamins, hylauronic acid and shea butter, Urban Decay's Naked Lipgloss ($20; sephora.com) feels like a balm but retains a high-shine finish—and, best of all, won't entrap strands of hair on a windy day.

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