By NICOLE LOSEK, Arts & Entertainment Editor

Start the year off right and welcome in winter with some skincare tips to stay glowing through the bitter cold this season.

It is safe to say that winter in Michigan is harsh on our skin. The dry, cold air sucks the summer/fall glow out of our faces. On top of classes, work and everything else that goes on in our lives, having healthy looking skin is one less stressor to worry about this winter.

I am no beauty guru, but I’ve tested out some products over break and am making it a point this year to take better care of my skin.

Why not share some tips with my fellow struggling college students? Guys, you can get in on this too, we all deserve to have radiant skin while grinding out this semester.

  1. Triple Threat with Origins

My first three recommendations are all products from Origins that you can get at Sephora. The Origins clear improvement active charcoal mask to clear pores is a game changer for tired skin. I used this over break and after washing the charcoal mask from my face my skin felt refreshed, clear and soft. 10/10 recommend buying this product.

Next is the Origins Ginzing under eye cream. This is helps de-puff and brighten up those beautiful yet unwanted bags under your eyes. Dab a little bit on your finger and lightly tap and rub it in under your eye. We all can safely say that a good night’s rest is not the case during the semester. This is a little boost that will brighten up and outshine the dull overworked look in our eyes.

The third ingredient in my Origins triple threat recommendation is the Vitazing energy-boosting moisturizer with mangosteen and has SPF 15. This is a tinted moisturizer and the lightweight cream blends in perfectly with your skin tone. I’ve used it over break when I didn’t want to wear any face make up and it looked like I was wearing foundation. Girls, this is perfect for a day when you don’t feel like wearing any make up, and guys, you could use it too, no one would know!

  1. Moisturizing is Key

Year round, but especially during the winter, keeping your skin moisturized is important for healthy looking skin. The moisturizer I use year round is Clinique’s Moisture Surge. I use this every night and every morning after washing my face. It is a lightweight gel that get’s the job done and leaves your skin feeling hydrated and soft. If you already have a regular moisturizer that works for you, keep doing you, but if you’re looking for something new to try I 10/10 recommend trying this!

  1. Mario Badescu for the Win

If you don’t try anything from this article, I strongly suggest trying these two sprays by Mario Badescu. The 4 oz. bottles are only 7 dollars at Ulta and are perfect to top off any morning or night skincare routine.

I use the pink facial spray with aloe, herbs and rosewater and the purple facial spray with aloe, chamomile and lavender. I use the pink spray in the morning after washing my face before I put my make up on or if I’m just hanging out around the house or with friends. It’s a refreshing finish to washing your face.

I use the purple spray after I finish my night-time skincare routine. The lavender in this spray has a soothing smell to it that I love and it’s nice extra step before I go to bed.

Both sprays are cheap and worth the money, but if you only want to buy one, I recommend the pink spray. The pink one is nice to spray on throughout the day or whenever you need a little refresher.

I hope you take some of these tips and try them. If you take good care of your skin in the winter, you’ll be glowing for summer!