After months of Christmas music, holiday decorations and an unusually heavy dose of winter weather, the holidays are finally here! You're off work, hopefully with loved ones and probably nursing a cocktail or two. Before the eggnog fully takes hold, use this free time to embody an "Out with the Old, In with the New" mentality — and I'm not talking about a beverage refill.
With 2014 looming on the horizon, there's never been a better time to refresh your beauty routine. From tossing crusty hair products to finally kicking that eyebrow-overplucking habit, let's take a good sober look at our beauty regimen with the help of an expert: Drybar Founder Alli Webb.
Julie Bensman: With a new year upon us, how important is it to clean out our medicine cabinets?
Alli Webb: So important. I tend to hold on to my creme products too long — those need to be refreshed pretty regularly.
JB: When it comes to skincare, what is the single best thing a woman can do?
AW: I didn't do much in my 20s, but have really embraced eye creams in my 30s. Looking ahead, I see lots of hydrating masks in my future.
JB: If you were stranded on a desert island and could only bring 3 products with you, what would they be?
JB: If you are what you eat, which diet tips will keep our skin and hair glowing in 2014?
AW: I am currently on a kale shake kick. I blend kale and apple juice for a delicious, healthy morning beverage. And of course, drink lots and lots of water.
JB: What's the best beauty advice you've ever received?
AW: Smile when you apply blush for ideal placement.
JB: Which beauty trend will be big in the New Year?
AW: I'm excited for big hair — I think it's going to make a major comeback in 2014.