Model Emily DiDonato Shares Her Tips for Maintaining Luminous Skin in the Winter

If you don't immediately recognize Emily DiDonato's name, her face will surely ring a bell. The New York City–based model became the face of Maybelline just months after graduating high school and has continued to appear in television and print ads for the brand. She's also modeled for Victoria's Secret and countless designer brands, as well as ad campaigns for some of the top fashion houses in the world. Through the demands of her impressive modeling career, DiDonato has become well-versed in all things beauty and wellness. Today, she's breaking down her tips for having healthy, glowing skin in the dipping temperatures of winter.

Temperatures have dropped and the sun is setting before 5 p.m., so it’s safe to say that winter is in full swing. Any last remnants of my summer tan have officially dissipated, leaving me fighting with dry, dull skin and potentially a vitamin D deficiency. Yay winter! As a model, I need to have bright, glowing skin year-round, and I’m constantly trying to prevent winter from hijacking my skin.

During the coldest months of the year, I’m usually shooting summer campaigns, which means short skirts, tank tops, and bikinis in below-freezing temperatures. (Yes, I’m that girl in a miniskirt in the dead of winter doing a photo shoot in the middle of Mercer Street.) I’m always trying to achieve an I-just-got-home-from-vacation glow, so here are my favorite tips, strategies, and products to keep skin bright and glowing in the winter.