News Editor Lauren Kahme dishes the tea on how to have a glowing epidermis in the dead of winter…with student debt in mind!

Behold the moisturizing products that get the job done without breaking your slim, student wallet for each category of the skin – because flaky dryness takes mercy on no one, not even Columbia Students™️, in 25º weather.


Nivea Essentially Enriched Body Lotion – $6; a classic, tried and true product you need if you’re really watching your spending. It’s one of the lowest drugstore prices for one of the highest quality lotions, and your elbows and knees will sparkle after a few uses.


Aquafor Lip Repair – $3; a multipurpose salve that can solve flyaway hairs, stripped-down cuticles, and of course, chapped lips. It’s relatively inexpensive, and it’s more sanitary than dipping your subway-touching hand into a pot of salve…tubes all the way!


Burt’s Bees Daily Face Moisturizer – $11; take the time to rid yourself of any desire for expensive skincare because, at the end of the day, this product protects your skin, deeply moisturizes, and works for sensitive skin, too. What more could you ask for?


Yes to Coconut Hydrate and Restore Cuticle Cream – $6; stressed about finding a summer internship? Maybe you’re worried that you won’t get the classes you want. Fear not, for your bitten-down cuticles need not look any further for their rightly deserved TLC.


Love Beauty and Planet Hand Cream – $5; you’ll feel decadent and fancy whipping out this beautifully packaged hand cream in the middle of your 300 person lecture hall, and rightly so. Your classy behavior of keeping moisturized hands cost you only the price of a large coffee! I’m trying to keep things in perspective here.


CeraVe Eye Repair Cream – $10; we all begin to look increasingly like the walking dead as the semester progresses, so try and salvage what’s left of your youthful under-eye region.

the facial we all deserve via Wikimedia Commons