Dreary winter weather can wreak havoc on your skin and psyche. Try these tips to look-and feel-instantly better. By Dawn Davis
1. Whiten Your Smile
As your skin starts to look pale, your teeth may seem dull, as well. See your dentist for a whitening treatment like Pola Office +, which requires only three eight-minute sessions and barely causes any sensitivity. Try New York dentists Lowenberg, Lituchy and Kantor.
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2. Fake a Glow
For a faux bronze that looks natural - even in the dead of winter - mix one-part moisturizer with one-part self-tanner.
Lancôme Flash Bronzer, $32, lancome-usa.com
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3. Try a Bold Lipstick
A vibrant shade will make your skin look fresh - and maybe even brighten your mood.
Givenchy Rouge Interdit in Paradise Pink, $28, sephora.com
4. Moisturize Like Mad
Indulge in a luxurious cream - this one will soften rough spots like nothing else.
Creme de la Mer, $135, cremedelamer.com
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5. For a Bright Manicure
Wear a pop of color on your fingertips to amp-up a dark outfit, test-drive a spring trend or just make you smile.
OPI Brights Nail Polish in Shorts Story, $6, Amazon.com
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6. Scrub it Away
Take five extra minutes in the shower a few times a week to give yourself a good scrub. It gets your circulation going to eliminate toxins and make you feel refreshed.
Neutrogena Sugar Scrub, $11, drugstore.com
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7. Get Flushed
A shimmery pink blush does wonders for most skin tones. This shade is ultra-wearable with a hint of peach - plus, the name screams beach vacation.
Clarins Blush Prodige in Miami Pink, $28, nordstrom.com
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