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Sephora Make-Up Brush Set // Laura Mercier Tinted Moisturizer // Josie Maran’s 100% Argan Oil

This is my second winter living in DC, but for some reason I completely forgot how last year’s winter wreaked havoc on my skin. It wasn’t until I turned on the heat the other day that I immediately remembered how brutal winter can be on everyone’s skin. Hands, feet, face, lips– they’re all affected. When I woke up after the second night with my heat on, I felt like a raisin.

That’s why I’ve compiled 10 tips to combat your winter skin blues. These are tips that worked for me and can hopefully help you too!

1. Drink an insane amount of water. Carry a water bottle with you in your bag to make sure you’re staying hydrated. This is important every day of the year, but especially during the winter time.

2. Moisturize those lippies. I’ve tried tons of different chapsticks, lip balms and lip moisturizers. My favorite has to be Egyptian Magic. You can use Egyptian Magic on your hands and elsewhere, much like how people use Vaseline. I ALWAYS pack a sample-size of Egyptian Magic in my carry-on when I travel. Lauren Conrad mentioned it years ago and I’ve been hooked ever since. Thanks, LC! 😉

3. Get a non-greasy hand cream. You shouldn’t feel like you have to wash your hands right after you put on a hand cream. Washing your hands strips them of their natural oils and can make dry skin even worse. Finding a non-greasy hand cream is key. During the winter, you should use the cream any time after you wash your hands/take a shower. Tip: Don’t leave these products in your car when it’s hot out. I learned that the hard way. Most of them will get watered down and runny.