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Best Winter Skin Care Products

Winter can cause serious damage to your skin — making it dry, itchy and irritated. Although it can feel like there’s no escape from the freezing outdoor conditions and the hot indoor conditions that suck all the moisture out of your skin, your skin care can save you! Here are our top dermatologist-recommended skin care to winter-proof your skin. 

Best Winter Skincare Products for the Face

If you’re looking for a gentle but effective cleanser that will not dry your already irritated skin this winter, the Alastin Ultra Calm Cleansing Cream is the right choice for you. This creamy cleanser gently removes dirt, oil and even makeup without disrupting the skin’s moisture barrier. It’s rich in calming ingredients that help to reduce potential irritation and promote hydration.

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For you serum lovers looking for a product packed with humectants and reparative ingredients, these two serums are necessary to save winter skin. If you are an avid lover of hyaluronic acid, the PCA Skin Hyaluronic Acid Boosting Serum provides instant hydration and smoothing on the surface of the skin, for a deeply hydrated and youthful complexion. Meanwhile the Phyto-C O-Live Gel is for those looking for a healing and hydrating serum for acne, scars or irritated skin. This is formulated with a high concentration of hyaluronic acid and olive leaf extract to instantly calm dry, irritated skin.  

In case you forgot, exfoliating during the winter is still highly recommended. This is actually how you achieve smooth, glowing skin even though the cold and dreary environment says otherwise. This exfoliating mask by Joanna Vargas contains a blend of hard-working ingredients such as lactic acid, kaolin clay and galactoarabinan to sweep away dead skin cells, clear pores and remove impurities for a healthier glow. Need more tips on how to exfoliate the right way this winter? Read more here: 

Last but definitely never the least, sunscreen should be worn rain or shine, whatever the season. Although it may look like the sun doesn’t show itself, UVA and UVB rays are still piercing through all the clouds. Protect yourself without compromising moisture and glow, with the Elta MD Tinted UV Glow. Rich in powerhouse antioxidants like high-purity niacinamide and ergothioneine, it brightens skin, protects against daily skin-aging aggressors, and is also packed with hyaluronic acid to promote the appearance of healthy, glowing skin. 

Chapped lips — the biggest concern we all share during the colder months. To treat and prevent getting dry, chapped and cracked lips, you need an advanced lip treatment that instantly moisturizes while improving long-term lip volume, hydration, and softness. The PCA Skin Hyaluronic Acid Lip Booster instantly hydrates and plumps the lips. Packed with powerful peptides that stimulate collagen production to reduce lip lines and an advanced ingredient blend that improves long-term lip hydration, volume, and softness.

Best Winter Skincare Products for the Body

If you’re worried about your skin this winter, remember that prevention and treatment starts in the shower. Aside from limiting your showers to five to 10 minutes, and using warm water instead of hot water, you should also pay attention to your soaps. This cleansing oil by Bioderma is a staple for winter because of its gentle cleansing but deeply hydrating properties. It soothes, protects and nourishes eczema-prone skin with 24 hours of hydration and makes your skin feel smooth and refreshed immediately after. 

If you have dry, eczema-prone skin, we’re sure you’ve heard of the dermatologist tip of immediately applying your body moisturizer or cream after showering. Save your skin from further damage with serious skincare technology in a luxurious moisturizing formula. The Augustinus Bader Body Cream contains shea butter and bisabolol, to support healthy barrier function leaving your skin feeling soft and looking smooth. 

Whether it’s the season for boots or sandals, no one wants dry and cracked calluses and ankles. The multi-purpose ingredient blend found in the SkinKure Callus Buster is designed to remove thick, hard to treat, callused skin. It’s formulated with 15% Urea and Glycolic Acid to soften thickened skin, helps smooth cracks, and hydrate areas prone to dry skin conditions such as feet, ankles, elbows, and knees. 

When cracked knuckles and dry cuticles get worse, they tend to get inflamed and extremely painful. To prevent this, you should use an extremely nourishing hand and nail cream that targets signs of dryness, irritation and cracking. The Bioderma Atoderm Hand and Nail Ultra Repair Cream packed with vitamin E, laminaria extract and shea butter offers instant and lasting hydration that regenerates even the most damaged skin.

Learn More: Dermatologist's 5 Best Winter Skin Care Tips

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