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Beauty products for dry winter skin

Winter may be the most magical time of the year, but it's also the driest. This means chapped lips, itchy scalps and parched skin are typical for the season -- but it doesn’t have to be that way.

“It’s very important to use hydrating products during the winter because your skin and hair can become dry, itchy, and flaky due to the cold, wind, heat, and low humidity,” says NYC Aesthetic Board Certified Plastic Surgeon, Dr. Richard Swift, M.D., who suggests drinking at least eight glasses of water each day.

“Another tip to boost the skin’s moisture content is to use products that contain hyaluronic acid. This substance will help plump the skin and lock in moisture.”

No need to fret over freezing temperatures and wind-whipped skin. To combat these ailments, here are a number of head-to-solutions to keep hydrated.

GOLDFADEN MD Flueressence Native Botanical Cell Oil

With two drops on the face at morning
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With two drops on the face at morning and at night daily, the exclusive blend boosts moisture levels and skin cell renewal as it shields against environmental stresses. The mixture transports Vitamins A, C & E to the skin by using of 100% active botanicals, fruit extracts and natural oil. The hydrating product can be combined with moisturizer or foundation and leaves skin plump and glowing.

$129. Space NK Apothecary, 99 Greene St., 212-941-4200, and 968 Lexington Ave., 212-288-3212, goldfadenmd.com

Patchology FlashPatch Eye Gels

Five minutes is all it takes for under
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Five minutes is all it takes for under eye hydration. The morning or evening ritual requires far less time than a typical patch, which usually involves 20 to 30 minutes. Ingredients include caffeine and hydrolyzed collagen. The two elements take fatigue out of tired eyes and create a smoother look.

$50/30 sets of patches. Bergdorf Goodman, 745 5th Ave., 212-753-7300, patchology.com

Clarins HydraQuench Moisture Replenishing Lip Balm

Women and men use the intensive repair unisex
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Women and men use the intensive repair unisex balm to prevent chapped lips, rid dryness and relieve discomfort. The aromatic plant essences sooth while hydration is restored beneath the skin's surface. The tube is equipped with a twist-off cap and is small enough for a purse or pocket.

$24. Sephora, Various locations, clarinusa.com

EVE LOM Moisture Mask

Like most multi-tasking New Yorkers, the mask, which
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Like most multi-tasking New Yorkers, the mask, which is fit for all skin types, does more than one thing. It restores skin moisture while preventing water loss. Creating a smoother and refined skin texture, the product contains Vitamin E and should be left on for a minimum of 15 minutes once or twice a week for best results.

$90. Barneys, 660 Madison Ave., 212-826-8900, evelom.com

Alterna Haircare Caviar Moisture Intense Collection

Even with hoodies and beanies defending heads from
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Even with hoodies and beanies defending heads from the cold, scalps and strands need protection, too. For those with very dry and dehydrated hair, a formula blended with Abyssinian Oil, that is rich in Omega 9 Fatty Acids with nourishing avocado and olive oils and anti-aging caviar extract, changes brittle hair after one application in the shower.

$32/shampoo. $32/conditioner, $30/pre-shampoo. Sephora, Various locations, alternahaircare.com

Lush Cosmetics Ro's Argan Body Conditioner

New Yorkers don't have hours to hydrate. For
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New Yorkers don't have hours to hydrate. For those in a time crunch, the argan and rose oil formula is put on in the shower. After applying the rose-scented lotion for a minute or less, it is rinsed off, leaving skin moisturized. The product was inspired by hair conditioner and also includes cocoa butter, almond oil and cupuacu butter, leaving skin incredibly soft.

$33.95. Lush Cosmetics, Various locations, lushusa.com

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