NEW YORK, NY -- I can feel when winter's coming, and I don't mean the chill in the air. My skin dries out, my lips get chapped and itchy, and my face becomes covered in flaky, dry, red patches.
I can't completely hate on those little red marks though, because they serve as a reminder of why I started Glam Lab in the first place. Back then, I challenged myself to seven days of skipping alcohol, drinking lots of water and testing out a range of hydrating skincare products to try and remedy my skin issue. I decided to film the process and edit it together. Lo and behold, I wasn't the only one trying to remedy winter skin woes.
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Four years later, I still suffer from extremely dry skin and while not as evident, there's still a trace of those pesky little face patches. Now, with a plethora of products to test, I'm always on the lookout for the most soothing, hydrating and moisturizing way to help my skin (and hopefully yours too), survive the cold months.
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This year's picks aren't just hydrating but anti-aging, collagen boosting and even stress reducing! You won't find products just for the face. The list includes creams, serums, balms and scrubs for your eyes, lips, neck and entire body.
Check out this episode of Glam Lab for a full breakdown of why they work, how to apply them and when to use them to give your skin a fighting chance against the harsh elements.