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6 Easy Tips to Help Your Skin Survive Winter
[Original Post by Lara Ramos via HSN Blog]

It’s no secret that skincare should change with the seasons, but it can be tough to know what’s best when the weather turns wicked. Here are a few simple things that you can do to keep your skin healthy all winter long so that it’s fresh and glowing come spring:

6 Easy Tips To Help Your Skin Survive Winter (HSN Blog)

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HSN AHAVA DEADSEA SALT SOFTENING BUTTER SALT SCRUB1. Buff away dry winter skin

Buff away your dry winter skin and reveal a glowing complexion with a luxe body scrub. I look for a combination of sloughers (exfoliating granules) and softeners (natural oils) to leave my skin soft and hydrated. Something like AHAVA’s Softening Butter Salt Scrub ($25) is the perfect solution.

2. Seal in moisture

Once out of the shower, seal in moisture from head to toe. On my face, I like to amp up the hydration with the addition of glycerin and hyaluronic acid, while I opt for something lightweight and easy to apply from the neck down.

HSN - TRISH MCEVOY GENTLE CLEANSING WASH3. Ease up on cleanser

Colder weather means that it’s time to lighten up your cleanser, because over cleansing can strip and irritate skin. I love Trish McEvoy’s Gentle Cleansing Wash ($58) because it’s creamy and soap-free. It’s safe enough to be used on my eye area and easily rids my face of the day’s makeup, without scrubbing.

4. Use non-drying products

If you use a facial serum or toner, make sure that it’s extra gentle and nondrying. Skin tends to lose moisture in the winter, which can result in rebound oil production and more breakouts than usual.

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5. Double down on hydration

If you find your skin to be extra dry, invest in a hydrating facial mask that doesn’t need to be washed off and can be worn overnight.

6. Protect your hands and nails

Probably the most exposed to the elements, your hands and nails need extra protection this time of year. When it comes to a hand cream, the richer the better and a sweet scent doesn’t hurt. Perlier’s White Almond Hand Cream ($15), which sinks right in and soothes on contact.

I hope these tips are helpful in transitioning your skin through the bitter cold. If you’ve got additional tricks or products that are saving your skin this winter, I would love to hear about them in the comments!

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HSN - BOSCIA TSUBAKI BEAUTY OILThis blog was a bit too vague for me – but had some really good, standard tips. Here are a few Cosmetic Monster tips and HSN available products to try to de-winterize your skin.

✩ Introduce a Facial Oil like Boscia Tsubaki Beauty Oil ($46, hsn.com) to your routine to hydrate, protect and replenished. Use facial oils as the last step or mix a few drops into your moisturizer and/or foundation.

✩ Using a lotion? Switch it up to a cream. Even in Hawaii where our temperatures stay fairly consistent – when the weather cools and the humidity dips, skin requires more hydration. Shiseido Benefiance WrinkleResist 24 Night Cream ($56, hsn.com) has a rich texture that uses hyaluronic acid to helps skin recover.

✩ Don’t forget to use SPF! Its a common mistake to assume that you can retire the SPF when its cold out. Use a BB Cream like Too Faced Tinted Beauty Balm with SPF 20 ($34, hsn.com) to conceal flaws, protect skin and add another layer of elemental protection. Keep skin dewy to counteract dullness – so you can also skip the powder this season.

✩ Do not use HOT water. I know it feels good, but the quickest way to dehydrate skin is to use hot water to shower, take a bath, wash your hands and/or face. Warm is okay.

Don’t forget your hair! Hair takes a beating when the temperature drops. Carol’s Daughter Monoi Split End Threat 3-piece Hair Set ($49.90, hsn.com) cleans, conditions and strengthens hair – plus it leaves hair smelling like tropical flowers.

Give your skin tone a touch of sun with Lancome Flash Bronzer Tinted Self-Tanning Leg Gel ($40, hsn.com). This beauty-editor favorite gives the entire body a realistic glow. Exfoliate skin, moisturize dry spots and apply sparingly. Remember, you just want a slight glow – going too dark on winter pale skin just looks odd.

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