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Nov 18, 2013
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Cold-Weather Beauty Favorites

With a change in weather comes a necessary change in your skin care routine, too. I’ve noticed that although I don’t normally have dry skin, I have to switch to heavier, creamier products to avoid that ashy, pale look. Even worse is that dry air zaps moisture out of your skin, which in turns accentuates wrinkles if skin isn’t well moisturized. So it’s worth it to avoid the dry side. Here are a few picks I love for chilly temps.

SheaMoisture Body Butter

Typically body butter products are extremely heavy and moisturizing—which is a good thing, but they’re not ideal for daily use, since you want a product that sinks in more quickly. Enter SheaMoisture’s line of body butters that come in a convenient squeeze tube and moisturize perfectly without a greasy feel. I actually use the line year-round because it’s the only lotion I’ve found that keeps my legs looking great (and not dry) during shorts season, too. The line is all natural and made with certified organic ingredients and doesn’t have any harmful parabens, phthalates, PABA, synthetic colors and much more. I love the Coconut & Hibiscus Body Butter and body wash, which has pleasant, tropical smell. Hey, I might as well imagine I’m someplace warm, no? $9.99, Walgreen’s

Kiehl’s Skin Rescuer

So you’ve probably read that sleep restores your mind and body. However, it’s also a restorative for great skin, too. That’s why I like to use products that can work their magic on my visage while I snooze. One such miracle worker is Kiehl’s Skin Rescuer. While it’s not a product I’d use during the day because it’s highly moisturizing (and therefore takes a while to sink in), my skin feels plumper and smoother the morning after I use it (which hasn’t been the case with any other nighttime moisturizer I’ve tried). Basically this product is supposed to undo the effects of stress on the skin. I can applaud that. $40, Kiehl’s.com

Kiehl’s Deep Micro-Exfoliating Scalp Treatment

True confession: I’ve had problems with a dry scalp before. I’ve tried everything from dandruff shampoos to moisturizing hair masks to scalp oils. Nothing helped! Finally I consulted with my hairstylist to get an expert opinion on how to cure a dry scalp, since it turns out it wasn’t dandruff causing the issue. She suggested using an exfoliating product—kind of like how we exfoliate our skin. Apparently, your scalp can also use this sloughing, too. Scalp exfoliants are hard to find (no surprise) but I found one by Kiehl’s that worked after one use. It’s got a grainy texture and a bracing, refreshing smell that’s perfect for waking me up in the morning. I just use it pre-shampoo, rinse it out, then shampoo and condition as usual. Since I don’t have a lot of time to do beauty treatments in general, I love that this one can be quickly incorporated into my everyday routine without taking a ton of time. $20, Kiehl’s.com

Stila Stay All Day 10-In-1 Beauty Balm

So I think that most of us know that rocking a real (or faux) deep tan year-round in Wisconsin isn’t necessarily the most realistic-looking (and is time-consuming to maintain!). However, imparting a bronze touch to your face during the deep winter months is a good idea—it makes you look more awake and rested. I love Stila’s Stay All Day 10-In-1 Beauty Balm because not only does it bronze, it also does all kinds of good stuff for your skin like prevent inflammation, improve skin texture and even hydrate (hence the 10-In-1 name). I mix a few dabs of it with my CC cream every morning and I like to think it readies me to tackle the day—with a bit of a glow. $38, Sephora.com

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As Madison Magazine's style editor, Shayna Mace writes the monthly "Window Shopping" column about Madison's coolest store owners, products and shops. She also reports on Madison's most stylish people, chic items she loves, store events and sales, and additional dish in her weekly blog. Her favorite places to check out around town are local boutiques, consignment and vintage shops for one-of-a-kind treasures, new restaurants and bars, and anywhere that affords her the opportunity to meet and talk to Madison's most inspirational (and many times, fashionable!) people.

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