10 Ways to Beat the Winter Beauty Blues
OK, so it’s not exactly the season that makes us feel the prettiest. Dry skin, flakiness, wind-burntness, yadda yadda yadda. Do you ever start to suspect that the top two inches of your skin is comprised solely of air and flakes of dust, like a slab of Ikea particleboard? Do you ever wonder whether the water in your skin can literally freeze, and what it does to your face when it thaws? Not that I have or anything. Ahem. But I have discovered ways of mitigating winter’s destruction and feelings of dermatological decrepitude. And now I shall share them with you. You’re welcome!
Clark’s Botanicals Intense Radiance Mask
Once per week, apply a thin coat of this mask, which contains white clay to clarify, tighten, calm inflammation, moisturize, revitalize, suppleize, and vibrantify. All gently, without making pores feel sucked dry. A great choice for breakout-prone skin.
Amorepacific Treatment Cleansing Oil
Take off makeup and remove day dirt in one soft, silky step with this oil cleanser, which is so luxurious you’ll feel like you’re in a spa. Your face will feel that way, too.
Benefit Dr. Feelgood
This is like an extra layer of velvet that sits between your face and your makeup. It’s a cushiony pillow that keeps everything comfy. In the winter, I can’t live without it.
Neutrogena Rainbath Renewing Shower and Bath Gel
When it comes to shower gels and body cleansers, simple always beats complicated. Neutrogena Rainbath cleanses but doesn’t strip or leave greasy residue.
Ojon Rare Blend Oil Total Hair Therapy
Don’t forget that hair gets dry and decrepit just like skin. Use a hair oil to add shine during the day or to create a lightweight leave-in treatment for overnight. You can also add a few drops to other stylers to make them more moisturizing.
Bliss Triple Oxygen + C Energizing Cream
Skin needs extra care in the winter, and a day cream with a splash of vitamin C and oxygen is just the ticket. This superpair gives a boost of energy to tired, sallow skin.
Jouer Cosmetics Luminizing Moisture Tint SPF 20
Winter skin is dry skin, and a dose of luminescence can brighten things up all around. Use a foundation with light-deflectors to correct skin tone and moisturize.
Ahava Mineral Hand Cream
Between all the constant hand-washings that happen during flu season, hands can get pretty fried. I keep a small tube of this on hand at all times to make sure my fingers (and nails) are happy.