The heat is on. Not outside, no. But inside, drying out our skin and making the transition to winter even harsher on skin. Put that into play with the cold wind blowing outside, and it’s time to reconsider your beauty routine this time of year. Here are three ways to make sure you’re more snow bunny than sad honey.
SWITCH TO: A creamy cleanser
You may love a good oil buster in the middle of summer, but you can still get great skin clearing benefits in a more moisturizing formula. I love Murad’s Renewing Cleansing Cream, which I use in conjunction with my Clarisonic Mia 2 to combat flaky, dry skin.
Budget-friendly option: Neutrogena Ultra Gentle Hydrating Cleanser
SWITCH TO: A “softer” serum
Look for a facial serum that contains hyaluronic acid. Yes, an acid can be softening. It holds on to moisture and helps boost skin’s moisture content. I am a big fan of everything that the brand Skinceuticals makes, particularly their Hydrating B5 Gel. Use this between cleansing and moisturizer for an extra boost.
Budget-friendly option: Paula’s Choice Resist Hyaluronic Acid Booster
SWITCH TO: A stronger moisturizer
The first thing to check: If your moisturizer comes in a tube instead of a jar, it’s likely not a heavily moisturizing cream. Look for an indulgently creamy formula that’s pleasant to the touch and quickly absorbs into skin. You’ll need SPF during the day, so you may want to opt for something a little less creamy, but your night cream can do a lot of the heavy lifting. There are many great options out there for nighttime moisture, but I’ve always loved the smell and feel of Origins High-Potency Night-A-Mins. It’s packed with vitamins, and I can’t rave enough about the delicious smell.
Budget-friendly option: Garnier Moisture Rescue Refreshing Gel-Cream for Dry Skin