How to Beat Winter Weather Skin

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It’s that time of the year again, where those long days of summer are a distant memory

and what we are left with are cold snowy days, and a hope that spring is on its way. However, the snow and grim weather outside are not the only give away that sunny weather is months away. One look in the mirror and your skin screams out winter. Unfortunately, thanks to the cold weather outside and the dry weather inside your skin is dry, flaky and dull. However we’ve compiled a list of tricks to beat cold weather skin before it begins. Read on to beat winter skin and have your skin thanking you.

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Cheap Beauty Products That Work

I am a cosmetic/beauty product junkie. I’ve tried just about everything on the market from top-of-the-line “name brands” to “clearance rack” drug store finds. What I’ve learned, thousands of products (and dollars) later, is that the biggest names and price tags aren’t necessarily the best products. The following is a list of tried and true products that simply work… and won’t cost you an arm and a leg.

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How to Wear: Chambray

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hambray shirts are possibly the most comfortable and versatile of the shirts that you own, aside from the plain white v-neck, of course. This is one of those wardrobe basics that can be taken from office to brunch to a PTA meeting. But perhaps you aren’t sure how to wear your chambray shirt. You bought it because it looked great in a magazine, but don’t know how it pairs with other items you already own. At Daily Mom, we always aim to make your life as simple as possible, so we’ve brought to you 4 ways to wear chambray.

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How To Wear: Emerald

You have likely heard by now that the color experts at Pantone have chosen Emerald as the color of the year for 2013. They announced it this way: “PANTONE 17-5641 Emerald, a lively, radiant, lush green, is the Color of the Year for 2013.” We have traded in our Tangerine Tango vibrance for cool, calm and collected green jewel-toned brilliance. We hope the luck of the Irish is upon us and that 2013 will be filled with health, wealth and happiness.

Here are our 7 tips for incorporating Emerald into your wardrobe this year.

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Luxuriously Healthy Beauty Products

Photo Credit: Lilac Saloon

When taking care of our health, we often think of what we eat. What about what we put on our skin? Our skin is the largest organ of our bodies and chemicals can permeate the skin layers and absorb right into our bloodstream. Thought should be given to the products we use on our skin because our skin literally drinks them right up! 

Mainstream products such as lotion, deodorant and perfume typically contain a handful of controversial ingredients. In moderation they may not be proven harmful but what about using them every day, throughout your lifetime? Natural, healthy alternatives exist! We love Lavanila for it’s healthy ingredients and luxurious scents. You’ll fall in love, too!

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Family Photo Outfits for Under $200

 

It’s easy to fall into the matching outfit slump when dressing up for your family photos. We have all seen it, or maybe even done it. All white shirts, all khaki pants. All wearing shades of blue, no patterns. You don’t have to be scared to inject a bit of personality, color and pattern into your outfits and you do not have to match!

You also do not have to spend a ton of money to create a great family look! Going through your closets and pulling out some of your favorite outfits and laying them out together is a great way to start. If you find that you need to get some new things in order to coordinate better for a photo that pops, here are a few ideas to get you started!

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Eyebrow Threading vs. Waxing

Many women today have their esthetician on speed dial. It’s a busy world, and having perfectly manicured brows makes the right kind of statement for any woman. However, some people have extremely sensitive skin, so waxing their eyebrows (and other facial hair areas) may be off limits. There is a way to have shaped brows, without putting hot wax on your face and removing a layer of skin.

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