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HEATHER NEISWORTH is an Adjunct Communications Lecturer at Georgetown University,…
Winter means cold weather, shorter days, and a less-hectic itinerary. As you find more time in your schedule, consider setting aside some me time this season to pamper yourself, take care of your skin, and get ready for warmer spring weather. Dry skin is the biggest issue to battle during these wintery months. Harsh outdoor wind, freezing temperatures, low humidity, and indoor heat all contribute to the creation of dry skin. But take heart. Soft, hydrated skin is attainable with some effort, and to get you started, here’s a list of products for protection:
TONY MOLY I’M REAL ALOE MASK SHEET AT ULTA
Korean beauty products (think BB Creams) continue to revolutionize skincare and be a favorite of beauty editors, and now Korean sheet masks are finally getting popular in the United States. Sheet Masks are an easy and inexpensive alternative to a facial, as they permit skin to absorb essences and lock in moisture in only 20 minutes. Sheet masks are available for every skin type and can be used in the winter between one and two times weekly to fight dehydration.
GIORGIO ARMANI CREMA NERA REVIVING EYE COMPACT AT NEIMAN MARCUS
The skin around the eyes is the most sensitive. This area must be treated specially because it’s different from other types of skin on the body, and so facial cream cannot effectively work on the delicate eye area. Crema Nera Reviving Eye Compact delivers a quick and easy foundation and is one of the best eye creams that I’ve ever seen. When patted around the eye contour area, the mix of minerals immediately hydrates, illuminates, and revitalizes the eye. This eye cream comes in an easy-to-carry compact with a mirror for touch-ups on the go.
NUXE HUILE PRODIGIEUSE MULTIPURPOSE DRY OIL AT TARGET
Nuxe Dry Oil is another cult beauty product renowned by French women and in-the-know beauty editors. Recognized as a wonder elixir, it can be used to easily soften skin on the body, face, and even hair. More importantly, the dry oil is silicon and mineral-free and is made from six botanical oils, so it’s healthy for the skin. Good news: fans of the line no longer have to make a special trip to Paris, since Target now carries this famed Parisian product.
DR. HAUSCHKA ROSE DAY CREAM AT WHOLE FOODS
One size really doesn’t fit all when it comes to face creams. While a lighter formula is recommended for summer and spring, a creamy formula is right for the fall and winter. This wonderfully scented rose day cream is a great way to fight winter dryness and help calm skin redness and irritations. I actually carry a small amount of this cream in a Muji travel container to quickly remove skin redness when I’m coming in from the cold to attend an event.
CLINIQUE CHUBBY STICK INTENSE MOISTURIZING LIP COLOUR BALM FROM CLINIQUE.COM
Lips seem to be quickly dry and sore by the blustery winds and the dry air of winter. Clinique’s new Chubby Stick Moisturizing Balm simply repairs lips and provides a sheer lip color all in one. Packed with the antioxidant Vitamin E, plus shea and mango butters, lips can be beautiful and protected with one easy application. Oh, and this product never needs sharpening, so there’s no need to buy any special sharpener that you might easily lose.
CLARINS HAND AND NAIL TREATMENT CREAM FROM SEPHORA
The multipurpose trend continues with this classic Clarins product. Rich enough to substantially protect hands, this cream quickly hydrates hands without any greasy feel. Nails are enriched and cuticles conditioned with every use of this spa-like cream that contains sesame oil. As you engage is these pampering rituals, don’t forget to stay hydrated and drink plenty of water. It’s very easy to get dehydrated in the winter as well as the summer. During the winter our bodies don’t display signs of dehydration as quickly as in the warmer months, which means you (and your skin!) may be thirsty and not really know it.
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HEATHER NEISWORTH is an Adjunct Communications Lecturer at Georgetown University, a Communications Strategist, and style blogger.