Beauty Files: How To Keep Your Skin Hydrated This Winter

By Kat Hinkle
In Style

It’s that time of year again where we all are super dehydrated. Nothing puts me less in the holiday spirit than feeling like sandpaper, but the good news is there are affordable steps we can take to prevent that from happening.

Photo by Alex Isbell.

Photo by Alex Isbell.

Facial masks in the form of sheets are all the rage. They are less messy than their liquid/clay cousins and are super easy to carry around with you. For a splurge, Sk-II Facial Treatment Mask ($17), is a must-have among celebrities and makeup artists. A good alternative is the Yes to Grapefruit Pore Perfection Paper Mask  ($15.99) and if you are more concerned about puffy eyes, the Skyn Iceland Hydro Cool Firming Eye Gels ($30 for 8, sold individually at Ulta) are spectacular in de-puffing in just 10 minutes. Perfect before you meet the family.

Masks are quick fixes compared to being truly hydrated from the inside out. Carrying around Re:iimmune to drink while traveling will make all the difference for your skin and body to help fight illness and dehydration. Re:iimunne is a clinical hydration package that includes essential nutrition and probiotics to support intestinal immunity. A bonus is that for every 10-pack purchase, a serving of Re:iimmune will be denoted to the Getwell Makewell Campagin fighting dehydration in kids in third-world counties.

For the fastest fix, Caudalie’s Beauty Elixir ($49) is an instant boost of hydration you can use as a toner, to settle any overly powdered look, or to refresh and finish makeup. For an alternative MAC’s Prep + Prime Fix ($22) comes in a neutral, cucumber, lavender and rose option for those who are bothered by mint. Glossier’s Smoothing Face Mist Rose Water Spray ($18) is another beautiful option to spray and go. Cheers to being hydrated and healthy for the New Year!

Kat Hinkle has worked in the professional hair and makeup industry for ten years. After graduating from Cosmetology School, she spent four years working for MAC and six years in affiliation with top agencies such as Factor Artists in Chicago and ABTP in New York City. Kat’s clients include Nigel Barker, Sports Illustrated, and The Duchess of York to name a few. Her passion for the industry has only grown over the years. She is equally happy creating beauty for her individual clients as well as Fortune 500 companies.

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