6 AHA body exfoliants that will melt away even the most stubborn dead winter skin

April 15, 2019 at 10:46AM by CWC As spring starts to show its lovely face, I’m starting to take off my layers of clothing. And as I do so, one thing is very evident: My skin is covered with scales and flakes from the dry winter that’s behind us. You’d probably mistake me for a … Continue reading 6 AHA body exfoliants that will melt away even the most stubborn dead winter skin

These 50 genius outfit ideas are the antidote to end-of-winter wardrobe boredom

March 17, 2019 at 06:00AM by CWC Remember back in September, when we all could not wait to cozy up in our fall boots and chunky sweaters? That memory seems so naive now that we’re almost six months deep into cold weather—and on the 89th rotation of our favorite sweatpants. Yes, it’s officially that time of the … Continue reading These 50 genius outfit ideas are the antidote to end-of-winter wardrobe boredom

The transition from winter to spring is a “glitch,” but you can fix it with an Ayurvedic reboot

March 11, 2019 at 10:24AM by CWC Now that we’ve all “leapt forward” in time, having been robbed of a precious hour of sleep (thank you so much, daylight savings time), the pre-spring excitement has commenced. Even though the seasonal switcheroo isn’t quite calendar official, we’re all thinking of the best ways to avoid the colds … Continue reading The transition from winter to spring is a “glitch,” but you can fix it with an Ayurvedic reboot

These under $10 hand creams will make your hands forget it’s still technically winter

March 07, 2019 at 12:40PM by CWC If Punxsutawney Phil is to be believed, spring is right around the corner. But… can someone try telling that to my hands? Even as temperatures are starting to tease warmer weather (please, please, let that precious little groundhog be right this year), my palms and cuticles are dry, … Continue reading These under $10 hand creams will make your hands forget it’s still technically winter

This J-beauty moisturizer is the only thing that’s kept my winter skin hydrated

March 01, 2019 at 02:00AM by CWC While some products in my skin-care regimen never change—like the Biologique Recherche P50 toner ($67) and Neutrogena Hydroboost Hydrating Serum ($23)—I typically keep the rest in rotation in order to explore the wide world of beauty products. If a facial cleanser runs out, I’ll try another brand. Same … Continue reading This J-beauty moisturizer is the only thing that’s kept my winter skin hydrated

You’re not nuts: Getting out of bed on winter mornings is a physiologically hard thing to do

February 28, 2019 at 04:00AM by CWC I like to keep things fresh, so here’s a reference from a 1992 episode of The Simpsons: Homer dodges church one Sunday and says, all snuggled in the sheets, “Aaah, I’m just a big toasty cinnamon bun. I never want to leave this bed.” He encapsulates a big mood of … Continue reading You’re not nuts: Getting out of bed on winter mornings is a physiologically hard thing to do

9 vegan winter coats that are cozy, cool, and sustainable

February 09, 2019 at 07:05AM by CWC It got down to 45 degrees here in Los Angeles the other day, which means it basically turned into The Day After Tomorrow, only with more faux fur. I found myself in need of more than the fleece jacket. And, as a result, I’ve spent a significant amount of … Continue reading 9 vegan winter coats that are cozy, cool, and sustainable

Your mid-winter reminder that you should be wearing SPF 365—and the easiest way to do it

February 07, 2019 at 11:00AM by CWC My dermatologist asking me if I wear sunscreen every day used to be the equivalent of my dentist inquiring  about my flossing habit (or lack thereof). These days I slather moisturizer sunscreen all over my face even on winter’s shortest days. Of course, reaching for a bottle of SPF … Continue reading Your mid-winter reminder that you should be wearing SPF 365—and the easiest way to do it

5, um, creative methods for clocking in all my steps during the winter

February 05, 2019 at 03:30AM by CWC Wearable fitness trackers may be good news for your health, but trust me when I say that step-counting changes you. I no longer leisurely stroll; now I mean business as I ascend—3409, 3410, 3411—all in an obsessive quest to hit my 10,000 step count benchmark OTD. And ironically, I use … Continue reading 5, um, creative methods for clocking in all my steps during the winter

Affordable winter vacations exist—here are 9 great escapes

February 01, 2019 at 11:12AM by CWC We’ve reached that part of winter where it’s no longer magical or festive—it’s just cold, a little miserable, and overall pretty meh feeling. There’s, therefore, no better time to escape the gloomy routine of your day-to-day life by taking an affordable winter vacation that doesn’t totally undo your … Continue reading Affordable winter vacations exist—here are 9 great escapes

5 buckwheat porridge recipes because winter is too long to have oatmeal every day

January 31, 2019 at 04:54AM by CWC Starting the day off with a stick-to-your-ribs breakfast is practically mandatory during a polar vortex (which seem to happen basically every other day). The catch: No matter how many ways you reinvent your oatmeal bowl—whether you’re adding eggs or trying a different savory twist—it can still feel a little tired … Continue reading 5 buckwheat porridge recipes because winter is too long to have oatmeal every day

Grab your S.O. and book a flight to one of these top winter vacation spots for couples, asap

January 31, 2019 at 04:27AM by CWC The impending polar vortex is a sign that yes, we are in the thick of winter (also, global warming). Something else it means is that this might be the best time of the season to plan an escape from the malaise and cold weather. At this time of … Continue reading Grab your S.O. and book a flight to one of these top winter vacation spots for couples, asap

A derm told me this drugstore body wash is the only one to shower with in the winter

January 30, 2019 at 08:56AM by CWC The moment temperatures drop below 40 degrees, I avoid showering as if my life depended on it. The hot water dries out my skin, which is already parched and miserable on account of the fact that it’s freezing outside, and that moment when I have to step out … Continue reading A derm told me this drugstore body wash is the only one to shower with in the winter