Send Your Lips to Rehab: How to Get an Extra Kissable Pout in Time for Spring

It’s been a brutal winter/spring (!?)…there are in fact rumored reports of snow this coming Saturday. While we rush to repair our wind-chapped faces though, let’s not forget our delicate lips!  To combat that rough, dry feeling, we all know and hate (not to mention the icky appearance of peeling lips), we’ve curated a complete set of lip treats: masks and scrubs to exfoliate the lips and get them smooth, oils and antioxidant repair creams to restore moisture to ensure your plumpest pout and finally soothing balms to complete the lip rehab experience.

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Farewell to Winter Flakiness! Get Hydrated, Spring is (Kinda) Here!

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The sun is finally shining and the snow is melting into disgusting piles of dirt mixed with trash–it can only mean one thing. Spring really might, possibly be is coming. Still, winter wreaks havoc on our faces and that means it’s time for some rehab.

Sometimes though, the richest, thickest moisturizers heaped upon us especially in the darkest, pre-daylight-savings months can feel a little too, well rich.

If like me, washing your face is hardly the problem (I’m way above the recommended doses on that one), then the idea of mimicking the feeling when moisturizing is an appealing one to say the least. These moisturizers do just that. With powerful hydrating agents like hyaluronic acid, this batch will have your skin ready for all the Vitamin D it’ll soon be on the receiving end of in no time.

Check out Step One here.

  1. Dr. Jart Water-Sure Gel

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2. ByTerry Cellularose Aqua Balm 

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3. Boscia Revitalizing Black Hydration Gel

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5. La Roche-Posay Hydraphase Intense Riche

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6. Darphin Hydraskin Essential

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7. Biologique Recherche

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8. Koh Gen Do All In One Moisture Gel

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Your New Favorite CC Cream from Your Old Favorite ‘French Pharmacy’ Brand

Images courtesy of La Roche-Posay

La Roche-Posay stands out amongst endless beauty products –it’s not just its “French pharmacy” status (or former status, since it’s available at fancy Duane Reades now,) we love it for its accessible price point, clean packaging, and consistent reliability.

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The latest product is the double-punch Rosaliac CC Creme, which both provides cosmetic coverage for rosacea, while also working on a deeper level to correct redness over time. It’s the first over-the-counter redness-correcting CC cream and is meant to combine the lightweight texture and hydrating properties of a BB cream with the more substantial coverage of a foundation. Think coverage plus 24% reduction of visible redness within 8 weeks. Plus, it’s got SPF 30–and you should wear sunscreen every day. (Not to sound like your mom.) Get it here.

Your Most Valuable Accessory: Great Skin and Hair

Winter is here again. That means dry skin, chapped lips, and frizzy hair is looming. What good is a great outfit if your skin is lackluster and your hair is dull? Take advantage of holiday sales on skin products, Brazilian hair treatments, and facial specials. Such as Groupon’s daily deal today: Get three skin treatments for $99! Services include microdermabrasion, glycolic peels, and enzyme treatments.

Another must is a Brazilian keratin hair treatment. If you’ve never had one before, you must try it. It’s a non-damaging hair smoothing treatment that tames frizz and unruly hair while leaving body and shine. Your hair will feel like silk afterward. The process takes about two hours, depending on your hair length, and costs about $150 to $350. Also, don’t be afraid to exfoliate and use a denser everyday moisturizer to keep flaky skin away. I like Chanel’s Microperle Gentle Polishing Gel and La Roche-Posay’s Toleriane Soothing Protective Moisturizer to protect my skin from the elements. Remember, great fashion and great skin and hair go hand-in-hand!