It's January and that means your skin is in need of some serious new year, new you detox just like your liver (it's OK, this is a trust tree site). Fight a flaky, itchy, under-moisturized bod (and fried locks) with these super-power-enhanced products and tips. Then you won't feel bad about taking it all off on V-Day right?
Sulwhasoo Snowise EX Brightening Collection
The best way to get through a Polar Vortex is to combat snow with snow-wise products, duh. Sulwhasoo’s Snowise EX Brightening Collection features White Ginseng Saponin, White Cloud Grass and White Polysaccharides to rid your visage of dark spots, freckles, yellowness and redness for clearer and brighter skin. The collection includes Snowise EX Brightening Water, Snowise EX Brightening Fluid, Snowise EX Brightening Serum, Snowise EX Brightening Spot Serum, Snowise EX Brightening Cream and Snowise EX White Ginseng Exfoliating Gel. No snowsuit required for usage.
Sulwhasoo Snowise EX Brightening Collection, $60-$200, Bergdorf Goodman
Out of Africa 100% Pure Unrefined Shea Butter Tin
Naya Rivera's secret to touchable skin during the coldest months is simple: shea butter.
The actress posted the following tip on her blog to help you stay soft, not scaly: "Next time you’re in the shower after scrubbing, and before getting out, douse yourself with baby oil from head to toe while still wet and let it soak into your skin. Then, towel dry and apply shea butter over top. You’ll be so smooth you won’t want to go out!"
Out of Africa 100% Pure Unrefined Shea Butter Tins, $8-14, Outofafricashea.com
Blue Plasma Orbital
We all know about the benefits of facial peels (a glowing epidermis worthy of a red-carpet appearance comes to mind), but Dr. Perricone's Blue Plasma Orbital is the first peel designed specifically for the eyes. It's non-irritating, de-puffing cocktail of Salmon Egg Enzyme, Plankton Extract, and Licorice Derivative, among other wacky yet extremely effective ingredients, helps to remove dead skin, plus firm, soothe, and brighten. Oh, and did we mention it's cheaper than a spa visit? Sign us up!
Blue Plasma Orbital, $65, Sephora
ChapStick Hydration Lock
ChapStick's new Hydration Lock formula promises a softer, smoother pout for a full 8 hours, which means less time spent reapplying and more time making out in a cozy après-ski moment. Win-win for us!
ChapStick Hydration Lock, $3, Drugstores
Caudalie Premier Cru Riche
Dullness and dehydration don't stand a chance once you start using Caudalie's super-rich facial cream which combines Resveratrol, Viniferine, and grape Polyphenols to address these issues. It's everything you want and more, in a luxe little jar.
Caudalie Premier Cru Riche, $155, US.Caudalie.com and Sephora
Sonia Kashuk Spa Body Brush
Celebrity Makeup Artist Sonia Kashuk recommends dry brushing in the winter to exfoliate and promote cell regeneration and circulation to reduce cellulite especially on your thighs, abs, and arms. All you have to do is get a good brush (hers is only $6!) and scrub your skin in circular motions (while the water is off), working your way up the body. Then, rinse and voilà—good as new.
Sonia Kashuk Spa Body Brush, $7, Target and Target.com
Burt’s Bees Lemon Butter Cuticle Cream
Your cuticles are one of the first places to loose moisture in below-okay temps, so prevent a case of the cracklies by rubbing Burt's Bees lemon butter cream on them morning and night. Your #ManicureMonday pics will thank you.
Burt’s Bees Lemon Butter Cuticle Cream, $6, Drugstores
HoMedics Personal Ultrasonic Humidifier
Celebrity Hairstylist suggests investing in a humidifier, since cold weather affects the hair, making it super-dry, as well as using a natural-bristle brush to keep static at bay.
HoMedics Personal Ultrasonic Humidifier, $20,
Bioré Deep Cleansing Pore Strips
Fact: clogged pores are not cute. Another fact: pore strips are the best way to say "see ya" to them. Try Biore's deep-cleansing strips to remove dirt and reduce the appearance of those pesky holes.
Bioré Deep Cleansing Pore Strips, $8, Drugstores
Aveda Dry Remedy Daily Moisturizing Oil
Celebrity stylist and Aveda Global Artistic Director for Textured Hair, Tippi Shorter, suggests using products with Buriti oil on your hair when it’s freezing outside since “it provides an instant luxe feeling without weighing strands down.”
Aveda Dry Remedy Daily Moisturizing Oil, $27, Aveda.com