Winter Beauty Advice - How to Get Shiny Hair and Soft Skin
We canvassed beauty experts from Minneapolis to Moscow for smart ways to defy the effects of dry temperatures, sideways sleet, and frigid winds. We predict your most stunning winter yet.
By Jenny Bailly
O, The Oprah Magazine | From the December 2012 issue of O, The Oprah Magazine
Chill factor: Low humidity outside and dry heat inside sap moisture from the skin, leaving it flaky, rough, and red.
A Shorter Shower
Jayne Forston, MD., Dermatologist
Hometown: Anchorage, Alaska (Average winter temp: 17°F)
Hot water is drying. So is soap. When you're covered up all day, water is enough to get your arms and legs clean. Keep your showers lukewarm and lather up only the areas where you sweat.
Eric Bernstein, MD., Dermatologist
Hometown: Ardmore, Pennsylvania (Average winter temp: 36°F)
A sunscreen with zinc or titanium dioxide protects you from the wind as well as the sun because it creates a physical barrier on top of your skin. Apply it liberally even if you're going to be outside for only a few minutes, because you're exposed to plenty of UVA light through the windows in your home, office, and car.
A Refreshing Cure For Redness
Vera Kuts, Aesthetician, Ritz-Carlton Spa
Hometown: Moscow (Average winter temp: 22°F)
Steep chamomile in hot water, then make ice cubes from the infusion. Before you moisturize, gently run one of the cubes over your face. The chamomile, a natural anti-inflammatory, can help reduce redness; the ice also calms inflammation.