Winter Skincare Tips on ABC News Featuring Lumixyl

The following Video and Post was first reported on ABC news and their website; See the Video Segment Here;

Whether it was Paris, Milan or NYC, this season’s runways were rocking some new, edgy trends.

We saw dark lips, smoky eyes and rock star hair. Navigating these trends can be a bit tricky so we have Beauty Expert Mickey Williams here to show us how to pull off this new fall and winter glam with ease and also share some pointers on how to prepare skin for cooler temps and repair what summer has left behind


This season’s new lip shades are definitely a statement. Two things to look for when experimenting with deep toned shades are colors that aren’t going to dry out and shades that compliment your skin tone and do not create a narrow, pursing to your mouth. Even though the shade is dark, it doesn’t mean it has to make lips appear smaller. Go for a long wear gloss or balm and find one that doesn’t settle in the grooves.

Bobbi Brown Rich Color Gloss
SRP $20
Available at


Winterizing skin is important in cold and windy climates. The same creams that worked for you in the summertime may not be potent enough for the frosty months. Winter is also my favorite season to repair what the spring and summer months may have left behind with all of the outdoor activity.

What about permanently fading the sun damage and darkness? Is winter the time to do this?

Discoloration, sun spots, melasma, hyper pigmentation all add years to your complexion. Before, the only place to turn was hydroquinone, but this topical treatment has come under intense fire for potentially dangerous side effects. Because of its suspected toxicity, many women can not get proper treatment for their skin. Enter Lumixyl, a new topical treatment. Developed by dermatologists at Stanford University, the peptide solution restrains tyrosine, the enzyme responsible for initiating the overproduction of melanin, which causes uneven pigmentation and dark spots.

SRP $270 for the full Lumixyl skincare system


When wearing some darker shades one thing you’re going to notice is your teeth can look a bit grayish or yellow when pulling off a deep hue. Step up your brushing and bring in whitening toothpastes. Our pick is Crest’s whitening with Scope Toothpaste. Why we like it is because the gentle silica brushes away surface stains which will get your smile ready for a plum lip pick, but it also keeps breath fresh longer- up to 5 times longer. Most important: No sensitivity as with a tray or strip.

Crest Plus Scope Whitening Toothpaste
SRP $3.75
Available at mass market retailers and at


Bangs and Pony Tails
Now on to another hot trend this season -the loose waves or long rock star hair that every celebrity has donned on the red carpet and in the streets of Hollywood. What about the cutting edge bangs or sleek pony? Here’s a secret ladies: most of those celebrities are wearing clip in pieces that allow fullness and to achieve that gorgeous rolled wave, bang or long layers you see.

HairDo Bangs and Pony
SRP$29 and up
Available at Ulta Stores and

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