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Winter Skin

When it comes to this time of year there are endless number of things that I love – From the weather to the food to the cozy indoor activities to beat the outdoor temperatures.

What do I not love? What Winter can do to my skin. From chapped lips to dry, flaky skin to a general aura that feels lackluster.

So what’s my solution? Pump up the moisture. Both inside and out. Read on for my top three tips for beating Winter skin.

[1.] Moisturize

Drink your water! And green tea. And coconut water. And smoothies. And green juice.

Just drink!

Increasing your fluid intake {and sadly, neither coffee nor vino apply in this instance – Sniff} is the fastest and longest lasting way to improve your skin this time of year.

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[2.] Protect

Don’t be fooled by cloudy skies, you need your SPF just as much in Winter as you do during the Summer. Especially when snow is involved!

You also need heavy-duty moisturizer and some serious eye cream to give your skin the TLC it needs.

My top Winter skin care picks are Algenist Overnight Restorative Cream, Jack Black Protein Booster Eye Rescue, and Josie Maran Argan Daily Moisturizer SPF 47.

[3.] Reveal

Getting rid of dry skin to reveal the gorgeous skin below is a Must this time of year, so invest in a dry brush for body brushing and a luxurious face scrub for much-needed exfoliating.

I adore Aveeno Positively Radiant, Yu-Be Skin Polish, and Whish Coconut Milk Exfoliating Body Wash.

Bonus tip? Sweat it out! Nothing makes your skin glow quite like a killer workout.

What’s YOUR favorite Winter skin tip?

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What I’m loving right now…

I definitely go through phases when it comes to the inanimate objects in my daily life – Everything from the beauty products I use to the accessories I wear to the reading materials stacked on my nightstand. Whether you call it a rut or finely tuning your routine, I’m sure you know precisely what I mean.

So here are some of my current (new and past) loves…

{The love of my life, my new Givenchy bag – See Skulls & Givenchy for photos from the first MCLV Style post featuring this bag!}

{My newest mascara acquisition – I’ve mentioned my love of Benefit’s BADGal and Chanel’s Inimitable mascara in the past, but I also like to rotate in a drugstore brand now and again, and I’ve been thrilled with the results of Maybelline’s One by One Volume Express}

{As far as I’m concerned you can’t have enough fun, statement jewelry: Spiked Bracelet – Asos.com & Purple Beaded Necklace – Zara}

{In my opinion the only positive thing about the end of Summer are September issues!}

{SWOON! I’ve been a fan of Moroccan Argan Oil for a while so when I saw this L’Oreal Precious Oil Treatment I jumped at the chance to try it – Not only does it smell like a dream, it’s visibly nourishing}

{It’s official – I’m in love! Skull adorned Steve Madden smoking slippers}

{Fashion Books & Vintage Jewelry. Left: The Little Black Book of Style by Nina Garcia & vintage pearl collar. Right: Parisian Chic – A Style Guide by Ines de la Fressange & vintage Vendome tassel necklace}

What are you loving lately? What can’t you get enough of? Have you gotten any fun new pieces or exciting accessories to update your wardrobe or prepare for Fall/Winter 2012/2013?

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