Winter-Weary? Don’t Forget These Beauty Staples

There’s something about cold weather that seriously hinders our beauty diligence. It’s like the minute tights become an option, our razors somehow find themselves in the trash can. (Just kidding! Kind of.) Jokes aside, it’s easy to forget about your nonexposed parts when they’re covered up under layers of sweaters and jackets. Here’s a friendly reminder to keep up with a few beauty-boosting treatments you may have overlooked due to the unrelenting Polar Vortex.

Pedicures

Even when sandals are off the menu, it’s important to pamper your feet, since heels and toes can take a severe beating thanks clunky snow boots and scratchy wool socks. Treat yourself to a Saturday pedicure or, better yet, make a night of it with the VOESH New York Aroma Spa Pedicure Set. Your toes will be back to their summer selves in no time.

Full-body moisturizing

File our tendency to forget covered-up spots like legs and elbows under “out of sight, out of mind.” But before you pull on your head-to-toe long johns, make sure to treat your skin to a base of megamoisturizing lotion, like Jouer’s heavenly Body Butter. Make it a daily habit, and you’ll be more than ready for one of April's unexpected sundress-worthy days.

Exfoliating

What makes a better base for body butter than just-scrubbed skin? Regular exfoliation in the wintertime can cut down on scales, dry patches, and redness. We like Whish’s Sugar Scrub—an all-natural scrub that uses a blend of brown sugar and raspberry seeds (among other plant-derived exfoliators) to produce seriously smooth results.

Drinking Water

It’s easy to remember your eight glasses of H20 when sweating in 90-degree heat. What you may not know, however, is that it’s you’re also likely to get dehydrated from dry wintertime air, indoor heat, and an uptick in your caffeine habit. Make a point to hydrate throughout the day—your skin and body will thank you for it! Stash a KOR Aura Water Bottle in your bag and you won’t have to think twice.

Bronzing

Bronzer is one of the best ways to dig yourself out of a winter beauty rut. Apply a layer of Stila’s Stay All Day 10-in-1 HD Bronzing Beauty Balm with SPF 30 for a subtle, sheer glow that will cause your coworkers to ask if you went on vacation. And since the sun is just as strong in the winter as it is in the summer, start with a layer of broad-spectrum SPF under any makeup. Remember: You need about 1 teaspoon of SPF for your face and neck, which is more than you'd apply with makeup. Our standby: Supergoop!’s SPF30 Every Day Lotion for Face and Body.

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