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Beauty Spotting: 7 Secrets for Glowing Cold Weather Skin

Cold Weather Skin care secrets
Written by emilyc

Cold Weather Skin care secrets

Here in NYC, Mother Nature was not kidding when she said it was fall. The air is so crisp and gorgeous now, but it will only get colder, and you know what that means: time to give your skin some extra love. Here are some easy changes you can make to prep your skincare regime for the cold.

1. Low humidity is on its way, so make sure to use a lotion that contains shea butter or hyaluronic acid. Weleda Pomegranate Body Lotion is a great choice because it is free of synthetic preservatives, colorants, or fragrances and helps stimulate skin’s natural renewal process. You’ll look youthful all season long!

2. To maximize the moisture factor, apply all lotions/moisturizers/body butters no more than 5 minutes after you shower. This helps lock in hydration.

3. Combat chapped lips with petroleum lip balms, and whatever you do, don’t lick them! It only makes the chapping worse.

4. Do you get crazy with the hand sanitizer during the winter? It’s definitely a necessity if you’re anywhere near an NYC subway, but it’s one of the factors to blame for dry, cracked hands. Make sure you use a hand cream every night – good old Vaseline will do just fine.

5. Before applying any lotion, make sure to exfoliate – it will ensure that your skin is glowing to its full potential.

6. It is not just the outside air that dries your skin; the heat inside can be just as detrimental to your skin’s moisture. A dehumidifier can help ease this issue.

7. The delicate skin on your face needs extra care when the temperatures drop. I personally love Burt’s Bees Intense Hydration Day Lotion. Made with Clary Sage, it’s crafted to help increase skin’s ability to retain moisture. Oh, and it smells like a gorgeous flower meadow. Also, face oils are as much of a fall/winter 2012 trend as brocade and a deep red lip. They’ll leave your skin hydrated and feeling like velvet. Click here and here to see my faves.


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Emily is a New Yorker trapped in a Floridian's body and loves every minute of her big city life. With a major in international business and years of being surrounded by ill-fitting suits and all the wrong shoes, she learned that the importance of fashion needs to be communicated to the world. To her, fashion is on the same level as charity work and feeding hungry children. Emily can be found frolicking the streets of her gayborhood enjoying the off-color humor of the gays.

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