Friday, January 10, 2014

Get Healthy Skin This Winter With 6 Tips From HSN Beauty Expert Lara Ramos

photo: Tiffany Booth

Dry, itchy, winter skin? Yep...I feel ya. Winter weather is so hard on skin. And with this arctic blast of freezing-ness that has swept across the country, sometimes even multiple lotion applications a day doesn't help.  Luckily, we have super-awesome beauty experts like HSN’s Lara Ramos to to give us the low down on treating and preventing our winter skin, and to keep us looking and feeling our best this winter. 

Buff away dry winter skin

Buff away your dry winter skin and reveal a glowing complexion with a luxe body scrub. Lara looks for a combination of sloughers (exfoliating granules) and softeners (natural oils) to leave her skin soft and hydrated. Something like AHAVA's Softening Butter Salt Scrub ($25) is the perfect solution.
Seal in moisture

Once out of the shower, seal in moisture from head to toe. On her face, she likes to amp up the hydration with the addition of glycerin and hyaluronic acid, while she opts for something lightweight and easy to apply from the neck down.

Ease up on cleanser
Colder weather means that it's time to lighten up your cleanser, because over cleansing can strip and irritate skin. Lara loves Trish McEvoy's Gentle Cleansing Wash because it's creamy and soap-free. It's safe enough to be used on the eye area and easily rids your face of the day's makeup, without scrubbing.

Use non-drying products
If you use a facial serum or toner, make sure that it's extra gentle and nondrying. Skin tends to lose moisture in the winter, which can result in rebound oil production and more breakouts than usual.

Double down on hydration

If you find your skin to be extra dry, invest in a hydrating facial mask that doesn't need to be washed off and can be worn overnight.

Protect your hands and nails
Probably the most exposed to the elements, your hands and nails need extra protection this time of year. When it comes to a hand cream, the richer the better and a sweet scent doesn't hurt. Perlier's White Almond Hand Cream ($15), which sinks right in and soothes on contact.

DON'T forget the basics...they're important too!
  • Drink plenty of water (8 – 8 oz glasses/day)
  • Use sunscreen and protective clothing when outside (SPF 30 or higher, even if it is not very sunny)
  • Eat a healthy diet everyday (lots of fruits and veggies) 
What are your favorite skincare tips? Did we miss any that you'd like to share? ♥ 


  1. Have you tried any of these products yourself? Did you like them?

  2. Great tips! I will have to look into the Perlier's White Almond Hand Cream. My hands get super dry in the winter. Thanks!


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