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If the corners of your mouth are cracking, don’t just moisturize them. Seal them. Waxy ointments like Aquaphor and Vaseline provide a barrier from the elements so your body can heal damage from the inside.
If you’re not so keen on petroleum being in your jelly, there are also natural alternatives out there.
Meow Meow Tweet ($18)
Purell had a good run, but it’s killing your skin. Opt for an alcohol-based cleanser that also replenishes your hands with natural oils (like lavender and cedar).
Lips...check. Scalp...check. Nails...oof. Keep a cuticle-oil brush in your purse for midday touch-ups and hangnail avoidance.
Now that your legs are buffed to perfection, slather on a cream that doesn’t mess around. We skip watery generic varieties and reach for a Brooklyn company that uses only three (yep, three) ingredients: shea butter, coconut oil and olive oil.
S.W. Basics ($32)
No need to shell out hundreds of dollars on a spa day. Check out the one-pack, one-bath concept from Pursoma. Among several detoxifying bath options, its French-clay body mask pulls out bacterial and viral toxins and soothes chapped skin.
Whyyyy are winter breakouts are a thing? Well, because your dry, dead skin is clogging your pores. (Gross but true.) Make sure you?re exfoliating every few days with a scrub cleanser or, better yet, an electronic brush.
After your cheeks are baby-butt smooth (and before they?re loaded with makeup), be sure to hydrate them properly. We?re obsessed with Bare Minerals? newest concoction: a skin-tone-matching moisturizer that absorbs in seconds and, frankly, can replace your foundation.
Bare Minerals ($29, launching January 22)
Quenching your skin doesn’t have to happen just at home. We carry a bottle of Caudalie elixir (our all-time favorite beauty product) with us and spritz throughout the day. It’s a serum-like mist (made of grape seed and essential oils) that seeps lightly into your skin.
Who really knows which anti-aging treatment is best? We say: As long as you’re putting something on your peepers at night, you’re ahead of the crow’s-feet game.
Most days, you’ve got your skincare routine down pat. Your pores are tight and your cheeks are smooth.
January and February are a whole different ball game.
When the temps dip and the winds cut, you need special beauty forces to keep the tip of your nose from resembling a polar bear’s natural habitat.
Check out our favorite products that exfoliate, hydrate, repair and soften.
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