By Katie Becker, W Magazine
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The W beauty team received this desperate plea for skin help: "What do I do about the assault on my skin that has been this cold weather? I'm chapped all over."
This is usually about the time skin becomes flaky, red, and endlessly parched. Before you slather Crisco all over your face, we have a few ideas that may prove a bit more effective and are probably more attractive.
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From left: SkinCeuticals CE Ferulic; Sunday Riley Good Genes Treatment. Images courtesy of the brands"After you wash or shower, first apply an antioxidant serum on your face," says derm and assistant professor at UCLA Ava Shamban, MD, who just returned this week from a vacation in cold, dry Jackson Hole. "Something with niacinamide or vitamin C helps calm the irritation level." Try SkinCeuticals CE Ferulic ($146; skinceuticals.com).
Before the serum is even absorbed, seal it in with moisturizer for your face and follow with a body lotion for below the chin. "Look for ingredients like squalane, glycerin, and lactic acid, which are humectants