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There's nothing like the start of a new year to put you in a celebratory mood, but being the life of the party also means committing a few holiday sins, namely late nights and overindulging, leaving you with dull, tired, and dehydrated skin. Ready for some post-soiree skincare rehab? We rounded up the best winter skin savers that make a very strong case for a 2011 skin detox, plus, got skincare experts Ling Chan and Dr. Fredric Brandt to share a few tips on keeping your skincare resolutions on track.
Aesthetician Ling Chan calls the combination of inadequate sleep, drinking, and smoking skin's number one enemy, and after more than 30 years in the skincare industry, she should know. "When your body doesn't rest, your skin gets out of balance and dehydrated. The solution is a hydrating facial combined with an infusion of either power-antioxidant Vitamin C, Vitamin K to remove irritation and redness, or oxygen to brighten, aid in skin cell function, and fight acne-causing bacteria." Dr. Brandt also recommends using products with oxygen in your skincare regimen and adds avoiding sugar to the list too: "It speeds up the degradation of collagen and elastin—the framework responsible for keeping skin firm, elastic, and youthful—wreaking havoc on your complexion." Here, we give you eight winter-approved ways to help get your glow back.