Beat ‘Dry January’ skin with moisturizers to survie winter

“Dry January” isn’t just about the booze. It’s time to put down the hard stuff and pick up a different sort of bottle this winter — a bottle of moisturizer to be specific.

With the onset of the coldest months of the year, your skin and hair can take a beating.

The weather outside is increasingly frigid, and chances are the dry air circulating in your locked-down apartment isn’t doing your skin any favors, either.

Dry skin can affect your whole body, from chapped lips to cracked heals — so luckily there are skincare products out there that can help from head to toe.

To help support soft and well cared for skin in 2021, check out the remedies below, ranging from face masks (the spa kind, not the pandemic ones) to steamers and creams to bring a dewy glow back to your face in the new year.

A tub of Olay face cream


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Former Gavin Newsom aide pleads not guilty to domestic abuse

A high-profile Democratic strategist and former spokesman for Gavin Newsom pleaded not guilty Tuesday to charges that he assaulted his wife and smothered his four-year-old daughter with a pillow.

Nathan Ballard, 51, appeared virtually in a Napa County court before a judge to face charges of one count of domestic abuse, and one count of child abuse, FOX 2 reported

Nathan Ballard runs a public relations firm in San Francisco.

Nathan Ballard runs a public relations firm in San Francisco.
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Ballard’s estranged wife alleges that he pushed her into a glass door, at the Carneros Resort and Spa in Napa, Calif., on Oct. 17.

According to a criminal complaint obtained by the San Francisco Chronicle, Ballard’s wife “sustained a bump on the back of her head and later experienced dizziness.” He then allegedly followed her into the bedroom where their daughter was sleeping, placed a pillow over her head and upper body, and laid on her

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24 Products To Treat Yourself To Instead Of Making Resolutions

Getting through 2020 was harder than any resolution — get yourself something nice instead.

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A body care gift set with a body wash, body lotion, and perfume in a Brazilian lime scent you can add to the growing

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Laurie Santos, Yale Happiness Professor, on 5 Things That Will Make You Happier

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As a professor of psychology at Yale and host of The Happiness Lab podcast, I’ve spent the last few years teaching simple science-backed tips to improve our well-being. I know the research inside out—but the giant dumpster fire of a year that was 2020 has had me struggling, too.

The COVID-19 pandemic has cheated us out of all the good times we live for—the weddings, the vacations, the graduations and celebrations. Our work lives have been upended and our livelihoods threatened. There are people we love who we haven’t seen in months and some we’ll never see again; millions of us are mourning someone close who’s been taken by this awful disease. These overwhelming losses have had a devastating effect on our mental health, with rates of depression, anxiety and even suicidality surging around the world.

The good news is that there’s a lot to be hopeful for

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