13 Ways to Beat Dull and Dry Winter Skin

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Even though we're seeing a bit more sunshine these days, it doesn't mean winter's gloom is gone for good. Your skin is still very much prone to all the wickedness of the season, which is why it's important to continue properly caring for it. Don't worry — you don't have to splurge at a spa or beauty store to get all the goodness your skin craves because these techniques will do the trick for you, right at home.

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1. Treat Your Dry Skin Well

First things first, care for that flaky, dry skin. Whether you want to remedy already dry skin or you want to continue preserving your flake-free skin, these products and easy tips are sure to protect and replenish your body's biggest organ.

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2. Apply a Soothing Chamomile Face Mask

Face masks aren't just meant for a simple #treatyoself moment, they can also be great for replenishing your skin. Chamomile is an especially beneficial DIY face mask ingredient for sensitive skin, as it naturally and effectively calms redness and soothes irritated skin.

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3. Avoid The Top 5 Worst Skin Habits

Are you unknowingly committing one of these skin sins? Don't worry, we have solutions to every one of your problematic bad habits.

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4. Remove Your Makeup Properly

You've heard how important it is to remove your makeup every night, but it's important to make sure you're removing it correctly.

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5. Blend Up a Smoothie for Clearer Skin

Smoothies can do just as much good inside your body as they can on the exterior. This smoothie recipe is made from just four ingredients, including coconut water to give you the glowing, dewy skin you miss oh-so-much from your summer days.

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6. Make an All-Natural Toner to Balance Things Out

Toners are often an overlooked part of any skin regimen , but they're actually a very important part to any skin routine. Try this homemade toner recipe to help control your skin's pH level, and keep it clear, blemish-free and balanced.

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7. Opt for a Clay Mask for a Deep Cleanse

Clay masks don't just make for girls' night perfection or funny selfies. They go deeper than that — working to stimulate circulation, detoxify and refine the texture of the skin. However, in order for clay masks to really work their magic, you have to match the specific kind of clay with your natural skin type.

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8. Try the Oil Cleansing Method

If you haven't heard about the oil cleansing method, you will soon enough. Though it sounds like a slippery slope, oil cleansing does not make your skin more oily. In fact, it can actually help decrease the oiliness of your skin because "oil dissolves oil."

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9. Stay Hydrated (Beyond Drinking Water)

Another important thing to remember when taking care of winter skin? Not everything can be topical. Sometimes, the best way to take care of your skin is from the inside out. We recommend starting with these three tasty drinks.

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10. Mix Up a Homemade Face Mask for Glowing Skin

Whether it's dull, sun-damaged or dry, these homemade face mask recipes are sure to do the trick.

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11. Try Dry Body Brushing

Dry brushing may sound like the last thing you want to do to dull or flaky skin, but it's one of the healthiest things you can do for your skin and for your body. A few of the benefits? It improves circulation, skin texture and even reduces the look of cellulite.

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12. Eat These 5 Super Beauty Foods

We've mentioned the three drinks you should be consuming to help improve your skin, but make sure you're also incorporating these five foods into your diet, too, for healthier skin, hair and nails.

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13. Use Liquid Bronzer to Get a Faux Glow

When all else fails, try a few drops of sunshine, also known as liquid bronzer, for a natural-looking, dewy finish than powder bronzer. Just make sure you choose the right shade!

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