The winter time can be so harsh on your skin. It can make your skin pale, ruddy, and dry. But you don’t have to travel to the Caribbean to get a subtle glow in the winter time. If you’re feeling a bit washed out, take a few steps to bring vibrancy back to your skin. 1. Wash with lukewarm water. While it may be tempting to warm up by soaking in hot water, it’s hard on your skin. Lukewarm water is a great way to warm up without depleting your skin of essential oils. Resist the urge to turn the heat up and avoid soaking for too long. 2. Humidify. Dry winter air also depletes your skin of moisture. The best way to combat the dry air is to add moisture back into the air with a humidifier. This way you’re less likely to wake up with dry skin, hair, and chapped lips. 3. Keep your skin looking young. Make sure your skin looks its youngest by exfoliating at least once per week. This removes the dead skin cells and brings your youngest skin to the surface. At the same time, make sure you’re properly moisturizing your skin. 4. Consider a bronzer. A subtle bronzer is a great tool in the winter time. Apply your brush stroke to the top of your cheek bone and the tip of your nose. The key here is subtly--don’t overdo it or your skin will look yellow and it will be obvious. Additionally, to add vibrancy, tip your head over and count to 20. This allows the blood to rush to your head, making your skin look flushed. 5. Consider bright nails. Brighten your entire complexion with bright finger nails. Vivid nails brighten your complexion in the same way that a bright sweater does. Just a few steps can add a subtle glow, even when it's cold outside. Sara Novak is a Natural Health Care Expert for Zax Health. Follow her on Twitter at @sarafnovak.