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These Are Your Cold-Weather Skincare Essentials

Moisturize, moisturize, moisturize.
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Cold weather leaves your complexion parched and flaky, or worse, red and inflamed. If you're spending your holiday break in a country during its winter season, switch to an intensely moisturizing skincare routine like this: 

  1. Cleansing balm

    Cleansing oils may spill in your luggage, so packing a solid makeup melting balm is more suitable. Plus, its nourishing formula adds light hydration to your possibly parched complexion.

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    Human Nature Bare Necessity Cleansing Balm, P345, Landmark

  2. Creamy facial wash

    Again, the key here is to hydrate your skin. A creamy cleanser won't leave your face taut and dry. 

    Etude House Moistfull White Cushion Cleansing Foam, P628, SM Megamall

  3. Hydrating serum

    Naturally, a moisturizing serum is necessary. Look for one that has any of these hydrating ingredients: glycerin or hyaluronic acid.

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    Nuxe Nuxellence Eclat, P2,850, Zalora

  4. Moisturizer

    Seal everything in with a rich cream to prevent your face from getting flaky and dry.

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    Banila Co. Dear Hydration Boosting Cream, P1,250, Zalora

  5. Deep moisturizing mask

    On nights when you're too tired to do the whole shebang, just cleanse your face and slap on a rich, moisturizing mask.

    Origins Drink Up Intensive Overnight Mask, SM Makati

  6. Lip balm

    Your lips need moisture, too! Prevent them from getting chapped and dehydrated with an emollient balm.

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    Maybelline Baby Lips Dr. Rescue Balm, P99, Watsons

  7. A warm fragrance

    Take advantage of the cold weather and spritz a spicy scent on your body.

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    Tom Ford Black Orchid, price available upon request, Rustan's Makati 

  8. An all-purpose beauty oil

    Save space in your makeup bag by bringing a multi-purpose oil that you can use to repair patchy areas on your skin and tame frizzy tresses.

    Elizabeth Arden Eight Hour Cream All-Over Miracle Oil, P1,900, Shangri-La Plaza

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  9. Hand cream

    Keep your hands supple and healthy with a shea butter hand cream.

    L'Occitane Shea Hand Cream, P530, Rustan's The Beauty Source

  10. Sunscreen

    Even if the sun's heat isn't hurting your skin, you still NEED to protect yourself from its damaging UV rays.

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    Kojie-San Sunblock SPF50 PA+++, P269, Watsons

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