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Cold weather skin care tips

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The woes of winter go skin deep -- just ask any New Yorker. Frigid temperatures can take a toll on our skin. And cranking up the heat just makes makes matters worse.

Enter celebrity facialist Joanna Vargas with some easy and inexpensive solutions to quench dehydrated skin.

"Yogurt is great because it's an anti-inflammatory and it's also anti-bacterial," she says.

Vargas is whipping up a mask to seal in moisture and calm breakouts. She starts with yogurt, adds honey to hydrate and olive oil to soften, and tops it off with some avocado.

"It really will make the skin feel dewy and really refreshed when we're done," she says. "There's no skin type this wouldn't work for which makes it fun, you don't have to be afraid to put these ingredients on your face because they really will help heal your skin."

another secret weapon: grapefruit, which Vargas says can also be mixed with yogurt to make a mask.

"It also is a natural salicylic acid so it's great for tightening pores and it's also good for cell turnover," she says.

I don't know about you but my biggest winter skin problem is with my hands. They get parched in the winter, so we asked Joanna for a solution for that.

"Hands take a beating in winter and the skin there is thinner than on your face so you really want to make sure you're putting enough fatty acids on your hands," she says. "I'm just going to put in a tiny bit of brown sugar and I'm going to mix that with some extra virgin olive oil."

She says it's pretty mild the skin on your hands.

Vargas says leave on the facial mask for about 10 minutes. Then close your eyes and think of sunshine and palm trees.

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