When the temperatures dip, your complexion and hair are at risk for their own versions of a deep freeze in the face of harsh, dry and cold air. The fix? Hydrating treatments, exfoliating facials and brightening cocktails that will leave your skin and hair quenched to maintain a bright glow all season long, head to toe.
Youth to the People Superberry Hydrate + Glow Dream Mask, $48, Sephora
Get the benefits of a facial while you sleep with this clean Sephora find: Youth to the People’s Superberry Dream Mask, designed to hydrate overnight for a morning glow. Packed with antioxidant-rich superberries, maqui, and vitamin C, the creamy yellow mask brightens your complexion while four vital hydrators (squalene, hyaluronic acid, glycerin and betaine) get to work repairing and rehydrating. The result? A rested, firm and even skin tone after even the latest of late nights.
Dermalogica Daily Superfoliant, $59, ULTA
Prep your face for greatness. Slough off dead cells to leave behind soft and radiant skin with Dermalogica’s Daily Superfoliant, a highly-active resurfacing powder that activates when mixed with water to cleanse, detoxify and fight environmental aging triggers. Charcoal particles exfoliate and absorb skin-irritating environmental pollutants so your skin can receive the full benefits of your skincare regime.
An instant-plumping serum that will restore moisture while simultaneously targeting wrinkles and improve elasticity? Sign us up. Bluemercury’s M-61 line, created by founder Marla Malcolm Beck, combines both dermatologist-loved and natural ingredients for technical skincare, and this serum is no exception. Vitamin B5 and tamarind bind water to the skin, while peptides promote firming benefits and aloe and centella soothe, all in a lightweight formula ideal for wear under your favorite moisturizer this winter.
Ursa Major Brighten Up Vitamin C Serum, $54, Follain
You may be hearing a lot about the clean beauty movement, thanks in large part to Bethesda newcomer Follain. Vow to go clean in 2019 and start with the Ursa Major’s Brighten Up Vitamin C Serum. Vitamin C, infamous for its brightening abilities, contributes to this all-natural solution for better-looking, hydrated and even skin.
Escape Facial with Microdermabrasion, $230, Red Door Spa
If you indulge in one treatment this winter, let it be Red Door Spa’s Escape Facial, the ultimate in exfoliation and hydration. The 80-minute treatment begins with a natural enzyme treatment and microdermabrasion, followed by an organic flower peel to get your skin in tip-top (and super smooth) shape, ready to absorb all of the hydrating products applied afterwards. Make a spa day out of your visit and pair with the Essential Body treatment for a hydrating wrap or rejuvenating body scrub.
Keep your hair nourished and smooth all winter long with this gentle, plant-infused concoction designed to leave strands soft and supple with the help of buriti oil. The deliciously calming ‘pure-fume’ scent, a mix of lavender, bergamot, ginger lilly and more pure plant and flower extracts, is just the bonus.
The Beauty Chef Inner Beauty Boost, $50, Anthropologie & Co.
Hydration starts from the inside out, so give your digestive system an extra dose of it with The Beauty Chef’s Hydration Beauty Boost, a bio-fermented probiotic mix of coconut water, aloe vera and lemon myrtle, found at Anthropologie & Co. This organic and sustainably crafted elixir is packed with collagen-stimulating proteins, vegetables, and antioxidant-rich berries to combat dullness, plus help improve digestion and circulation. It’s a daily shot you’ll want to try.