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Sheryl George
Mar 18, 2015 @ 12:44 pm

Type "glowing skin" into Google and you'll get more than a half million hits, but all the luminizers in the world won't make a difference if winter weather has taken a toll on your skin.

If you're looking flaky and dry rather than radiant, your regular moisturizer may not be cutting it. Instead, try layering on a hyaluronic acid serum first.

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Like a glass of water for the face, the clear gel "holds up to 1,000 times its weight in water and draws [moisture] to the the skin so that it's left looking plumper and more moisturized than with just a lotion alone," naturopathic doctor Nigma Talib says.

After the serum, like Intraceuticals Rejuvenate Hydration Gel ($88; nordstrom.com), has been absorbed, apply your favorite cream—we're loving Charlotte Tilbury's Magic Cream ($100; charlottetilbury.com), which contains even more hyaluronic acid as well as rosehip oil and vitamin E. If you still feel a little lackluster by midday, refresh yourself with a facial mist—like Luminous Dewy Skin Mist ($48; tatcha.com) to deliver an extra dose of hydration to your skin.

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