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Beauty Spotting: 3 Ways To Be Nice to Your Skin

Jessica Stam Winter Makeup
Written by emilyc

Jessica Stam Winter Makeup

Winter is extra mean to skin. I feel the need to apply face moisturizer with each meal. My hands have a greyish tinge to them, and I can’t text or talk without the skin on my hands or lips cracking a little. It’s ok, though, because there are simple ways around this to get looking summer-ish and glowing in January.

1. Use a gentler cleanser. Just like fashion, cleansers have seasons, too, and harsh ones are so last season. Give your super-strength cleanser a rest in favor of one made for sensitive skin. One of my faves for cold weather is Dickinson’s Original Witch Hazel Gentle Skin Cleanser. Not once did I feel as though my skin was going to tear in half after using it.

2. Start to love turmeric. At least until March. The Indian spice turmeric contains antioxidants that act as an anti-inflammatory and help heal skin. What does this mean for you? Added defense against those wintry elements!

3. Add a hydrating mask to your daily routine. This is the next best thing to an IV of vitamins. Plus, they increase skin’s moisture and leave it glowing as if it were sunny and warm outside. Elizabeth Grant Collagen Face Pads are a mess-free option for getting smooth, rejuvenated skin without the grossness that sometimes goes on with the usual face mask.

About the author


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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