Lifestyle Style Sonya Dakar's Winter Skincare Tips Will Make You Never Fear Frigid Temps Again The Hollywood skin guru has the best tips you'll hear all winter By Jackie Fields Jackie Fields Instagram Jackie Fields is the Deputy Beauty Director at PEOPLE. A Tufts University and Parsons School of Design alum, she joined the brand as an editorial assistant in 2005 and has previously held the titles of reporter, writer-reporter, writer, editor, and senior editor. In 2009, she reported the magazine's first BeautyWatch page. During the last 12 years, she has focused almost entirely on beauty – specifically celebrity and market trends. Jackie most enjoys heading up the brand's annual drugstore Beauty Awards. When she is not reporting, writing, and editing content, she is testing fragrances, lipsticks, and products for 4c hair or catering to her beloved English Bulldog, Bowie. People Editorial Guidelines Published on January 3, 2017 06:16 PM Share Tweet Pin Email Courtesy Sonya Dakar Holiday season is officially over (insert raised hands emoji here). But even though we’re not longer wreaking havoc on our skin with a steady diet of cookies and cocktails, the winter weather refuses to let up. So we chatted with celebrity skin guru Sonya Dakar to get real about the harsh realities of winter skin. As we consider our flaky lips, flushed cheeks and ashy knees to kick off the New Year, who better than the founder of Sonya Dakar Skin Clinic to drop some knowledge about she keeps her A-list clientele looking her best regardless of the temps outside. Dakar has been in the skin care business for more than 30 years, and her products, most notably her Organic Omega Booster, are celeb-loved. So we’re taking her tips as gospel, and are sharing them with you below: Switch up your exfoliator. Sloughing off dead skin is essential in winter, but it’s critical that you shelve gritty scrubs in favor of non-abrasive cream and gel versions. (Mechanical exfoliators are a major no-no, too, she says.) Treat your skin issues inch by inch. The pro is a firm believer in multi-masking, which is using face masks on specific areas of skin only where needed. For example, an oil-absorbing mask might be applied to your T-zone, while a hydrating mask is slathered everywhere else to avoid drying out the skin. Boost your body lotion. Rather than reaching for a cream so thick you can barely spread it around, add a body oil to your favorite formula for super supple skin, advises Dakar. Which skin issue plagues you the most in winter? Let us know below! Don’t forget to ‘like’ PeopleStyle on Facebook so you don’t miss a Facebook Live!