Feeling the effects of the chill? While wearing protective gear may keep you warm, simply covering up is no solution when it comes to dry skin, chapped lips and brittle hair. It's time for a little spa-quality, at-home therapy. We turned to the local folks who get paid to make people look good on a daily basis (expert estheticians and stylists at local spas and salons) for a little coaching on how to win the beauty bouts of winter. They've recommended an arsenal of products that heal, shield and protect from the elements, all of which will put your old gel mask to shame.
Elizabeth Arden Ceramide Gold Ultra Restorative Capsules, $68 for 60, Elizabeth Arden Red Door Spa
"These capsules feel like silk going on your face. They're gentle and really restore a dry face."
—Debbie Mulcahy, esthetician
J Beverly Hills Masque for hair and scalp, $16, Legends Salon & Day Spa
"A lot of times in the wintertime with the heat in houses, people's scalps tend to dry out. It's not
dandruff. This mask works for men and women as a 30-minute treatment to moisturize and strengthen."
—Scott Sheble, owner/stylist
Face·It Vibran-C Lip Treatment, $22, Austin's Salon & Day Spa
"I use it three or four times a day. It's rich in vitamin C, which repairs chapped lips, and it creates a good base for your lipstick because it smooths out the lines."
—Casey Longest, hairstylist
Sothys Hydroptimale THI3 Mask, $32 for 1.7 ounces, Oasis by the Palms
"This mask instantly takes away your dryness and makes you feel like a baby. You just put a thin layer on clean skin and you can sleep with it on. It's phenomenal for any skin."
—Denise Cali, lead esthetician
For the Rest of Your Body...
Dermalogica Climate Control balm, $30, Nesbit
"This theraputic balm really protects and heals skin, especially dry, cracked hands and feet."
—Blair Harris, esthetician
Anakiri Andean Mineral Salts, $20 for 16 ounces, and HerbalFusion Face and Body Oil, $30 for 4 ounces, Metamorphosis Mind + Body Boutique
"When you combine these two, you get results similar to a salt scrub: a body that's soft, silky and smooth."
—Tricia Boor, owner/massage therapist