7 Mid-Winter Beauty Pick-Me-Ups

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

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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

Related: How to Get Perfect Skin

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

Related: The Best Blush for Spring

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