These Products Will Flip The Light Switch On Your Dull Winter Skin

"Winter skin" might sound like too vague a catch-all term for the numerous negative effects a season can have on your skin, but trust: You know winter skin when you see it.
Rough, dry, and painfully lackluster, the saddest state of skin-related affairs happens for a number of reasons — exposure to artificial heat, like the space heater you keep under your desk in your icy-cold office that's temperature-controlled to cater to men in suits, or the blistering wind that might not be so eye-watering if only you'd wear a hat even though it makes your hair look stupid.
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But short of packing your bags and moving to Los Angeles (which really isn't so bad of an idea, if you can swing it), you can still keep your skin on the up-and-up all winter long with these illuminating products, which will help undo existing damage and keep the future looking bright. It's just like flipping on a light switch inside your skin — ideally the kind that supposedly fends off seasonal depression, but that's another story entirely.
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Packed with tried-and-true brightening ingredients like licorice, green tea, alpha-arbutin, and vitamin C esters, this luxe yet surprisingly lightweight night cream gradually fades hyperpigmentation, sun damage, and dark spots over time — but you'll notice a difference after just a couple uses. Instant gratification and long-term results.
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This gentle exfoliating treatment does more than just leave skin luminous: The killer combo of grapefruit extract and vitamin C also helps to clear pores and cut down on blackheads, for total clarity in more ways than one.
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Yes, oily and combination skin types can take a hit from winter's harsh, dehydrating effects just as much as skin that leans on the dry side all year long. The difference? The oily and acne-prone should skip rich, heavy creams and opt for something potent and lightweight — like this nourishing blend of oils and antioxidants, which leaves skin bright and revitalized, never greasy.
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Jet-lagged, over-served, breaking out, just plain exhausted — whatever skin-compromising problem you're having when your head hits the pillow will be gone (or at least significantly less obvious) after a few nights with this intensive overnight mask. Its star ingredient, camu camu berry, is a superfruit that is said to hold 30 times the vitamin C of an orange, meaning significantly brighter skin, faster.
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The expression "fresh as a daisy" has never made more sense than in the context of this dark spot-erasing serum, which combines the skin-brightening extract with soothing aloe and exfoliating fruit acids for a smoother, clearer complexion.
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The best daily peel pads for your buck, each one comes soaked in a potent 10% concentration of glycolic acid that helps to effectively dissolve dulling dead skin cells and sweep away uneven texture, leaving only bright, fresh skin behind.
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