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Winter took its time to get here but it has definitely arrived and this weather can do serious damage to your skin and hair.

Beauty expert Milly Almodovar has tips on saving your skin from the winter blues.

Switching Your Skincare:

As the winter comes, it's time for you to switch up that skincare. Your skin is at its driest this time of year because the high heat from your home and the winter skin is zapping out moisture from your skin. The drier your skin is, the more wrinkles you'll get. Invest in a humidifier.

Biore Baking Soda Cleansing Scrub $7.99
Because dry skin is huge during the cold months, it's important that you're exfoliating at least once a week. If you are not, your expensive moisturizers, toners and serums will just sit on top of the dry skin and not penetrate. A good exfoliator does not have to be expensive. The Biore Baking Soda Cleansing Scrub activates with water, and then it naturally dissolves so you don't over-scrub and rip your skin off.

Gadget Dermaflash $189.99
This device, just launched last week, thoroughly removes your dead skin as well as the peach fuzz from your face. Link here.

Hydrating Your Skin:
Shower hydration: Everyone is taking longer and hotter showers that suck the moisture from your skin. Keep skin hydrated even while you take the shower by using
Jergens Wet Skin, which retails for $7.99. This absorbs right into the skin, doesn't leave the shower slippery and lets you put your clothes on right after.

Night Cream is Key
Avon Anew Night cream $28
People don't realize how important night cream is as your skin regenerates itself at night, and over 66 percent of women don't use one. Many women apply night cream downward, when they should do the opposite.  Use products that are a little bit heavier but won’t break you out so in the morning when you wake up.

Hand Cream
Neutrogena Hand Cream $4.99
This may seem like common sense, but apparently it's not.
Neutrogena's is great because it's glycerin packed so you get insane hydration, but it's so concentrated that a two-ounce bottle gets you 200 uses.

Beauty Maintenance

Becca Aqua Luminous Foundation $34
Stila Aqua Glow Serum Foundation $42
The new trend in makeup is water-based foundations. Foundations that are putting water back into the skin to keep it soft and luminous. These are especially important during the winter months. Tip: Apply foundation with a damp beauty blender to keep skin luminous and hydrated.

Root Blur
Hair Issues: January is the time when most women get gray hairs, because it's the most stressful month of the year and studies show stress will give you gray hairs. Cover them up right away, save money by not going to the salon and just touch up your roots at home with this powder. Try Root Blur by John Frieda, which retails for $19.99. It comes in four palettes (each palette contains two shades) from light blonde to dark brunette, but it allows you to customize your shade. Link here.