Top 10 beauty tips for post-holiday detox
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By Rachel Hayes
You reveled. You ate. You drank. You danced all night. And now it's back to reality. Desperately seeking a midwinter glow? Here are our favorite quick-and-easy solutions for lackluster skin, dull hair, brittle nails and under-eye circles.
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Red wine, chocolate and espresso may be the delicious pillars of a holiday diet, but indulging too much can stain your pearly whites. Looking to lighten up? Luster's FDA-approved whitening system includes a battery-operated light (similar to what dentists use in the office) to stimulate a photo-sensitive gel (hydrogen peroxide is the active ingredient) that can whiten teeth up to six shades in one hour. Say cheese!
SHOP NOW: Luster 1-Hour White at Home Tooth Whitening System, $31
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Chances are, after the long holiday season, your face needs a thorough, deep cleansing. This gentle oil-free foaming cleanser by Bioré is like a steam cleaner for your face. It removes dirt, oil and makeup without stripping away moisture.
SHOP NOW: Bioré 4-in-1 Detoxifying Cleanser, $7
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So many glittery, eye-catching nail-polish options, so little time! If you were changing your mani as often as you were changing cocktail dresses this holiday season, your cuticles are likely dry and brittle. LCN's moisturizing gel contains bamboo extract and shea butter, both of which hydrate nails and cuticles.
SHOP NOW: LCN SPA Bamboo Cuticle Pen, $16
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Fatigue, stress and pollution can make skin look dull and tired. Give your complexion an instant boost with this luxe, soothing cream. Ingredients like tea extract fight free radicals, while shea-butter-seed helps moisturize and protect the skin. The finishing touch? Soft-focus powders in the lotion means that dull skin looks brighter immediately after application.
SHOP NOW: Orlane Anti-Fatigue Absolute Radiance Cream, $195
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Even your hair can have a hangover after a couple of months of binge styling—whipping up all those sexy holiday hairstyles often leads to a bad case of product buildup. Crush an aspirin and mix the powder into a palmful of your daily shampoo, then lather thoroughly. The salicylic acid in the aspirin removes product residue and restores shine, says Kyle White, lead colorist at the Oscar Blandi Salon.
SHOP NOW: Equate aspirin, 500-count bottle, $8
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Sleep is essential to helping your body and skin recover from the holiday madness. If you're having a hard time catching up on Z's, try this super-soft sleep mask that's very effective at blocking out light (especially useful if you are trying to sneak in a daytime nap).
SHOP NOW: Cleanlogic Green Soft Bamboo Mask, $5
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If you're breaking out a lot post-holidays, take a ten-minute timeout to get your skin back on track. Elemis's powerful herbal mask contains essential oils that act as a natural antiseptic to cleanse skin, as well as an anti-inflammatory to soothe redness. Added bonus: The mask's heavenly scent provides a quick mental retreat.
SHOP NOW: Elemis Herbal Lavender Repair Mask, $44
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Makeup artist Jo Strettel works with some of the top celebrities in Hollywood, so she knows from hectic, party-filled days and nights. She recently launched her own line of artisanal, aromatherapeutic candles. What scent does she recommend for relaxation and post-event recovery? "Le Feu Chartreuse has frankincense, which is very grounding and cozy, along with cedar, which is relaxing. The scent inspires new beginnings and peace," she says.
SHOP NOW: Le Feu de L'Eau Candle in Le Feu Chartreuse, $75
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If you're like most of us, months of blow-drying and styling has left you with dry, damaged hair. Take the advice of NYC salon owner Rita Hazan and style locks with strand-nourishing products daily. "I mix Pantene Beautiful Lengths Finishing Cream with Redken Glass serum and leave it on all day. It helps with dry ends and frizz, and keeps my hair shiny," she says.
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Dark under-eye circles are a dead giveaway that you've been burning the candle at both ends. Rub Yes to Blueberries' soothing roller ball in circular motions around your eyes to stimulate circulation and help reduce puffiness, while infusing your delicate skin with brightening vitamin C.
SHOP NOW: Yes To Blueberries Brightening Eye Roller, $20
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