Fighting Winter Skin Woes

Top picks for your best looks this season.

For most of us, winter brings dry skin and other less-than-glamorous beauty problems. Spalon Montage general manager Karen Keller and master esthetician and spa educator Tracie Brennan share some of their favorite tips and products to keep you looking and feeling good about your winter beauty routine.

Winter Staples: Products you shouldn’t leave the house without tucking in your purse.

  • Weleda Skin Food lotion. Dry and rough winter hands? Not on Weleda’s time. The lovely rosemary scent is just a bonus to the heavenly softness. $22.50.
  • Zoya Hot Lips glossy tinted lip balm. Bright, winter-blues- kicking shades. Moisturizing. Flavored. Long-lasting. Do we need to say more? $6.

Winter Splurges: For when you want to treat yourself, goddess style.

  • Phytomer Ultimate XMF Age Defiance facial. The XMF (extra marine filler) is a hydrating and anti-aging facial. You’ll feel like you just got back from vacation, and your skin will look smoother, firmer and more luminous. $175 for 90 minutes of relaxation.
  • The winter season is all about micropeels. These wonder-workers will reduce the appearance of fine lines, wrinkles, hyper-pigmentation and skin imperfections. A series of four to six treatments will yield the best results. $110 per treatment.

All products are available for purchase at Spalon Montage Woodbury. For more great products and treatments to fight winter skin woes, visit