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How To: Win Against Windburn

I can’t claim to know much about sports, but I do know this: When it comes to defending skin against winter’s harshest elements (read: biting wind, sun that never warms) it’s best to think about your products as a team, working together. Here are our tips for building the strongest defensive line possible, leaving after effects like wind-battered dry patches and sunburns in the dust.

Layer Up

Start with protective layers of moisture. After cleansing your face, smooth on an even application of Caudalie’s S.O.S. Thirst-Quenching Serum, with soothing grape extracts. Follow with a thicker moisturizer than you use in the summertime, like NUXE’s Rêve de Miel® Ultra Comfortable Face Cream.

Always Wear Sunscreen

“Windburn” is a common misnomer for cold-weather sunburns, so take heed of COOLA-founder Chris Birchby’s advice and start each day with a healthy dose of SPF. Treat yourself to a little coverage and protection with COOLA’s Tinted Matte SPF 30 for Face.

Lip Service

Anyone who’s suffered from chapped, winter-worn lips knows how painful they can be. Even worse? Slathering on a layer of lip balm only to have the wind blow your hair stuck to it. To heal irritated lips (and to avoid a sticky hair situation) turn to Chantecaille’s Broad Spectrum Lip Sunscreen, which uses rose and honey to heal and protect, sans gooey residue.

Get in Gear

Your next line of defense against harsh winds and rays is the trifecta of cold-weather gear: a hat, a scarf, and gloves. And, contrary to popular opinion, bundling up doesn’t mean squashing your personal style. Case in point: Echo Design’s colorful Slouchy Hat and Ring Scarf can keep hair safe from unexpected gusts while theSoft Touch Gloves keep fingers warm, even when when you’re texting.

Soothe or Lose

Whether you were braving the slopes or just out and about running errands, a long day outdoors in the winter calls for some serious skin repair once the sun sets. After a gentle cleansing, spread on Havvn Night Cream packed with healers like sesame seed oil, jojoba seed oil, and beeswax. Lastly, swipe on Air Repair’s Rescue Balm while you snooze to wake up to a flake-free pout.

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